Monday Motivation 

Monday Motivation 

Sorry, another Monday has hurtled by and is drawing to a close. I’ve only just sat down, and realised very quickly that I hadn’t blogged yet. Oops! 

Quick summary of last week:

Monday- 12,500 steps, no class as WAR was cancelled (Jacqui was celebrating her anniversary!)

Tuesday- stability ball class followed by PiYo Stretch and Flow. The stability class is building, and we are now adding weights and medicine balls to help with core strength and balance. I’m really enjoying it!

Wednesday- Jog Scotland, 4 miles in total. Ace!

And that’s it, I’m afraid: work and a very busy weekend meant I didn’t do much else. But I did what I could, and I’m happy with that. I’m running the Great Scottish Run half marathon in two weeks, and I’m very light on training, but I’ll walk if I have to- I’m not going to be too precious.

I have lots of news to share with you about our national campaign that is underway- more of that later on though. For now, here’s your motivation to kick start this week: Have a good one!

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Wednesday Wisdom 

Wednesday Wisdom 

Wednesday Wisdom

Wednesday Wisdom

Monday Motivation 

Monday Motivation 

Sorry for my short post last week, but I just HAD to see the finale of Game of Thrones Season 7 😉, and boy- was it worth it!

But I didn’t settle down to watch until after WAR. I had a good week, fitness-wise: I started last Sunday with an 8.25 mile run which I found harder than I thought I would…. so I didn’t exactly start the week in a high note. But things took a turn on Monday with a solid WAR class, burning 460 calories. I worked hard!

On Tuesday I did two classes: first up was a new class, using a stability ball. I had one at home, which I dug out and blew up, not having used it for a very long time! It was lots of fun, and very different; I think Jacqui went easy on us to help build confidence, so I’m looking forward to developing more as my confidence- and my abs- grows! We followed that up with PiYo Stretch and Flow which was very welcome after the hard work on Sunday and Monday. 

Wednesday was an informal Jog Scotland session, out to the West Loch and back, while Thursday was back to PiYo for the signature round, this time including the higher intensity tracks which we don’t do on a Tuesday. 

I didn’t do much from Friday through to Sunday, as we were at a Clarsach residential weekend. It was lots of fun, with some brilliant people- I had planned to do some walking, but the weekend was so packed that it just didn’t happen! 

I was then back at WAR again tonight, and I found it very tough, probably after the full weekend we had. I’ve been trying to pay closer attention to my body, and a full week of classes has helped me to do that: I’m feeling some stiffness in my shoulder and lower back, so I’m going to keep paying close attention to those areas, dialling back the running intensity to help with recovery. 

Now that I’m back in a routine and have been for a couple of weeks, this quote here certainly resonated with me:  Have a good week! 

Wednesday Wisdom 

Wednesday Wisdom 

Monday Motivation 

Monday Motivation 

Sorry, dear readers. I’m afraid that Game of Thrones has distracted me from my weekly blog post: I hope you understand! 

Here’s your Monday Motivation, though: 

Wednesday Wisdom

Wednesday Wisdom

Monday Motivation 

Monday Motivation 

Hello, sorry for the lack of posts: I’ve had a short break, with visitors and other things going on. Also, we’ve had a break from classes so I haven’t had too much to report on. 

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been running sporadically and walking a lot, recovering from my adventures during the summer. Last Saturday was the Tarbert TT10K, and we took part in The Dooker’s Doubler by running both the 5k and 10k. It was warm and humid which was very unusual. As ever, it was a brilliant event, but since then I’ve been a little floored by a cold which has- unusually- wiped me out a bit. I’m on the mend now, though. This year’s TT10K shirt is my favourite ever- black and yellow with long sleeves, I’m looking forward to trying it out in the autumn and winter:  Tonight, it felt fab to be back at WAR, it was tough as we’ve had a few weeks off, but it felt so good to get working out again. It’s the only class I’ll make this week, but I’m planning on a few runs to keep my training for the Great Scottish Run on track. 

Here’s some positivity for you tonight:  Time for me to get consistent again. Have a good week 🙂

Wednesday Wisdom 

Wednesday Wisdom 

Monday Motivation 

Monday Motivation 

Hello, welcome to another week! How was the past seven days for you? After the Spartan Run last Sunday, I took this past week off for rest and recovery. It was the perfect week for it as Jacqui is on holiday meaning I had no classes planned. 

Now that I’ve had a week to reflect on last Sunday’s achievement I can say that it was the toughest physical challenge I’ve done. I think that the terrain and the weather conditions combined with the tough course all taken together made it a real challenge and I needed some time to recover and to let some pretty major bruising begin to heal. 

We had visitors all week, which was also good timing as I didn’t have time to feel guilty for skipping training sessions or to be tempted to get back into running too soon. I also ate. A LOT. All week. Oops! 

I didn’t just relax and do nothing, though: I did five chunky walks of 1+ hours throughout the week to keep my legs ticking over, focussing on active recovery. 

Now that a new week has arrived, I’m back to it: the Tarbert Dookers Doubler is looming in less than two weeks, and I haven’t run more than four miles in a while, but I know my cross training will be keeping my fitness levels high. I ran 5k tonight quite comfortably: I could have run more but I want to focus on quality running this week. I’m planning on doing a run with JogScotland on Wednesday and then fitting in a longer run later in the week. 

Meanwhile, I came across this on Pinterest and thought I’d share it 😉  I love it! Have a great week 🙂