So I am still plugging away and feeling pretty proud of my consistency and that my body is holding up quite well.
Monday – CrossFit first session! Scary…
Tuesday – Rest Day and Foam Roller session
Wednesday – Mountainbike Ride (60mins), Wk 3 Run 1 after getting home.
Thursday – CrossFit
Friday – Exercise Bike (45mins, 25km) and Foam Roller session
Saturday – Wk 3 Run 2 with all four boys on their bikes.
Sunday – Exercise Bike (50mins, 28km), 4km walk at King’s Park with the kids
Monday – Wk 3, Run 3, followed by a strength session. (Set 1: Bench Press/Pull through with rotation/Push Ups, Set 2: Lat Pulldown/Squat Thrusters/Low lunge with 10xrows each side) 3 times through each set.
Tuesday – Rest Day
Wednesday – CrossFit in the morning, Wk 4 Run 1 in the afternoon
Thursday – Exercise Bike (60mins, 36km) followed by a small 2km walk/run with 2 kids and 2 extra bikes to pick up other 2 kids from friends place.
Friday – Crossfit in the morning (was dreading it because I was so sore), Wk 4 Run 2 in the afternoon with my eldest boy.
Saturday – Party Day for my eldest. Only managed to play Bullrush at the park, which was quite a few sprints so I am counting it!!
Sunday – Wk 4 Run 3 completed in the rain and so tired from sleepover party for 14 boys the night before.
This was a tough two weeks to get through as I started CrossFit, stepped up with my sessions, increased my runs slightly, and my husband was away for most of this time. So I was really wrecked, my body aching more days than not, and I have to admit I questioned my ability to fit it all in. I have tried to go to bed a little earlier the last couple of days and had a rest day yesterday and I am feeling quite a bit refreshed. The body feels quite good, shins/legs have settled down so I think the shoes have made a big difference and I do believe just sticking with the run program is allowing my body to adjust to the running. I also think the foam rolling is making a big difference too.
In terms of diet, I still have plenty of room for improvement. I still need to make sure I am drinking a lot more and had a couple of slip ups with party food which I am not too worried about. On the whole I feel like my nutrition is going ok. I feel like I am toning up and clothes are feeling a little looser as well. Winning!
Goals for the next two weeks will be stepping up again with the running and maintaining nutrition as much as possible. It is going to be school holidays next week which will make it a little more difficult to get my sessions in…will just have to get creative. I have also bought 2x sessions of kayak hire so Snooze and I can go for a bit of a paddle to get the feel of what we need to do. I have been looking for a secondhand kayak on Gumtree but haven’t got lucky yet. Feeling quietly confident that I can do this……I think.