Surfing is Sexy

Surfing is a sexy sport.

It has always been a sport I have wanted to try.

I love the ocean.

I love the beach.

I found some amazing photos of surfing on tumblr…

These photos made made me think…

I love running… but I have been so consumed with it lately, that I haven’t had much time to get involved in any other types of physical activities. However, my running season is starting to wind down. I only have two more races, my last race being the Annapolis Half scheduled for December 1st, and although I will continue to run through out the winter, I won’t be training for anything until early March.

Hopefully, this will leave me more time to do…

Yoga

I like the style of Bikram, and during the colder months of winter, my body wakes up craving it.

Hiking

My sister and are planning a hike on Black Friday. It will be so refreshing to be out in nature breathing in the fresh air burning off the Thanksgiving dinner we had the night before.

Boxing

I have yet to try Boxing. I had written a post about it a month ago, but something came up and I ended up not having the chance to go. But it has still been on my mind, and I am looking forward to trying it. Read about Why I need a Punching Bag here.

Cycling

I use to ride a couple times a week, sometimes riding my bike to and from work. But I haven’t been on it in the last couple months. So it would be nice to dust off my road bike, and ride a couple times a month. It is great for cross training and a wonderful workout.

Chrissie Wellington Ironman World Champion 2011

Rock Climbing

Again this is something that I have yet to try. But it has been on my mind. I think it will be a great full body workout.

CrossFit and Weight Lifting

I have yet to try Cross Fit but it is a must. A couple months ago, I ended up at the Mid Atlantic Crossfit Games. It was a true inspiration. I need to try ¬†CrossFit, and if I can’t afford to join, I may just work on weight lifting. But either way. I need to get my body strong. It is important for injury prevention and it will make me feel better at work. I am a hairstylist on my feet all day, and it can be very tiresome. Read about the Mid Atlantic Crossfit Games here.

CrossFit

Barre

I’ve tried Pilates. I use to practice on the reformer. Honestly, it just wasn’t intense enough for me. I have thought about trying Barre because it incorporate ballet like moves to help strengthen the body.

This photo reminds me of a combo of boxing and barre.

Snowboarding

Last but not least. I am praying for some snow this winter so I can get on my board. I love weekend getaways to the mountains.

So those are the other activities I have on my mind. I know that in the end, by incorporating some other activities I will build more muscle, become stronger, and overall improve my running.

Because at the end of the day I always end up with a desire to go for a run.

*None of these photos are mine. All were found on tumblr.

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2012 Reebok CrossFit Games Mid-Atlantic Regional Final

This weekend was packed full, and randomly I ended up at the¬†2012 Reebok CrossFit Games Mid-Atlantic Regional Final. My mom, sister, and I headed to Landover, MD early Friday morning to watch my cousin’s gymnastics tournament. The minute I walked into the PG Sports and Learning Complex, where the tournament was held, I ¬†was surrounded by some seriously strong athletes. On one side of the facility was gymnastics, on the other side was CrossFit.

I know what CrossFit is, and I know a ton of people who do CrossFit, but I never knew there were CrossFit competitions. ¬†When it comes to CrossFit, I have always been interested in trying it, I just haven’t had the opportunity to. CrossFit is also super expensive. It is $200 a month, and I already spend so much money towards fitness as it is (yoga studio, gym membership, running, cycling, snowboarding.)

Anyway, the Reebok CrossFit Games Mid-Atlantic Regional Final, was worth watching. It was really hard not to stare. The men had amazing bodies, and the women had fabulous bodies as well, some a little bit to strong. Another thing that I noticed was the patriotic spirit the CrossFit competitors have towards their CrossFit gym. To see that spirit, is really interesting, because I never thought of CrossFit as team oriented. But after watching the support the competitors had from the other athletes that they know from their gym, I now consider this a sport. A sport with a competition, with a team, with team mates.

xMost of the sports that I participate in, (yoga, running, cycling) I do solo. It would be nice to work out with a group. The energy at the event was amazingly positive. It definitely inspired me to strength train more, and I might actually go ahead and try CrossFit.