Its Friday again, yeah !
Fitness truth 1 : I prefer to workout by myself
Exercising is probably the only time I have to be alone. The week is so busy between managing work and home and I am constantly surrounded by people. Exercising alone is one of the moments I get to zone out and listen to music, do things at my pace, and process my thoughts. The only person I really like working out with is my dad, when we do long walks together, or my mother when I am on vacation.
Fitness truth 2 : I always do a dynamic warm up but afterwards stretching is random
I suffered from shin splints a few years ago and my podiatrist insisted on the importance of both dynamic warm up and stretching, but sometimes I just don’t feel like it.
Fitness truth 3 : I HATE running in the rain
I love running, but hate being soaking wet. The only time I ever run in the rain is if I have a race, which has happened several times, including the Apple Pear Road race 2 weeks ago ! Otherwise, you will NEVER see me running when it rains, even if it sprinkles.
Fitness truth 4 : If in a class, I always stand at the front
- I have hard time hearing when there is a lot of background noise
- I am a perfectionist and am concerned about my form, so I like to observe the instructor up close.
- I also like looking in the mirror
Fitness truth 5 : I almost quit my job to be a yoga instructor
I did yoga for many years and loved it. I was at a point in my life questioning why I was working in a corporate environnement, what was the purpose of life, etc. To become a yoga instructor in France, it is a 3 or 4 year training program. So I signed up for one, which included 3 hours a week, one weekend a month, and one to two weeks a year… of both classes (anatomy, history) but also practice. I loved it but with a full time job I just could not handle the workload.
What is one of your fitness truths ? Do you mind running in the rain ? Do you prefer to workout alone or with others ?