Run at Work Day

 

I’m so happy that I randomly decided to pack my running clothes this morning before I headed off to work “just in case” I had the chance to get out for a run. When I realized that it was “Run at Work Day” later this morning, I was even more determined to make it out for a run today! There’s nothing quite like taking 30 minutes at lunchtime to run through the beautiful ranch – where touches of fall are starting to pop up everywhere. The air was cool and the sun was bright and I really couldn’t have asked for a better run! Why don’t I do this more often?

Here are a few views from the run:20130920-121427.jpg

 

 

 

 

The horses were all out to pasture today, so not much to see at the corrals!

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Fall leaves and flowers are so beautiful! 

 

20130920-122156.jpgThe Great Sand Dunes are a breathtaking backdrop no matter what the weather! 

 

Did you know it’s Run at Work Day? You still have a few hours to hit the road (or the dirt) before the weekend hits! Didn’t bring your running gear? Go for a quick walk break or turn a Friday meeting into a walking meeting…you will be so happy you did! 

 

Where does YOUR workday run take place? 

 

W.O.W. #6

Photo May 26, 9 39 28 AM - Copy-001It’s Wednesday…halfway through the week, and time for some of my favorite words.  I’ve also updated my W.O.W. header – after a fantastic weekend spent exploring the Great Sand Dunes with friends and family! Beautiful!

 

“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.”

~ James Oppenheim

Gateway to Summer – and a Fitness Friday Workout

Yippee! Memorial Day Weekend is just about here! This is one of my favorite times of year…it’s like the gateway to summer. BBQ’s on every block, sunshine, and lots of outdoor fun. This weekend is going to be especially fun for me, because we are finally hosting some friends and family at our new house! One of my high school girlfriends is coming tonight, my in-laws will be in town tomorrow, and my family is coming tomorrow to stay the rest of the weekend! I can’t even wait! I’ve got treats baking in the oven already, and I have some last minute grocery shopping to do this morning and then I’ll be ready to play! We’ll be heading up to the Sand Dunes, enjoying some local food and backyard BBQ’s, I’ll get to show my dad around my favorite running trails and overall have a great time having everyone together. Can you tell I’m excited?!

 

Before we head out to our weekend festivities, you might be trying to fit in a quickie workout.

This LEGS & ABS workout takes just 20 minutes and is great on its own, or a good supplement to a cardio/run day. The best part is, you can do it pretty much anywhere. Use a bosu ball and fit ball if you have it – if you don’t…don’t worry about it! Alternate between a leg exercise and an ab exercise, performing each one for 1 minute. Try not to take breaks between exercise. When you have completed all 10 exercises, rest 1 minute, then repeat.

 
Legs and Abs

 

 

What about you?

Do you have fun plans for the long weekend?

What’s your favorite ab exercise?

 

Disclaimer: Although I am an AFAA certified Personal Fitness Trainer, you should consult a physician before starting any exercise program or diet. If you choose to do any workouts on this website, you do so at your own risk.