Week 9 started on an absolute high. I had overcome my fear of the 16 miles and I not only completed it but I felt amazing afterwards. So much so that we went to the garden centre and ordered new bits and pieces and we then went and did a food shop. I was strutting around like a proud peacock, trying to shoehorn my achievements into every opportunity.
Mr C – “would you mind passing that to me”
Me – “sure that is no problem for the lady who has just walked 16 miles”
Mr C – *bored voice* “Is this going to go on all day?”
However, the next day I came crashing down in style! I couldn’t walk. Everything ached. Not only did I have a massive blister but now it hurt just to put one foot in front of the other. I cursed and muttered that this must be what it feels like to be old when all of your joints start seizing up. I spent a good half-hour stretching with the foam roller and that did help but also hurt! From then on the week just unravelled. I woke up on Monday famished. I think I could have eaten a meal for four but I was also massively dehydrated. I ate and ate and drank and drank but still the migraine came and by 10am I couldn’t see out of my eyes. After a lie down for a couple of hours I was able to see again but I still felt rough and I still felt like I had a woozy head. That feeling continued for the rest of the week. Tuesday saw me drink 4 litres in a bid to get rid of the headache but still it persisted. I finally started to feel better at the end of Thursday. However, I woke up Friday morning feeling faint By my day brightened when I received a lovely present from the people at Panasonic. They have sent me their new Wireless Sport Headphones RP-BTS30. They are amazing and a review will be coming soon!
This gave me a massive kick-up the bum and I sat down and spent an hour properly planning our meals for the next week. Hopefully, I should now be eating more of the right food as well as making sure that I drink enough water. I need more protein so I have tried to squeeze lots of that in. I also believe that on a heavy workout day you need more carbs so I have ensured that on the days I am running and walking that I have carbs.
The body revenge plan
This week I did the below:
5 jumping jacks
26 split jacks
15-20 bent-over raises
30-60 seconds jogging in place
8-12 step lateral walk in each direction
8-10 close-grip push ups
8-10 regular grip push ups
8 Bulgarian split squats
10-15 bicep curls
I really enjoyed it. Those Bulgarian split squats make me shout a bit and they hurt but in a good way, if that makes sense? I am stronger than I used to be as I can manage some push-ups. This is a really good workout and I can feel that it is one that will make you stronger. The girls even joined me one day. I wasn’t impressed by how good Oldest was at Bulgarian split squats. She had already done an hour of netball and then she whizzed through them. I mean that is just showing off. One that I do struggle with is superman. I seem to have a weakness on the right hand side of my body and I really struggle to lift the right leg up. I can only assume that this is linked to the two C-sections and perhaps with practise it will get better. Let’s hope so!
Week 9 Moonwalk marathon training plan
Sunday – Relax and stretching
Monday – 6 miles speed
Tuesday – Revenge body workout for 30 mins
Wednesday – 7 miles speed (fastest time yet!)
Thursday – Revenge body workout for 30 mins
Friday – 6 miles speed
Saturday – rest
Finishing this week I am determined that I will nail every aspect of training next week!
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