Frenetic Fitness

fre·net·ic /frəˈnetɪk/ done very fast and with a lot of energy, often by someone who is in a hurry.

A New Year, An Old Tradition

If Christmas Day is for hiking, New Years Day is for biking. At least we’ve tried to make it so several times over the years. Since we have built and now have to maintain a mountain bike trail, more often than not we work on trails more than we ride them. On New Year’s Eve, we went out for about 5  hours of what we call “trail fairy” work. This is the work that is difficult to notice, unless you use the trail often. Things like raking and moving limbs or rocks out of the way or picking up trash. It has to be done by someone. And the payback is knowing that the same is being done for us by someone else on other trails we love. We ran into a big group of Trail Fairies at Old Post Road  in Russellville last week, hard at work adding new trail and fixing some spots that were getting worn out. If you happen to see them out in the open with their rakes, saws, or shovels, say “thanks”.

New Year’s Day we chose to stay close to home and hit one of our local mountain bike trails (not our own surprisingly enough) for a quick ride.  I had another reason to ride: for Christmas I was gifted a new long sleeve, lightly insulated cycling jersey. In lavender. Because riding a mountain bike doesn’t mean I can’t look like a girl doing it.

I managed to squeeze in 2 circuit workouts as well:

1)As many rounds as possible: 25 minute time limit

  • push press x 10 x 65lb
  • box jumps x 20 x 24″
  • situps x 20
  • push ups x 20
  • pullups x 8 (band assisted)
  • body weight squats x 20

I got 6 full rounds with 15 seconds to spare

2) 4 Rounds

  • 400m run
  • 30 wall balls 12lb
  • 30 kettlebell swings 30lb
  • 200m run backwards
  • 20 pushups

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