Well I've always been the type of person who gets bored with the same old same old. So life for me is about injecting some variety.
Last night I played netball for the first time in about 16 years. It was a bit like riding a bike - I never really forgot how to do it. I was of course a little rusty. I had to adjust my three feet a little to suit the umpire and get the balance right on my one leg (and boy am I feeling that calf this morning).
Nevertheless, I had fun. The one thing I had forgotten was how hard you work playing netball. By half time I was drenched with sweat and even by the first few centre passes I was breathing hard.
Backed it up this morning with a brisk early bike ride with my husband. Bren let me set the pace (thankfully) - the legs are only a little stiff from last night. Again, I love a bit of variety, and it was a great opportunity to try out a few bike paths we hadn't used before. As I hit these new trails I couldn't help but feel a sense of pride working for BCC - they've come a long way in making Brisbane an active and healthy community by developing some great bikeways networks.
I was particularly impressed with the new bikeway connecting Wynnum Rd to Minnippi parklands - there was a pristine new path where, 18 months ago,it was a poorly sealed road. Lots of little pathways yet to explore!
Following this up with a Zumba fitness class tonight - think most of my muscles will have had some form of workout over the public holiday!