It’s been nearly two months since my last post.
Cycling 22 miles to Coney Island was pretty much a mic drop as far as this blog and my fitness life are concerned so I’m okay with the dramatic hiatus.
I am certain that questions of my whereabouts crowded web forums in similar style to chatter about Tupac’s disappearance. That is unless you follow me on Instagram. From my millennial-esque oversharing, you know exactly where I was. (#ButWhereisTupacREALLY?)
There was no reason for the long intermission, really. It’s not that I’ve slacked in the intervening 8 weeks. I’ve tried new studios (Pure Yoga, SLT, Chaise, Epic Hybrid, 305 Fitness) and new classes (Figure 4, Dynamic Core, The Combine). My ankle stability has improved and the pain largely subsided (much to my utter joy).
I’ve started running outside. Short chunks of time, at first in meager blocks of five minutes, but slowly longer. I freaking love it. So far up to 12 minutes at one time! Now that a run doesn’t leave me in pain for days, I’m trying to figure out the right balance to increase running and to embrace moderation (September is approaching and it would be the third September in a row to sprain my ankle and I refuse to make this a trilogy). Running – and working out in general – has been making me so happy.
This recent New York Times post explains that if you can find an immediate reward from exercise ( ie: “more energy, a better mood, less stress and more opportunity to connect with friends and family”) then you’re likely to find more time to workout then if you’re motivated by health benefits. I am so appreciative of the ability to run now that I smile ear to ear on my short Central Park jaunts, so my case study of one totally backs up the NYT research.
Stay tuned for some class reviews, running updates, and other fitness adventures.
Homeboys and girls, I’m back! What did I miss?