The Elusive Saturday Workout

This was the second Saturday in a row I was up well before the sun. In fact, before noon the hubs and I had accomplished all of the following…..

A Visit To the Eye Doc to Order Contacts

A Stop At The Community Market for Farm Fresh Eggs, Local Grass Fed Meats, and Produce

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I also scored some honey from a local farm. So delicious!

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Shopping For Gym/Workout Clothes

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Gift Shopping At a Local Boutique

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An Early Lunch At Farm Basket.

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And Making A Meal Plan/Grocery List for the week

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After spending a couple hours doing our own thing I invited the hubs along for my workout. People seem to be pretty opinionated on the topic of Saturday workouts. Some love a quick workout first thing on a Saturday, some use Saturday for a super sized workout or lung run, and yet others are all about some rest. I was thinking back to my more active days I was certainly a super sized workout kind of girl when time permitted. I decided to get out to the trail for a little hill work.

Luckily, the hubs knows the off road trails from all of his mountain biking so he had the perfect 3 (and some change) mile loop for us to tackle.

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It seemed like a good plan in theory but a quarter mile of climbing downhill had me feeling not so sure.

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The truth is, this is my first “real” workout in awhile. While Ive been hitting the trail regularly for walks this was the first day I felt ready to really kick my fitness into gear. I was a little nervous as nature isn’t exactly my comfort zone but I certainly wasn’t turning back…So we were off.

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First, we climbed up to this swinging bridge. Not my favorite but you cant beat the view!!

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Then we hit a walkway with lots of opportunities for hill work. Essentially, these little walkways are carved into the hillside with nothing but steep banks and water below. Its a little unnerving at first, but 100% safe. They take awesome care of this trail both on and off road!

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I was so distracted by the cool scenery that the miles were flying by.

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And the best part? I was working HARD. I mentioned to the hubs that I was totally hurting- not because I was wearing the wrong shoes or uncomfortable gear but because I was pushing myself. It felt pretty great!

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One more swinging bridge to go, and we were coming out on the other side of the trail…at the top. DONE!

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I am officially back in business for regular workouts! I cannot wait to keep moving this week!

What is your Saturday workout routine?

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