I went for a run on Saturday, but I needed to do a different type of cardio today, in the form of planting the fruit trees I bought.
They're small now, but in a few years we'll have avocados, tangerines, oranges, and apples.
It was a very satisfying way to get my sweat on.
There was lots of jumping on the shovel, so hey, cardio!
And lifting shovels full of dirt, so hey, strength training!
It felt excellent to get outside and get my hands (okay, clearly, my ARMS) dirty. Even if I possibly ruined my shoes. Whoops. It was either my running shoes or my converse, and hey, my running shoes cost like 5 times as much. I'll be doing more strength training in the form of scrubbing my shoes in the sink in just a bit.
(note: I'm NOT an Angels fan. It was the only hat we had that I wasn't afraid to get dirty. We're Padres people here)
You can see that the whole stomach area of my shirt is drenched in sweat. It was also rolling down the back of my neck. So satisfying.
The internet says that shoveling burns 400 calories an hour. SCORE! Maybe I should dig up the rest of the yard! Not really, but we do plan on buying more fruit trees, plus some shrubs, so there will be more hole digging in my future.
I wonder if Shia is willing to come help me out?
Have you done any functional exercise lately?