Sadly C and I have all but stopped running. I definitely plan to continue but we are in a rut right now because of the holidays and the disgustingly cold, snowy, icy weather.
From when we completed week 9, to now, we've gone out about 2x per week, with at least one week off. We regressed a little in our pace and then got better, our best time being slightly under 14min/mile. I've also done my elliptical a couple times when it was raining or just generally crappy outside. The last time I went jogging was last Tuesday - a week and a day ago. I actually think about going a lot but jogging in the bitter cold is so very unpleasant it's all too easy to procrastinate.
I'm trying to figure out a good solution for us. We just aren't going to be able to jog much outside in the next 2 months. Buying a treadmill is not an option, especially because that would not allow C and I to continue jogging together. I received a flyer in the mail recently for a fairly cheap fitness center membership that even claimed to have an indoor track (better imo than a treadmill) and I was hopeful that might be our solution. This past weekend C and I went to check it out and we weren't impressed. It was not a great looking place, the woman at the desk was not incredibly pleasant (though she wasn't really rude). Besides the start-up fee, the flyer I received claimed membership was $10/month. Well, apparently access to the indoor track area (which is suspended above the basketball court where smelly guys run around and sweat, and which only looked to be 1/4 mile or less) costs an extra $20/month. This is just silly. I don't think we'll be going there. I'll be looking around for another indoor track but I suppose I would settle for just a nearby fitness place with a good amount of treadmills and a cheap membership fee.
I'm not counting myself as having fallen off the wagon just yet. C will probably decline but I am going to try and get out there again tomorrow or this weekend.
I've always been intrigued by yoga. I've tried some yoga on tv at home but it's very hard to look at the tv and try to do the poses at the same time. Also, it's hard not to get any feedback on if you're doing things correctly or not.
For some reason I've had a hard time finding any classes that would be easy for me to get to and not require me to spend a million dollars on a gym membership (though if I found a gym with a great schedule, I might pay a good deal to be able to attend the classes)
A few weeks ago I was excited to see a sign in the elevator of my work building for a once-a-week yoga class starting up on the 11th floor. But then I forgot about it and ended up missing the first class. The second class was supposed to be last week but was cancelled because of the weather.
So, today I attended my very first yoga class. I loved it! I wish I could take that class multiple times a week. It was challenging and relaxing at the same time. I worked on balance, worked my muscles, and stretched. It was right in the middle of my work day and it was so nice to be able to get up from my desk and actually move my body.
The class is postponed now until after the new year but I can't wait to go again!