I didn't quite achieve what I wanted to fitness wise this week - my effort consisted of :
Friday - 5.15km run 34:17
Tuesday - 5.16km run 33.:22
Wednesday - 30 mins personal training
Thursday - 5.13km run 34.:41
My goal for the long weekend was one long run of between 13-15km - I did nothing ! In fact, on Monday I didn't even get out of my pyjamas !!!! And the reason for that was the weather - it was miserable - but not only miserable, it was cold and raining and windy and, while I did think about going out there, sanity prevailed and I stayed under the doona with the rest of the family !!!!
We did manage a big cook up on Saturday / Sunday. Now I have a freezer full of slow cooked meals that I need only take out in the morning to defrost, put some rice on to cook before I go exercising in the evening and voila, we have a lovely home cooked meal for dinner. I love being this organised so that I know that while I am exercising I am also eating well, and not damaging the good that I am doing with my exercising by eating badly.
Last night our trainer had us doing walking lunges while holding 10kg weights in each hand. I cannot believe that I used to walk around carrying more than that in extra weight - how did I manage it day in and day out ? Needless to say, my glutes can feel it today and my legs felt really heavy, tired and stiff on my run tonight. I had planned on running 6.25km but just couldn't manage it - I still battle with not meeting the goals that I set for myself but part of me does realise that, while my head may think I can achieve a certain goal, sometimes my tired old body won't comply - and that is OK !!!
I am planning on a long run this weekend (the one that didn't happen last weekend) - will let you know how it did (or didn't) go next week !!!
Have the best Friday possible and an ever better weekend !
TFTD - Giving up doesn't always mean you're weak, sometimes it means you are strong enough and smart enough to let go and move on.