Over the last few weeks I have been running pretty consistently, which I am pleased about. Although weekends have been busier which has meant my favourite thing of parkrun on a Saturday and a long run on the Sunday has not been possible.
A few weeks ago Andy suggested a day out on the Sunday, if I got all my work done on Saturday. I headed out early for an 8 mile run, before ploughing through. I am really glad I did, because we had a great day on the Sunday.
We walked all around London. Through Greenwich Park along the Thames to the 02 (that part of the Jubliee Greenway is not as scenic as the more central part through!).
We got the cable cars across (I am not a huge fan of cable cars), then got the train to the Tower Of London.
Where we saw the poppies.
It was really stunning and really though-provoking too.
We walked along the river some more, and ended up in Covent Garden. We looked at going to the BB Bakery for tea and cake, but it was busy so in the end we bought a brownie to take away with us, and headed home.
I have still been managing to run on two evenings when I get home, although the fields are pretty much out of action now as it is so dark. One evening I had gone there in the light, but could hear motorbikes being driven around the fields and didn’t fancy that, so tried to make a short cut. I ended up in the field with the big cows and big horns, the path (that had a proper sign post) went down a ditch, around a corner and the finished, so I was there in the half-light trying to find my way out. I got to the edge of the field but the fence was covered in two layers of barbed wire so I had no chance of jumping over it. It was dark by the time I got out and home- not good.
Last Saturday I was planning on going to parkrun, as it was the 10th anniversary. But I was out on Sunday (I went to the Cake and Bake show) and knew I had to have a long run. I did think about driving to my brother’s, then getting him to drive us there, then running parkrun and back to his, but it seemed a big faff, and I don’t really like big breaks in runs (eg the queue for the scanning) so in the end I did 10.5 miles (I mis-calculated the new part I added on) before the rain.
Last week at Sweatshop was my 25th run since getting the new card, so I got a free nutrition pack:
Body Pump was back too (the instructor has been off)- we had one last week of the one we were used to, and then last week started the new one. I liked the music for the squats (The Killers) and there was a funny one for biceps (I think?)- something like “rave, eat, sleep, repeat”- reminded me of my run t-shirt, although I suspect the song came first….
But, the Kinetic Revolution has fallen by the wayside. I have had days where I am working until 10pm and at that point the last thing I feel like doing is jumping around the living room. So, I will finish those 30 days, but slowly! And I think once I have finished, I will probably go back to the first two weeks as I felt those would benefit me the most.
This Saturday a new parkrun starts near me, so I am planning on going to that to check it out, but take it fairly easily as I have the 10 mile race on Sunday.
How has your activity been lately?