Oh hello, friends. I’m finally getting into a better workout groove. I’m so tempted by ClassPass that I end up over-committing to classes and not running enough (to prep for all of those races I haven’t written about yet). But I’ve got my head on straight now and my eyes on the prize(ish).
Last week I tried some new things and visited some of my regular fitness hangs.
Here’s what I got into:
Monday: I was in DC and finally got to take my first Barre3 class. I went to the Georgetown location with my friend Tricia (you may remember her from other fitness adventures). I arrived a bit late due to a minor Uber fiasco, so I was a bit scattered when I entered the class. It took me a while to get in the zone, but once I did liked the class. My triceps were sore the next day, which is a solid barre class accolade. I’ll definitely give the West Village Barre3 a try, too.
Hi guys. If you had asked me a year ago if it was possible to “forget to take a rest day” I would’ve laughed at you. That’s as nutty as forgetting to eat lunch. But it happened to me: I worked out for 10 days straight through thoughtless inertia.
Then I felt burnt out and blahhhh. So then I got the flu and took 3 days off.
Here’s what happened:
As you’ve likely read on this blog, I learned to ride a bike as a full grown human. So I’m pretty excited to use my new skills whenever I can.
Last summer I went to Iceland. My friend Trish and I rented bikes and spent a morning cruising around Reykjavik. I guess I never wrote a post about it, but it was a blast. My bike riding trophy case is still sparsely occupied, but next to the Duathlon and the epic ride to Coney Island, riding around Iceland ranks pretty high.
biking in Reykjavik
So when planning for last month’s trip to Colombia, I did a little digging. My copy of Lonely Planet Colombia had “Bogota Bike Tours” circled in it for months. The company had outstanding reviews (how good can a city bike tour even be?) I logged the bike tour in the back of my mind as a “must do.”
When we planned our recent trip to Colombia, I knew I wanted to fit in an overnight hike. I had never been on one before and I was really curious and excited. I wasn’t sure what it would be like to hike at high altitude. I wasn’t sure how my ankle would hold up. Would I get bored? It was something I wanted to try. I knew it was a great fitness adventure and I wanted to have a go.
Hi friends! Happy New Year!
I want to thank everyone for all of the love that was delivered around the Bravo post. I was so excited and surprised to be included in their list fitness gurus to follow. Definitely check out the other four bloggers on that list, there are some pros on there.
I am back from a 12 day trip to Colombia. We hopped around the country, visiting cities, small towns and beaches. Unsurprisingly, Matt and I had an active trip, and I’ll fill you in on some of the fitness highlights over the next few days. But first, for our regularly scheduled week – well two weeks- in review.