I guess I am pinpointing a couple of themes this year. One of them is returning to a characteristic I used to have… I was that person that was prepared for anything. It came to me as I was getting ready for Friday Night Yoga Club and hoping I would digest an egg salad sammich with no issue.
I want my body to be prepared for any adventure thrown at it from taking off for a spontaneous weekend of solo backpacking to being strong enough to take care of my family if we all get hit with a bug. I want my gear organized for adventure (and there is a lot of gear that has been sitting in storage while I have been breeding), my travel necessities ready at a moment, paperwork in order, you name it.
I was never a Girl Scout, our boys may never do Boy Scouts, but preparation is nothing to sneeze at.
In that vein my husband and I did get outside for a little bit on Sunday with our x-country skis. We had planned to head to a resort but the -15 F temperature did not sound inviting. Instead we stayed local to check out a few areas and mostly to do a gear check. Gear has been checked. At this point the only thing I want but don’t need is a new hydration pack.
This week my husband and I start some Foundation courses for a fitness facility we joined. We are signed up for a month of Crossfit but they have other performance specific training as well as TRX workouts. I am looking forward to easing into two weeks of Foundation. It will be a return to a box for me, and after my iron-poor year I could use some easing into a program. We have three evening classes this week and I have another Friday Night Yoga Club session. I am gonna toss in some short jogs (breaking in Newtons) and maybe a long day of cross-country skiing or snowshoeing if I am caught up on a few things.
The last thing I am preparing for that is big this week and concerns the blogging world is the opening of Ignite Fitness for the Fitbloggin’ Keynote in June. I am organizing this fun little beast again and you can see the call for speakers at Fitbloggin.