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Winter Workout Plan

Is it too soon for Christmas music? I THINK NOT! If Starbucks’ coffee cups can have snowmen and snowflakes, then all festivity is fair game.

Winter seemed to make its appearance today after weeks of the best sunny weather. I woke up this morning to ferocious winds and sideways rain fall, not exactly the running weather I anticipated.

So what are we to do when the weather turns dreary and rain or snow challenge our outdoor activities? If you are a hardcore cross country runner, weather is no barrier. Last year, my teammates and I literally ran through a blizzard. Not the most delightful workout but definitely unforgettable. There were tears.

But if rain or snow does put a damper on your outdoor workout plan, you can still get in some decent cardio, strength training and stretching in the comfort of your (warm and dry) home.

Really there are TONS of indoor, no-equipment-required fitness plans (I find them on Pinterest!). But if you know you will be stuck indoors for a good chunk of the winter weather, you might want to invest in some “props.” Medicine balls, Bosu Balls, Swiss Balls, Resistance Bands and some light weights. I will do a workout post on each of these in the next couple of weeks. Variety will keep you motivated and free from boredom!

And of course, if snow comes your way, you can always embrace it!

And if you have a gym membership, then weather ain’t no thang. My outdoor run has been moved to a treadmill, and this afternoon I’ll be doing some indoor rock climbing with a friend! We can work around weather ;)

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