Nothing beats summer weather. Being outside in the sun and the warmth just makes me happy inside and out. Recently though, I’ve come to appreciate more of what winter has to offer. I am learning to embrace the cold and find the fitness fun winter has to offer as well. Sharing a few of my favorite winter fitness fun activities today with the Friday Five friends.
Favorite Winter Fitness Fun
Of course! I have really come to embrace and enjoy running in the winter. I would so much rather suit up and take my run outside than run on a treadmill. Even when it’s cold, I need to feel the fresh air and be outside in the sun. We don’t usually get too much snow in the DC area but when we do, it’s fun to break out the Yaktrax. It definitely helps that I can usually rope my crew into taking it outdoors all year around.
Last winter, we had a few bigger snowfalls and I tried snowshoeing. I had no idea how much fun it was and wow what a workout. I am hoping we get at least one big snow storm so I can pull these out again soon.
Nothing feels better than a hot yoga class on a chilly day. I find it to be such a fabulous way to stretch out cold muscles, relax and yes hang out with friends.
Yes swimming! I am lucky enough to have an indoor pool at our gym and swimming in the winter time helps me get a start on the triathlon season and brush up on my strokes. I’ve been thoroughly enjoying my master swim class which pushes me in way I do not do on my own.
Every winter I say that I am going to take up ice skating and it never happens! We now have a few more outdoor skating rinks nearby so my goal this winter is to get there.
Short & Sweet today! Those are my favorite winter fitness and fun activities. What are your favorites? What keeps you moving in the winter time?
Linking up with
Fit n Fashionable Friday-Nicole