Blogging, Sport

Holi-up-dates

Allright, I’m on a socalled holiday in Austria. Won’t bore you with all the details, but I’m stucked in the smallest town, with just about 63 houses, a bar/ hotel/ restaurant, a chapel and a grocery store. Life is good here.

We’re visiting his mum and grandmother in their extraordinary wonderful house. (Mum and her man restored the house from scratch, to the most beautiful home in the Austrian Alps).

Not much to do here but walk – so that’s what we’ve been doing in different varieties. Friday we walked in the mountain forrest for about 3 hours. Saturday morning my calves were miserable from the ups and downs, and saturday late afternoon, Liam and I did a 10K run (appr.) with an incline for about 200m. That was tough enough. Had to stop on the way up first time, we went up.

Plenge mountain

Today we climbed/ walked the Plenge (Plenge is a 7,785 ft / 2,373 m mountain peak in the Carinthia mountain chain). I probably looked a bit out of it with my Fightworld t-shirt, sunglasses and Christian Audiger leggings, but at least I had proper shoes for mountain walking. Liam and his mum were more appropriate dressed, so at least we didn’t make a really terrible picture.
Beatrice – Liams mum turned around after about 2/5 of the journey, so we continued on ourselves. The mountain road was shifting between been really breathtaking sort-of-life-treathening-if-you-take-one-bad-step, with steep climbs in gravel (and nothing to hold on to), and steep climbs on grass and rocks.
After the second vertical¬†climb, we reached a plato with a little glacier lake. Lake was dead – no fish or visible life (as in water plants or animals), but probably some of the purest water around. We didn’t stop for touching, but rushed along the small meadow, just to find the last big uphill. This time it was through grass and flowers, but a quite vertical climb. When we finally reached the top of the mountain, I realized we had to go/climb over the ridge to get to the cross.
My first response was: ‘We don’t have to go to the cross, do we?’. Liam being gentle, said we didn’t have to. But of course we did.
The last 100-200meters was a literally mountain climb, grabbing stone for dear life, and hold on – watch were to put the feet, and at more than one occassion, I found myself embracing a piece of mountain to get around and continue on the path, and feeling sort of safe.

So we finally reached the cross, took a few pictures (for some reason, I look pregnant and/or fat – which I’m not) with the cross and then hurried back down. Clouds were coming in, and it felt like a storm was brewing.
Going downhill was just as bad as going up – instead of hurting on the hamstring and calves, the sometimes vertical walk down, made my knees hurt. But of course, in its own way, it was a good work out to.
And even, I didn’t have too much good to say about the trip afterwards, I also didn’t have too much bad to say. It was hard for sure, and pretty tripping to walking on a stone ridge with about 2300meter drop to either side. But, at least we got todays work out in the bag ūüėČ

Re-cap:
Friday: Forrest walk 3 hours (Not sure, I get why people like to walk/ trek)
Saturday: 10k run in a little mountain loop near the house. (Refreshing)
Sunday: Visited the top of Plenge 

Liam and I by the cross at Plenge Mountain

Classic: Fightworld t-shirt and Audiger leggins in HDR style photo.

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Sport, training, Weekend Challenge

Weekend challenge 6

Happy greetings from Copenhagen and ofcourse a happy weekend challenge to follow.

A little earlier postet, but I’m sure, you will have fun with this one. It’s specificly designed to burn fat and build muscle, in a fun and entertaining way (for those who watches anyway). And all you need is your body and your will and commitment to complete this exciting little work out – and I promise you, you’ll feel good afterwards.

The Challenge 

‘The walking plank & the frog’

Start position is the plank, where you are on your toes and elbows, tightening the core. From here you go from resting on your elbows to the push up position. One hand at the time. After getting up on your hands, you go back down again on your elbows. This drill will help you build a strong upperbody and a tight, hard core (tummy and back). Proceed until you’ve done 10.

After the ‘walking plank’, it’s time for the long jumping frog. You start in a deep squat (atg style) and then jump up and forward, as far as you can. If you’re jumping in a space confined place, just turn around after the landing and jump back. You should perform 10 jumps. This is a great way to build explossive and fast legs for strong kicks, and it will melt fat from your body.

Perform each drill three times = 3×10 ‘Walking planks’ and 3×10 ‘Long jump frogs’. Preferably plank + frog (one set) after each other, and between 30-60 seconds rest in btw sets. So you’ve doing three sets in total.

You can challenge a friend, partner or family member to perform on time, or if you have kids, I bet they will love to be challenged with the ‘Long jump frog’. If you have a garden and it’s not raining, I suggest you bring a towel for the plank (elbows and hands), and conquer this challenge outdoors.

Click here for video tutorial on youtube: See how funny I look, while doing the walking plank and long frog jumps.

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