For me, "cross training" means a non-running activity. Typically I do one of these:
- Dance (I just crank up the tunes in my living room and shake my booty. Yes, I'm a total dweeb.)
- Circuit (Depending on my mood, I'll pick an assortment of exercises like elliptical, stationary bike, body weight exercises and heavy bag. I'll do each one for five minutes, alternating between exercises to create a "circuit.")
Obtaining a black belt is a personal life goal of mine, however, so I've been thinking about returning to class after the new year. My mom is pretty much healthy again, and my stress levels have decreased somewhat.
So... I've been chewing on the idea of going back to TKD class.
Guess who calls last night. My TKD school. It's the first time I've heard from them in months.
Essentially, they were just checking in with me. "How are you? How have you been?"
Fate? Coincidence? Perhaps they know that many people recommit to martial arts as a New Year's resolution. Perhaps they were reviewing their books for tax season and realized that I'm still paying for classes.
Whatever. I'll just assume it's a sign of some kind. It's the easiest way to convince myself that returning to TKD classes is a good idea.