Yesterday, my half marathon training calender, called for 2 miles or cross training. Not sure what to do, I pulled out my jump rope. I haven’t jumped rope in ages, but it seemed like a good idea. Especially since I don’t have access to any cardio equipment, and any bicycles I could use are temporarily out of order. Plus, with Easter upon us, hopping around seemed somewhat appropriate.
My workout was light and pretty basic, mostly because I was short on time, but it totally did it’s job and got my heart rate up!
Some advantages and benefits to jumping rope:
- Super affordable, you can find a decent jump rope for $15… sometimes less.
- You don’t have to have a gym membership, you can jump pretty much anywhere
- You can add jumping rope into any lifting workout between sets to increase heart rate and burn more calories
- Jumping rope tones your booty and legs
- Jumping rope focuses on those fast twitch muscles
Today, I crossed four miles off my training calendar. I keep my calendar on my fridge to remind me what I need to focus on that day and then I get the satisfaction of crossing it off the list.
Kale and Runny Eggs
Success! I love the texture of the kale mixed into my mashed up eggs.
- 2 cups kale
- 2 Tbls Olive Oil
- 2 eggs
- 1/8 cup water
- salt and pepper
- Chop or tear Kale and toss with 1 tbls Olive Oil
- Cook Kale down in skillet on medium-low heat (I usually cook until it is wilted and flexible)
- Remove kale and set aside on plate
- Add 1 tbls Olive oil to skillet and carefully crack eggs without breaking yoke
- Add water and cover
- Cook until egg white has covered the yokes (you can heat longer for a firmer yoke)
- Use a spatula to top Kale with Eggs
- Break yoke, mix it all together, and enjoy.
(3 more days of Whole30! I miss oatmeal and chocolate the MOST!)
Do you own a jump rope? When was the last time you added it into your workout?