Anyone who knows me knows that I absolutely HATE running... I really feel bad when people talk about how awesome it is to run a marathon, half marathon, 5K, or any running event because of how rewarding it is. Coming from me, I cannot comprehend spending money to run any distance no matter what. At the same time a few of my friends who talk to me about how amazing it is to run cannot comprehend why I would hike for miles up and down rough terrain chasing animals who's 5 senses are ten times better than mine are. With that said I don't stop anyone from running their fulfilling races, but the last thing I want to do is join them.
The only problem with what I mentioned above is that if I depend on hiking in the mountains for my exercise I am definitely not going to be in good enough shape for hunting season. At the most right now, I am only able to get out on a real hike maybe once a week... if that... which is not going to get me where I need to be come elk season! With hunting season right around the corner and my belt line getting tighter and tighter I've decided I need to get busy!
I've decided to start riding my bike at least 4 times a week and increasing the distance every bike ride. It may not be as good of a work out as jogging/running, but statistically I am more likely to stick with it if I am doing something I enjoy rather than doings something just for the sake of losing weight or getting in shape.
If anyone has any other suggestions for cardio workouts without buying a gym membership let me know and I'll be sure to give them a shot.
I feel the same, my knee does not put up with running. Biking is a great option, especially mountain biking.ReplyDelete
I don't know why but I can't even think about running without getting mad... haha I dislike it soooo bad that I think I need counseling or something!Delete
I hear ya Kevin. I have been loading up my Badlands with sand bags even when my family and I go walking around the block. It's not much, but I figure every bit helps. Running is something I hate, but when I can fit it in every so often I do it. Biking is good if you crank it up past your comfort level. You might feel like puking, but that's when you are doing it right! Good luck!ReplyDelete
I understand. I agree that every little bit helps so it is good to hear you are working on it also. I do weight training every so often which I enjoy, but I lack the cardio that is why I'm lookin for some advice or options.Delete