Spring is in the air and it is also definitely in my step.
A lovely little boot camp style / running session this evening confirmed to me that I am definitely much fitter than a year ago and I have stamina, which is good.
Boy, those happy hormones kicked in afterwards. It feels great, especially being outside. I will be transferring a lot of my current exercises to the great outdoors as the weather begins to take a turn for the better. It’s mighty pleasing to inhale that fresh air into your lungs.
Walking stamina sucks
Having just self-praised my athletic stamina, I am confused as to why my walking stamina is so weak. I’m OK with striding with a purpose, but that sort of mooching walking when you’re in a museum or ambling through town – ugh, my body just sort of caves in and feels all achy and pathetic.
How come I can do a three-hour Zumbathon or take two classes and then do a HIIT program, but I cannot walk round Washington DC without feeling all weak and feeble and drained and in need of a large glass of wine……?!
My large, and very welcome, glass of wine after three hours walking round the sights of DC.
I’ve ordered myself one of these babies so that I can be even more OCD about everything:
It will track my sleep as well as calories out and calories in and all the other stuff. I am really interested in it tracking my sleep because I have become a very bad sleeper and that has such an impact on my eating habits and how I feel generally (which is v v v v v v v v grumpy – that’s a don’t-even-think-of-coming-near-me-because-I-will-bite-your-frigging-head-off-grumpy – if I don’t have enough sleep!!!) Just so you know 🙂
It doesn’t come out until May, but my order is in. Hoorah!
Claire Bolden McGill is a British expat who lived in Maryland for three years and moved back to the UK in August 2015. Claire wrote about her life as a British expat on the East Coast and now works in travel and hospitality PR in the UK. She still finds time to blog about her repatriation and the reverse culture shock that ensued – and she still hasn’t finished that novel, but she’s working on it. You can contact Claire via twitter on @clairebmcgill or via her blog From America to England.