Skiing for Exercise #AD

If you’re a regular visitor to my blog and social media channels, then you’re probably well aware that I’m currently training for the London Marathon.

I never thought that I’d ever be the kind of person who would want to wake up early and go for a run, but that’s person I’ve become. It’s been as much of a surprise to me as it has to my family too!

I started running back in March 2017, and when a friend of mine encouraged me to enter a 10k race, I nervously agreed. That first 10k race was awful. I didn’t train for it properly and I underestimated how hard it would be.

Since then I’ve learnt many lessons, and one of those is that in order to complete and actually enjoy any run, whether it be competitive or not, is to train and fuel yourself properly for it.

Since that day, I’ve completed many 5ks, 10ks, and even two half marathons. As such a marathon just seemed like the next natural step.

During the course of my training, I’ve started looking into other forms of exercise. I used to do spin class, but I’ve since switched that for a pump (weight lifting) class, and a Barre class (a mixture of ballet, yoga and pilates).

Whilst I love all of these workouts, especially running, I’ve started to look into other sports. I recently discovered an indoor ski centre near to where I live, and I’m keen to give it a go.

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A friend of mine inspired me to look into other sports after she tried her hand at various sports such as surfing and body boarding.

Whilst running is a pretty straight forward sport, and fairly inexpensive, skiing is a little more complex. For starters I’m going to need to buy the right clothing. I’ve been looking at women’s ski jackets online with Simply Hike and have spotted a few that I like.

In addition to this, I found a list online which suggests that I’ll also need to invest in ski boots, ski pants and a helmet. I’m hoping that I can rent the poles, skis and goggles to start with. Thankfully I have plenty of base layer type clothes thanks to my running so I won’t need to buy any of those, but I think a decent pair of gloves is something I’ll also need to invest in.

I’m hoping that if skiing is something I find enjoyable, I can take my children and husband along to learn too, and perhaps one day we could go on a skiing holiday. It’d certainly be a change from our usual beach holidays!

Do you ski or is something you’d like to learn to do? Let me know in the comments below.

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