This week I have been incredibly productive in my free time, I have been running, to thg gym, met friends for breakfast twice, been to the cinema, had a driving lesson (more on this another time!), and am going on a double date tonight to a cool pop-up fondue restaurant in East London!
Here are some (semi-random) things I have learnt this week;
- I have discovered that I really like Pilates.
I know everyone always raves about yoga, and I know lots of people that love it. But I never really got it. I always felt completely inadequate because I am so inflexible and could hardly get into any of the positions. I think that’s why I enjoyed Bikram Yoga so much, everyone is struggling with the heat, plus I felt far more flexible. Unfortunately, Bikram is a bit pricey on top of a gym membership, so I am excited to add Pilates into my routine at the gym. It will also make completing my 2013 New Year’s resolution to take 2 yoga classes a week, something I have certainly not achieved yet!
2. I remembered that the first mile of a run is always the worst (especially first thing in the morning).
I felt so sluggish during my run on Wednesday morning, that I really wanted to cut it short. My garmin took ages to find satellites so I ran using RunKeeper, and I felt so disheartened hearing my speed was 10.20min miles! It wasn’t until the third mile that I heard a 9.30min miles pace and I was a little relieved. It was just an easy run so I wasn’t concentrating on pace, but I was glad to finish my 3.5 miles in under 35 minutes.
I wish I had more Pilates options near me, there’s a great studio but its a few miles away and not affordable, it’s definitely a good alternative to yoga!