It wasn’t just running that took a back seat over the last couple of months – it was cardio exercise full stop. This was mainly due to a ridiculous period at work around October to November when I was pulling 12-hour days every day for six solid weeks. The joys of self-employment.
Exercise is always the thing that gets neglected by me in these situations, because all I want to do in the two hours I have left in the day after sleeping, eating and working is stare mindlessly at the internet. The other thing is that the work was interfering with my scheduled exercise – I could no longer go to my Tuesday night Zumba class – so once the ridiculous work period was over, I’d got out of the habit of Zumba and was making alternative commitments for Tuesday nights.
I’ve missed dancing though, so tonight I headed off to another class that my Zumba instructor runs, a ‘Strictly Dance’ class, which is a solo dance exercise class based on ballroom and Latin steps. I love Strictly so I really enjoyed it, probably even more than Zumba. I’m looking forward to getting to know the routines over the course of the next few weeks. Also, it’s earlier in the evening, so a nice bonus is that I can eat after the class rather than before and don’t have to stress about whether Geth will get home from work for tea early enough for me to avoid exercising immediately after eating. Win-win.
I’m definitely feeling better all round for getting my cardio back on, though my calves do hate me at the moment.