My thoughts exactly! Great article, and good inspiration!Great article Rebecca and quite the routine you've got!
I always exercise at a minimum of one hour....but usually do more, particularly on my long run day. It definitely sounds like you don't need to exercise on the days you work. I found when I was going to school full time a few years ago, I had to get up at 4:45 am in order to get my workout in and be on time for school. It sucked so bad! But I knew if I didn't do it then, I wouldn't get it done. Now, my life isn't quite as hectic, and I don't get up as early to workout...but I still have to schedule it as part of my day. It's hard to find time, but it is worth it. I have a lot of commotion in my house, so that is "my time" that I need in order to stay sane! Lol!My thoughts exactly! Great article, and good inspiration!
About how much time do you devote to your workout routine, Rebecca? I sometimes feel like mine takes over my freetime on the days I don't work, and since I work 13 hour days with an additional 2 hours of commute time it can be pretty hard to do much on days when I am working (to clarify, I typically only work 2 days in 7, and my job at the hospital can be fairly physically demanding so I don't worry about not "exercising" on days when I work)
I agree more is better. The more you do the better you are prepared. But running, especially trail running/ultra's will give you some thing p90x/cross fit won't. A mental edge of if I can run a 50, then there is no reason I can't take my lazy butt over one more drainage. Plus you learn to listen to your body. If you wait until your hungery eat, your a little late, and your sugar will tank. If you wait until your thirsty to drink, especially at 10,000 plus, hello bad headache. If you can run through the night to the finish line, stay up finish taking care of your elk, and hike him off the hill in the cool of the night. I'm not saying people need to run ultras to be a good backcountry hunter, it just helps by giving you a little mental edge.Great inspiring read Rebecca and your points are valid. Running is a GREAT way to prepare for the high country, but... how often does a hunter really run whn big game hunting. Cross training best prepares the hunter for his/her event and so glad to see you endorse that.
Great pics, too