Reboot day 91-97: Week of running…

Well…not only running, but there is a high proportion of running. To be exact 5/10 workouts from the last 7 days have been running. I suppose in reality that isn’t a high proportion, is just 50% but it is a lot for me…

However, 3 runs in 3 days on top of the last two days running…do I sense a habit forming? Well, maybe. I decided to try a thing:

It looks like a motivational meme but it isn’t really… I am not a fan of the motivational meme in general. This one is words on a picture which in some peoples books is a motivational meme…but it does make sense unlike some of them. So, in order to get better at running, I am trying out running more.

Day 91: Monday

On Monday I ran in my lucnchbreak. This is too short a time to run any real distance but is the ideal time to work on continuous running and lessening my walk breaks…

I think I am improving… mondays run time was definitely more consistent so maybe the system works!

Day 92: Tuesday

five by fiveTuesday started as Tuesdays do with a PT session πŸ™‚ and the PT session was filled (at least partially) with bench presses πŸ™‚ 40kg 5 x 5 πŸ˜€

There was also some TRX fun and trreadmill hill climb walks… yes that’s right…I went on a treadmill again…I am not sure why I allowed it O_O

Lunchtime featured a run…in keeping with my run more to get better policy πŸ™‚ It was the same run as monday. and it was both better and the same… I was a teeeeeeny bit slower, but I felt a bit better while doing it.

Day 93: Wednesday

In all honesty Wednesday contained one activity too many. I started in the gym as normal with a fun mixture of sled pushes, deadlifts, rows lat pull downs followed by lovely heavy rack pulls πŸ˜€ I love a 100kg rack pull to start a morning πŸ˜€

Lunchtime featured a run (you may. E sensing a pattern) it was the same route only harder work…possibly because of lifting all the heavy things possibly because I was running for the fifth day in a row and that is new to me!!

Still, training on tired legs is a thing!

Then… later that day there was dancing! Which did me in a little!!

Day 94: Thursday

Thursday was a rest(ish) day…I decided that I needed it!! I did some walking around at lunchtime but that is about it! I decided that recovery was a valid part of training…plus my legs hurt!

Day 95: Friday

The beginning of Friday involved waiting…and sitting…I was stood up by my gym buddy O_O it is ok though, It is early morning and it was only a matter of time before one of us overslept πŸ˜€

It did mean that I had a shorter than expected time in the gym mind you…

I made the most of it with supersets. Supersets involving heavy squats and deficit deadlifts. Short but effective πŸ™‚

Later on Friday I tested the limits of running on the Downs link in the evening. the results of this are that much after 6:30 and it is too dark for my imagination! However, I did push my distance to 5km, and try out my lovely new non foot squashy running shoes πŸ˜€

Look lovely new running shoes! all blue and the right size! In reality they are both in focus too πŸ˜€

Day 96: Saturday

on saturday I was supposed to go for a run…but I procrastinated and then it was too late. So I did some Insanity.

The workout Insanity…not being insane, just in case you wondered. Ireally want to work my way through the insanity program again but am struggling to find time to fit it in every day at the moment. I know this sounds like an excuse but some days I already exercise morning noon and evening. However I will find ways to fit it in as often as possible, because if there is one thing that this reminded me it is that the Insanity Program is awesome and really hard!!

Day 97: Sunday

Guess what I did on Sunday…

Yes, thats right I played around with photos and tried to get my photography website looking more complete.

Oh and I ran too πŸ˜€

I didn’t really want to to be honest! It was rainy and I had procrastinated for quite a long time. I was quite keen on the idea of staying at home and doing to thing else. But I put on my shiny (muddy) new running shoes and went to the downs link path. The first km was ok, then the 2nd km was me fighting with my brain which was telling me that turning round at 1.5km was perfectly acceptable and 3km was better than nothing. I managed to make it stop that and turned around at 2.4km so my total run was 5km πŸ˜€ (i did have to run around the car park to get it to 5km but it was!!) I am pleased, despite the brain arguments, I did slightly longer run intervals than friday and ended up with a faster time. Even more pleasing was that I won the battle of my brain πŸ˜€ (this is harder than you might think!)

Woohoo!! Progress 😁😁😁

18 Comments

  1. This is a LOT of running! Thank goodness you have lovely new shoes, I was beginning to worry about your toes, that they might drop off, or refuse to do toe things. I can’t believe how much exercise you have fitted into just a few days! And always with such excellent leggings. More than that, you won the battle of the brain – warrior goddess in body, mind and spirit! πŸ™‚

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    1. It really is a lot of running isn’t it!! I think the run more to get better at running policy is working…it should have been obvious really…
      I have to do a lot of exercise now, I have to do a lot of running, and I refuse to miss out on the other things just because I am running, which leads to more exercise. The leggings make it all worthwhile really πŸ˜€
      I won that round of the battle of the brain, I feel there will be more to come. My brain is stubborn! However I am extremely pleased I did win that one πŸ˜€
      Woohoo warrior goddess status is maintained πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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      1. Warrior goddess status is maintained and exceeded! You are my total hero, I don’t know how you do it. When I feel small, or afraid, or uncertain, I imagine I am you and start growling (not that I think you growl a lot, it’s just a thing I do for confidence) and then I am indestructible again! Grr!

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      2. Awww!! that is awesome!! I never thought I would be anyone’s hero!
        I do growl quite a lot and shout very loudly (you should hear my morris dancing scream)
        You just made me grin a lot in my serious quiet office πŸ˜€

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      3. You are definitely my hero!! growling and shouting are fine qualities, I say. Really, really pleased you are grinning lots πŸ˜€ You and your magical hair make me grin lots too πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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  2. Warrior Goddess Status is most definitely something to be cherished. I would recommend my new meme ‘If running is difficult sit down with a very large glass of fine red wine’ but I’ll probably be told off for being flippant or unhelpful or something, so I won’t.

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    1. I love my Warrior Goddess status 😁 Lucy is the only one that thinks I am one but that is more than enough 😁
      That sounds like pretty good advice in my situations tbh!!
      Flippant is never a problem around here 😁

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