You may remember me talking about Burbathlon before and the unusually mild weather we've had this past week let me get out and give it a try again. I decided to do live tweets with photos as I went along (though I wish I had turned on the Add Location feature). I had written up various exercises with links in a Memo on my Blackberry so I could cut and paste the tweets; still it took up time I should have been putting into working out harder. I don't apologize for the fun I had, though. I've marked the exercises I did on the map from Endomondo at their approximate locations. Have a look at the descriptions below.
1.) The trail is gravel till here, but I run up the hill to get into the more forested area. See the tweet
2.) I did a balance beam routine down this log. See the tweet.
3.) Our company running group uses this for hill training. See the tweet
4.) This pic didn't turn out so well (maybe next time I'll bring a real camera instead of my Blackberry), but it's Incline Pushups
against the fence. Not the most challenging but I had done a 100 Pushups
workout (Week 4, Day 1) prior to heading outside so there! See the tweet
5.) Next I did Single Leg Squats
while holding onto the lamppost. This area has benches and tables and little fences that I use for Box Jumps, Squats and other exercises. Maybe next time, more. I realized I was running long with all the tweeting and picture taking, so I started to head back from here. See the tweet
6.) This tree looks climbable with a good run-up and jump. It is not, at least to me. #FAIL. See the tweet
7.) The trail seems to be used by mountain bikers/BMXers. That doesn't stop me from jumping off or over these on foot! See the tweet
8.) I found a tree I could climb (it was leaning at an angle against another tree. As any cat can tell you, the hard part is getting back down! See the tweet.
So that was a successful (albeit short and sweet) Burbathlon. With the new snow, it's going to be a little challenging to do these, but I hope to post more of them in the future.
By the way, this was done on the Etobicoke Creek Trail and I had the pleasure of doing a write-up for Loving the Run's Unpaved Trail Series..
Labels: burbathlon, cross-training, multi-sport mind, running, twitter