|obstacle racing. Have you tried?|
I'm once again linking up to the Friday Five hosted by Cynthia of "You signed up for what" , Courtney of Eat Pray Run DC, and Mar from Mar on the run. Be sure to check out their blogs and the other blogs on the link up!
I thought I would chime in this week because I love today's fun topic " 5 fitness trends you'd never try" and I can't wait to read what the other bloggers have to say.
The word “never” is a funny thing. When I was a freshman in high school, I gave track a try. I was coming from a life of fast food and TV watching, and my very first lap around the track didn't go too well. It was a brisk day, I was slow, out of breath, and the cold air filled my chest right away, making me feel like crap. I quit after the first practice and said I would never be a runner. Fast forward to the last 3 years of my life and i've not only become a runner, but I ran the NYC half last year, something I NEVER in a million years thought I would do back then.
The moral of the story, never say never!
These days, I live for new & different experiences, my motto being :
"Don't knock it until you've tried it, and then tried it again."
Many of the things I've done are on other people's "never" list - skydiving, ice climbing, surfing, sleeping in an ice hotel, etc... I like to push myself as far out of my comfort zone as possible, and rarely use the word "never" in present day life.
Now that i've gotten that out of the way, here's the fun part. My list in meme:
|This is probably how it would go...|
I've heard this class is a ton of fun, but it doesn't seem to make my to do list. I think it's because this is a cardio based workout and I get my cardio in with P90X3 and running currently. I also am not a huge fan of dancing... gasp!
2. Pole Dancing class
|Agreed, now let's advertise it this way as well!|
I've actually seen some pretty cool pictures of these classes where women are using the pole to do side inversions and things that take a lot of strength, balance, and technique. But, I feel this class has a long way to go to be taken seriously, as many of the ads I see still have women in bra and underwear on the pole, which sadly takes away from any fitness focus this class may have. It may be fun for a bachlorette party, but it's not on my to do list for fitness just yet.
3. Those body wrap things
|I kid, I kid... sorta|
4. Fad Diets, Performance enhancement drugs, weight loss pills,
|Picture not related, just funny|
Anddd this is the other thing that can probably get real close to the never category. No other explanation really needed...
Serious power to anyone reading this that has run one of these. After struggling with the half marathon distance, I'm not sure a marathon is anywhere in my near future, let alone an ultra. I hope this gets on my radar someday as my endurance grows, but in my present state it is a very, very long way off.
So there you have it. Would love to hear your opinions on this one! For anyone that currently does anything i’ve mentioned above (except number 4), convince me to try it!
Or, what is it that keeps a particular activity in the "never" category for you? Let me know! I especially want to hear from the people that say obstacle racing, since I was once against this until I gave it a try, and now i’m hooked…