Back by popular demand?
But I’m back anyways. Doing everything except running. That marathon adventure proper burnt me out. And while I haven’t asked for a divorce, I have asked running to try a trial separation.
While he’s been living next door, I’ve been entertaining every other physical activity under the sun.
Boxing, Spinning, Swimming (drowning), Bikram, even weights. And I have to tell you that my findings have shown me what I have always suspected; running alone does not have you at your physical peak. Not mine anyway.
Where I felt I had suffered a muscular flatline, returning home with not so much as a blister, I knew it was time to switch it up. My body became accustomed to running and no longer saw it as hard work, let alone a threat.
Laughing in the face of injury, these other exercises have once again awoken, the desire to challenge myself. Can I get to a 90 second plank? Will I be able to leg press double my body weight by October? Will I ever stop skipping like a five year old?
So many questions and I am so excited to find out the answers.
Does that mean I’ve thrown my lunarswifts into the fire? Unfortunately not. There is still races to run and money to raise. I’m just opening myself up to a land of possibilities.
It was Robin and Bangs that first introduced me to BOOM! A spinning class with a twist, I was down for that. These thighs aren’t just for show. It’s finally a joy to sweat something, I’m already good at.
So imagine my hysteria when BoutiqueSport and BOOM! were offering a free class, with coconut water and a goodie bag to boot?! Yeah, involved.
The workout was new to me as I had only attended a hip hop class previous to that. But the tunes were banging and the teachers energy was through the roof.
Then she told us to grab weights.
Weights, what in all hell?
But I went with it.
Using 1 and 3kgs she made us use our entire bodies. To my admission I ended up kicking the 1kgs under my bike. It felt like shadow boxing with Rice Krispie squares. But by the end of the class my ego was in the corner begging for mercy because those 3kgs creep up on you!
By the time we were warming down to the sound of Lana Del Ray, I was whacked and sucked off the VitaCoco, like you would not believe.
So for me, BOOM! Really is the way forward. Especially since they gave a voucher FOR A FREE CLASS! HASHTAG WINNING.
I think the aim should be for us to move for one hour a day, doing what ever we please. As long as we sweat, we are doing the right thing, and I ain’t mad at that.
Next on my list:
Yep. A team of us at Y&Y have been given the VIP treatment and are going to do da ting. Again.
Will it ever stop?