Monday (2/16/09) To feel ready for my vacation to Mont Tremblant I needed to get in some cardio and had to do something with Dad included. I decided to get out Kenpo X for the first time in awhile. I am not really a fan of Kenpo that much anymore because I don’t feel like I get that much out of it. When I signed up to be a Beachbody Coach and bought the “Showcase Pack” there were a set of weighted gloves in there. I decided to put them on and use them. What a difference it made. Throwing all of those punches with just a little bit more weight made a huge impact. It was Dad’s first time doing it so he had a little trouble keeping up and having good form.
Tuesday (2/17/09) I went to the gym and did 3 miles on the treadmill and .5 mile swimming. Dad said he was ready to workout and I was kind of tired. Since I cannot let him down we went with P90X Plyometrics. I needed this because of all the jumping involved to get me ready for skiing and snowboarding at Mont Tremblant. This was the first workout he had done twice now and was starting to remember a couple things.
Wednesday (2/18/09) I woke up sore as all heck. I think it was from doing Kenpo on monday with the gloves. The additional weight worked new muscles. The jumping, swimming, and running from Tuesday was not helping. Feeling sore and knowing I was going to be in a Ford F-150 for 11 hours with 4 other guys made me want to relax. I did not workout and instead waited for them to show up before getting on the road.
Thursday (2/19/09) We show up in Quebec at 8 am after driving in snow through the night and head right to the mountain. Conditions were awesome with fresh powder. I brought out my snowboard and did that the whole day. Surprisingly, I felt fresh while getting maybe an hour of sleep. Legs felt strong the whole time.
Friday (2/20/09) Busted out the snowblades I got for Christmas and had a great time on those for about 4 hours that day. They worked a lot of muscles around my knees and my lower back. Realized I needed to stay in a lowered crouched position to keep my balance without falling. Again, felt great after skiing.
Saturday (2/21/09) Brought out my skis today. It was my first time skiing this year and it was not as fun as yesterday because we stayed up a little bit later the night before and I was just tired out on the slopes. I still went all out and had a good time. Legs are still feeling good.
Sunday (2/22/09) For my last day at Mont Tremblant my buddy Dave and I went all day. It kept on snowing the whole time we were there so there was 2 inches of freshies out there. I enjoyed the snowblades so much I figured to end the trip with those. Didn’t feel sore after getting at it for 6 hours. My knees were a little achy but this is expected because of all the banging the knees take from hitting bumps.
In summary, I did P90X twice before I left to Mont Tremblant. Took wednesday off because of the road trip at night. Skiing and snowboarding were my workouts for Thursday to Sunday. I feel a little tired from all the driving and staying up late but my body was in great shape from P90X to handle all of the skiing and snowboarding.