How has your training week been?
I got back from a long weekend in Sydney earlier this week. I’d like to say I managed to run everyday – in fact I was looking forward to trotting out and about around the Botanical Gardens like I did last time, but this time I went away with my friend and we did lots of exercise but no running.
We decided to go away and have a girls weekend – no plans, no itinerary – just a bit of retail therapy, relaxing and dancing. We had an awesome time and were out dancing way past my bedtime every night.
Exercise wise we danced and walked and danced some more as well as stood up for hours in high heels. If anyone ever tells you that you’re past it! prove them wrong! I kept saying to my friend ‘we’ve still got it honey!’ although my feet are paying for it now when back in London wearing heels was a staple in my life.
I don’t normally wear heels (and I know they aren’t too good for you long term) much so I was challenged to try and look cool in my cute heels as well as dance the night away, and then woke up each morning feeling like I had just run a half marathon as my calfs hurt, feet hurt and I had a few blisters! – The things we do to look good!
We walked a lot as well which was great exercise. I remember my mother in law dropped huge amounts of weight back in 2008/9 just from walking everyday, and much to my surprise when I got back to Brisbane earlier this week I had dropped over half a kilogram – which is unheard of for me when on holiday!
So whilst I didn’t get to run whilst I was away I still got plenty of exercise in. We met some great people who really inspired me and I am fully pumped now and raring to go running wise and my business wise. In fact I got back from my trip and the next day jumped on the treadmill and ran the fastest I have run in a long time in my sprint session – so bring it on!