HA!! Does that really happen?!? Let's let reality set in. Romantic Husband is out of town. Teenagers are doing their own thing (which typically does not involve hanging out with MOM). And I'm home alone. Power on Empty Nest Fitness Quest! So what is a girl to do?? Make a date with a Pilates Instructor!!! Yep, I'm going to take my first Group Fitness Class ever! I'm a little nervous. Why?
1) I've never taken a group Fitness Class
2) I don't know anyone in the group fitness class
3) Will I look like a mom having a mid-life crisis by taking a fitness class on Valentine's Day??
4) I've never done Pilates
5) I'm not really quite sure what Pilates is exactly? (I know it's about the core)
So, why Pilates? Well, I still haven't recovered from the 5K two weeks ago. I did something to my left leg. Have I gone to a doctor? No. Will I? Probably not. I know that most likely I over did it. I ran faster and harder than I ever had before. I was used to running on a treadmill as opposed to pavement. It's quite a difference. I think with time it will heal. I just hope it heals sooner than later because the next 5K is April 10th! Check it out here!
In the mean time, I've got to do some training. Unfortunately, what I can do is limited. So I've been doing some research and it looks like Pilates is a great way to strengthen your core. A strong core is important for any type of distance running in preventing injuries. It just makes sense.
So stay tuned!!! Who knows - maybe my romantic husband will have a bouquet of flowers delivered to the Pilates class room! A girl can dream :-)
Let me know how you'll be spending your Valentine's Day!!!!