Day 286: 6am is so early!!!

Yes, I am aware that there are many people who get up earlier than this regularly. That changes nothing about my feelings towards 6am! However, drag myself out of bed I did, I fought the temptation to get straight back in that lasted for a good 15 mins after getting up, and stumbled my way…… Continue reading Day 286: 6am is so early!!!

Day 275: Lots of walking and some Jillian Michaels

I did a lot of walking on Saturday. Well…I did some walking on Saturday…not a route march or anything…but I ended up doing 4.7 miles (7.5km) which is not too bad All this was in the process of investigating the venue for a wedding that my friend Rachel and I are doing the photos for…… Continue reading Day 275: Lots of walking and some Jillian Michaels

Days 266, 267 & 268 Gym Instructor Workshop…the needless panic!

I spent a considerable amount of time before this weekend worrying about the course. Not sensible worry like “have I studied enough to pass my exams?” or “is it going to be difficult” but I was entirely terrified of being laughed off the course! I was terrified that I was going to be the only…… Continue reading Days 266, 267 & 268 Gym Instructor Workshop…the needless panic!

Day 251: Recovery Thursday

It was the Thursday after the Wednesday before! I was really tired after my epic wednesday¬†so I revised my planned exercise and ended up doing: A walk at lunchtime, I left later than normal and so had to keep it short. It was about 1.5 km and took me 20 mins. It was a welcome…… Continue reading Day 251: Recovery Thursday

Day 230: The oddest approach to a rest day

It was Thursday…it was, in fact, Thor’s day as the name suggests and there were storms and torrential rain to go with it. This is nothing particularly new at the moment but id did give me an excuse to post a picture of one representation of Thor. Yes it is relevant… Ok no it isn’t…… Continue reading Day 230: The oddest approach to a rest day

Days 224, 225 & 226 (very) dirty weekend in Wales

This weekend I have been mostly adventuring in Wales…with a lot of Landrovers… Look, there they are, hundreds of them! Well maybe not hundreds… but lots… by the way, the white one, in the centre of the top picture…that one is ours…that is the one I spent an excellent and occasionally terrifying weekend in (mostly…… Continue reading Days 224, 225 & 226 (very) dirty weekend in Wales

Day 218: The large man who gave me a massage at a knitting show

Well…there was this man, hanging out at the knitting/craft show, and he was after a challenge…so I made him massage my shoulders… What? that is not enough information for you? Really? Ok then… There is a company that provides freelance (qualified) massage people to provide massages to people who have attended an event, in this…… Continue reading Day 218: The large man who gave me a massage at a knitting show

Day 211 & 212 A tale of quilts and apples…

The title will become clear shortly I promise…yes it is still to do with exercise! Firstly Day 211: Saturday. On Saturday, I had to teach my friend Karen how to do quilting, despite the fact that I had never done any quilting before. Luckily she only wanted to learn the basics so I could impart…… Continue reading Day 211 & 212 A tale of quilts and apples…

Day 210: Friday, the day for learning…

On Friday I learned that if an exercise DVD, just for the sake of argument Jillian Michaels 30 day shred, states you should use some hand weights… apparently it is not talking about 7.5kg kettlebells… I also learned that I am the sort of person who now enjoys walking in the rain! I am going…… Continue reading Day 210: Friday, the day for learning…