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Falling into a Fitness Routine

I’m not 100% sure how it happened but over the summer I became strictly a runner. Even with my break from work I somehow only found time to run. I was sad to sit back and think that I did not make it to the gym for any classes at all this summer- except for one visit to Courtney’s Super Flow Sunday class- which was awesome!

I used to so look forward to my Monday night flow classes or even sneaking away for a HIIT class that made me feel like I was going to puke and somehow it came to an abrupt stop. Maybe it was the kids, maybe it was the fact that I enjoyed having no schedule what so ever for a fun months.. not really sure.

As summer was coming to a close I vowed to find balance between running and other exercises but I have yet to find it. I love running. I spent my entire birthday weekend running and that made me happy but I miss the balance.

My fall was scheduled out with 3 half marathons (Baltimore, Annapolis and Rehoboth) but I have now backed down to only do 2 of those 3. I decided to really start my search for the balance and deferred my entry for Baltimore until 2016. While I am sad I will not be running it I know I already have my second half in 2016 planned.

As a new month is upon us I am setting my goals small- my plan is to make it to the gym 5 times in the month of October and try to incorporate some at-home workouts when possible (kettlebells, videos, planks). While some of you may be like -seriously 5 times in a month that has 31 days that is easy- do not forget I was off work for 2 months and I didn’t go once! Oops…


I miss how I felt when group fitness was part of my life. I am looking forward to bringing it back and finding that balance I have been searching for.

What advice do you have for finding balance? Do you have a favorite class at the gym or at home workout I should try? 

4 thoughts on “Falling into a Fitness Routine

  1. I know exactly what you mean- I got so out of touch with every other form of exercise this summer- I just wanted to run! An injury actually put me outta the game for a little while and i’ve had to turn to other forms of fitness, but I realised it’s made me such a more rounded athlete and hopefully when I’m back running that will show! Good luck 🙂


  2. It’s definitely easier to find balance when your kids get older. I try to keep a routine where I do certain gym or Yoga classes on certain days. The new one that I like which is a tough core workout, but yields results in just a half an hour class is Les Mills CXWORX.

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