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Janathon day 24: PT pairs

Friday is PT day. My PT partner has just seen a physio who said he can’t run or do lunges or squats for 6 weeks, so we were on a strict upper-body regime today. After yesterday’s final nail in the squatting coffin, I wasn’t going to argue! As ever, Darrell our trainer found a way […]

Juneathon day 27: the best made plans…

Some days just don’t go as you plan. Today, for instance, I was hoping to go for a run or at least a swim; in the end all I managed was a plank and some foam rolling. Oh well, such is life! In other news, Sam appears to be finally showing encouraging signs of starting […]

Juneathon day 25: lunchtime run round Rickmansworth Aquadrome

This lunchtime, I had an overwhelming urge to go for a run. Rather cunningly, I had some running kit I’d left in the office for just this sort of situation, so I changed and headed off for a run down the canal and round Rickmansworth Aquadrome. I always enjoy this route; there are usually plenty […]

Juneathon day 19: circuits, and cockapoo preparation!

After a busy day at work, what’s better than to settle down to … an hour of high-intensity intervals with Wild Training?! It was hot out there in Hervines Park, and I was slightly at sixes and sevens when I arrived, as my 9yo daughter had her brownie meeting in the same park, throwing our […]

Juneathon day 18: yoga and swimming (preparation for Stowe Sprint Triathlon)

Today was the second time I had the chance to play guinea pig for Mrs H’s yoga class homework. We had a very pleasant half-hour going through various poses and flows, and I ended up feeling distinctly relaxed. I’m really looking forward to when she becomes a fully qualified yoga teacher! Straight after that, I […]

Juneathon day 17: Chalfonts run

Monday: piano day. The older kids head to their piano lesson in Chalfont St Peter; I then use the next hour for a run. Today’s was lovely: nice and warm, not raining, beautiful countryside. I went for the simpler of my routes: straight up the road to Chalfont St Giles, up to the end of […]

Juneathon day 16: moving swiftly on

Well, that’s one day I would happily blot from the diary of life. Proof, as if it were needed, that you really can try to fit too many things in. I am my own worst enemy… On the plus side, I did manage to foam roll my calves: my sole Juneathon contribution for today.

Juneathon day 15: Wild training circuits, plus a little run

So it’s Mrs H’s yoga training day; she slogged into Town for her full-on day of yoga learning in Crouch End, and the kids and I had some time at home. We have some fantastic local teenagers for babysitting, so today one of them held the fort while I managed a thoroughly enjoyable Wild Training […]

Juneathon day 14: pairs PT featuring running, weights

This morning’s early PT session, following last night’s late run, looks with the benefit of hindsight a bit over-enthusiastic! It was fun though; I always enjoy these sessions. Again, Holger and I trained at Deep Mill Equestrian Centre near Great Missenden, presided over by Darrell from Wild Training. Fun. Is that the right word? It […]

Juneathon day 12: circuits; low-carb improvement

Wednesday evening: circuits! It was a bit soggy, but we had a thoroughly enjoyable hour of high-intensity interval training this evening with Wild Training in Amersham’s lovely Hervines Park. The class started off alternating rounds of kettle bells and “rip training”. Each round was classic TABATA, entailing 8 x 20-second repetitions of the exercise, with a […]

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