Welcome to the corner again.
Slip off your shoes, grab a cushion and come and sit down. It is cosy in here and so good to talk and share. The weather may have taken a turn for the worse, but the welcome here is as warm as ever.
How is it all going ? Are we all managing to get out there for your planned runs, or are you having to ease back a tad?
I don't know about you, but I am finding that I am struggling to get the runs in at the moment! The weather turned colder... my sinuses did not like it and I have been a tad under par. Better now, but appointments, extra care days for small runner in training and long driving days have taken their toll. Never mind thinking about Winterval!
Reading some of your posts though, some folk are heading out in darkness and cold... and I am in awe!
But, thank goodness for Strength and Flex and the wonderful selection of exercises on there. CBDB is doing amazingly and is working very hard to keep us all going through the winter !
Besides my daily routine, I am trying to keep up with her Advent Resistance band challenge and relying on Yoga with Adriene and her December BREATHE plan.
It is really keeping me calm and able to stay on track. ( Not sure Mr OF would agree)!
So, whilst bobbing across to the S and F forum now and then, and I got to thinking. Uh oh... here she goes again!
We were chatting last week about staying warm, and there were some great ideas and lots of support for us all. But, what if the weather is really dire, or dangerous and we really would be a tad loopy to head out?
Well... turns out that there is a lot we are able to do , to keep ourselves warm and fit!
I'm just going to pop down a few things and hope I am not treading too much on the toes in S and F.
It might be more tempting, as the weather closes, in to use it as excuse to curl up with a book in the warmth of the house, but we have to try and keep moving. Keeps us in shape and helping keep some of the pesky bugs that are flowing around! Plus...it will keep us happy!
Okay. ( LOTS of LINKS to these on the S and F Forum) Take a peek ).
That is an obvious one, it can be done anytime, any place, anywhere, ( reminds me of a TV advert from way back), and there is something to suit everyone... all of which can be tweaked to each of us!
Running but not running:
If you have stairs, climb 'em. Up and down, up and down. At home or at work!
Then there is always;
Mountain climbers, sometimes known as running planks.
Squats...great while you are cleaning your teeth!
Please, do check some ideas out on S and F.
Indoor walking... Holly Dolke... and some of my favourite ones with Leslie Sansone, ( they range in distance and pace and they are fun)!
Bodyweight exercises. Done easily, anywhere and very effective.
Housework: Eeek! A blitz on the bathroom or a whizz clean around the house can be a great workout. Dancing to the radio whilst you do it!
If it snows.. shovel it... another great workout ( If done properly and safely...)
If the family are around... hide and seek...0utside or inside...generally playing together and maybe doing some active YouTube workouts with them too! Loads of ideas for all ages !
Getting out there even if you cannot run... games outside, bracing family walks.. and if there is snow, even better, that will get the muscles warmed up!
There we go... a few ideas there and I just know you will have loads of ideas of your own too.
We would love to hear them and to find out how you are doing and what plans you might have in place if the weather really does get worse!
Pop in and get warm x