What a stonking week weather wise! It has been absolutely a-ma-zing! And to match the weather my motivation was much improved last week, certainly in terms of keeping my food healthier. And while I didn’t get in all of the runs I had intended, I walked a lot instead 👍🏻
Here’s my weekly summary:
Monday: Body Blitz Circuits. I pushed hard and could barely lift my arms by the end of class, resulting in DOMS for days afterwards!
Tuesday: a much needed Trigger Point Pilates class, which felt great after circuits
Wednesday: JogScotland run out the Glen Road which passed very quickly. Loved it!
Sunday: we went to Campbeltown to support those taking part in the MOK (Mull of Kintyre) 10k and half marathon. It was great- though very hot and with a pretty severe headwind at parts. I was glad to be spectating and not running!
The Great Women’s Run is now less than two weeks away ( and, yes, I do still call it the Glasgow Women’s 10k which it was called for years!) and I definitely haven’t done as much training as I should, but I’ll definitely get round, no question. My TimeHop this week reminded me that five years ago I was comfortably running 10ks in sun one hour. Although I was able to do that this time last year, I’ve not done enough running to get near that. And I may never get back to those times again, but I reckon I’m fitter now than I was then with a much better balance of activities and recovery. It’s taken me a long time to get to this point where I’m pretty happy with my activities- though I would like to squeeze an extra run in each week.
Here’s something that has helped me with getting my mindset right at the moment-
Have a great week!
After a tough week the week before last, I finally managed to have a more structured week with my health and fitness last week. My cold was still there, and it has lasted into this week, which is really unusual- I normally find a cold shifting after a few days, and long gone within a week. Alas, not this time. Anyway, last week was better than the previous one, and my activity diary looked like this:
Monday- body blitz circuits
Tuesday- Trigger Point Pilates
Wednesday- Jog Scotland, hill repeats
Monday’s circuit class was a tough one. I really love starting my week with this class, but having the cold really curtailed my performance. On Tuesday I was on Islay but I just made it back in time for TPP which I was very grateful for after a long day. Wednesday meanwhile I made it back to Jog Scotland and although I was feeling better, I struggled on the hills and didn’t perform as well as I would have liked but I ground it out and got it done. I had another busy day on Thursday but was back in time for PiYo. We had a couple of beginners join us so the pace was slower than usual which my weary body was grateful for! On Friday I had another early start and another ferry journey, this time to Rothesay on the Isle of Bute. It was a gorgeous day, and in the evening we went for a walk to get the heart rate up a bit! I had planned a run on Saturday after Clarsach class, but with the sun out again we spent some time in the garden doing more tidying up including weeding and mowing before heading out for a lovely relaxing walk to make the most of the weather. It was just what I needed after a busy week.
Today I’ve been in Helensburgh but made it back- just in time for Circuits and my performance was much improved from last week. That pesky cold is still hanging around but it’s slowly shifting. Yay!
My eating has been pretty inconsistent this week with some days better than others. We’ve been better this weekend, and my evening meals have been jam packed with good food and veggies. It’s been the eating-on-the-go that has been the issue! Oh well, back to it.
Here’s today’s motivation:
Have a great week!
After the coughing, sneezing and runny noses of last week, I still managed to do it: another 5×50 Challenge is in the bag! I really enjoyed it this year, and found myself looking forward to doing and then logging my activities every day, staying accountable. Here’s a summary of my past 50 days:
It’s been filled with classes, runs, walks and a few curveball activities but it’s been ace. Roll on October to the next round. Is anyone joining me?
One thing that has been at the forefront of my mind this week as my physical activities have been much lower impact that usual due to this cold is that we do need to think of our health, fitness and wellbeing holistically. When one element is out of balance it can have a huge impact on another so I’m the coming few days as I’m recovering I’ll be giving that much more attention than usual.
Have a wonderful week!
Just a short post from me today on this bank holiday Monday:
Have a brilliant week!