You might expect me talking about keeping fit during wet and cold months, but right this moment I am trying to cope with super hot summer temperatures in The Czech Republic. I am known for being a sunshine and heat lover, but after 2 weeks of temperatures reaching 38 C in shade even I start thinking about a bit lower temperatures!
Is heat worse than cold? I don’t know, for some people it is and for some it isn’t. As you might be aware I have started training for the Venice Marathon, and the heat cannot stop me. I usually never run in early morning hours, but that’s exactly the only time when I can run now otherwise it’s just too hot and not good for my health either.
The terrain around my parents’ weeknd house near the Skalka reservoir is quite hilly and not as easy to avoid the hills. I take it as a challenge and hope this will mean once I get back to running along the local canal in Rickmansworth, it will be very easy for me. Today I ran 8km, and cannot say it was an easy run at all.
Running is one of my most favourite sports as I love being outside. I hate running indoors and in winter times or on rainy days I swap my running for swimming. Last 3 years I had been asked to be the official blogger for swimathon, and I loved it. Having some kind of an aim is always good for me.
Skiing is another sport I love and have been doing for years. I even own a ski instructor pass and used to teach children when I was a secondary Grammar school teacher in Cheb years ago. These days my skills help when teaching my older one, and I was the one who taught and introduced daddy to skiing too.
Years back I had a dream to run a marathon, and I did, twice and planning another 2 now. Another of my dream is to take part in a triathlon, and you might remember me mentioning this before. I love cycling, off road cycling and my spinning classes which are fab for autumn and winter not for summer months!!! I need to get more into cycling and hopefully another of my fitness dreams will come true!
How about you? Do you stick to one sport and do it all year round, or are you more like me and have different sports for different seasons?
I think for me it’s important to have a variety of sports, as that way you do not get bored of these and keep up your fitness routines. Legal & General have recently shared a post on ways to stay active whatever the weather, why don’t you check it out for some more tips?
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