It's difficult and frustrating when you are injured. I use my running and training to help deal with stress, I also find I can organise my thoughts during exercise and activity. Coming back from a run, I become the most pro-active person you will meet! Naturally, there is also the fitness aspect, achieving something, constantly adding mileage when I frequently have my own doubts as to how much further I can go.
I can relate to those who just ignore aches and pains, most people who have played sport will have ignored an injury to some extent with a nagging voice trying to tell us to do otherwise.
Exercise of the Week:
(Complete this exercise 1 x p/day for 7 days)
BEGINNER –Burpees 10 – 15 (Green)
INTERMEDIATE –Burpees with press-ups 15 – 20 (Orange)
ADVANCED –Burpees with press-ups & starjumps20 – 25 (Red)
If you have any injuries/ concerns before completing please get in touch.
Stand upright with yoru feet hip to shoulder width.
Place your hands on the floor, jump your feet out, if you need to decrease the intensity step each leg out one at a time.
Quinoa Salad with Dried Apricots & Baby Spinach
This spicy salad with little jewels of dried apricot in the mix would be welcome at lunch or a simple weekday dinner. You can prepare the salad and dressing ahead of time.
2teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
2cloves garlic, minced
1/2cup dried apricots, coarsely chopped
My apologies for my delay in getting this next instalment to you. I do appreciate busy lifestyles take us away from work, health and fitness goals, our healthy eating, regular exercise habits. I do not allow myself the excuses, yes it is difficult but you have to keep making that choice to stick wih your goals: day-in & day-out!
In the time out I have been busy with my own challenges folks, I have not been hiding away :) As if you would think that I would!
Firstly, I dont believe in diets and not one of my clients is on one. Shocked? No? Brilliant, then we are on the same wavelength!
Diets have created a legacy of negative preconceptions about food, our weight and how the two are connected. Thoughts that tend to be associated with diets include cutting out food, bingeing i.e cramming in that last and what is meant to be final takeaway, large bar of chocolate or that mega size packet of crisps.
Do you get that familiar sinking feeling, I know I need to get back on the diet.
Since my last post I have completed the Aviemore half marathon. This is a very emotional race for me and I have decided that this years run will be the last time I run it for some time.
An amazing course, incredibly helpful stewards and staff at the registering event.
Waiting on the others approx half way up Ben Nevis: First 3 Peaks
Highest Point Reached on Ben Nevis: First 3 Peaks
Bottom of Snowdon: Final Ascent
Finished: Charity 3 Peaks in 24 hours
Top of Ben Nevis: 2nd Time Lucky
My view on the way back down
Bonny View Coming down Ben Nevis
Top of Scafell Pike: Proof was important!
Where am I???
I started running because, crazily, I had become injured playing rugby. A sport I loved but clearly was doing me no favours. Nerve injury to my right calf which resulted in daily pain, numbness, tingling, what felt like regular electric shocks and the rest.