Hi, friends! I’m home! Hooray!
Mal and I only exercised one day on our vacation, but it was a great workout (short and sweet) with especially beautiful scenery. Together, we created a 15-minute, CrossFit-inspired workout (AMRAP 15) that we did outside on the morning of the wedding. (I love that you can WOD anywhere!)
The resort where we stayed for the weekend had a tennis court, so we used it as our “home base” for where we did the exercises—all of which used only our body weight and were done without equipment.
The WOD was divided into two parts (3 exercises + 100-meter sprint), which we did twice to count as one round. So we picked 3 exercises to do in the tennis courts and then sprinted (out of the tennis courts) to the end of a nearby dock and back to the tennis courts. Then, we did 3 different exercises and sprinted to the end of the dock and back again.
We used the date of the wedding as a guide for our reps (October 7, 2012 = 10.7.12).
Here’s what our WOD looked like:
So starting with the Hand-Release Push-Ups and finishing with the second 100 meter sprint was one round. Mal and I tried to do as many rounds as possible (AMRAP) in 15 minutes. (We used the stopwatch on my iPhone to keep track of the time, and we used Mal’s phone to play music. We made it as CrossFit-like as possible!)
During the WOD, Mal was a few reps ahead of me the entire time, so I really pushed myself to keep up with him. Plus, I didn’t want him to totally smoke me (haha!), so my competitive spirit definitely motivated me to kick my own butt. We both finished 3 full rounds in 15 minutes. It was a fun WOD!
Just in case you’re not familiar with all of the exercises listed above, here are some videos which demonstrate a few of them:
Do you typically exercise on vacation? What’s your favorite way to break a sweat when you’re on vacation?