It's been an exciting and busy week with everyone returning to school, household routines put back into place, with all the chaos around you its important to remember to think about yourselves and schedule some ‘me’ time in, just 30mins a day. I have stayed motivated this week and used my "me time" to push my self to new limits!
Over the past week I have walked /run 40kms in 5 days. I absolutely love walking/running along the beach in the morning, even with a few strong winds near the end of the week it meant I just worked the legs that much harder.
I have a special tree which I've always used as a marker, it's been my marker for over a year now and I've always walked to that point. Over the last week I've made friends with a new stump, pushing myself further and now clocking up 10kms reaching that stump each time.
From all this extra exercise I found I was a little sore on Sunday night and I noticed my legs getting a bit stiff, so I've started stretching the limbs a couple of times during my walk/run session, it helps loosen up my muscles along the way and I find myself running longer with each pit-stop. Stretching properly is important to keep the sore muscles away.
Swimming also helps with sore limbs. My swimming is coming along and I've picked up a bit of time on my lengths. I started off very slowly, and concentrated on getting my breathing sorted. I'm now averaging 40 lengths in 30mins.
With all this extra exercise I have done I have decided I need some new shoes so I am heading to Shoe Clinic. I will let you know how it goes next week.
Watch out week 3- I will be geared up with new shoes, and with a bit of luck a second hand set of wheels (sigh no bike yet) and determined to push my limits even further. Come down to the Levin Aquatic Centre have a chat about the Great Forest Event. Or for more training advice check out the training schedules at www.greatforest.org.nz
this weeks training
· Walked/Run 4kms = 40,000mtrs
· Swim 4kms = 40,000mtrs
· Aquajogging = 2hrs
· Biking= 0kms :(
Do a little more each day than you think you possibly can.
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