In a normal week, I take Sunday off from running or cross training. Sunday usually is the day following my longest run of the week, and I take advantage of resting my sore muscles.
Yesterday, I had the chance to go skiing with some of my favorite ladies, so Sunday…turned into leg day!
Skiing is a great way to sneak in cross training, mixed with laughs, excitement, and memories in the making. Apparently, it is also a great way to burn calories (over 1,500 throughout the day!)
My daughter and her friend joined a half-day lesson, which gave us adults the morning to explore the mountain.
After a quick lunch and water break, we hit the slopes in the afternoon with the girls, fresh off their lesson.
Skiing, while supporting and helping your daughter down the mountain, is an insane workout. My daughter has been working hard on stopping and being in control, so her strategy includes “pizza wedging” most of the way down the trail. I followed suit, and my quads today are reminding me exactly how much fun we had! When not “pizza wedging” my daughter tends to go straight down the mountain, picking up speed, and getting slightly or all the way out of control. We realized a good strategy was for me to ski beside her, and have her grab my poles in a parallel position, so I can stop her before crashing into the adult lesson taking place at the bottom of the mountain. This strategy worked, but my arms and chest are super sore this morning.
The day was a huge success, and the first of many adventures with this awesome #GirlSquad!
We worked our legs, learned new techniques, made memories and got in some exercise…all on a rest day! Which… washed away my guilt for indulging on Ben and Jerry’s Salted Carmel Core last night, after getting home from a thirteen hour day (I burned over 1,500 on a rest day…C’mon!)
Leg day on a Sunday…I’ll take it!