|Bryce Canyon NP on our road trip. Running down in the spires...on the bucket list!|
After that, I got a little less dedicated. I absolutely forgot a day
And, I was getting into other activities during this month too. Bikram Yoga, I really love the hot sauna aspect of it. The indoor climbing wall is just down the street, and my nephews and old friends became instant partners. The Utah snow is still fluffy and powdery so we got a couple days of skiing in. Paragliding is close too, and kiting around on the training hill is some great exercise. We brought bikes down to Moab and just had to get some pedal turns on the slick rock. And at times I ran longer than 30 minutes, on trails near the house.
To tell the truth, 30 minutes is a boring length for me here. It's hardly worth getting dressed and out the door, and at the 15 minute turn around point, I am just getting to the trailheads to run off-road. So I might as well run an hour. I think an hour every other day would be a better fit. Or perhaps I'll just do whatever sounds good for the day. Biking, gardening, climbing, yoga, hiking, paragliding, skiing. Too many fun things to do, too little time.
One thing is for sure...the 30 minute runs did jump-start my exercise plan here, and I feel like I am in really great shape. Part of it was just the reminder that I needed to get moving...like an alarm clock to get me out of bed in the morning, that daily decision to run pushed me to be active.