Busy, busy, busy

Why is it that life gets in the way so often? Unfortunately, this blog is one of the first things to go when I am pushed for time. Not the running – that will be almost the last thing! (Feeding my children will probably be last.) Behind the scenes I have been very busy organising fundraising events as well as keeping up with my training. I have quite a few posts coming up so keep tuned but today’s post is about my training.

Dare I say it? I think it is going quite well.

My work in the gym is paying off and I am definitely getting stronger. I am now doing squats with a 20 kg weight. That is nearly one-third of my body weight! I am celebrating.

I am sticking with the yoga. Whether I am improving is harder to say but I am definitely enjoying the deep stretching along with the time out (Adriene calls it a rest for the brain!).

I think that I am getting fitter re my running but that is hard to say. Yesterday I ran 14 miles. It was hard towards the end but I did it :).

My biggest problem is where to go to keep my runs interesting. A week ago yesterday I think I was more stressed about where to go than the actual run itself; road, trail or a mixture. If I did a mixture what shoes to wear (trail or road). The weather was on the cool side. The ground was partly frozen but not completely so I knew that I would get muddy.

In the end I just went for it. I had a bit of a plan but nothing set in stone – I had definitely not measured out a distance. I did a mixture of everything. Here is my run in photographs:

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A wooded area

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I live near a ‘dyke’ – a raised bit of land.

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A muddy bridle path

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A not so muddy bridle path

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A cycle path

So you see – a bit of everything. Being mainly off-road this was quite a slow, tough run but all good for building strength in my legs. I even found some ‘hills’ which for me is a real novelty. I went exploring and found new paths , worried that I was trespassing and generally following my nose. These are the best type of runs.

How do you keep repetative tasks interesting?

What activities are the ones that are the last ones you drop?

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Busy, busy, busy

  1. lovelucie1

    Hello there!
    Do you run with music? I found I was soooo bored of my usual playlist until my daughter introduced me to Spotify. There is a ‘work out’ playlist that constantly changes so you never know what is coming next. It’s given a real boost to both my indoor and outdoor running. I’m sure there are other apps that have similar playlists.
    My work outs are the last thing to drop too. So many benefits. I’m a real grump if I’ve not done at least something for a few days so it benefits everyone!

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  2. DrJuliet

    I know what you mean about routes. Sometimes your beaten before you start when you know every step. My secret weapon is my running friends. The miles slip by when we’re chatting and it doesn’t really matter what the route is. Mind you, I always make sure i ask a questions that needs a big long answer before we tackle a hill! Sometimes I have to give in and let my run slot slip but generally I guard it ferociously!

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