But nevermind that what holidays are for I guess.. relaxing and enjoying yourself. Fast forward to now, and I've just got myself back up to my 5K. I didn't realise it would be another hurdle to overcome. I went from running every other day, to twice within a week on holiday. Then of course the post holiday blues and mountain of washing left me a little glum. I knew it was time to get back into it. I paced myself because otherwise I would have most probably fallen over on the treadmill.
I joined the gym, back in August, boy I'm glad I did. I have loved running outdoors over the past 3-4 months, but as it's practically dark by the time I get home., I'm not sure I'd have the enthusiasm to go back out into the dark cold evening. There's just something more appealing in cosying up on the sofa when I get home.
The gym membership is pushing me to run, which is great. I have also taken up a weekly spinning class. This is the first time I'd ever done Spin as they call it. This week will see my fifth session, and I love it. Oh goodness I never thought I'd say that - the idea of getting hot and sweaty in a room full of strangers daunted me to say the least. However Spin is great, our class tends to be in the dark (well lights off, so it's not too bright).
I'm loving the strength that Spin is giving me, I can feel my legs gaining strength. I used to cycle a little on the bikes after a run, but it was just a casual kind of warm down. This is different generally you are cycling at over 100 rpm, (revolutions per minute). I now know what I should be aiming for to actually feel any kind of work out.
So now I'm running and spinning. It really sank in the other day when I ran to the post office rather than driving there! It's amazing how much things can change in just a matter of months. My next step is to book myself onto another 5K just to get another goal in place. Then I can get back to working on my personal best...
What does your fitness regime look like?