I still have almost 6 months till my membership at my gym ends but I already made the decision not to renew it. At this moment I’m going 1 to 2 times a week and compared to the money I’m paying it’s too expensive.
After more than 2 years of running it’s obvious that I love doing that most. I’ve never did any sort of exercising for such a “long” period. I don’t like using the dreadmill in the gym, it’s boring. I prefer going outside. Last Winter we didn’t have much bad weather and I was able to keep on running outside, I even ran in freezing cold and snow.
At this moment I’m using my gym for swimming and cardio. But I don’t need the gym for these 2 workouts.
After a few times of swimming I’ve noticed I like doing this but I don’t need my membership for the gym for that. We have a public swimming pool in my village where I can go for swimming.
I’m thinking about saving money to buy a new bike. My current bike is a city bike and not really good for longer distances. I would like to have a hybrid bike and bike more for crosstraining.
After my half marathon in October my friend K. and I are going to a Bootcamp class. You can try one for free and the class is not to far from my home and it’s an outdoor class. If I like this I might start this after my membership at the gym ends.
And there’s this little dog called Bella who would love to go more to the forest at the weekends.
Bottom line is that I want to do more workouts outside instead of indoors. Usually the weather in Holland is pretty good for outdoor sports, you can do it the entire year.
Did you ever ended your gym membership and why? Did you regret your decision and go back after a while or was it the right decision for you?
Yesterday morning I had a 3 miler on my schedule. This was an easy run. I just ran and didn’t watch or worry about my pace. It’s taking longer before I need a walking break and I feel it’s going in the right direction. It was a good run.
After work I went to the gym for a swim workout. I swam 660 meters/yards in 25 minutes. It’s time to take it to the next level and add meters to the workout the next time. Another good workout.
And after dinner Bella and I went for a 35 minute walk.
Weather: drizzling rain, no wind, 13C (55 degrees)
Distance: 4.8 K / 3 miles
Average time: 7:13 /km
Average speed: 8.3 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Glee – Kiss.
This morning I had to do speedwork: 5 x 400 metres with 400 metres jogging/walking in between. The intervals had to be done at my 5K race pace which I did. The overall pace is a bit slow but that’s because I had to walk for at least a minute after every session. I have confidence that will get better in time.
During lunch I went for a walk with my friend K. for 30 minutes and after work I took Bella for a 30-minute walk.
Yesterday and today were very good days!
Weather: dry, fog, not much wind wind, 13C (55 degrees)
Distance: 5.1 K / 3.1 miles
Average time: 6:52 /km
Average speed: 8.7 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Ilse de Lange – Puzzle me.
I don’t have much inspiration this week and fall back on easy recipes: Noodles with vegetables and chicken.
Oven dish of minced meat, mashed potatoes and red cabbage.
365 days photo challenge 2011
Day 207 – Tuesday July 26
Dark sky but you can see the sky is getting better at the right of the picture.
Day 208 – Wednesday July 27
Early morning run in foggy weather, met some cows along the way.