Lemme Work It: Playtime in the Park

by Rachel on September 16, 2010

I’m all about keeping things exciting.

Want to keep the spice in your relationship?

Get hot and bothered…outside.

Like I said last week, Eric was really excited to try out my TRX. So the other night, we took it to the playground to give it our best.

For those of you who were wondering how the TRX works…well, it basically puts you in all sorts of fun positions; you have to do moves that require you to stay balanced and work against the resistance of gravity.

Despite the fact that my jugular is about to rupture, I’m smiling in that picture because doing TRX in the park with a significant other is fun!

I’ve never worked out with a guy before. I mean, I’ve been in the same workout facility as guys I’ve boned before, and I went to Eric’s spin class with him, but this was different. And I actually really liked it!

I’ll be honest: I’m not big on workout buddies. I mean, we can walk through the door together if that will help us both get there, but after that it’s like, “See ya in a few miles!” I like to put on my music and do my own thing.

But this was really fun. We each did two sets, so I’d do my two, and then I’d go and jump rope on the sidewalk while he did his two. I mean, that’s what we did until the jump rope up broke. I don’t know what went wrong there, but I need to get another one. Jumping rope is a great workout and it’s perfect to do with TRX to keep your heart rate up.

The workout went by really fast, and I think it’s because I was genuinely enjoying myself. It was a pretty nice night, and I was dying to work out in the fresh air. I’ve felt pretty cooped up here because of the heat and this was exactly what I needed.

And, well, it was pretty sexy. I mean, you’re doing all these great moves with your body so you feel really good and strong…and then you’re also watching him do certain things…and then it’s just like, “Oh, well, hello, let me ogle you like the piece of ass that you are!”

It made him look like a superhero…

And it made me look like a porn star.

After being in all those positions and getting so sweaty and dirty, we really had no choice but to go home, get clean, and then do terrible things to each other.

This TRX is all right in my book.

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Manon September 16, 2010 at 9:15 am

OMG…….I’ve been in shitty mood thanks to this week beating the living hell out of me. I don’t know if I just have a thing for playgrounds or what, but this totally made my morning :)


2 Rachel September 16, 2010 at 9:20 am

Awww well good!!

And it’s Thursday — totally the best day of the week! Hang in there!!


3 Dori September 16, 2010 at 9:19 am

You look so strong and sexy!


4 Katie September 16, 2010 at 9:20 am

This workout makes you look great! Or like a porn star.. .but seriously, I want to get one of these.


5 Elisabeth September 16, 2010 at 10:18 am

I LOVE doing it outside with Rick. We do it right in the middle of our neighborhood on the playground. I’m sure that everyone watches us from their windows. Longingly. Jealous of my hot sweaty piece of man meat.


6 Rachel September 16, 2010 at 11:23 am

haha it’s true! We definitely got some stares, but mostly from children who wanted to try it too. I gave them dirty looks.


7 Mary September 16, 2010 at 10:58 am

Not a bad way to spend the night :-). Have a great day. Blessings…Mary


8 MelissaNibbles September 16, 2010 at 11:02 am

Face down ass up on the monkey bars.


9 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter September 16, 2010 at 11:51 am

Hahaha I was like “okay, I mean I love how she gets personal and all… but whoa”

Oh working out?

Yeah. Its a miracle when I work out with someone.


10 Retta @ RunRettaRun September 16, 2010 at 12:48 pm

TRX looks super fun and you look super ferosh! WERK it. And how hunky is your lover? ;)


11 Eric September 16, 2010 at 5:16 pm

He’s roughly the size of a barge


12 Kendra September 17, 2010 at 10:11 am

OK, Gaston.


13 Alicia at Poise in Parma September 16, 2010 at 12:49 pm

I’m like you: unless I’m at a group fitness class, I want to be by myself, doing my own workout. But, I find that the runs I go on with my husband are some of my favorites. We did a great trail run this summer that is probably one of my favorite memories from the past few months. I’m still trying to talk him into running the Disney Half with me this January!


14 Rachel September 16, 2010 at 12:53 pm

Eric and I discussed doing the Disney Half too! I just don’t know if I want to start running that much again…


15 Ashley September 16, 2010 at 6:14 pm

Ahh my new gym offers a TRX class on Saturday mornings that I really want to try!


16 Lisa @ I'm an Okie September 17, 2010 at 10:34 am

I love this! I always thought TRX looked interesting!


17 Aj September 17, 2010 at 12:25 pm

I can do it alone, but I always have more fun doing it with someone else! I find with someone else, I can always go harder and faster.

Seriously, considering the noises I make when running….


18 mysskay September 17, 2010 at 9:05 pm

LOL @ your jugular about to rupture!

Funny post. Love the sneakers.


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