I’m going to be frank and say my relationship with running is a rollercoaster and we are experiencing some dips in speed and energy right now but soon we fully attend to be operating at normal pace.
My goodness it’s been hard running in this heat, but I’m so thankful for my UK tan! (Oh please; the vanity) but I’m not thankful for the reduction in my pace, yet when I take a moment, I realise it’s far better to run slowly than not run at all. It’s just those days when you feel like your legs are made of led, the air is so thick and humid and every mile feels like 3… I’m going to run slow and I’m going to be okay with that.
Oh a lighter note..
I’ve had an enjoyable week of workouts, I’ve found a new gym (with a Jacuzzi so I can unwind after a workout), I’ve increased my running mileage, I tried a new class and spent some time on the mat.
Life is good.
Monday – 1hr 15mins Flow Yoga
Do you have days when It feels just like it should?
I was having one of those day’s; before the class I caught up with someone I went to school with, 15 years ago (time really does fly) and then we started the class and I drifted into my own content yoga world.
Tuesday – 4 Miles Running
I finished on time, I came home and took the direct route to my gym wear cupboard, demolished some carbs and took myself out to run the streets. Happy in my own little world (notice a theme?) I ran 4 miles in 37mins and returned home, spent 10 minutes with my kettlebells (5KG & 12KG) before reappearing showered,fresh and worthy of the dinner my beloved had made.
Wednesday – 4.5 Miles Running & 1.5 Mile Walk
I feel like a potato in the microwave
I’m going around and around in the sweltering heat, I don’t want to be here on this path and I don’t want to run…I can’t run…I.must.walk. 4.5miles in a tortuous 43 minutes and then followed up with a 1.5 mile walk (inc warm up walk) back to the office.
Thursday – Crossfit & 1.5 Miles Running
Good morning 5am – Your looking…in need of a coffee and some mascara!
I entered ‘the box’, I looked around wondering if it was some sort of Thursday morning torture chamber or the workout venue of my dreams. I love running at 7 minute mile pace at 6.30am, I love doing so many squats that my booty hurt the next day..but I really loved swinging my kettlebell.
Getting to the office super early would make for a long ole day so I spent 14 minutes on a slow re: energising run around the block.
Friday – 1.5 Miles Running, Stair Machine, Kettlebell and Ab’s
Hello new gym, I’m thankful you have one of those Jacuzzi things…Next time I want to use it please eliminate the creepy guys. Luv Katie.
Started my workout with a power walk, then 1.5 miles in 12 minutes to ‘wake me up’ a little and headed towards the stair machine, I’ve recently started using this for lunges which always feel’s painful the next day. Then a 15 minute workout with a kettlebell (12KG) and 15 minutes workout with abs using a ball/kettlebell.
Saturday – 5.2 Miles Running & 6 Miles Walking
Will walk for new clothes. Will run for BBQ.
Up bright and early out and out for 5.2 miles running (49 minutes – Arghghgh where is my pace?) and once I was refuelled we walked into town, shopped and plodded back.
The day of rest.
So tired. Tired from late nights out enjoying good company, food and drink and tired from not having a formal rest day for around 2 weeks. More BBQ more good company, lounging around and cereal for dinner.
Tell me - Do you vary your weekly workouts? I'm trying to change from week to week but I stick with the staples of running - yoga- weights because that's what I enjoy!