My Workout on a Football Field

July 12, 2012

in Fitness, My Workout on a Football Field, Workouts

Clark thought we were going running.  He was dressed and waiting for me as I filled two empty water bottles.

“Are you going to run with those water bottles?”  He asked.  “Nope, we’re not going running,” I quickly countered.

Then you can imagine how the rest of that conversation transpired.

“Where are we going?”

“Just get in the car and drive.”

“Well, where are we going?

“You’ll see.”

“Just drive.”

“Do I need my billfold?”


“Are we going to the walking track.”

“Nope.  Keep going.”

Thankfully, the school is only a five minute drive from home, or this conversation may have gotten ugly!

“Turn here.”  I said.

“We’re going to the school?”  He asked.


“Well what are we going to do?”

“You’ll figure it out.”

As we we approached the bleachers then onto the field he asked, “now what?”

“Just start.”  I answered.

And we did.

I needed something different.  I’ve mentioned before that I get bored easily so I’m always looking for something new to interest me.

I.  Cannot.  Believe. I’ve not thought of this before!  It’s Summertime, so no kids or football practice=a perfect arena for working out!

We did:

Incline push ups
Decline push ups
100 yard sprints (6 of them as a matter of fact).
Leg Lifts

We did each set about 12-15 times each and repeated each cycle 3 times, ran the bleachers-I think-6 times and probably 50 yards of lunges.

In other words, WE KILLED IT!

To some this may seem trivial or less than what it is, but so far this workout tops one of my most accomplished and proudest moments in my fitness journey.  Years ago I thought about doing it.  Wished I could do it.  Watched as other people did it.

But today.  I DID IT.  And I did it well.

I’m here to tell you that you can do it too.  No, you may not can do all that we did here, but you can do just what I told Clark as we walked out onto that field.

Just start. 

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It was not until her 40's that Sam began her real fitness journey. "As a cancer survivor I had to learn the hard way how the foods I was eating was hurting my body". In just a few short years, Sam has become a Certified Personal Trainer, business owner and Health & Weight Loss Coach, teaching hundreds of women how to live their best, older life.On her blog, she shares real-life weight loss tips, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life with her husband, children and furry children (aka two dogs, a cat and a handful of chickens). Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @teamsamfit and be sure to join the TeamSam eNews group so you never miss a post!

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1 Danielle @ Clean Food Creative Fitness July 12, 2012 at 1:02 pm

I love it!!! Football Field workouts are the best!!! Once in a while my CrossFit will meet at the Football field and those are always some of my favorite workouts!


2 Samantha July 12, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Thanks Danielle! It was soooo much fun!!


3 Jody - Fit at 54 July 12, 2012 at 1:35 pm

LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If there is a will, there is a way! :-)


4 Samantha July 12, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Yay!!! Thanks Jody!


5 Katie @wishandwhimsy July 12, 2012 at 1:55 pm

What a great place to exercise! I never would have thought about the football field during summer…I bet most of the time you’d have it all to yourself, too. Thanks for the inspiration!


6 Samantha July 12, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Other than a small, visiting chicken snake, it was just us! :) Loved it!


7 Tamara July 12, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Great workout and love the visuals!
Pinning this one!


8 Samantha July 12, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Thanks Tamara for the pin! :)


9 Meredith @ DareYouTo July 13, 2012 at 5:04 am

Wow, what a workout! Props for changing it up; I tend to get too comfortable and … monotonous. Recently I’ve been breaking out of my old weights mold and have been enjoying more moves like those above. Saving this one to give a go!


10 Samantha July 15, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Thank you Meredith!


11 Julie July 13, 2012 at 9:23 am

Looks like a great workout!


12 Samantha July 15, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Thanks Julie! Hope your toe is better. 😉


13 Kat July 18, 2012 at 11:28 am

This is awesome! My hubby and I just started working out together too. We go to the park so I can do soccer stuff and he can run!


14 susan July 21, 2012 at 2:01 pm

that’s fantastic!! sounds (and looks) like an awesome workout. it’s probably a great way to mix things up and avoid falling into an uninspiring routine. i’ll have to give it a try!!


15 Samantha July 21, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Thanks Susan. Let me know how you do! :)


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