It seems that Cricket is the quintessential summer sports of the English. I had some lovely weekends at the cricket field myself with my Aunt Madge and Uncle David when I stayed with them in Windlesham, as they have a long family tradition of playing in and attending matches. Picnics with strawberries and whipped cream certainly had me won over. I can remember playing cricket when I was at primary school and thoroughly enjoying batting, but I couldn’t stand fielding. But I haven’t played Cricket since then. Instead I’ve tried rowing for short stints. I’m not sure if I will get back into rowing again, the water here in the rivers are so brown that it is very off putting. But I do miss it a lot, as I am a huge fan of watersports.
I had joined the gym again. Yes, again! But I’ve lost my membership card so am still looking for that. If I can’t find it soon I will need to go in and request a replacement card. In the meantime I am trying to do a bit of walking. Its been raining here a lot though that hasn’t helped. So I’ve been thinking of other ways to exercise, that is, apart from housework of course! Yesterday I started doing Pilates again, the first time in ages! I used to attend Pilates classes in Bedford with a teacher called Stephanie. She was excellent. But now I have a whole bag full of DVDs from WinsorPilates and a circle thing, a mat, and those rubber band things for resistance. I did the 20 minute work out yesterday, but by the evening, my body was very sore and tired and I just couldn’t do any more exercise. I found it difficult getting up today as well, so I think that Pilates really did me in! However, I will not let that put me off, however I have taken a day of rest today, and am feeling refreshed today. Tomorrow the plan is to wake up early so I can do some more pilates.
I’ve been feeling rather tired lately and quite sore, so I realised that must be a sign that I need to get back into an exercise routine. A friend of mine, who knew I was looking for some sort of exercise to do, handed me a brochure yesterday from the BritMilFit, which is British Military Fitness. The current or ex-military people run fitness classes throughout the UK in the parks. So that certainly sounds more appealing than being stuck inside a stuffy gym. The tourist information centres apparently have leaflets there that entitle people to one free class. At first thought, I imagined it would be out of the question for me as it would be too difficult. However, I learnt that they offer three different options – beginners, intermediate and advanced. So the beginners class looks like an interesting option.