Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Color Run

Mark and I in the Colour Mosh Pit

So the first event for 2014 was the first ever Color Run in New Zealand. To be honest when I signed Mark and I up for this I was really excited and then on the day I felt a bit “meh” about it all.

Once we found the MMNZ gals I felt heaps better as it was such a nice way to see them all. It feels like a big (colourful) family when we are altogether.

We ended up walking with a few of the gals and it was such a cool family friendly atmosphere. I even got down in the colour and rolled around in it. So much fun! We will definitely be doing it next year.

I have decided that rather than just doing as many events as I can this year that I am going to be more selective with the ones that I do. I already decided not to do the Albany Lakes Series as quite frankly walking 2 x laps of 5k is just boring. Also, we will be missing Round the Bays this year as we will not be around.

So to date we have 3 that are definite as we are already signed up:
The Color Run
O Rock

From there I will decide what to do. I know that we will do the Auckland Quarter Marathon and I will do Sculpt, but I need to find some more that are interesting.

I am also going to focus more on resistance training than I did last year. I have definitely go the cardio under my belt and exercising at least 5 times a week is a well-established habit now.

What events have you done or signed up for that you love?

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Getting up and out the door!

Some days I just do not want to get out of bed and drag my butt to the gym. Today was one of those days.

My second day back at work and when the first alarm went off at 5am and a huge night of vivid dreams I really had to give myself a firm mental and physical push to get out of bed.

Suffice to say…we made it out the door and to the gym.

RPM classes are nowhere near their normal capacity as people slowly return to work and I cannot imagine that 6.10am is an appealing time for most people to get on a bike.

For the first 6 tracks I felt like I was riding through quicksand and I was hungry and tired. Then track 7 started and I realised that it was my current favourite RPM track and gave me a new lease on life and the ability to smash through the wall of tiredness. What I have realised is that even though I love track 3 and 5 I really save quite a bit until track 7. Sometimes the ‘right’ songs make you push yourself harder to break through your own barriers.

So tomorrow I will wake up between 5-5.20am and get out the door to do another RPM class and hopefully I am awake well before the track 7 mark.

This year I want to add more classes to my weekly workouts including Pump, CXWORX® and Grit. I also need to add stairs into my week. *sigh* Oh and probably some free weights to help firm up my wobbly triceps and strengthen my legs further.

What is your favourite workout song at the moment? Mine is: Dancing DJs vs Roxette - Fading Like A Flower.