You realise how unfit and how old you are when after just one hour of snowboarding, you are still feeling the effects three days after. It’s a great wake up call that we need to exercise all parts of our body to be truly fit; work other parts of the body. Running three to four days a week, you get spoiled into thinking that you are fit, when in reality only certain muscles get trained.
After an hour of snowboarding (indoors), I started feeling the effects a mere one hour after. My legs and lower back were tense. It’s as if I did an hour of squats. After lunch, I could barely get up and then I had to walk slowly. Very slowly. Grandma style slow. Turtle slow with duck like feet.
Looking back it’s not surprising. I had never properly trained my body and taking up running was the most ‘real’ exercise I’ve ever done. This realisation comes at the perfect time. This New Years I will begin an exercise routine to build up my core strength. Do you snowboard? Do you have any recommended routines? Please share!