This morning I truly was not feeling like getting up early to run. I’m telling you it felt so nice and warm under those covers. But I really wanted to get a run in…even if it was short – to sort some things out in my head. So out I went. It was all worth it in the end when I was able to see this gorgeous sunrise.
I somehow convinced myself to go a few steps further and get in a 5 mile run.
After the run I did a quick core workout in my living room before hot tailing it to work. Some scissor kicks, planks and full extensions which felt so good and much needed.
These are some of my favorite workouts to work that core. I think it’s vital for runners to have a strong core to improve fitness and prevent injury. Yoga helps with this, as well as pilates and of course strength training. Planks always top the list for me because they are so easy to do…anywhere and everywhere.
Here are some others.
I also found this great workout from Pumps and Iron…12 minutes so perfect to do pre or post run. Check it out here.
Did anyone else get a sunrise run in this morning? What are your favorite exercises to work your core?