After a weaker than expected week 4, I decided to get back up to speed for week 5, starting on Saturday with a 45 minute run around Yarra Bend Park. I felt good and enjoyed some time to relax with a podcast while getting fitter.
Sunday was cross training - rather than structured exercise we walked to Edinburgh Gardens and had a fish and chips picnic (carbing up, see?). I followed this by pruning the tree in my front yard. Minor injuries sustained.
I travelled to Perth for work on Monday night for two days, and while I wasn’t planning on doing any exercise we got about an hour worth of walking in trying to find a bar that was open at 10PM in Perth CBD on a Monday night – with no success.
So decided to go running with my colleague – who insisted I not bring my phone – Tuesday afternoon, about 4km. So no mid-exercise selfie; instead, a photo of us celebrating after a hard day of meetings.
I took a break Wednesday and followed up with some kettlebells (cross training) on Thursday afternoon.
Even short runs are a struggle but consistency is the key to building fitness.
Lessons learned this week:
- Be ready to exercise at a time that works for you
- Don’t expect an exciting night out on a Monday in the Perth CBD
- Listening to a motivational podcast while exercising lets you do two things at once, plus you are learning something news while high on endorphins. Podcasts I enjoy:
Until next time, happy running!