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!
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:
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!