- Strength Training. I have known for a long time that this is, by far, the weakest link in my fitness routine, but I keep ignoring it because I'm intimidated and don't know what to do. Enter New Rules of Lifting for Women, a book I bought a few months ago but hadn't started yet. I finally started the program last Sunday and I really like it. I can't really vouch for it's effectiveness so far- I was sore the day after doing the first workout but like I said, I'm a complete novice in this area- but I do like how easy it is to understand and that it tells me exactly what I need to do, which is what I need right now while I'm getting accustomed to something new!
- Recommitting to Yoga. Last winter and spring, I was going to yoga at least twice a week, sometimes more. After we moved to Charlotte I really lost some of my motivation- perhaps because I no longer had my favorite yoga studio nearby?- and I have barely been going a couple times a month. I don't know if the frequency last year had anything to do with the fact that I was also running injury-free during that time period, but it certainly seems like it could have because of the stretching and strengthening benefits (particularly of your feet!). Regardless, I enjoy yoga and it's a great activity for both physical and mental health, so it's time to get back to it. I have managed to go once or twice per week for the last few weeks so it's a good start.
- Spinning (and other new classes). I haven't gone to spinning since the first year I lived in DC, but my new gym has a great studio that I'm eager to try out, and since I'll need a new cardio source for a while anyway I think this is a great time for it. There are also a lot of other classes that I'd like to try and a couple that I've already tried that I'd like to do more (e.g. barre) that hopefully will help me to get stronger and more resilient for when I start running again.
In other news, Corey and I are busy planning a spring trip to Costa Rica, so that makes up for missing a trip to Virginia Beach. I think We also had a great time visiting with friends this weekend and celebrating the engagement of a fantastic couple, so good times all around!