Friday, July 10, 2015

Fitness trends I'll never be a part of



The theme for this Friday's 5 is five fitness trends I'll never try. 

Here goes.........

1. I love to run and I like to bike ( at my own pace though), and I only like lounging at the pool not swimming in it so I guess I would say that I will never jump on the band wagon of going from runner to triathlete. Sadly I do not see a triathlon in my future.  I will say though that my local area has a triathlon in the fall where one person runs, one bikes, and one canoes or kayaks, and I MIGHT participate in that (as the runner of course).

2. I will never have the desire to attempt an Ultra run. This is ALL Lacey. Lacey does have the desire to run an Ultra.

3. I will never make over night oats. ( To be honest I don't even know what they are but I am tired of hearing about them and seeing them on Pinterest...lol)

4. I may do yoga once in a while but I will NOT be one of those people who takes random pictures of myself doing Yoga poses all over town. YES, I've seen these on Instagram. No one really needs to be doing a yoga pose on the street or in line at Starbucks.

5. I will never have the desire to do a tough mudder or a Sparten race. I don't like to get dirty and I am afraid of fire. Enough said.

What are some fitness trends you'll never do? Are any of ours on your list?

We're linking up with the gals from the Friday 5.

43 comments:

  1. No Spartan race for me either. I think I am too old / scared of being injured and I hate being dirty like that.

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  2. No triathlon or ultras for me either. Sometimes I wish I wanted to try them out because almost all my fellow runners do them!

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  3. Your post made me laugh! I agree on the ultra and the tri! I'd actually love to do a tri though if the swim leg was canoeing! I just am terrified of open water swimming. Ugh the fish/sharks/jellyfish... And I don't get overnight oats either. The real, full grain kind take a couple of minutes in the microwave so I don't really get the point.

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  4. Haha this did make me laugh. Although, if I could do some of those insane yoga poses, I would be doing them everywhere too.
    I love that your local triathlon as a kayaking section, rather than swimming.

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  5. No ultras for me either and I consider the Spartan type races a fad race. Actually, I think it was the Spartan race where someone died during the mud portion (may have been another race series). I will take a road race anyday!

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  6. No Spartan Races or Tough Mudders for me either. Like you, I'm too much of a girly girl and prefer to stay clean.

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  7. I'm with you on the tri! The water around here is completely disgusting (looks like chocolate milk) and if I can't see see through the water, I'm not getting in!

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  8. THANK YOU- I don't get overnight oats either! I must be missing something. Everyone says they're so quick and easy... how can it be easier than throwing some oatmeal in the microwave for 90 seconds!!??? lol. If you figure out the mystery, let me know.

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  9. I don't really swim, so no on a traditional tri, but I can canoe!

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  10. No tris, no ultras, and no CROSSFIT! :)

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  11. That relay tri in your town sounds like a great idea! Especially because the water leg is canoe/kayak. I've never heard of another one like that. And yoga in a line at Starbucks? That's taking multi-tasking too far. I'd love to see the faces of the other people in line :)

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  12. I'll never take yoga pictures either, or attempt those inverted poses!! I like doing yoga but only if my feet are on the ground. I can just imagine slipped and crushing my skull!

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  13. Hahaha, what in the world are "overnight oats?" First time I'm hearing of it, lol. I'm totally with you...ultras? Mmm...probably not. And the concept of the mud runs never really appealed to me, either. I WOULD like to do a tri someday, though!

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  14. I tried overnight oats once... once was enough. BLAHHHHHH!! Ew.

    I read an article about the disease & bacteria in those mud runs..... gagging.... can you imagine how much sweat, snot, spit is in there? Nope. Not for me.

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  15. After that Tough Mudder Race in France, was it (?), where everyone got sick, I wouldn't want to do it, either. :-(

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  16. You make me laugh! I am pretty much in agreement with your five points, although I will say that jumping over FIRE at the Beach Palooza race I did years ago was pretty fun. I did a mud run later and did not relish that...it was definitely a "once and done" type of thing for me.

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  17. I'm with ya, I think it could be fun to do a tri relay, but I would probably take my entire allotted race time trying to do the swim portion :-)

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  18. Agree on the Tri and the Ultra... I can't even bring myself to do a full marathon yet so right now an ultra doesn't seem likely. As for the Tri, I can keep afloat but am not a good swimmer at all. But at the same time the fear of the water sorta makes me want to attempt it some day and prove myself wrong. Just not in the near future...

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  19. I've said that the only way I'd do a tri is if I could just run & skip the biking & swimming parts, ha ha. I'm with you on the mud/obstacle races. People really post pics of themselves doing yoga poses in line at Starbucks? Lol. I guess I'm missing out by not being on instagram.

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  20. I'm chuckling because I agree with all of these! Give me a float and keep me away from the mud! And WHY do oats need to sit overnight?

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  21. Perhaps a duathlon (run - bike - run ) is in your future? I've heard about some tris that include kayaking, that sounds like it could be fun. I am with you on the mud runs... I know I would get hurt and do not want to get dirty.

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  22. Lol. I had a roommate in college who made oats each night. She would set her alarm at 2 am to go take them off the steamer. After a week I finally just said, thats it either stop making oats or move out... she never made oats again:) thankfully. Now whenever I hear of someone who makes the oats I just immediately get reminded of that annoying roommate lol

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  23. Yes! #5. I am not into gimmicky races and more power to those who like to get dirty. Near fire. In fire?

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  24. I follow an fitness instagram based in my town and they repost a lot of yoga poses. One today was in front of a construction site. Not a great vista... but the pose was impressive. ;) I can't swim fast or far, so a tri seems out of the question for me, too. Duathlons seem kind of appealing... but it's hard enough fitting in all of my runs!

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  25. I am with you! There will be absolutely no mud or fire in my future! GROSS! I won't become a triathlete either! You are missing out on the overnight oats though, the are pretty good! :) TGIF!

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  26. Oh you must do the relay triathlon! My hubby and daughter and I did one for the first time last summer and it was an absolute blast! We each cheered for the others as they did their specialty leg: my daughter did the half mile swim, my hubby did the 13 mile bike ride, and I did the 5K run. We had so much fun. Definitely do it with friends or family if you have a chance!

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  27. I totally agree with you about the ultra running. I don't think that my body is capable of running more than 26.2 miles and I'm okay with that. I've tried overnight oats and they aren't bad. I just run out of motivation at the end of the day to actually put it together.

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  28. I'd like to do a tri but open water freaks me out a little...I'd have to get over that phobia. I am interested in doing an ultra someday--at least one. I can barely do yoga in a normal yoga class--I'd look like a fool attempting it any where else lol!!

    NO to spartan or mud races and what are those oats you speak of? They sound weird ja!

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  29. I'm with you on the Tough Mudder and Spartan races! Totally not my thing either, but I have a few friends that love them!

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  30. so funny you mention overnight oats because I am going to try to make them tonight for the first time! I always thought they were a bit silly but then it dawned on me it would be great for before races to have it made overnight so it would save me time in the morning and also work for races when I dont have a microwave. I will report back on how they are haha

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  31. I'm with you on the Spartan and mud races. I don't like to get my running shoes too dirty. :) I do really love overnight oats though, even though they are online EVERYWHERE!!

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  32. I really did LOL at your overnight oats comment, even though I am hooked on them ... I don't like swimming but I would like to try a dualthon some day.

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  33. Thank you for the overnight oats thing. I look at them and go ugh...I make mine in the microwave in 5 minutes in the morning. No fuss, no muss...

    And no Spartan races for me either!

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  34. haha :-) I LOVE #4!!! Because they are ALL OVER instagram!! That's hilarious!

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  35. You are hilarious! No mud run for me either!

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  36. Haha, I'm with you on the obstacle/mud run thing. I'm too much of a clutz and would probably injure myself!

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  37. hahah overnight oats are everywhere! i'm not a huge meal prep person, so i'll probably never try them either, just because i like to be able to just throw things together right before i eat them.

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  38. I will never ever do a Spartan race!

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  39. I refuse to try mud runs/obstacle runs because I am so clumsy I just know I would get really hurt and I don't want to do anything to jeopardize my running.

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  40. No dirt for me either! That doesn't look very fun. No oats overnight for me either lol I barely cook.

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  41. Overnight oats look so gross!! Maybe it's good but I just can't get into it. I haven't run a marathon yet so I can't count out an ultra yet...but I doubt I'd take it that far!

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  42. Ha!! This is hilarious. I agree with all of them. ;)

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