When all You Can do is Run


1.5 mile (up hill) run
4 Rounds of
25 no push-ups burpees
Max handstand holds
1.5 mile (down hill) run

Score: 28:15

There is nothing like running in a new town/city/country to get to know a place especially when its your only option. With no Crossfit gyms in the area I’m making the best of what I have for fitness.

The mile and half run up hill felt like a perfect warm-up. The hills were a slow incline which was a nice change from San Francisco running. Once I got to the top I knew I needed a little more so the 4 rounds felt taxing but manageable.

I decided to do no push-up burpees because of the gravel on the ground and the warm surface was less than idea. It turned out to be much faster but worked my shoulders and core more than I had expected.

As for the handstand holds, I did the best I could. It’s nice to practice this movement under fatigue, my times ranged from 4-13 seconds, which I was happy with. Overall fantastic way to say my day.

Keep on Running

Workout: For time
3.9 mile (hill run)
5 minute Handstand work

Score: 32:05

After adjusting a little more with the 9 hour time difference, this mornings 6am run didn’t feel as painful even though it was all up hill.

The main focus was being aware of my form, staying on my toes during the inclines, while dropping my arms, and focusing on my breathing. One great thing about running in a new location is there are tons of new vista points to keep me distracted.

Handstand work is improving slowly but still needs a lot of work. Practicing on uneven surface has been helpful but a little painful on the hands. Either way its great to be inverted and work the shoulders a little with all the running I have (and will be doing) the next 3 months.

The Next 10 Weeks

Workout: For time:
3.5 mile run
Then directly into 8 minutes of Handstand practice

Time: 33:05

My husband and I decided to take the summer (10 weeks) to travel with our family of 5 to Europe. We will have limited equipment therefore lots of running and handstand work. Staying active is a must.

Today’s workout was simple but effective, run with handstand work. Running is a skill I need to work on along with being inverted. Being able to do both in a new county with different scenery makes the workout less painful.

Let hope by the end of these next 10 weeks handstand holds and walking are more manageable.