Wednesday Wisdom

Wednesday Wisdom

Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

What a quick week! This summer is flying by, and I’m not achieving as much this summer as I had planned. I’ll have to keep pushing through the early part of August before schools are back.

In terms of eating well I’ve had a pretty strong week, and I’ve run more miles than I had scheduled. Woo hoo! Here’s how my plan worked out last week:

Monday: a lovely long walk around the harbour

Tuesday: an evening run. It was warm and sunny- I set out to do 5k and managed slightly more, bagging 3.6 miles.

Wednesday: Jog Scotland Run- we headed out the Kilberry road and did a hill which was good. It was another warm run, and we clocked up 3.4 miles

Thursday: back to class! We started a new round of PiYo and it was so good to be back. I’m already loving the second Flow track – it’s shaping up to be a good round!

Friday: I was in the office all day so I headed out for a solo lunchtime trail run. Again, it was hot and my legs felt tired. But I did 2.8 miles so I was happy enough with that.

Saturday: I was up earlier than usual as we’d arranged with some Jog Scotland members to run at Freasdail wind farm. We walked up the first hill and had a fab morning exploring around the wind turbines. I’ll definitely be back soon to try out some routes to increase the mileage. We had planned to do around 4.5 miles and actually did 5.5 miles. Not bad! It was my longest run in a while, since my knee injury.

Sunday: I took a well earned rest day 👍🏻

Here’s to another positive and strong week. Let’s keep everything in balance:

Wednesday Wisdom

Wednesday Wisdom

Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

Just a short post from me today. I’ve had a really busy weekend with the Beats & Eats Festival all weekend, so this is a quick update between washing and unpacking.

While my exercise routine has been solid, my food choices have been, well, very enjoyable but not the healthiest all the time! Here’s some of this weekend’s treats:

Monday: I started the week well with a 4 mile recovery run

Tuesday: a walk around the harbour

Wednesday: sprints with Jog Scotland

Thursday: 5k Recovery Run

Friday: a lunchtime trail run

Saturday and Sunday: lots of walking

Here’s this week’s motivation:

Make it a good one!

Wednesday Wisdom

Wednesday Wisdom

Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

Good morning! And what a glorious morning it is. The sun is shining and I’ve been for a run already- 4 gloriously sunny miles☀️

I’ve had a good week- my fitness plans have been on track and I’ve eaten well. Here’s a quick recap:

Monday: we went for a lovely walk around the harbour. After a busy weekend it was a good start to the week.

Tuesday: only one class, but we used the Pilates hoops again at Sculpt which really challenged my muscles in new ways. The DOMS were real!

Wednesday: an informal run with the Jog Scotland crew. We’re now on a summer break but still meeting informally until the next session in the autumn.

Thursday: two lots of activity for me- I had a trail run at lunchtime followed by PiYo in the evening. It was the last session of round 61 and it was tough!

Friday: I spent the day doing housework and managed to rack up around 10k steps so I did well for a rest day!

Saturday: we had the end-of-block run with Jog Scotland, a Viking 5k, since it was the Viking Festival Weekend. I started slowly and picked up pace as I went , running mile 3 at 9’40 pace- quick for me! We all were given fab mugs with Tarbert Jog Scotland on one side and a pic of Tarbert on the other. Love them!

In the afternoon we spent it in the sunshine, tidying the garden: grass cutting, strimming, jet washing and weeding. We were out there for over 5 hours, and I racked up over 20,000 steps 😊

Sunday: the weather was lovely, so we went for a walk to recover from the day before, before watching the Viking boat carry later in the day.

Loved it! I’m off to a good start this week, but we have no classes so I’ll have to rely on my own momentum to keep myself focussed this week.

Here’s something that resonates with me today:

Make the most of it- and have a great week!

Wednesday Wisdom

Wednesday Wisdom

Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

Hello, and welcome to a shorter than usual post from me this week.

I’ve had a really busy couple of weeks which has impacted on my ability to stick to my fitness goals, but I’m just going with it, and resting when I’ve had to. Here’s how my week went:

Monday: after a super busy weekend I started my week with a walk

Tuesday: my usual double class of Sculpt and Trigger Point Pilates. We tried out Pilates hoops during Sculpt which really challenged a whole different set of muscles!

Wednesday: we had visitors so we went for a walk as we didn’t have time to get to Jog Scotland

Thursday: my weekend and busy week travelling caught up with me so I took a rest day. I really missed PiYo though!

Friday: lunchtime trail run, we ran up the hill so I really felt the benefit of the rest day!

Saturday: a busy day, Alison signed us up for the Glen Scotia Marathon as a really team- so I need to get the running training back on track, to build consistency once again

Sunday: walk

I’m facing another busy week but I plan on fitting in an extra couple of runs. I have a draft training plan written so it just needs some tweaking now.

Here’s your motivation for this week:

This was exactly what I needed to see to get me back out there with some focussed training 👍🏻

Wednesday Wisdom

Wednesday Wisdom

Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

It’s summer! Welcome to July! And, of course, as the schools broke up on Friday the weather changed. I don’t have time off, but I do have lots of plans…

I have kept my fitness and health priorities on track this week, and as part of that, Jacqui challenged us to find a physical representation of any weight we have lost. For me, this was a great way of focusing on how far I’ve come since January- I have lost the equivalent of 45 LPs!

So that has helped me to reassert my commitment and here’s how I stayed on track last week:

Monday- an evening run with Alison and Lesley. We did hill repeats which actually flew by!

Tuesday- a triple activity day, Alison and I went for a lunchtime trail run and I also went to Sculpt and Trigger Point Pilates in the evening. I upped my bands for the arm exercises and had DOMS the following day💪🏻

Wednesday- Jog Scotland run. The plan was a file run, but with a hot evening and low numbers we settled for a steady 30 minutes instead.

Thursday- PiYo. It too was hot, but I really enjoyed it, especially the Flow Fusion track. My knee is still getting in the way of moving well so I’ve had to continue to modify.

Friday- Walk

Saturday- evening walk along the promenade in Helensburgh. I took this no filter shot:

Sunday: we were busy with StreetFoodSunday all day, and I clocked up over 14,000 steps.

After a busy week and a busy weekend I’ve started today feeling pretty tired. I’ll be skipping my planned run and heading out for a walk later instead.

Here’s your weekly motivation, in case you need- like me- to remind yourself of your goals for a fresh, new month: