I might be slightly dramatic saying this is a crisis, but this is my current struggle! I am struggling to organize (aka REIGN IN) my fitness and training plans. There are just SO MANY ACTIVITIES that seems fun and like I NEED to do them!
First and foremost (and I need to remind myself often that this is first and foremost!) is marathon training. I have changed my mind multiple times but I am OFFICIALLY REGISTERED for a fall marathon so there is no turning back now! Kiss the $80 goodbye and get to running, girl! Manchester City Marathon here I come!
I am running as part of Team Challenge, the endurance training and fundraising team for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. They are my FAV charity and I'm already signed up for another race with them next year because they rock! I was supposed to run the Chicago Marathon with them this fall as my first marathon, but decided to do a race closer to home instead. I'm NERVOUS but very excited to accomplish this! Everyone tells me to enjoy the training and the miles I run all summer because the race is just the last 26.2 miles of the marathon.
My second fitness priority is aerial. I have really put aerial on the back burner for a few months, but I think it was a big reason I survived running the New Orleans Rock N Roll 1/2 Marathon with very minimal training miles. I was a ton more flexible and had a really strong core, which are both SO important to have proper running form. Plus it's really fun to master new skills, face fears and work on my artistry and performance skills! (Which is hard for a girl who never took dance or gymnastics or cheer.) SO I've got to figure out how to get back to aerial more regularly, decide which days I should overlap with my running andddd find the funds to do so! Kama's new studio is SOO pretty so that should motivate me even more to make my way there :)
Third is home workouts! I have been doing home workout since elementary school..... no really, I have. I remember being a little kid doing this Marilu Henner workout on VHS thinking it was SO FUN and not at all hysterical, which watching it now I realize how hysterical it must have been to watch a little girl doing this!
I really enjoy working out at home and most of the time don't enjoy the gym, so it's a really great way for me to cross train! I have plans laid out for me that I just follow along with so I don't have to guess if I'm getting a well rounded workout... PLUS I'm a Beachbody coach so of course I am going to test out these workouts and see what I think of them for myself before recommending them to other people. These days it's more of weights and cardio versus "dancing," but some of the video still do look super corny! I don't care if it's a little corny if it's a quick and effective workout though!
Next is CrossFit. I have been interested in CrossFit for a while now, but I never seriously looked into it because I was put off by how much shit people talk about CrossFit and how EXPENSIVE it is! (I already have one expensive workout and that is aerial!) Well this week I went to a demo at a local CrossFit gym and it was pretty fun! The ideas behind CrossFit seem to make sense and, yes, I could be down for adding some muscle to my frame. Butttt I haven't made up my mind if I want to squeeze it in or not. I think it would be really effective, fun to mix up my workouts even more and push myself in a new way, but I'm not sure if I should add it to my line up when I am feeling like I have a lot on my plate already and the coaches told me I need to go at least 3x a week if I join CrossFit.....
Then there are all other other fun things that come up and I see like beach yoga, SUP, rock-climbing, hiking, extra races, obstacle races, FlyGym, other fitness classes, and a million other things that will pop up and look fun!
Must. Stay. Focused.
Marathon and runs come first!
Maybe something new and fun to mix it up once a month. That should be good :-)
Hi, I'm Jessie!
I live in NH with my husband and our pups. My favorite things are coaching Girls on the Run, eating good food that I didn't have to cook, helping other people work on their health, volunteering for and running races, watching tv, doing yoga, and spending too much time on social media. #Balance