Motivation for fatcats and possibly for chumlies of Fatcats!
So Saturday is here and let's see how we're all doing. Did we pull our runners on? Walk that extra mile? Cycle harder faster longer? Brave the cold? Traffic? Ugh it's just so much harder in Winter. Also This week I learned the soggy leaves are treacherous.
Tuesday- I forced myself out the door, it was bloody cold I ran 10 k (badly) It took over an hour. I'd like to say it didn't but it did, I pretty sure it took and hour and a quarter which is utterly depressing. Did I mention it was cold?
Thursday- I went out again, it was dark- I poodled 8k, terrible. Also frightfully cold. I was supposed to go to the gym, somehow I managed not to. Bit disheartened at my lack of effort. Just didn't seem to have it mentally.
Sautrday! -Burning with shame at how pathetic my lazy arsed week was I pulled on my runners and did a hilly-ish 15k run. And lo! It was a good run, no aches, slow start, but kicked in after 3k and my return route was faster than I ever paced it. Not sure about time because I forget to check when I went out, but I was really booting it along-for me- on the last 2k. That's the way it goes sometimes, you can be crap all week and suddenly it clicks into place.
Next week I vow to utilise my gym more, even if I have to keep my own arse to get there.
Feeling great, feel good, how are you?
I also went out for a walk every night this week for about 40 mins, mostly to think about work, but also to loosen up my body after so many hours sitting in this chair. It's freezing and I enjoy gawking at every one's windows as I wander along. Yes I am that sort of freak.
I almost forgot but Medbh reminded me. Useful websites,
http://www.crossfit.com/- comprehensive no nonsense training updated daily. You can sub and adapt the exercises to suit your weight and ability. All exercises and 'names' of exercises are explained, take a day or two to read over it. Excellent site.
http://www.walkjogrun.net/ - absolutely brilliant site. I used it regularly when training for the marathon. You can map out any route you wish to take in your area, find the exact distance, save routes, alter them. Invaluable when you need to be precise and want to see exactly how much running you're doing.