I’m all about the joy of exploration, whether it’s trying something new, rekindling a love for something old or simply pushing your boundaries and getting out of your comfort zone. Here’s how I’m planning to do all of the above this weekend:
I’m taking part in D.C. Fit Week by attending a Total Body Circuit class at Northwest Sport & Health Club in Tenleytown at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Click here to check out other free classes offered throughout the city next week.
I’m putting up my dukes. After two women were beaten and raped at the Bethesda store last weekend (full story here), I couldn’t decline an invitation to attend a a free Self Defense for Runners seminar at Lululemon Athletica Georgetown at 11 a.m. tomorrow. I’ll be sure to share any interesting tips I learn there.
I’m mixing up my running comeback. In the past, I’ve always started my running comebacks with several minutes straight of running on a treadmill, with a slow buildup in time and distance. That went OK on Wednesday (despite needing to ice my knee at least 30 minutes for each one minute I ran), but I think I’m going to try run-walking instead, per some advice I got while writing Tips to a successful running comeback for the January/February issue of Women’s Running. I’ll start by alternating five minutes of walking with one of running for 30 minutes. I’ll gradually increase the running until that’s all I’m doing.
I’m relishing the spoils of past explorations. Back in October, I wrote about how I busted out of my comfort zone with a kayaking-camping trip to Assateague Island, off Maryland’s Eastern Shore. My story about the trip, Rip & Go, Assateague Island’s Pine Tree Loop, is now live on Backpacker Magazine’s website—reading it makes me feel like I got to take the trip all over again!
How are you mixing it up this weekend?