People often express surprise at how much activity I fit into my life. “I get exhausted just looking at your Facebook posts,” friends say. But I do it because I love it, because physical activity is, for me, both recreation, fun in itself, and pretty necessary for getting through my life. Exercise helps me cope with stress. I feel instantly better and sleep better and everything runs a little bit more smoothly.
But I don’t always get what I want. Case in point? Last week.
What I wanted: a week of bike camp in South Carolina, warm and sunny, nothing to do but ride up and down mountains
What I got: a week frantically trying to meet end of term writing deadlines in not so sunny, in fact a bit cold and rainy, Ontario
(Not quite true..I did get some weekend bike adventures in. See here.)
I went six full days without running, biking, lifting, yoga or Aikido. ARGH!
But today I’m back at it with running in the morning and hot yoga at night. In the middle, I’m getting my cx bike ready for some weekday commuting. Next week, I’ve got running and Aikido on Monday, boxing on Tuesday, more riding on Thursday. and running and Aikido on Friday. Can’t wait!