It's been kind of a slow week as far as my training goes. When you work more than normal fitting in training is hard. But I think I managed quite well...
I've done some extra hours at work with some late nights and early mornings meaning I am just too tired to get out and train everyday. Excuses I know!! I am not a morning person and with most of my week starting at 5am, most afternoons I basically crawled into bed once I got home and didn't wake till the stars were up.
Saturday arrived and my first day off meant I had the energy and the time to get down to the beach and do my 10km walk feeling a little stiff after the break. The beach was packed as the weather was great, so many fishing boats out early making it such an awesome environment for any walk or run.
When your busy with work its good to remember training doesn't always have to be about structured exercise it can be incorporated into everyday family life. I got to spend some quality time with my Moko over the weekend we had fun, taking the dogs for a walk, going to the river for a swim, and then early Sunday morning making a chocolate cake (a treat for all our efforts), none saved for Grandma though!! Looking after Shyiah (my Moko) is another way of keeping me active.
This week I headed to Palmy to Shoe Clinic to have my feet fitted with a new pair of Brooks shoes. If you've registered already for the Great Forest or are still thinking of doing it I strongly recommend getting those new shoes sooner rather than later. I've only done a couple of 10km walks so far and I am still breaking my shoes in. Its been a big change as I haven't had new shoes for nearly eight years! If you are after a new pair of shoes head to the team at Shoe Clinic in Palmy and they can help pick out the right pair of shoes for you.
I haven't been completely slack to keep up my low impact exercise I have done a 1.5km swim, I also tried out an aquacise class which I thoroughly enjoyed. I totally recommend these classes as part of any training plan it's a great low impact workout, great for tired or sore joints while still getting good muscle tone and lots of fun.
I'm feeling confident about increasing the tempo this week, going to make sure I prioritise my training. I am determined to run more than walk, I am going to include some hill work (hitting Trig a couple of times this week) and pushing play in the pool at least 3-4 times.
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:
Give a girl the right pair of shoes (sneakers) and she can conquer the world.
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