Posted: 21/09/2016 at 11:43
DBI - it's a dog-friendly hotel, is it?
TE - you prefer off-road to road running, then?
I have been doing once-a-week swimming by way of cross-training for a long time now. I get rather bored with it, since all I do is plod up and down for 30 lengths, but am sure it's Good For Me. That being said, I didn't do any over the school summer holidays because there's no over-60s session then, as the pool is made available to children/families all the time. I could have gone to another session... But I didn't.
Exhausted - yes, singing church music in a choir is probably comparable to running as far as the cheering-up effect goes.
I went to another "vibe cycle" session last night. As well as the far-too-loud music (which I cope with by switching off my hearing aids but leaving them in my ears as ear-plugs) we had coloured lights swirling around the ceiling, and a strip of coloured light on the floor, and the main lights switched off. As previously, it was very energetic and I was dripping within 20 minutes. The instructor introduced a new "move", - while standing on the pedals, you sink down into the space between the saddle and handlebars, i.e. into a semi-squat position - but keep pedalling all the time. It was near-impossible and agonising, - I kept it up for all of 3 seconds. In spite of the agony, I enjoyed the session (is this masochism?).