You may have noticed that I’m not running as much.
Yes, I’m still running, but given the demands of my work life and home life lately – and a somewhat bothersome knee – I’ve been cross training A LOT more.
That means more swimming, hiking, paddling and yes, it even means yoga.
I have to say guys, I’m loving exploring. Perhaps I was in a bit of a running rut and didn’t even know it. In the last week alone, I went paddleboarding in the bay with a friend, hiked a nearby nature preserve, swam 2,200 yards in the YMCA pool, practiced yoga in the woods then hiked a stunning gorge.
I’m not training for anything. I’m just living life. I’m exploring Rochester, which I have to say, is damn gorgeous.
Sure, I’ve been trying new activities for work – sailboarding, footgolf, SUP yoga. I even tried Taekwondo AND broke a board! You can read more of my articles here.
I just went on a HikYoga outing last week, and plan to go target shooting this coming weekend. Stay tuned kids! This could get interesting.
I’ve been enjoying the change of pace, and not being a slave to a marathon training schedule. I even branched out to try my hand at a monthlong yoga challenge, where through a local health club I am posting a daily yoga pose every day in September on my Instagram feed. It’s been interesting and definitely outside my comfort zone, but I am so glad I gave it a shot.
Sure, I’m still running. I tackled 4.5 miles last night and witnessed a stunning sunset with my trusty running partner Gary. I’ve been running 4-5 miles at least 3 times a week and even ran a 10-mile race with Oiselle teammate Beth. It was a stunning course through rural Orleans County (including a mile through a fruit farm), albeit I could have done without the 10 am start time on a hot, humid summer day No matter. We’ll be back for sure!
Stay tuned for more adventures as we head into the next season. Welcome fall! What activities should I try in the cooler weather?
Are you in an exercise rut? What do you do to change it up? How do you cross train? What activity should I try next? Tell me in the comments!
Looks like you’ve been having a lot of fun trying out all these different workouts! Very cool stuff, V.
cross training is so fun. My favorite is hiking in the fall. I’ve heard frisbee golf can be pretty fun too. Along with… regular golf!!
Ugh I was in a running rut all summer. I’m sure it was related to the heat, but I was just so not into it. I’m happy to say I got out of it though. Weirdly, it was by running a race that I was so not trained for and ending up almost PRing!