Jul 042012

Happy 4th of July!!! I hope you are having a great holiday. I am. To start my 4th of July off, I decided, because the gym was closed, to head outdoors to get my cardio. Grabbing a bottle of water, a baseball cap and my mp3 player, I jumped in my car and headed to a local track. Because here, in SC, we’ve been experiencing temps as high as 107 degrees, I wanted to get my workout in before it got too hot so I wanted to get started early. But because I couldn’t make myself get out of bed at 8:00 am, I headed out around 11. When I got started, the temp was already 83 degrees. When I finished, an hour and 15 minutes later, the temp was 93 degrees. Not too bad.

For my workout today, I walked briskly around the track 12 times which is the equivalent of three miles. While doing this, I ran up and down the hill that surrounded the track for a total of 65 times.  By the end of the workout I was covered in sweat and sporting a tan. I also felt like I was ready to take on the world because I didn’t let a closed gym, high temperatures, or a holiday keep me from getting my workout. You don’t need a gym. You don’t need fancy equipment. All you need is a place to walk and a hill to climb and you can have a super workout even during the holidays.

How will you workout today?

Happy sweating.

View of track from top of hill

View of track

After my workout

After my workout, just before heading home

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