Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

How was your weekend? Mine was great- and it has been fab to see the sunshine and warm weather make a welcome return. Love it!

I had a full on week again last week, and I stayed pretty close to my goals for health and fitness. Hear is how my activity measured up:

Monday- body blitz circuits. Jacqui mixed in some new challenges and we used the short resistance loop bands which are my new favourite- I had DOMs for most of the week afterwards. We have bought some bands for ourselves so they’ll be coming in holiday with us!

Tuesday- I wasn’t back from Glasgow in time for Trigger Point Pilates, but I did squeeze in a walk

Wednesday- JogScotland. We ran out and back along the Glen Road which is uphill on the way out and joyously downhill on the way back. It was great, even if my new hair cut was destroyed by the rain!

Thursday- it was the final week of round 56. We ran through the whole thing non-stop. It was tough, but I really enjoyed this round!

Friday- a sunny walk around the harbour

Saturday- another sunny walk around the harbour

Sunday- gardening. Lots of squats when weeding!

Jacqui is away on holiday for a week, then @TheWelshWookie and I are on holiday for two weeks so there will be no classes for a while. We have picked our resistance loop bands and running gear, so I plan to get some activity in. But, more than anything, I’m looking forward to some down time. It’s been six months since my last break so I’m definitely going to have some R and R.

In the meantime, here’s something to keep me focused this week:

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Wednesday Wisdom

Wednesday Wisdom

Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

Hello! I can’t believe we’re mid way through June, with just two weeks until school holidays. And- more importantly for me- until we’re off on holiday too!

Last week was a quiet one for us, I’ve not much to report after the highs of last Sunday’s 10k. My week went something like this:

Monday- body blitz circuits

Tuesday- Trigger Point Pilates

Wednesday- Jog Scotland run, in the rain for a change

Thursday- rest

Friday- walk

Saturday- walk

Sunday- walk

By the end of the week I was flagging. Probably a combination of recovery needed and I think I’m ready for some time off. It has been a long six months since my last break and it can’t come quickly enough!

After my lack of activity since last Wednesday, here’s something that struck me:

Have a great week!

Wednesday Wisdom

Wednesday Wisdom

Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

Hello! Yesterday I did something I hadn’t done so far in 2018. I ran in an organised race! I can’t believe it is half way through the year and it’s my first of the year so far.

I ran in the Great Women’s Run, a 10k in Glasgow. I’ve done it a few times before but not for several years, and not since the route changed. The changes were for the better- and it was amazing! I ran with my sis-in-law Janice who achieved a fabulous time of 53 minutes 👏🏻 and her friend Claire who also ran in a great time of under an hour!

Here’s the medal: and the T shirt and goody bag: I’m feeling it tonight though, but I did go to circuits which was tough on my tired body!

Last week’s round up:

Monday- circuits

Tuesday- Trigger Point Pilates

Wednesday- Jog Scotland Corranbuie route

Thursday- PiYo

Friday- walk

Saturday- walk

Sunday- 10k race

It’s three weeks until I have a holiday. We haven’t had time off since Christmas so my body- and my mind- are ready for it!

Here’s your motivation for this week-

Have a great week!

Wednesday Wisdom

Wednesday Wisdom

Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

Just a quick pass by from me today to log in my activities for last week. I’ve been so busy enjoying this wonderful weather! Here’s a round up:

Monday- 5k run

Tuesday- Trigger Point Pilates

Wednesday-Jog Scotland run at Corranbuie

Thursday- PiYo

Friday – walk

Saturday- walk

Sunday- 10k Run

Yay! A good week for fitness and for eating well! And this sums it up:

Wednesday Wisdom

Wednesday Wisdom

Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

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!

Thursday: walk

Friday: walk

Saturday: walk

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!

Wednesday Wisdom

Wednesday Wisdom