The weather has been cold, wet and miserable, I attempted running outdoors but running in hail is not for me (my poor face) forcing me to run on the ‘dreadmill’
Still not a fan of the treadmill but I managed 4miles on Tuesday and 4.5miles on Wednesday. The longest I’ve lasted on a treadmill. Ever. I’ve found watching TV whilst running helps with the boredom, so I caught a few episodes of Big Bang Theory. LOVE IT!
All was going well, I had almost become a proper little gym bunny until .. I dislocated my shoulder on Wednesday night. In my sleep!!! (I have a bit of a dodgy shoulder, I’m ok)
I was forced into having some rest meaning no fitness classes and missing my Sunday Run. Surprisingly I really did miss it, yes really and to make matters worse, the sun came out and the rain stayed away making it a perfect day for an outdoor run. Gutted! I think I may finally have caught the running bug. So much so, that the Garmin Forerunner has made its way to the top of my Santa list. 10 sleeps!!!
It’s been a month since I signed up for the half marathon and started trying to run, if you read my first posts you’ll know I wasn’t too keen. I’ve surprised myself for even putting in the effort for a whole month, never mind growing to actually enjoy it.
Running has now officially surpassed every other attempt I’ve ever made at starting a new hobby.
Is it just me or is ‘hobby’ a funny word?
Apparently shopping, drinking wine, watching movies for the 100,000,000th time, surfing the web and general lounging around the house are not hobbies, who knew?
I workout and go to fitness classes but that’s more necessity than choice.. FYI the more you go the more wine and cake you can have!!
Here’s a few hobbies I’ve tried, tested and failed at..
Spinning – When the gym I go to opened 5 years ago I couldn’t wait to try spin classes, I really liked it, that’s all I done … for about 3 months until I found crossfit… Which I’ve also stopped doing!
I did coincidentally go to a spin class last week with a friend and enjoyed it, however I forgot how sore sitting down would be the next day. Ouch.
Tennis – I played tennis when I was younger. Wimbledon season you’ll find me at the tennis courts other than then I don’t have much interest in tennis anymore (okay, maybe a slight interest in Nadal’s six pack).
Yoga – I have honestly lost count how many times I’ve tried to get into Yoga. Every so often I’ll see a picture of someone doing an impressive handstand and think ‘ohhhh I’m going to go back to Yoga’ then the yoga teacher calls me a robot or I face plant the floor and I don’t go back… I think I’ll give it another go.
Ballroom Dancing – my work colleague and I love the TV show Strictly Come Dancing (yes we really are that sad) last year we found ourselves a ballroom dance class. After the class, which we really enjoyed we agreed to make our cha-cha-cha a weekly thing…it never happened again.
Dress-making/Sewing – A few years ago I asked for a sewing machine for Christmas with great intentions of doing some dressmaking. Kevin used it once. It’s pretty much just an ornament in the spare room now.
Hiking – I’ve accompanied Kevin on occasion but usually I’ll make excuses not to, he’s stopped asking now.
Baking – I had a 3 week spell where I loved baking I went out and bought all types of baking and cake decorating utensils then pretty much nothing. Luckily my sister took up baking shortly after so I still get regular cupcakes 😉
Skiing – I received a block of 5 ski lessons as a gift when a new ski centre opened not far from us. I loved it so much I bought my own ski gear… I’ve been skiing once since then. That was 4 years ago.
I’m sure there are more but I think I’ve admitted enough failure for one blog post.
What do you think?
A+ for trying and a big fat F for effort.
To add to the fact that my effort is pretty much zero (I’m lazy and I know it) I’ve noticed as I get older I’ve become more reluctant to try new things. Even that first run I went on, I had to be practically forced into it.
I am slowly becoming a right boring, old fart.. And I don’t like it!
Possible 2015 New Years resolution.. Make an effort to try new things, commit to new hobbies or go all out and become a ‘YES’ woman!
As the young and not so boring would say #YOLO
Have you ever tried, tested and failed at any hobbies?
Have you found something you love by trying something new?
Thanks for reading ❤ I hope you are having a great week!