Hello, everyone. I’m afraid I’m suffering from post holiday blues over here, and a tough week at work hasn’t helped with that. Ah well, we all get those kinds of weeks, don’t we?
On a positive note, I had a really good week in terms of my health and exercise targets:
Monday: we went for a walk after work which helped to blow away some cobwebs!
Tuesday: I had a ‘Tuesday Triple’: a lunchtime Run with Alison followed by Sculpt and Trigger Point Pilates in the evening. We focussed on hands and feet, and I felt great afterwards, although was shattered on Wednesday!
Wednesday: Jog Scotland, we did an easy 5k
Friday: another evening walk.
We had a busy weekend, Saturday was spent setting up for Fèis an Tairbeirt’s annual Ceilidh which was a fab night! Many hands help with clear up, so it wasn’t a late evening. Sunday was much quieter, and very much a day of relaxing and recharging.
Here’s a thought as we head into a new week:
Let’s focus not on what we say we will do, but on what we actually do. Go smash it!
Well, I’m not quite sure how that happened: last week passed in a bit of a blur, and here we are, at Monday once again.
My week last week was unusual and very busy, but I feel a little out of touch and not terribly grounded. My plan for this week is to try to refocus on the priorities as much as I can.
In terms of health and wellness, my week was ok, but could have been better.
Monday- first day back, post holiday, so I eased back gently with a walk.
Tuesday- was the opposite! First up, I RAN! Yes, it wasn’t pretty but I managed a lunchtime walk/run. I followed that up with Sculpt and Trigger Point Pilates, so it was great to be back after weeks off.
Wednesday- back at Jog Scotland, and we did a 5k to celebrate Global Running Day
Thursday- for the first time in eight weeks, yes, eight weeks, I was back at PiYo. I loved it, though I had some spectacular DOMS on Friday!
Friday- an evening walk to clear my head was just what I needed, despite the rain
Sunday- a late afternoon walk in glorious sunshine
Here’s to a refocused week ahead:
After two weeks in Florida, I’m back home. What a holiday- it was amazing!
We did lots and lots of walking, but a shed load of eating and drinking too, so this week will be spent getting back into a routine, and shaking off the jet lag.
Here’s your motivation for the week- I know I’ll need it!
Have a great week!
I’m still banned from activity, especially running, but I did get the stitches in my knee out last Thursday, after a long 12 days. So, I’m on the mend!
I had been training for the Kintyre Way Relay which took place on Saturday, and what a brilliant day it was. I couldn’t be more proud of my team: Alison and Morag were superb and ran amazing times on such a warm and sunny day. TheWelshWookie was a star, too, stepping in for me at such short notice. Well done team JAMathon!
I’d also like to give special mention to all of the Ultra runners who did all 32.8 miles, especially Gordon, Kathleen and Lorraine. Very well done! 👏🏻
While they were running I was busy scoping out our next challenge 😉
The Kintyre Way Relay was so well organised and such a fun and friendly event that I would highly recommend it either as an Ultra or as a relay.
I’ll be taking a short break away from my blog, as we’re off on holiday. I’ll be back in early June, no doubt refreshed- and I hope by then I’ll be back running again!
Until then, follow me on Instagram and Twitter @TartanJogger for regular updates.
Here’s your motivation until I’m back: