Since my workouts have been a little lacking in excitement lately, I thought I’d share a snippet of what Nick does to stay in shape.
Nick also is really involved in sports leagues throughout the year: softball, football and sometimes dodgeball. There is great group in Seattle that puts together a variety of leagues.
However, Nick’s primary fitness routine is running and lifting.
Nick has to get up ridiculously early to go running in the mornings. I’m so impressed when he does this. I’d be so much more apt to hit the old snooze-a-roo button.
When Nick runs on the weekdays, he does about a mile loop – time being the biggest constraint he has to deal with.
On the weekends however, he does a five mile loop (in about a half hour which amazes me).
He’s rewarded with this awesome view.
I can’t run far enough to even get to this park let alone run my way home. I’m a terrible runner. Is that a word? I’m a terrible grammar-tician also
Nick has asked me to run with him numerous times in the many (7) years I’ve known him. I used to run track but I’m not very good and I have the endurance of a baby sloth.
The few times I’ve made an attempt to run with him – he’s bugged the crap out of me by trying to “coach” me. Yeah, so he used to coach track, it’s still really annoying. Lately, he’s sort of given up on me ever being his running buddy. I’m a bad wife.
When it comes to lifting, Nick is sneaky about getting his time in. He’ll do it while I’m reading a book, or during commercial breaks…whenever he can grab his weights and do a few reps.
His typical routine looks something like this:
**all with 20lb dumbbells (that’s all we’ve got!)
Nick is so funny to me though. He doesn’t care about any of the stats, how fast his run is, the exact number of miles, how many reps he gets in. He just does stuff until he’s DONE. I am so the opposite. I need to make a plan of what I’m going to accomplish in a workout (miles, the whole DVD, the whole class, # of reps…whatever the goal is) otherwise I’ll cut out long before I’ve really pushed myself to the limit.
What are you like? Do you naturally push your self to the edge or do you need a goal to stick it out?