Exercising Outdoors – Motivation

The weather was so lush the other week, I decided to sack the gym off and try and go for a run outdoors. I really fancied it. I managed 15 minutes before I had horrendous stitch and my dodgy knee started twinging but it was better than nothing.

I didn’t really fancy going home and did want to do a bit more so jogged on to a nearby field in the park. There was a couple of trees with a good gap between them like markers, so this was perfect.

I know sometimes there is a tendency to feel a bit self conscious when you are in public but the park was quiet, apart from a chap and his son. Also I tend to plug into music and this really blocks out everything. I’m also a bit of an “eff off” girl anyways so don’t tend to care (we all shouldn’t really but it can be hard at the start).


I started doing a few sprints between the trees. I always try and do a good amount of High Intensity exercises which are brilliant for increasing fitness and you don’t need to do it for too long to have an effect.

The trees were great markers so I could so a variety of exercises between them, including walking lunges, bear crawls (which I have to get someone to film me do at some point as they are hysterical), squat jumps and basic running.

I also threw in a few press-up brilliant for the pecs (under the boobies) and shoulders; planks (a core workout) and sit ups (work those abs).

The work out probably only added on 15 minutes to my run but it ensured the rest of my body got a good blasting as well.

I was wrecked afterwards! Exercising in warmer weather is always a bit harder. The flaming hot face is a fab look!


Variety is definitely the spice of life for me and I have to mix up my exercise sometimes or I just won’t keep up with it. It is getting cooler as the moment but we have had some lovely, sunny days. My advice would be to get outside, enjoy it and try and work your butt off too!


Sweaty and red…just the way you should be post workout