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Alternative to my morning run

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Normally I go out and run on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays but today was different. Today I had to change some things up in order to get in my exercise and still take care of my responsibilities. Today I decided to try something new. Down the street (about a mile away) is a very nice city park. There is a playground, bathroom facilities, baseball field, swimming pool, and even a splash park. A nice typical park with one added feature and that is a walking trail complete with a couple good hills.



So instead of running I walked up to the two biggest hills and then ran up hill one.



Then walked down hill two.



Once at the bottom of hill two I turned around and ran back up hill two



and walked down hill one and then repeat. I forgot my HRM so I just used my runkeeper app which said I burned 154 calories in the 20 minutes I ran up the hills. I don't know if that's high or low (I'm thinking it might be a little low) but I do know I felt great and really enjoyed it. I had an awesome view from the top of the hills.



Overall I think I had a great workout that I was able to shove in within the 20 minutes I had before I had to take my brother to his doctor's appointment. The only real problem was it was really hot even though it was only 9:30 in the morning.



In case you can't read that it says 77 degrees. We're already in the 90's here in central Texas so I never know if I'm sweating from the workout or if it's the heat and humidity. Either way I felt great and can't wait to do it again.




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TEDDYBABE 4/24/2011 9:15AM

    Oh I am proud of you. This heat is a real deterrent but you persevered and did hill work! Wow, way to go! emoticon

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SBATES63 4/21/2011 6:13AM

    Way to go! Hills are such great overall exercise. I can't wait to get outdoors again.

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JLNWRNR 4/20/2011 8:47PM

    Great job! Hill workouts really payoff!

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NEEBREW 4/20/2011 7:24PM

    That's FABULOUS! Those hills don't look like a piece of cake... I love them and hate them at the same time! Our weather in TN is heating up, too, so I break a sweat as soon as I start a slow shuffle! Oh well!

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BAILEYS7OF9 4/20/2011 5:10PM

    Great job on the hills!! Only do them once a week though!

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BUGSMOM211 4/20/2011 5:02PM

    emoticon Yay for you! Changing it up is always good..have a good rest of your day emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 4/20/2011 4:40PM

    Sounds like a lot of fun. 154 calories in 20 minutes is pretty good.

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CANNIE50 4/20/2011 4:17PM

    great workout - thanks for the reminder - I am going to go do some "hill repeats". emoticon

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