For about a year, Danielle and I have been following the CrossFit exercise program. We're definitely not up to doing full workouts, but the program is scalable to just about any fitness level. I could go into what CrossFit is, but I recommend you just read the description on their website. Personally I can say it's made me stronger, faster, and makes me recover much faster. I've never been fitter in my life. I think Danielle feels the same way. I encourage you all to try it out for a week or two. Be sure to read the various "getting started" docs referenced in the top left bar on the website. If you have questions, feel free to ask me.
On our trip, we're planning to work out at least once every 3 days. I'll be mentioning our workouts in various blogs, to keep us honest and you motivated to work out yourself. So far we've done:
Tim did: 15-12-9 reps of
run around the tree and back, wearing a pack
push up, wearing a pack
Danielle did: 15-12-9 reps of
front squat a pack
As many rounds as possible of 20 minutes of:
50m bear crawl
50m burpee broad double jump
Tim completed 4.5 rounds. Danielle did 15 minutes, and completed 2.5 rounds.
Death by Pullup
Tim got 9.5 rounds (couldn't really kip due to a low bar).
Danielle got 10.5 rounds doing negatives.