I love running but it’s not the only activity I like to do. If you’ve been reading Piper’s Run for a while, you’ll know that soccer is my first love, then running and then any DVD workout I can fit in with my schedule while the girls are in bed at night.
This past weekend I had a soccer game Saturday night, which turned into a 5 v 5 scrimmage as the other team couldn’t field a team. It was a bummer that we didn’t get our actual game in but at least I got some running/sprinting in and a number of good touches on the ball.
Sunday morning, little Hilary (22 pounder), my friend Krystol, her little Braegha and Krystol’s brother went snow shoeing on their lake for 45 minutes. We even saw a bald eagle!!!
It was fantastic…I was a ball of sweat at the end. Next time I will wear less layers to accommodate carrying Hilary on my back. It was a great workout that didn’t feel like a workout…ya know…those are the best!
And…tomorrow night I have another soccer game at 9pm. Let’s hope the weather cooperates and the roads are good to go!
On to running…..and a 5k Resolution Run on Tuesday!!!!
I’m pumped for running. I am running my second 1/2 marathon this year, multiple 5k races and at least one 10k race. Which ones and when are still very up in the air as my families schedule is all over the place and my hubby will be running more this year too!!!!!
Most of my running will be done during my lunch time at work on days when I don’t have to travel for meetings. On days when Sai is home and then when we get our treadmill. Yup, you read that right…we are jumping on the treadmill wagon this year!
Okay bloggers…this is where I’m looking for your input and direction. What winter running challenges are you doing or know about? I’ve seen a few but haven’t committed to the one that will fit with my schedule. I’m looking for your suggestions, links…anything…help me find a running challenge. I want/need to sign up for something to keep me on track.
Help a girl / blogger out 🙂
Are you taking on a winter / January running challenge?
What cross-training do you do for running?
9 thoughts on “Snowshoeing, soccer and running challenges – help me out!”
OMG snowshoeing looks awesome! What a fantastic workout while spending time with family/friends!
Snow shoeing IS awesome! I used to go on 5 – 6 hours hikes with my staff (compass orienteering etc) and it was one of my favourite staff training days. We were all completely exhausted by the end but so worth it!
It’s great having friends/family who enjoy the same things you do!
Oh wow that sounds amazing!
Wow that is so awesome and a great workout. I love the pics, that’s so cute!
It was a great workout! The little ones did awesome!
The Winter 100 Challenge is already underway but I know Kristen would be happy to have you join in now. http://the-running-mom.com/winter-100-challenge/
And Jess has one too. http://www.runwithjess.com/2013/12/winter-miles-challenge-2014.html#.UsGdv_RDsSY
Good luck and love the pictures!
Thanks Elle! Great suggestions. I haven’t seen Kristen’s yet..thanks for sharing.
Happy New Year to you!
Way to go! I’m not sure of any challenges. We have races here in the spring because it’s so hot in the summer, so we’ll be in training mode.
As for cross training, I lift weights, go to yoga, and play soccer. Sometimes I’ll ride my bike or swim too. Good stuff!
Most of our races are in the spring or fall with a handful in between. I always disliked playing soccer tournaments in the dead of summer – heat stroke/exhaustion was hard to avoid!
Sounds like you do a lot of great cross training!!!