Peer Pressure

After two weeks of no workouts at all I woke up this morning just chomping at the bit to get something in. Luckily, I seem to have caught up with life, at least for now and I should be able to begin consistently working out again. Today was interesting though because I headed to the gym planning a run and some lifting and ended up taking Clubbin Cardio instead. I blame it on peer pressure really. All my friends were doing it and I just didn’t want to be left out.

But the truth is that I had a great time. I got in a workout with great music and great friends and left the gym with a smile on my face.

My race schedule for this year is super light. Right now I only have one race planned and it is only a 10k. I want to run it well but I also want to start enjoying workouts again. I want to allow myself a little freedom, take a class here and there, walk in the park whenever the opportunity arises and just plain have fun for a change. I need more smiles. I need more happy in my life.

Last year when our world starting spinning our of control, I started listening to comedy on Pandora. I was looking for anything that would take the pressure off and help me feel lighter even if it was just for a little while. Now I am looking for something similar in my workouts. I do not want to stop running but I do want to start adding more fun to the mix. I don’t know how often I will take the Clubbin’ Cardio classes or what other fun activities I might add to my routine but I do know that I need this right now. If you have some ideas for me, please leave a comment and let me know.

What do you do besides running, biking, swimming and lifting? How do you add fun to your routine? And how often do you do it?