Crushing the Leaves and Move of the Day.

No doubt the best way to kick off Thanksgiving week is with some glorious running. This morning it was 5 miles of crushing the leaves while attempting to stay warm in 30 degree weather.
I bet people up north would laugh at us Texans because we are definitely more acclimated to the heat and summer months than anything resembling snowy-ness or ice. There’s just something lovely to me though about running in the cold. I think it reminds me of being in college when I lived on the east coast in VA. Oh the memories.
Before the chilly-ness I busted out a 30 minute Power Up blast on my NTC app. I wanted a little bit more of a challenge so I went with the advanced level. This one was tough and I think I was sweating within about 5 minutes. Move of the day…definitely burpee to shoulder press! I would use 8-10 lb weights. I found a video demo below that actually adds on a row move too…serious business.
These types of workouts are great to do before a run…they really get your muscles warmed up and ready to hit the road!
The best way to warm up after a cold booty busting workout is definitely with a peppermint mocha. Don’t hate on my 7-Eleven gas station coffee. It’s my favorite right now especially since they give you an unlimited amount of marshmallows. Bring it on.
Have you ever tried the NTC app? What’s your favorite workout on there? 
What’s one workout move that you love to hate? 
Burpees. They are so challenging but you feel great when it’s over.

Published by thedancingrunner

Marathon runner & group fitness instructor at 24 Hour Fitness. Passionate about family, friends, traveling. Loves destination races. Loves dining out, cooking in, being around down to earth people, writing, sunrises.

14 thoughts on “Crushing the Leaves and Move of the Day.

  1. Love NTC, but I’ve never tried to do the advanced stuff before! They intermediate levels are plenty tough for me right now. I despise push-ups, but I notice a difference in my arms within a few days of doing them consistently. So they’re great…except that they’re the worst. Glad you got to run in the leaves! One of my favorite things.

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