How fast has this week flown by? I can’t believe we are already almost half-way through the weekend. The next week will be the last week of the Spring term (still don’t know why they call it Spring term when we’ve only had 2 days of Spring so far!) and then I have a month (!) off where I’m flying home, of course :). I can’t wait, even though I will not be spending the days chill-axing in the sun, but rather studying for my summer exams. And let’s not forget training for my race on April 22nd. Speaking of which, here’s a recap of this week’s workouts:
To be honest, I’m not 100% satisfied with my workouts this week. I followed the Bootcamp workouts and managed to squeeze in a run and HIIT-treadmill workout, yet I still feel like I wasn’t working out as hard as I could/ should have.
One of the problems this week was definitely that I could only do one outdoor run (8.5km) and I wasn’t in the best shape for that. It was an early morning run and I didn’t leave enough time between breakfast and the run so I felt a little sick (sorry if this is too much info 😉 ). Yet, I have learned from my mistake and in the future will only have a pre-workout snack.
I’ve also been concentrating on the breathing technique when I run. My dad, who is a really good runner always tells me to concentrate on my breathing when we go for runs together and it totally makes sense to do so. I can’t wait to do a couple of runs with my dad when I’m home 🙂
Overall, with the race a mere 5 weeks away I’m trying to stay positive about running. I sometimes have to make myself go to the gym, even though once I’m there I love it. Running is definitely a more new-to-me exercise so I’m trying to have as much fun with it as possible whilst trying to improve my pace.
My favorite exercise for this week has been the Bosu Ball push-ups …
… which I have been doing every time I went to the gym even though they were only meant to be done on Monday. The great thing about the bootcamp is all of the new exercises I’m learning about. There’s a couple of challenging moves that I will keep in mind and include in my workout even when the bootcamp is over.
We are what we repeadetly do. Excellence then, is not an act but habit. – Aristotle
I hope everyone has a great St. Patrick’s Day weekend.