Workout Wednesday!

Just finished up at the gym, and am waiting for my bus home. Why not blog while I wait? In realtime-the bus just turned up and I’m blogging on the way home now. The joys of technology.

Ok, so gym. Here’s what I did:

Cross trainer-Hill intervals level 16 average. 45mins, 3 miles, 584 calories

Tricep resistance-14kg, 3 x 10 reps
Leg press resistance-30kg, 3 x 10 reps

Treadmill-10 mins, invervals: 90secs walk, 60 secs jog. 3m cooldown. 1.16 miles, 103 calories.

When I get home: short beginners yoga routine. And a shower. Sweaty is not a strong enough word…

EDIT : I have just seen that this is my 200th post! How exciting!


Monday Musings

Good morning all. No weigh in today, I’ve decided to change weigh in day to Wednesdays. Weigh-in Wednesday has a better ring to it. I’m a sucker for alliteration, what can I say? That’s not the only reason of course. I also think that it will be better for my morale to weigh in mid week, so that if I’m naughty over the weekend it’s not as dire and I feel less crap about it on Mondays. By Wednesdays I should have a more accurate weight reading.

I was also thinking about the gym and the best times to go. I was thinking about going in the mornings to see if this is better for me, despite having to get up at the crack of dawn. But the downside is having to carry my towel, smelly gym stuff and shower stuff around with me to London and back. I’m not sure that’s a good idea…

Then I thought about running. This doesn’t have to be done at a gym, I can run outside. Even though is harder and infinitely colder. Perhaps I could run in the mornings, then weights and resistance in the evenings at the gym. Maybe.

Or I could even go to work earlier and run around Battersea Park. Depending on If I can use the shower at work.

I don’t knoooowwwwww.

I guess I’ll just have to give each a go and see how I feel from there. See which works better for me…ugh. Early mornings are hard enough at the moment!

Oh, and I forgot to mention-I’m climbing Ben Nevis in April. Apparantly. So lots of training required. I’m aware it can be climbed in a day. That doesn’t mean I’m going to find it easy. Keeping up with boyfriends and friends is going to be difficult! 

Enjoy your Monday morning…

Random musings

Do you ever find that when you start running/working out suddenly It’s like you’re part of a clan?

I mean, there’s the whole tracking progress thing, and if you talk to another runner or whatnot you compare and talk about ways to improve, goals and such…

I know that’s not actually that weird, it’s good to talk to others about your workout regime. It’s more the feeling of all belonging to one big club. An exercise club.

Something that is quite weird is approving of other runners & exercisers. For example, yesterday I was on my way home after the gym, got off the bus and saw a man running. My immediate thoughts were ‘good man’. Instant approval! What is that about?! I was thinking about this afterwards and came to the conclusion that I admired him for being out running when it was so cold, it was 4°c out! (I’m aware that for some people that’s nothing compared to temps they run in, that just makes me admire them more!)

Is this just something I do?? Or is everyone aware of the exercise club and approve of random runners????