Marathon Countdown: Day 2

It's been a warm and fuzzy kind of Tuesday Well, what a day it's been today. I plucked my sleeping beauties out of bed this morning at 7.45am to plop them in the car and drive to the Chiropractor, where the lovely Charlotte clicked, manipulated and stretched my poor body back in to some recognisable [...]

Marathon Training: FINAL Week!

Marathon Training: FINAL Week!

Wow, the last 16 weeks has been a blur of running, running and more running (with a lot of stretching, aches and very tight muscles). I think it's fair to say that the last week has been disastrous. On Tuesday, the class germs finally got the better of me, Friday saw the sick bug arriving [...]

Exercise cards are coming soon!

So, I've been busy working with our mate Craig at Keeling Fitness to bring you some beginners workout cards, to help you get started with circuits, and help with technique (and to make sure you're using the right muscles!). I've been a bit hampered by the sick bug from school this week, but wanted to [...]

Monday Motivation! Here’s your beginners circuits card…

Monday Motivation! Here’s your beginners circuits card…

Happy Monday lovely people. The sun is shining, time to get your gear on and work out! (Actually, it's Monday, I needed a caffeine injection to get my butt out of bed, and I have a cold.) Luckily my gorgeous running buddy is feeling more motivated and is dragging me out to get the miles [...]

Want to get fit? Today is the day!

Want to get fit? Today is the day!

I've spoken to a few lovely friends over the last couple of weeks, who have been following the blog (hello, and thank you!). They've spoken to me about wanting to get back in to fitness, but perhaps they're are a bit rusty when it comes to exercise, have had an injury, or just want to [...]

HOW TO HANDLE LONG RUNS

HOW TO HANDLE LONG RUNS

SO, let's start with the good news...we did it! We nailed our long run last week, running a thigh-aching 29 kilometres (that's about 18 miles). I feel like we might be ready for this marathon. My knees ache, my Achilles insists on clicking after every long run and I have a proud collection of beautiful [...]

It’s Bootcamp day (again!)

It’s Bootcamp day (again!)

So, Tuesday rolls round again which can mean only one thing - Bootcamp! Today we mixed it up (actually, Craig forgot the gloves and pads) so we had a bonus circuits session instead. It was really challenging, great fun, and involved quite a lot of running so we burned more calories than usual too. Today [...]

Tuesday is Bootcamp Day!

Tuesday is Bootcamp Day!

Ok, so I'm going to level with you here. Tuesday morning is Bootcamp day. Ordinarily. Today, I wasn't feeling it. Legs achy, gale-force wind and rain - so I opted for fruit tea instead. (FYI I was sprung by Craig in Costa afterwards - Bootcamp Karma) So I've sucked it up tonight and I've done [...]

Simple Running Plan

Simple Running Plan

So, I mentioned previously that Tahlia has inspired me to get my running shoes back on. This I have done and it's been far more enjoyable than I thought it would be! Now, hands up here. I'm not a complete novice. I have partially trained for a Marathon and with the help of a local [...]

How to prepare yourself mentally for long runs

How to prepare yourself mentally for long runs

As you know by now, I've signed up for the Brighton Marathon this year. 5 weeks today in fact. 35 days. Eeeek! Enter self doubt and negative thoughts "What was I thinking?". For the last few weeks, my long runs have been on a Sunday afternoon. Kids are chilling out, dinner in the oven. Cue [...]