Hello lettuce heads!
Its probably pretty obvious that after I came back from my California Oakley trip, not only was I inspired to continue doing what Ive been doing (teaching classes, triathlons, blogging, coaching clients through health challenges), but to open up my world to new and adventurous things. Its not only gotten me a more social calendar (somehow lots of people want to hang out with me and do these cool things), but its also increased my quality of life.
I am just like any other health geek out there and love my fitness tools, seeing how far I can push myself, looking at the calorie count on my HRM, scale drop, or how sore I can feel the next day- and I definitely still enjoy my share of tracking quanitifiables. But in order to make being active a lifestyle, you’ve got to really enjoy what you’re doing. Trying new things keeps it fresh, and to look at your body as a tool to get you from A to B in any given adventure, obstacle course, race, competition, new skill, is an incredibly healthy way to appreciate your hands, feet, legs, eyes, ears, etc etc. You probably will even fuel yourself more efficiently knowing that you wont feel so hot during said activities if you insert junk. Or the activity will be the highlight of your day versus a crazy indulge meal which potentially isnt as satisfying as youd like and doesnt have you feeling so great about yourself. Having fun, feeling things with your hands, seeing things with your eyes, hearing things with your big ol ears, and letting your feet take you new and exciting places, will absolutely take negative pressure off yourself and most definitely help you achieve the goals you’re looking to accomplish already. Unconventional? yes. Effective? Definitely.
Now even though I took the stairs this morning up to the 5th floor where I work and got locked out (since I cant access my floor to the stairs- I know that now), atleast I tried and am looking at new ways to be active instead of hopping on a machine or going insane in a group exercise class. I have tons of fun doing those things, I love it, but why stop there? My weekends dont have to be like the typical dinner and a movie, drinks and hangover food, and lounging in a pool. That stuff is definitely appreciated in its doses, but I dare ya to sprinkle some adventure sugar on your life and share your experiences with the world. You’re bound to inspire yourself and others. Not to mention that your friends, family, partner, coworkers, kids, etc will probably think you’re that much cooler. And who doesnt want that?
My new fun toy to take video/pictures during the adventures. I just need to learn how to edit so I can share the videos.
Go Ape Rope Course at Eagle Creek- check it out!
At the dunes with my family- super fun place to get in the water, climb sand dunes, play ball
Volleyball face off!
My point exactly
Found this gem shirt at BGI inside the Bike hub!
Mayors Bike Ride with friends BEFORE downtown crit- no we did not race, we rode before and watched.
The crazy awesome crit riders. They are fierce and fast. Definitely want to race again. Last fast bike rides I did were in college for Little 5
Teaching an outdoor spin class in the crazy heat, to be followed by lightning which cut it short, still awesome way to get out and change a spin class up- the class had 25 bikes- all spots were filled and everyone was in great spirits.
City way is going to be incredible. New development downtown, look it up, check it out. Lots to come in Indy.
Up this weekend: Eagle Creek Sprint Tri and Holiday Park hiking get together. Pics to come!
Thanks for reading and I hope you’ll join me as an activity activist!
Until next time,