So, it was only a matter of time before I’d contract a major case of antsy pants.
Why, you ask?
Because I’m ITCHING for a new challenge.
Kick – check! (for now at least- would love to teach again soon)
Half marathon – check!
So, now what?
Now that I’m back from vacation and getting back into my groove of “normal life” (as in life without a wine glass permanently glued to my right hand at all times!), it dawned on me:
I’m not working towards a new challenge right now.
And it’s sort of boring me.
I mean – don’t get me wrong, I love my “usual” workouts that involve a mix of cardio and strength training and the occasional conditioning class, but it feels so “normal” and “expected” that I’m bored already (which is kind of scary considering I’m JUST now getting back into the groove after two weeks of vacation and three weeks post-half marathon).
So what’s a self-professed workout-a-holic to do?
What exactly is my next challenge?
Do I want to finally learn to swim (yes, I honest to God do NOT know how to swim)?
If so, will I then want to tackle a triathalon? (I know a certain someone that might join me in that!)
Do I want to sign up for *another* half marathon (uhh, maybe…but ask me again in a few months, I’m not sure I’ve quite recovered from this one!)
Do I want to attempt to learn to love pilates or yoga – something I always resist because of my innate flexibility issues? (tempting – but I always get so bored with it that I have a hard time fully committing…and thus, I’m not too excited about this one…yet)
WHAT will my next challenge be? I really don’t know…but you bet your ass it’s all over my brain right now.
Holla with ideas please 🙂
run a full marathon with me!
How did I know you’d say that?? I don’t know man, that half just about killed me. Maybe if I can get another half under my belt…but that’s a big maybe 😉
I’m about as flexible as a log but I love pilates! It’s one of the only things I’ve found that really shows results and quickly. Also, zumba is a blast… I recommend taking a class or two there. You’re not likely to get bored as most instructors switch up the songs and moves fairly regularly. Oh, and coordination isn’t really necessary. Believe me, if anything rivals my lack of flexibility, it’s my lack of coordination!
I know…I should really get into Pilates, I do love Core Fusion but it’s so darn pricy and the studio is about 45 mins from my house so it’s sort of a commitment to get there, you know? Pilates would certainly improve my core which is my weak area, for sure. Hmmmm.
I actually use DVDs. There’s something about bundling up in a snow parka at 4:30 in the morning to drive to the gym that I just know won’t happen!
What, no credit for the swimming idea? 😉 I vote we do that so we can do a tri! 🙂
I know – my bad, you get FULL credit for that one. We are so lame, 31 years old and don’t know how to swim.
You’re too funny. I just never have challenges for myself like that. Maybe I need to. Maybe your challenge will be to just go with the flow? 😉 Rrriiigghhhttt…..
Really? I figured you being even MORE of a die-hard than me and you’d totally have goal after goal, challenge after challenge, lined up! You know me…”flow” is not in my vocab 😉
Doing yoga/pilates regularly will change your life! I did a yoga/pilates challenge exactly a year ago – for the entire month of October I did yoga or pilates every other day and it was amazing to see how much more flexible I became!! And it can be such an awesome workout if you find challenging yoga practices!!
You’ll be happy to hear this (so will NYSoonerGirl – I bought a series of Core Fusion workouts to give a shot at home. Figured I love Core Fusion classes, I can probably do it just as well on my own at home! Wish me luck 😉
I still vote for Insanity. Yoga is fantastic…you just have to find the right form for you. Swimming is a great workout, and classes are usually inexpensive. Who says you can’t learn to swim while learning to love pilates/yoga?
About at Tri-relay?
I’m going with the tri- you could totally do it! 🙂
I totally think you should go for a sprint triathlon!!
oh geez, now everyone wants me to do a tri?? I better learn to swim, stat!!
Can I just say that your drive is so contagious and motivational?! I LOVE how inspired you are to challenge yourself! It’s so easy for people (and by people, I mean “ME” 😉 ) to fall into whatever fitness routine they are currently in. I love how you are constantly setting new challenges for yourself to shake things up!
Hmmmm…..I’ve thought about a tri, also – maybe that would be good, since (in a Sprint distance) there is not TOO much swimming involved? (I absolutely loathe swimming, BTW!) Or have you done Hot Yoga? I LOVE it. I would take it 5 days a week if I could afford it!
Can I just say how thoughtful your comments ALWAYS are on my blog! You inspire me to be a better person because of it, seriously!!! And um – I HAVE tried hot yoga and nearly died the first time, the second time was slightly better. The thing I DID appreciate about it was that it warmed up my very tight muscles so I could stretch better which Ms. Inflexibility over here totally needs!
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