Many of you have probably noticed that I’ve been slacking in the “confession” department.
I’ve slacked because this summer has been a whirlwind of ranch work, the barn project (which, frankly, is a workout and also takes a lot of time), travel and otherwise no semblance of a “normal” schedule. I’ve done some running as time permitted, but honestly, and many of you can relate, when you live where you work it’s much harder to have a schedule because the cows might find an “open” gate, the horses might rub one open, or the neighbor might call because they need you to come help them.
Fall brings my favorite season, and a lot of work with it – preconditioning of calves, gathering bulls, shipping calves, and finally, pregnancy testing the cows. But I’ve decided now that the kids are back in school, this is a great time for me to get back into some sort of routine.
I’ve also decided that as much as I love my x-box kinect and the wii, I’m going to do something different that doesn’t require me be inside (if I can help it), the last few weeks of great weather. Theoretically the snow could fly any day now!
So I found these awesome workouts called “Superhero Sprints“.
You may be thinking, “Uh more running”? but it’s not. I mean it is. But it’s not. It’s about “sprinting” through a workout. Giving it 150% for a short period of time. The workouts are called an ISMT workout or: Interval Sprint Metabolic Training. I loved interval training when I ran track in high school. In fact, I looked forward to those days so I figured why not give it a try again?
I started the workout Tuesday this week, which means I have already done another one Thursday and I’ll do one Saturday. It’s designed to be an every-other day workout, and after a couple weeks of working out, you can add actual running sprints to your “off” days. I plan to make those my “ground work” days and handle 4-5 colts. Trust me, ground work is a workout in and of itself.
But to begin, let’s start with a stupid weigh in and measurements:
This workout is set up to be a 6 week challenge, so while I’ll try to update on my progress, I don’t think that I’ll take measurements for a couple weeks at least!
I can do this. #strongisthenewsexy