And guess what... I got a PR in the 5K and Half this spring. I did run further and get in my long runs during half training, but I think the cross training and branching out have been great for me! So what have I been up to?
Volleyball-I play year round indoor volleyball with a group of girls. We are mediocre at best, but always have lots of laughs while we sweat it out on the court. I'm playing in a tournament in a couple of weeks to get ready for a session of sand volleyball with my 4's team. It should be a fun day of volleyball!
Classes at Bar Method-I LOVE the classes. The isometric exercises and smaller movements make my muscles shake and I love it!! Plus, the stretching is so good!!
Corporate Challenge-all of the various sports in Corporate Challenge are always so fun. I ended up participating in: the half marathon, table tennis, track (400M, 100M, long jump, Sprint Medley Relay, Mile Relay), soccer, flag football, and volleyball. This year my favorite was flag football. The 2 days filled with sprinting and scoring were a really great time!!
At home workouts-from yoga to pyramid workouts to backyard workouts...anything to get in a little exercise at home. I did this new pyramid (technically half pyramid) workout when I only had 15 minutes of free time one night. It is a good and quick way to get your heart rate up and would be killer to go 100 to 10 and then 10 back to 100.
I have also been enjoying lighter runs/walks with the pup and sometimes we let Bobby come along too. There is no pressure...just making sure the dog doesn't overheat.
What is your favorite non-running exercise?
Do you take breaks from running?
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