For the last almost 2 years I’ve been consistently training for a race. This year I gave myself a nice break after Croom 50k before starting my Ironman 70.3 Training Plan. Without the pressure of a training plan I’ve been able to enjoy the fun side of fitness and workout what and when I feel like.
This weekend was full of fitness fun, and not even a moment of it felt like a “workout”.
Nope, not even the endless push-up’s the Boyfriend ended up doing
On Saturday Patrick and I helped out friend film a quick fitness video for his company. Since it was at the waterfront just a mile from our house we rode our bikes down.
We watched the sunrise and had a blast filming a quirky little video for him.
After we wrapped up filming we rode our bikes over to the Saturday Morning Market in St. Pete. I love walking around the market, especially when the weather is as beautiful as it was this weekend.
This morning, we got an early start and went out to Clearwater Beach for a bike ride with some friends. We rode three of the Clearwater bridges and alongside the beach.
I’ve always been terrified to ride the bridges. Living in Florida, the biggest climb I encounter on my normal trail is a speed hump. However, I am seriously considering doing the Morton Plant Mease Triathlon for my birthday this year and since the bike course covers the series of Clearwater bridges I figured I should probably conquer my fears before registering.
I’m happy to say I survived the triple bridge challenge today. It wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be. Funny how it usually works out that way.
After the 15 mile ride we took a boat down to the Sand Key area for a swim. The water was rough, really rough, but we still had a great time.
Even though we spent the majority of the weekend doing some type of physical activity, it felt more like a weekend full of socializing. While I enjoy this type of carefree fitness, I really can’t wait to have the challenge of a training program again.
Do you ever find yourself working out just for the fun of it? What is your favorite type of fitness fun?