Snow Days 2013

Snomageddon 2013

Last Friday, Southern Oregon got hit with a major snowstorm.  For the people living in the northern states, our snowstorm was probably considered laughable, but for us it was pretty significant.  Along with the snow, came some brutally cold temperatures.  Temperatures so cold that they are very unusual for this area.  The low got down to 3 degrees Fahrenheit last night and they are saying 9 degrees for tonight.  Even with the snow and icy temps, it was cool to see people out and being active.  Since the roads are slippery, I saw lots of people walking, snowshoeing, and even cross country skiing.  My workout was pulling my daughter up to the sled hill in her sled, and running and walking up the sled hill more times then I cared to count.  So my workout today was split into two sessions, consisting of weighted sled drags, uphill sprints/walks, and some resisted running.  The conditions may change, but it doesn’t mean we can’t be active.  With the appropriate gear, the snow opens up a whole new world of fitness possibilities, plus it’s fun.  I was planning on giving a presentation to one of the local schools, but the school district is closed tomorrow because of the road conditions.  I was going to speak to the class about the benefits of exercise and how to put together a program.  Since I won’t be doing that tomorrow, and I don’t know when it will be rescheduled, I thought I would share my presentation outline with anyone who was interested.  I did spend a good portion of my weekend putting the outline together so I figured I should share it with someone.  Remember, it’s just an outline and it’s geared towards students, but it will give you an idea about how I go about setting up a program.  I hope you find it useful.

John Muir School Presentation

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