I went to Body Pump yesterday morning, the first time for months. I used to love going but really didn’t like the new release that came out in October. It made me feel I’d really done some damage to my neck afterwards and added to a general disinclination to give up Saturday morning lie-ins, ie laziness, I stopped going.
I didn’t think the release I did yesterday was as good as last summer’s (I especially used to like the Raise Your Glass track and the one near the end with a song going on about Mombasa and jungles – does anyone else know which one I mean?!) but it was nice to do it again.
I’d been planning to do Pilates for ages too and had finally found one nearby and at a good time (7pm on a weekday) so I went to that. I thought it would be really good for riding because it helps balance and core strength but also thought it would be a nice, chilled hour, good to stretch after the hard work that morning – I was wrong.
It was actually really hard work, with planks, press-ups and all sorts – and combined with the Body Pump, it meant I’m really feeling it today :-)
I loved the Pilates though, and I could feel how it’ll really help with riding so hopefully, I’ll be able to keep going every week.
As well as that yesterday, plus enduring the miserable rain and womanfully resisting the urge to turn the heating on, I got baking:
I used this recipe for peanut butter cookies and clearly did something wrong (probably lost in translation from the American cup measures) because the batter I made… well let’s just say rolling it into a log wasn’t an option :-)
Instead, I dolloped it straight on to a baking sheet, baked until the cookies looked ready-ish and ended up with something which looks nothing like it should have done – but was crunchy, crispy and tasty anyway.
I’m looking forward to tomorrow, as I’m going to see the Olympic Torch. I’m almost sorry to be off this week (but not quite) as it’ll be passing within spitting distance of my office… but I’m only 20 minutes’ drive from another part of the route and I wouldn’t miss the chance to see it.
Hopefully the weather will be better than that though :-)
Have you done Pilates? Or seen the Torch pass through yet? Only just over a week to go till the Olympics!
Torch pic from London 2012