Is it me, or does being seem like it’s getting more and more expensive?
Lululemon is now promoting something called the Mirror, there’s Peloton, Orange Theory, F45…personal trainers, on line or in person……joining gyms and fitness centres, diets, so many diets, WW, Jenny Craig, Mediterranean, whatever?…it all costs, $$$$$$$!
Not that there’s anything wrong with any of that……
Seriously what’s with all the training at home behind closed doors?…..Treadmills, spin bikes, and yes that Peloton again….is fitness no longer social, just virtual?
Zumba, yoga, hot yoga, warm yoga…..is there a frozen yoga yet (singing let it go as you downward dog?)
Bikes, when did bikes become so expensive? And now electric bikes, electric scooters? How is riding a bike too much of an effort?
A pair of shoes…..socks, some clothes, and you run……..one foot in front of the other….thats it?
Alone, in a group….no fees, no big piece of equipment to buy, no subscription, just you and a pair of shoes, and everthing outside that front door…
today was a perfect example…..the end of my shift at our Running Room store, laced up the Brooks Adrenalines, stepped outside the doors, and just went for a run….
I didn’t need to sign up for anything (sure you can sign up for fun runs and races, but all optional)….no permission, a special workout room…..just, well ran…..not far, not fast…but just did it…..I didn’t know which way I was going to go until I began…I just ran…….which felt great
Not a view you’re going to get on a treadmill…yep, it was a little colder, but I didn’t die……I had the right traction to handle any ice…….but yeah, personal freedom, free time, and no one telling me how fast or how quick I had to be, no need to count reps or sets, no coach, no one checking to make sure I was holding the right pose, no need for a spotter, not trying to lift more than I should or than the guy on the bench next to me……..just ran……no judgment…just a run…..and yeah, felt like a million bucks afterwards…
Endorphins? Running is like the perfect drug, no hangover, just all great, positive…..a positive drug….
Is there anything wrong with anything else? Nope, but, I like uncomplicated, I like the group, I like social, but I also like relaxed, and, I guess, self directed……
The cost of a running shoe……..pretty simple…..
Am thinking so is that next goal……Vancouver, May 1st, Half Marathon……now, one day closer….and one more training day, in the bag…
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I can’t say I care to be particularly social when I’m running or lifting weights. I like to be with people while cycling though, lol.