Monthly Archives: August 2012

Swimming Lesson number 3

I had my third swimming lesson on Wednesday night. Otherwise known as my second last lesson. I was definitely in better shape for it this week, as I didn’t do anything before it. No sauna, no run. Yay! Plus, after my … Continue reading

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Running Day 4 – I thought it was supposed to get easier?

One of the things I love most in the world is inspiration.. and I find it everywhere. More recently and especially for my Get Fit endeavours, I have found inspiration from blogs and associated quotes from athletes on blogs. Some … Continue reading

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Ugh… you have to eat well too?

I think my ‘get fit ‘ endeavours would be a lot more fruitful if we didn’t have weekends. Most of my weekends consist of no exercise and a WHOLE lot of junk food. I stay slap bang in the centre … Continue reading

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Swimming lesson 2

I had my second swimming lesson last night. I had my second bout of cramp while at my swimming lesson  last night. Do you want to know where I went wrong? Firstly, I went running straight after work. It was … Continue reading

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Body Pump

Early to bed, early to rise… a.m pump will tone my thighs… I got up early this morning (06.15) to go to a Body Pump class. Have you heard of Body Pump? It’s  a Les Mills class, more info can … Continue reading

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Running Day 3

Fi and I went out running again last night. We reversed the route that we ran last week and incorporated another two hills. We ran up the hill with the smallest gradient (Almost to the top). We ran down the … Continue reading

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Running – Day 2

A journey of a thousand miles starts with small steps…. and short distances.

Running – Day 2

Last night I went running for the second time with Fiona. We have decided to become run buddies, which is quite handy as she stays across the road from me, and also seems to have the determination to not let it be a passing fad!

We are both novices.

Last night we ran the same mile that we ran for the first time on Tuesday, but we included a VERY steep incline near the start. So technically it was more than a mile. We walked up the hill – I didnt expect anything else as its MASSIVE.

We were home quite quickly, we were both sweating and out of puff. Next week we are increasing to two miles per session.

Benefits of having a run buddy:

  • You feel less self conscious
  • Motivation to get out and do it
  • Motivation to push yourself a little further
  • The joy of company

As a great philoshoper once said, “Its so much friendlier with two..”

Wise words from the wonderful Winnie the Pooh.


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