Hello! How has your week been?
I have a couple of wee bits of news to share with you tonight:
Have you been affected by the condition ‘world cup fever’? Be careful – it can be serious! 😉
So, tonight we see the kick off of the world cup. As an auntie to seven nephews, I think that football is going to be an important topic of conversation over the next few weeks! To keep us interested, we’ve had a family sweepstake, and my teams are France and Japan! @TheWelshWookie has Germany and Equador. Tonight’s game sees my dad and my brother Joe going head to head.
In other news, Mo Farah has announced that he will be running the 5,000 and 10,000 metres at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Hurrah! I’m really looking forward to seeing him run the 10,000m.
In my post last week, I’d mentioned that we’d gone to Campbeltown on an errand. We had something to collect. Do you want to know what it is?
Yip; an exercise bike! So, our home gym is now complete. We have the bike to complement the rowing machine, the treadmill, the free weights, resistance bands, etc. Now that I’ve started my marathon training, I think I have to take my cross training a bit more seriously, and not count a walk to the cafe as cross training! 😉
Yesterday, I did 18K on the bike. My legs were burning, using long neglected muscles, but I feel fine today, fortunately. DOMS might kick in tomorrow, though! My little toe is still pretty sore from the blister and bruising from Sunday, so I’m going to give it a couple more days and give it a test on Saturday’s long run.
So, who’s your pick for the World Cup?
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Since Canada doesn’t have a team in the world cup I’m cheering for England (my husbands homeland).
🙂 Scotland aren’t finalists either, but I’ll be rooting for my sweepstake teams!
My boss has a pool going in the office about the World Cup. I didn’t get in on it cause I have no idea but it is fun to listen to her. She is going to miss the game today cause our office is going camping but will be racing back from camping to a pub tomorrow afternoon to see the next game.
Oh, I’m glad she’s looking forward to it!
I am very envious of your home gym! I would love that, but sadly, our little flat would quickly run out of room. I have to admit, I am not one for football, international games or domestic, I’m all about the rugby! 🙂
Oh, @TheWelshWookie and I are with you on the rugby! I even had to watch a game on S4C the other night! 😮 having moved from a wee flat to this house, I know how it is- recently I’ve been dreaming about my lovely wee flat!
Personally, I couldn’t care less about the world cup – sorry! I am, however, a little bit jealous of your home gym! It could come in useful at times I’m sure, especially in the winter. 😀 Do you two usually train together?
Most of the time, yes- hence the Facebook post! 😉
Awesome equipment!!! My husband and I have a home gym and it comes in handy!!! Woohoo to home gyms!!!
Yay to convenience! 🙂
Great gym set-up! I love soccer, grew up playing it. Always look forward to the World Cup, I love my US team, but am realistic (though hopeful ;)). My second faves are England!
Thanks; go USA! 🙂