Friday, February 19, 2010

i'm obsessed

Ok…remember when I went through that running phase? You know, where I went out and got fit for running shoes and then bought a new pair of $100 Asics on a whim? Yeah, that didn’t last long. I was running about 3 miles a day before I realized I didn’t like running. In fact, I hated running. I dreaded it. And when it got cold outside…well that confirmed the end of my running days. Let’s just say I never experienced the “runner’s high.” Is that even real?

As fate would have it, just as I was phasing out of my running stage I was entering into a newfound love with zumba. And now I’m obsessed. It’s so fun. I think I like it best because you don’t even feel like you are exercising…its just like dancing and goofing off for a straight hour. What could be better? It’s one of few things I’ve found in Lynchburg that I think I would actually miss if I left. Sure there is zumba everywhere, but there are 3 big reasons I love zumba HERE so much.

1. I go with Jess. It is one hour 2-3 times a week where I just get to spend an hour hanging out with her. I think when you live with people you unintentionally take each other for granted. I know I do. You don’t think to make time for people you live with because, well, you live with them.

2. Our instructor. She is so much fun! In fact, Jess and I frequently check the YMCA schedule and plan what zumba classes we go to around the ones she teaches. I really want to be friends with her, but how do you say that without looking like a total loser?

3. I can literally walk across the street from my apartment to get to the YMCA. Pretty hard to make excuses not to go to the gym when you are sitting in the living room staring at it from the window.

I haven’t traded in my new Asics for dancing shoes yet, but I’ve thought about it at least more than once…

1 comment:

  1. i had no idea that zumba had made its way down to lynchburg va!