Since being back at university, I have absolutely loved having the time to get involved with workouts and sporting activities on a regular basis. As we all know from legally blonde, exercise gives you endorphins and endorphins make you happy, so keeping fit is not only good for your body but also for your mind.
In the past few weeks, Maria and I have been to an awesome yoga class and have entered a netball team in an intramural netball tournament where we are currently second in the league, can I get a hell yeah?! One thing we haven’t got back into yet is running; so today, whilst it was pouring with rain and thunder storming, what did we decide would be a great thing to do? Why, go for a run of course!
Earlier this year, we started the couch to 5k program – a 9 week running plan for beginners that gradually builds you up from couch potato to running a 5k. As we never completed it and haven’t run for months, we decided to start again at week 3. It was a good way to ease back into it but we felt we could push ourselves a bit more so did the podcast twice. The park we ran in looked absolutely beautiful with all of the orange, yellow and brown autumn leaves falling around us. Autumn is definitely the most beautiful time of year to me; check out those incredible colours ▷►▹▸
Like any mature adults would, we rewarded ourselves for our hard work with a post-run play session in the children’s play area. Whilst Maria got all flexy on the bars, I of course headed straight for the slide without noticing there was a huge, muddy puddle at the bottom. Oops.
As if this wasn’t enough exercise for one day, I also played my first ever game of squash this evening! Hitting a ball against a wall as hard as you can initially seemed a bit crazy to me, but turns out it’s actually really fun… that is of course until one of your friends hits you in the stomach with a squash ball – thanks for that Seany!
Now, curled up in bed with my favourite Hotel Chocolat Gianduja Bombes, I can confirm I definitely agree with Elle Woods when it comes to exercise making you happy. What is your favourite way to keep fit? Have any of you tried the couch to 5k?