Well it’s been a good week all things considered. I’m not sure how much I’m making a comeback in terms of running, but life has been good. So let’s catch up, shall we?
What’s been going on
It was my birthday!! On Monday I turned the ripe old age of 26, and brought in a new year with friends at the most gorgeous Italian restaurant. Aside from that it’s just been a fairly standard week at work with some exceptionally hot weather in London.
Workouts & Fitness
This was the second week of my new morning workout regime, and I have to say it didn’t get off to the best start. Monday it was my birthday – and no way am I getting up to do a 6am workout on my birthday, thank you very much. Tuesday was the aftermath of slightly too many glasses of champagne, and so despite swearing blind to my Uber driver that I was getting up at 6am the next morning to go for a run … that didn’t quite materialise.! Nonetheless, these are the workouts I did manage to squeeze in:
- Monday: Rest day – my birthday!!
- Tuesday: Rest day – sliiiiightly hungover
- Wednesday: Sandbag circuits, 30 mins cardio + abs
- Thursday: 30 mins cardio + abs
- Friday: Short circuit 30 mins cardio + abs
- Saturday: Dog walks
- Sunday: 4 mile run in the sweltering heat
I stayed off the ankle for the most part this week, as everything was feeling very achey from The Comeback 10K. Today however I managed two loops of a 2 mile loop near my Mum’s house. It was glorious if not swelteringly hot, and so I ran mostly thinking about the iced coffee that was waiting for me at home!
Food & Nutrition
This week has to be one of my proudest weeks, nutrition wise. I got bought a gorgeous vegan birthday cake by my new colleagues, and I had the most scrumtious chocolatey-fudgey slice. Now this may not sound like a win, but for someone who’s typically struggled with food, even avoiding birthday cake in previous years, I was pretty damn proud of myself! Cake and prosecco are what it’s about sometimes – that’s why it’s called balance. And also, as if my colleagues went to the effort of tracking down vegan cake for me?! They may be keepers.
From an emotional point of view, things have been better. Whilst I still have the Family Drama going on, I’m now in a job which is a better fit for me culturally, and overall I feel more relaxed. I have a bit more headspace, and I’m able to process some of the things that have happened over the past few months – which can only be a good thing!
How’s your week been?
Lots of love,