Monday, November 12, 2012

Opening New Doors

Are you the kind of person that is willing to try new things or do you tend to stick to your usuals??

I tend to stick to my routine because it's comfortable, but lately I have been opening myself up to new experiences and facing them head on. My big firsts this year for me were:

1. Completing a triathlon (just sprint distance) even though nobody I knew had ever tackled one.

2. Completing a marathon! I told myself a few years ago when I just started running I would NEVER do one, I have recently learned to not sat that word :)

3. Set a PR in every distance this year in every distance (5K, 10K, 13.1 and 26.2) except a 5 miler and 2 different sprint distances. When will that ever likely happen again??

Yesterday was also a big first for as I attempted a Hot Yoga class. This was a huge deal for me because I am not a group workout kina person. I love my alone time and usually get nervous that everyone is watching me and how horrible I am doing! So I have a major fear of working out in public. Joining a gym for the first time ever 2 years ago helped me to slowly get over it but I still don't go at peak times. I just tell myself it's because I want to be able to get on the equipment I want and not be crowded in the locker room. I have also never attempted Yoga and was so happy Sarah and I were in the same boat so I wasn't the only newbie. Thanks Kim for suggesting it!!

The weather here yesterday was rainy, windy and just crappy. I was having some stomach issues in the afternoon and was beginning to wonder if I would even make it to the class, but I was determined. I was happy I did and instantly upon walking into the studio I was already practically sweating. We began by doing like 25 of some kind of Sun Rotations and then we finally moved on to some other poses but there were still alot of Chaturanga, Downward Dog and Upward Dog in that session. I had to take a few breaks due to my arms being tired, my palms hurting and to wipe the sweat dripping from me.

Overall it was a good experience, I will definitely be trying some other yoga classes and instructors to see what I like best.

What is your favorite kind of workout outside of cardio?


  1. I love doing HIIT workouts . I am trying to learn to love cycling, and I really should do more yoga, but I hate videos and I can't afford classes. Great job with all your accomplishments this year!

  2. You know I love yoga... and anything new! :)


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