NYC to New Year

I found that I really dipped in my motivation in the run up to New York and that was both food and fitness related! 

And I am happy to say that I hated it! Having said that though it didn’t make me get up and do things differently! 

I try to eat fresh unprocessed foods and exercise everyday but for some reason I really couldn’t be bothered!! 

The plan was never to be good in New York or limit ourselves – we just wanted to go and enjoy ourselves!! We did over indulge in the food however we did work out we walked over 206,000 steps during our stay!! Which completely explains the really sore feed and the very tired legs!! It is safe to say, event with all the walking we have put on a few pounds and lost quite a lot of fitness and strength! 

I still have a week off work and I plan on using it wisely. I am going to spend the time planning my food, my fitness goals and actually start practicing yoga every day! I know for the past few years I have set myself a lot of goals for the year and have never really stuck to them – I always try to live well but I do tent to try to achieve too much and always miss the final goal. So this year I am going to do things different! I am going to change on thing a week until I have met the goal and once I have I will start to change a new thing each week for the next goal! 

Have you already set your goals for 2018? 

Christmas Fitness

I think I have already written December off and we are only on day 8!!! 

Let me explain why… So I got poorly a few weeks ago and still haven’t fully got over it. I am fine, but still a bit cough and snotty – which trust me isn’t good when you are trying to run! Secondly we go to New York for a week NEXT WEEK!!!! 

Now the NYC trip isn’t going to be a lazy trip my any stretch, but it won’t be a workout packed trip. We have a full schedule which will include lots of walking and I would like to get at least one run through Central Park in there. However, the weather forecast is already really cold and we are hoping that it snows. ❄️ 

I don’t think the lack of workouts are going to be the biggest issue whilst we are away, it will be the amount of food we are going to consume. I am not kidding when I say we have actually scheduled in food stops for every day! 🙂 

Once we get back from New York, it is a quick visit home before picking the cats up to drive back to my parents house for a few days, and they it will be Christmas Eve. I think we both will be struggling with the jet lag and being tried, so won’t be that interested in running. 

I am more than happy to start looking at my December fitness picking back up from the 27th onwards! 🙂 I have got a 10km run booked in for Feb and am going to start the January yoga challenges and running challenges so the start of my 2018 will be way better than the end (in terms of fitness!).

 

Do you think you will be able to get all your workouts in over the Christmas break? 

50MilesIn30Days – Week 2

We have actually been taking part in this challenge for 2 weeks!! How quick has that gone? 

Although the challenge is to run every day and complete 50 miles in the 30 days of November, I have to confess…. We have missed two runs this week! 🙈

I have actually had a headache/migraine for a full week now! So on Thursday last week and yesterday we didn’t run. However, we went to the gym and ran 5km on Friday to make up for it, and we will go tomorrow night for another 5km to make up for yesterday. I still think I would like to run another three days in December to make sure we run the 30 days too. 

So this week has been a little bit tougher, but purely because of my silly headache. Nothing seems to help this time. I have tried meditating, listening to my headache music (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28J1PMlY8fI) yoga, litres of water and I even took pain killers! Nothing has helped which has made motivation to go out running a little tougher. 

The really weird thing with my headache is that when I go for a run, it helps but only for the time that I am running. 

Other than the head, running this week has felt really good – we did have a tough run at the gym on Sunday but that was because we had only had a sausage sandwich and a cup of tea before hand. 🙊 

I have tried to make sure I stretch after a run and get a protein shake in to make sure my legs are good for the next day – and I think it has actually worked! 👍🏻

How has week two been for you? It isn’t too late to join in if you haven’t already – Simply run 2.5km every day for the rest of November and use the #ConnectThruSweat on Insta! 

Running Challenge – Week 1

We are 7 days into the 30 day running challenge and I have to admit I am loving it! 

I love to run, but I always find an excuse not to. I don’t want to get out of bed, I don’t have time, its too cold, its so dark. You know the ones! 

As this challenge is asking me to run everyday I am really enjoying that fact. I have missed 1 day so far due to a work event. We have to be onsite for 6AM and didn’t get home until 8PM. We were so tired we really couldn’t face going out for a run. We did manage to get in a 5km run the next day though, so we made up for it. 🙂 

We have been doing a mixture or early morning runs and evening runs in the gym. We seem to be getting quicker too – which is never a bad thing! 

Are you taking part in the #50milesin30days challenge/ I would love to hear how your first week has gone!

November Running Challenge

I love to set myself fitness challenges so when I saw the #ConntectThruSweat challenge to run 50 miles in 30 days during November I was really excited and really wanted to take part. 

The idea behind the challenge is to run every day for at least 2.5km either outside or on the treadmill. 

I love running in the morning, but with the weather getting colder and the mornings being so dark I think I will be doing a mixture of road runs in the mornings and treadmill runs in the evening. The gym we go to doesn’t open early enough to get a run in and get ready for work in time. 

I have one work event on a Saturday in which I think I will struggle to run, but if so I will make sure I run 5km after to make up for it. 

Who else is up for this running challenge?