Thursday, 26 May 2016

New Routines, Nice Runs, Now Relaxing

Life is a series of routines and phases. I'm currently in a phase of starting lots of new things, classes, training, clients and study, all of which takes a bit of getting used to. I'm thankful that I made the decision not to start everything all at once and given my self time and space to get into my new routines. Last week I started a third Back to Fitness course and a "graduates" class, which will be ongoing for as long as there is demand. I have figured out my routine of loading up the car with different kit for different classes and managed not to get stressed out about it. What's even better is that everyone seems to be enjoying the new classes and courses so far!
Back to Fitness "graduates" (and new participants) enjoying post-class refreshments.
Boxing training is still a feature at the moment, with the HIIT sections still being manageable and the boxing element getting more complex. I've been trying to get to grips with slips, rolls and blocks and getting out of the "boxercise" habit of being formulaic and routine with my punches. I'm also trying to teach my partner not to apologise when she makes contact (it's light touch still)!

My running in the past week has been sociable (Green Park 10k), leafy (Tuesday's off road run) and fitted in whenever (Friday's shorter run before heading to London for an evening's eating and entertainment with mum). I took inspiration from my friend Cathy in terms of just getting out there in whatever time is available to run, rather than making excuses. It's worked so far.
One sunny morning
Before my run with Bracknell Forest Runners the week before I'd managed to get my forms signed to apply for a place on a Coach in Running Fitness Course and was delighted to get confirmation of my place by email last week. The course doesn't start until the Autumn but I'm already looking forward to it as it's been hard to find dates that worked with my schedule. I've also been accepted as a Run England Mental Health Ambassador and need to make time to do a bit of work in that area.

So work is busy, training is going well and I've managed to be sociable too; an afternoon coffee and playground date with Cathy and her little boy (seesaws are a great leg workout) being a particular highlight. Oh and let's not forget the marvellous meal at Wahacas in London prior to an especially brilliant dance performance of Jekyll & Hyde at The Old Vic.

So that's life for me at the moment, to some extent same old same old, but all good things. In summary, training looked like this:
Saturday: Boxing Training
Sunday: 6 mile run
Monday: Skipping set & Yoga
Tuesday: 5.3 mile run
Wednesday: Rest day
Thursday: Boxing Training
Friday: 4.5 mile run

Anything new crept into your schedule lately? Are you organised or a fly by the seat of your pants kinda person?

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