So here I am week 10!!!… wait a minute I actually made it to week 10!!! I am so proud of myself for not giving up (yet! There’s still time!) I never thought I’d still be going at it 10 weeks on, this is like a high 5 moment! Although I’m actually sat here on my own whilst typing this so no actual high 5 for me.
So how did I get on at week 10!?
Well Monday we (my sister and I) didn’t make it to class ☹️ we tried but the odds were stacked against us. Not wanting to do nothing we took the cute little Daisy out for a nice long walk, she loved it, we did just under a mile and managed I think about 205 calories. The beauty of living in the Essex county side is that it’s quite hilly in places so we were definitely working those muscles, I know it’s not a clubbercise calorie burn but I’m happy I still got some exercise in, and I am giving myself a pat on the back for finding some Monday motivation!
Tuesday is of course run night, first run of the week, I always find it difficult to get motivated for a run! My aim as always is to get home get changed and get out the door before I change my mind. I was out the door by 18.05 which meant I had a little bit of daylight left. Knowing that I did two 20 minute runs last week made me determined not to drop below that! I had my 20 minute playlist ready and actually felt confident I could do this! I decided to set myself the song challenge again where I must make it to the end of every song! Well what can I say!!! I did it 3rd time I have made 20 non stop minutes!! Maybe I am a runner after all….. okay reality check, 2o minutes doesn’t make me Mo Farrah! But even so it makes me so happy! I did suffer with a little bit of calf cramp part way through, but like a pro I pushed on and made it to the end! I don’t want to get too cocky but well…… I did good!!!! Just saying!
Let’s just be honest here and say Wednesday was a wash out! I made it home and then talked myself out of running! I decided that since I ran the day before I should give myself a break in between!….. who do I think I am! I mean I’m sure if I had previously done a full on 12 mile run I could qualify for the day of rest, but somehow 20 minutes in a field doesn’t really cut it!
No more slacking for me (this week at least) I hit Thursday head on and was ready and out the door by a good 18.20 pm that evening. There was a chill in the air tonight and it felt a bit autumnal, which is my favourite season of all, it was also still light out, which is always an extra bonus! I threw myself into tonight’s run, and I have to say I personally think it was my best so far! I wasn’t almost ready to collapse on the floor at the end of it, in fact when the 20 minutes ended I carried on for an extra minute! Alright so it’s only a minute but it’s a minute more than I have ever done! I didn’t get cramp and the run actually seemed like it was over really quick! Luke has said to me that he thinks I should get the Nike running app now and ditch the couch to 5k, even though I haven’t actually as of yet done 5k!…. he said the Nike app is better as it tells you your pace, not that I need an app to tell me that I’m slow when it comes to running, I know that without the app thank you! But still I might look into it and see how I get on, it would be quite useful I guess to see what pace I am currently at. Tonight I did 100% cardio, I assume that is good?, also burnt a decent 181 calories👍🏼
So I’m thinking moving forward I may ditch the couch to 5k and see how I get on with this, although I haven’t actually run 5k yet so isn’t that defeating the object!😱. Anyway I fully intended on using this app Friday night except my Friday night turned into chilling with movies and POPCORN!!! I am so easily tempted!!!! I get really disappointed with myself that I cave in so easily!
I’ve decided to pack my gym stuff for my weekend with luke and hopefully we’re get in a quick session in just so I don’t feel as a bad about myself as I do right now! The words guilty and lazy spring to mind!!😱.. Saturday however I have a date (with Luke) and will be watching Kong skull island at the cinema! But I’ll be good and grab a soya coffee frappe (no cream) from Starbucks and a small bag of low fat sun bites popcorn from Tesco (88 calories per bag).
Well this brings me to the end of another weekly tough mudder training blog. Although I haven’t done as much in the way of workouts this week, I am very proud of the fact that I can now run for 20 minutes nonstop, this is such a big achievement for me, now I just need to keep going!
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