Sneak a workout in by playing outside

Sometimes we forget…a workout can be more than a structured event. This weekend was absolutely beautiful and perfect. So my hubby, my pooch and I went out on a little adventure to Pocahontas State Park. We went on a hike around a serene lake and it was lovely. I was quickly too hot, but dealt with it. There was even this lovely boardwalk. It was an unexpected break from the terrain :)

 

My hubby’s a little crazy, so anytime we came upon a hill, he ran up it…with the dog. Poor Sari was exhausted after about a mile and a half. After 3 miles, she was ready to be carried….she’s spoiled, but look how adorable she is!

So. Being out there was wonderful, and didn’t feel like work (most of the time). Yet we were sweaty and my legs were sore late. So that reminded me that fun stuff like that is really like a workout. I still managed to get another workout in at home later of course. But I wanted to take this reminder to you….as the weather warms up, have fun out there and sneak in a little workout by doing it!

What’s your favorite outdoor activity?

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  1. #1 by tlbflowllc on April 16, 2012 - 4:29 pm

    Ha. Your dog looks like a little kid who just opened his favorite Christmas present!

    Also, your post is very true. Exercise can be done pretty much anywhere.

  2. #2 by Miguel on April 17, 2012 - 3:16 pm

    You know I love to run anywhere, but during the summer the woodland trails are calling. Hope to be hiking up some mountains soon.

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