I am starting to notice a difference in my health and outlook on exercise. There have been several stressful incidents of late. I won’t bore you with the details. However, let me just say that Russia is my least favourite country at the moment. I think Trump must have told them to stop me from talking about him. I’m only joking Trump, please don’t sue me for slander. Anyway, it was all slightly stressful. The old me would have turned to chocolate and carbs. The new me turned to exercise. I know! Who is this revolting and smug person? I found myself lacing up my trainers and going for a run on a day that wasn’t an exercise day.
I CHOSE TO EXERCISE!
This is momentous for me. I feel that I need to put a blue plaque up on my door.
“On this day, in 2017, Emma chose to go pounding the streets and she loved it.”
Exercise provided me with an escape from all of the stress. For the first time ever I found that I was in the zone. It was actually really nice to run without the pressure of having to hit a certain mileage and time.
I am still fuelling myself incorrectly. I can’t help it: I love carbs. I would make a rubbish Kardashian. I am also still not planning my meals properly. I am ok if I run first thing but if I exercise later in the day then I feel it. I realise that I haven’t eaten enough.
I am running in my Asics and I am not sure if it is my gait or the shoe but I have a permanent blister on my left foot. It is massive and a little painful. Especially after a run when I get in the shower and the whole of Jersey can hear me shouting as the water hits my blister, “ow, ow for the love of, how can that hurt so much?”
Looking at the plan this week I realised that it was probably a week that was meant to be taken easier. Therefore, I didn’t start the revenge body plan but I will start that next week. Instead I continued with rowing. I think rowing is helping with my upper body strength and it must help with my legs too, so all good. I have noticed that my arms are much more toned. I do still have some bingo wings though. I am hoping that the revenge body plan will help with that. However, the main difference has been my stomach and I can almost see some abs trying to get out. At least I think that is what they are. I would like to say that I was totally cool about this, I did not shout to my husband to come and inspect my teeny weeny abs.
Week 7 of the Moonwalk marathon training plan
Sunday: Relax and stretch
Monday: 6 miles – speed walking and running
Tuesday: Rowing for 30 mins
Wednesday: Relax and Stretch
Thursday: 6 miles – intervals walking and running
Friday – Rowing for 30 mins
Saturday: Relax and stretch
Are you training for the Moonwalk marathon? I would love to hear how you are getting on.
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