Day 2, 2018.
So yesterday I set myself some ground rules.
Today was about working out how to make them work.
I had some activity choices:
- Run early morning
- Run after 2 plus hours in the car, the day after running 2 back to back parkruns
- Go to the gym and cross train.
The early morning run was crossed off my list as my running kit was muddy/wet/smelly from doing the New Year’s Day parkrun double the day before.
The fun when I got home was crossed off as well. I haven’t run further than 5km since October, and although I’d felt fine running 10km yesterday, having had a stress fracture, I’m hyper aware of upping the intensity too quickly.
The parkruns were great fun though. Meeting up with some of the Walsall parkrun crew, and Neil & Pilla made for some happy, splashy running.
So gym it was!
When I was injured/rehabbing, gym and cross training were a huge part of my routine and I enjoyed doing it and the results I got.
So I dug out my old notebook with my go-to session in and hit the gym!
Man I had fun. At one point I realised I was dancing in what was supposed to be a rest interval.
I did a 5kin warm up on the bike, then 30x30s HIIT exercises with 30s recoveries. My go-to list wasn’t long enough, so I threw in some physio exercises I’d been given and a few bits I remembered from my circuits days.
Had to scribble it down when I got home so I can replicate it!
And my excuses about ‘evenings are too busy’?
I have everything I need at home to do this session in the lounge.
My other ground rule I’ve worked on today is the ‘home organisation’.
As soon as we got home, we unpacked, sorted laundry, I packed some bin bags for the tip, and had a five minute blast at clearing my floordrobe.
Somehow, still, got time for a bath, do a basket of ironing and do some knitting too!
Back to work tomorrow, and working from home. Let’s see how sticky my resolve really is!