Hello there! Just a very quick pit stop from me this week, I’ve been even busier than usual and so haven’t had time to write a short post.
But here’s your little taste of Monday Motivation anyway:
Well, last week my running mojo reappeared- and I not only increased my mileage but my pace has improved too. I had a week of feeling like my running is all going to plan, and I’m trying to ride that wave and not feel like it’s all going to go horribly wrong!
My total mileage for the week was back at a respectable 18.8 miles so I’m pleased with that.
Jacqui has also been putting us through our paces with a 7 day ‘booty challenge’, posting up a daily challenge filled with squats, donkey kicks, fire hydrants, glute bridges and more! I have absolutely loved it!
Here’s how my week went:
Monday: I had a day off work so I did 6.8 miles, slightly more than the 10k I had planned. I incorporated a few hills which was what my training needed. I also did day one of the ‘booty challenge’ and my glutes were burning afterwards!
Tuesday: Double Class- first Sculpt which incorporated day two of the ‘booty challenge’ followed by Trigger Point Pilates where we focussed on shoulders, lower back and (of course) glutes!
Wednesday: Jog Scotland Run. It was pouring with rain and I was running late so I ran to catch up, as well as running home. That made 5 miles for the evening, then day three of the ‘booty challenge ‘.
Thursday: lunchtime Trail Run with Alison. I wasn’t able to get to PiYo but I did squeeze in day four of the ‘booty challenge’ at night.
Friday: walk. I didn’t get the challenge done as I was out late at a committee meeting.
Saturday: long morning walks and day five of the ‘booty challenge’
Sunday: The weather was miserable but I decided to get a run in regardless. As soon as I headed out it started to dry up, and I did four lovely miles, finishing in sunshine. Of course, I followed this up with day six of the ‘booty challenge’
One more day of my challenge after tonight’s planned run and I’m done!
All in all, I’m really pleased with how last week went. Jacqui is now off for two weeks, so no classes. What I need to do is not overdo the running, and keep up with some cross training instead.
Have a good week!
Last week was a good ‘un. I had a solid week both in terms of fitness and eating well, and I had some fun along the way!
Here’s how it all worked out:
Monday: run. Hill repeats with some of the Jog Scotland crew- something is never do by myself. A great start to the week
Tuesday: walk. I was too late for classes😏
Wednesday: Jog Scotland Easy Run
Thursday: lunchtime hill run, followed by a fantastic PiYo Class in the evening
Friday: at home PiYo and a walk
Saturday: a walk around Glasgow’s West End
Sunday: a walk around the village
I didn’t manage to fit in a long run, and although I felt like I’d missed out at the time my legs today have definitely felt the benefit of three days without running. I went for a 10k morning run and I felt strong. I also managed my fastest 5k and 10k time in well over a year, including a sub 30 minute 5k. Yay!
We’re just over three weeks away from the Glen Scotia Marathon relay and we’ve just agreed who is running which section. It’s getting exciting!
My running mojo has been great recently, and I think today has helped to reinforce that too 👍🏻 But I know that can be a fragile thing, so here’s some motivation whether you are on a running high- or low:
Somehow, dear readers, we find ourselves in August. Already. Firmly over half way through 2019 and not quite sure how that happened!
I had planned to do a half year review of my goals, but I haven’t had much chance to go back and reflect on these. My goal for the next couple of weeks is to find time to do that, so I can refocus for what is quickly becoming the final third of the year.
As for the last seven days, they’ve been pretty good. Here’s my brief week in review:
Monday: a walk around the harbour
Tuesday: double class- Sculpt and Trigger Point Pilates
Wednesday: informal jog Scotland session, we ran 3 miles
Thursday: no PiYo, but I did a lunchtime trail run with Alison. It was warm so we stuck to a shaded trail.
Friday: the plan was to run 10k but it was just too hot for me. I did do 5k which was better than nothing
Sunday: walk around the harbour
I’ll be looking to up my training a little this week, as I lost some mileage last week, cutting my longer run short and not managing a fourth run.
Here’s to a fresh week!