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It’s not all plantains and piña coladas. I mean, it’s mostly plantains and piña coladas, but a girl’s gotta do some moving around to keep her sanity. Yesterday, we played frisbee on the beach, then strolled toward Tamarindo until we hit the DO NOT CROSS estuary. And this morning, we joined the iguanas in the garden for Tropical Tabata.
A full tabata workout is 8 x (:20 work + :10 rest) for a total of 16 minutes of effort. But we’re on half-vacation, and it’s hot as blazes here, so we cut our rounds back to five for a 10-minute workout. For the record, it still kicked our butts. (Not familiar with tabata? Here’s a quick overview — and here are all my posts about my tabata adventures.)
1 lap around the garden — be on the lookout for iguanas, lizards, and sand crabs
high knees, butt kicks, straight-leg march
low, static squat
5 x (:20 work + :10 rest)
air squats – I managed 17 each round
sprawls – I eked out 9 each round (sprawl how-to video)
situps – I groaned through 10 each round
jumping jacks – I bounced through 27 each round
Then we jumped in the pool to cool off and settled down to breakfast: eggs scrambled with onions, jalapeños, and Canadian bacon, with a lovely, cold orange on the side.
Tomorrow, we’re on the run from zombies again; we must be ever-vigilant.