A few weeks ago when we were in Jamaica for Daynor’s 40th Birthday, Sikia the CTO suggested I start running again to mix up my workouts. She’s a workout queen too! I was reluctant because the last time I ran in August 2017, bursitis flared in my hips and the doc prescribed 5 days of horse pills to relieve the pain. Understandably, I have since given running a little bit of side-eye.
However, with the goal of toning up my legs even further for spring and summer, I agreed to hit the pavement again. Today marked my 7th run in 10 days so it’s safe to say I’m hooked. After a fall/winter where I worked out primarily indoors, I enjoy being outside soaking up the vitamin D.
To keep myself from getting bored and to make sure I cross-train my upper-body, I always add in some calisthenic work like pushups, tricep dips and abdominal work after my run.
Today, I also included stair intervals because, again, Sikia the CTO said it would be good for my legs. I secretly think she’s trying to kill me off but imma go along with this program for a few months. I mean, she has great legs so she might know what she’s talking ‘bout (FYI, Sikia is 41.5 years old. It’s okay to hate her just a little bit. Not much though cause I love her. 🤷🏼♀️😘🤷🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️😘🤫).
Here is today’s full workout that I completed down in sunny Miami. You can do it anywhere. No equipment neeeded other than some determination, running shoes and cute workout gear. Okay, the last one is optional (not really).
As always, thank you for stopping by Jackie Unfiltered. Remember to think about proper form when doing any excercise. Repeat this mantra to yourself constantly when working out, “Shoulders relaxed and down, shoulder blades pinched together, belly button tight.” Train your muscles to look good!
Xoxo and in good health,
Jackie and Sikia