She's a Mountaineer and Mom of 7, and This Is How She Trains For Mount Everest and Beyond
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A mountaineer and the mom to seven kids, Jenn is currently training to become the first woman to climb the Seven Second Summits (the second-highest peaks on all seven continents). Her next stop: climbing Mount Everest to prepare for K2, the second-highest mountain in Asia.
One week of workouts
Jenn's workout routines are a mix of cardio, weightlifting, yoga, Pilates, and recovery to prepare her of the rigors of climbing mountains, but they're important mental preparation as well. "When things get hard on the mountain, I can remind myself: I showed up, I did the work, I am ready, my mind is just trying to take the easy way out," she told POPSUGAR. Very rarely does everything line up perfectly on the mountain, she said, so all you can do is "show up, give your best that day, and understand that your best will always be a moving target." That goes for fitness, too: "Every workout, I find something I am grateful for," Jenn said. "The bad times allow us to appreciate the good times even more."
Keep reading for an up-close look at a week of Jenn's workouts as she trains for Everest, K2, and beyond.