Originally posted on LaxSpot on 02/15/2008
Sweeeeeet, Im headed for Deep Creek MD ladies and gentleman, after an awesome valentines day dinner, that only cost me one arm and one leg, the boys are headed out of town for a couple of nights to relive our youth. Myself and a couple of buddies are going skiing, one of whom is former LA riptide teamate Jon Fellows, this should prove to be a fantastic couple of days!
I am not only excited about the vacation but the idea that I can use the skiing as a workout. If you have ever been to WISP you would know that it is NOT a very hard place to ski. Black Diamonds are more like the greens in vermont so I am not all too worried about getting hurt. In fact I am really excited to be skiing during a time that I am in pretty good shape. In years past I have gone, but I was not playing and not keeping in shape, creating body aches and the desire to leave the hill earlier than my friends. not to mention when you get fatigued and try to continue you are increasing risk of injury….and don’t worry, I always know when the right time to stop is, I have already blown out my knee, I don’t need to do it twice.
Continuing with my thought that this is a great opportunity to get a big workout in, I am all together pumped, the guys who I am skiing with are pretty good skiers and if I can keep up with them I can probably burn some serious calories. We purposely made the trip so that we leave this afternoon and wont have much time to hit the bars tonight, that way we are not sluggish in the a.m. this way we can feel alright about hitting our favorite Deep Creek spot, the Black Bear Tavern, live music and cold bevi’s!!!
anyway I got a couple of really great workouts in on Monday, Tues, Wednesday, had to take last night off and obviously traveling tonight, so I have to get a good workout from this weekends trip. My trainer and I have decided to up the amount of time we spend together, by one more day a week. Reason being, I have noticed that I make significant progress on the days we meet and when we do not I feel like I could be doing more. this way I get my a$$ handed to me more often and when I workout myself I cen feel confident that it is a much needed break…although I must say they do not feel like “breaks”.
I am still doing the workout that my meatstick marine buddy sent me, but I have decided to ad some flare to it. I start with 30 mins on the bike on random hill at level 10 to get the blood moving. then I do whatever the first super set is in its entirety, then immediately to the treadmill for 10 minutes of sprints. I follow each superset with 10 minutes of sprints on the treadmill and end with some abs….KILLER
OK I will be sure to fill you in on the ski trip…one of my buddies is single so the rest of us are pulling for him!