Merry Runmas

There are officially 8 days until Christmas, so I thought I would make my last running report of the year a fitness countdown. Each day will either be a cardio workout, fitness workout, or stretching routine. I hope you enjoy this fun countdown, and maybe find a new exercise or workout you like!

 

8. Park Run

This is one of my favourite things to do at Christmas. I find a park that has christmas lights and I make sure to run through the park when the lights are on. This run can be easy. The purpose is more to enjoy the christmas lights, and maybe listen to some Christmas music while you run. You are sure to feel in the holiday spirit afterwards.

 

7. Elf Workout

I found this workout online and thought that it was a great way to get a workout in while watching a fun christmas movie. Side note, laughing also counts as part of the workout!

6. Gingerbread Yoga

This quick yoga routine will help loosen you up after the two previous workouts. Hold each pose for 10-15 seconds and make sure to take nice, deep breaths. Namasleigh!

5. Tree Run

This workout can either be run from the “top or bottom” of the tree. For example, you can start at 1 minute or 5 minutes and go from there. If you start at 1, you will run hard for 1 minute and then take a break for another minute. Then, you run hard for 2 minutes and take a break for 2 minutes, then 3 minutes, 4 minutes, and 5 minutes. Each time you run hard, you take a break for the same amount of time you ran. Like I said at the beginning you can either start at the top or bottom. If you start at the bottom, you start with a hard 5 minutes with 5 minute break. Then you will move to 4 minutes down to 1 minute.

 

4. Rest

I always like to incorporate a rest day, because sometimes rest is exactly what you need. Enjoy your rest day and spend time with family, make some hot chocolate, and/or watch your favourite Christmas movie. Whatever you do, I hope you have an amazing day!

 

3. Home Alone Workout

Here is another fun movie workout to do! This time the movie of choice is Home Alone. For an extra challenge, watch more than one of the Home Alone movies.

2. Santa Stretching

If you liked gingerbread yoga, I hope you like this Santa-themed stretching. All you have to do is follow the same poses as the santa’s and you will feel refreshed. Hold each stretch for 10 seconds and repeat at least 3 times.

1. Merry Runmas

Here is a full Christmas playlist from “Run Eat Repeat” that I thought was a lot of fun! All you have to do for this workout is pick 3 songs from the playlist and gradually pick up your pace for the entire song. When the song finishes, you can return to an easy jog until the other song you picked comes on. You can pick how long your rest is between your songs. The playlist is below:

 

Christmas Workout Playlist

“Christmas Wrapping,” Glee – (Christmas Wrapping on YouTube)

“My Only Wish This Year” Britney Spears – (My Only Wish music video)

“Last Christmas,” Wham! – (Last Christmas music video)

“8 Days of Christmas,” Destiny’s Child – (8 Days of Christmas music video)

“Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” Brenda Lee

“All I Want for Christmas Is You,” Mariah Carey – (All I Want for Christmas music video)

“Feliz Navidad” Jose Feliciano – (Feliz Navidad on YouTube)

“Run Run Rudolph,” Kelly Clarkson – (Run Run Rudolph on YouTube)

“Santa Claus is Coming to Town” Jackson Five – (Santa Claus is Coming to Town YouTube)

“Drummer Boy,” Justin Bieber feat. Busta Rhymes – (Drummer Boy on YouTube)

I hope you have an amazing holiday and get a break from your normal routine. I hope you get to spend quality time with friends and family, and want to thank you for checking out another Running Report. This will be the final Running Report  on to because after break I will be moving into a new series. I hope you enjoyed these articles. It’s not the last I will write about running. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Thanks,

Steph