My life is a little bit in limbo at the moment. It was easy when I was training for the half marathons and the marathon – I knew what I had to do and I did it. Now that these races are over, the sense of urgency with the training has evaporated. Added to that I will be working as a freelancer so I could be either working from home or in-house anywhere in the South East so I’m finding myself in a kind of exercise no man’s land. My gym membership will be cancelled and all the classes I go to in London will be too far away, so I’m having to make alternative plans and build in some flexibility depending on where I’ll be. On the plus side being freelance does mean I can dictate my working hours and actually do things in the mornings and evenings, so it means I can make more plans and keep them.
So, I’ve done some investigations looking for local clubs and exercise classes and here’s what I’m hoping my weekly exercise schedule will look like:
- Monday: 8.30-9.30am – Bootcamp (Haywards Heath) – I’ll either cycle here or drive (5.5 miles)
- Tuesday: 7.00-8.30pm – Running Club (Haywards Heath) – Drive to here
- Wednesday: 13.00-14.00pm Yoga Class (Lindfield) – Cycle, drive or run here (approx 4 miles)
- Thursday: 6.45pm onwards – Running Club 10k+ run (location variable)
- Friday: 7.00-8.00pm – Bootcamp
- Saturday: 9.00am – Park Run, Hove and/or Hot yoga
- Sunday: 9.00-9.45 – Spinning or day of climbing and/or long run (8+ miles) or Dashing Divas Yoga Run (10.30am onwards)
I’ll also add to this a few exercise DVDs (I love Davina DVDs!), some weight training, and some running on my own around my local area either at lunch or in the morning.
How do you overcome exercise limbo? Do you make exercise plans or do you go with the flow?