As you may have read in a previous post, last summer I really got into running. I wasn’t fit by any means, but I was fitter, and although it was hard work, I did actually enjoy it. More than that, I enjoyed the time out to myself to think or (more likely) sing along to my iPod in my head.
I’ve struggled to get running this year, partly because of lack of energy but partly because although I did enjoy running, it was very much a chore that I was conscious of doing as an exercise task. So I’ve been thinking about things I could do which are fun first and exercise second. That way I’m more likely to enjoy what I’m doing and so I’m also more likely to keep it up.
I really enjoy spending time in the park or on the beach in Brighton, so anything that includes either of those too is a massive bonus.
*Thanks to Elvert Barnes via Flickr for this photo
This is one of the cheapest forms of exercise you can do in the park, no kit or equipment needed aside from the frisbee itself. And it doesn’t matter if you’re bad at catching it (as I am, bad at throwing too…) you’ll run more! After a bit of research I’ve also seen there’s an Ultimate Frisbee group in Brighton – think I need to polish up my skills first.