Hammock Lovin’

I know I haven’t posted about my workouts lately, but I promise, I’ve been movin’!  Three weeks ago, my friend began following the LiveFit workouts that I completed earlier this year.  Whenever I met her at the gym recently, I do the same workouts, but on days she is unable to meet, I am usually not lifting weights.  I’ve lifted here and there, but I haven’t been very motivated to follow the plan exactly as I did before.  I think I need something new.  Suggestions?

However, I have been keeping up with my RWRunStreak challenge!  Itz mostly just been a mile per day which is the minimum of the challenge, but at least I’ve been getting it in.  And usually it is completed on the treadmill followed by incline walking.  Yesterday, I decided the weather was too perfect in the morning to stay indoors.  I jogged a slow and steady two miles through my neighborhood and was reminded how cool, peaceful, and quiet it is so early in the morning (5:30 a.m. to be exact).  So this morning I set out to do four.

I’d be lying if I said those four miles were easy.  When I run around my house I do an out and back.  To the top of my neighborhood is a mile, so when I do two miles I turn around there.  There are different points on the main road where I know to turn around at in order to complete 3 or 4 (or more) miles.  This morning, it was rough and I wanted to stop at three, but the point to the turn around was just a matter of a half mile, so I decided to go for it.  It didn’t get any easier, but I know that changes to your workout routine produce the best results and changes don’t come easy.  I powered through the four miles.  My time wasn’t awesome, but at least I finished.

Sidenote:  Two years ago for our birthdays, my parents gave Jonny and me a hammock.  (Our birthdays are five days apart.)  The hammock required some assembly, so we stashed it away for a later date.  Well, almost two years went by with several thoughts of, “Man, I wish our hammock was set up!” without the action of actually taking it out and putting it together.

My dad was in the area today and stopped by.  Randomly, I asked if sometime he could set up the hammock.  He went straight to the shed, dragged it out, and got that bad boy up!  It actually didn’t take as much assembly as I anticipated, but I didn’t know that since I never tried. #fail  Needless to say, I think we will be spending much more time outdoors in our backyard now.

Zoey wasn’t loving the hammock as much as my dad and I were.  The hammock is in the perfect location.  It is towards the side of our yard, the side that gets shaded as the sun goes down.  I love spending time outside, but our patio furniture got destroyed by the recent hail storm.  I think the hammock will soon become my new favorite summer spot; well, besides the pool, of course.

Do you have a hammock?  Where do you hang out outside?  Any workout suggestions?

15 thoughts on “Hammock Lovin’

  1. Great job on your run this morning! I love hammocks, so if it’s missing out of your backyard, you know where to find it. 🙂

  2. My husband and I have worked really hard to turn out backyard into a cool place to hang out. Most summer evenings, I am either in our swing with our daughter, or curled up in a adirondack chair watching the hubby grill. I don’t have a hammock…but I think it will be this summer’s addition to the backyard!

  3. Great Post – thanks for sharing! I love to be outdoors walking, hiking, biking, exploring, adventuring, taking photos, etc. Pull up a stump or rock and I am set:) Have a Beautiful Day!

  4. Oh I love this post 🙂 it makes me smile 🙂 I love hammocks too! We had one at our old house and I would nap in it all of the time and I don’t even like naps 😉

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