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I wasn't any faster this week at parkrun.
Saturday, October 21, 2017      0 comments

But I was only one second slower! I was very surprised, because I am pretty wary about wet, muddy, slippery surfaces. I must have made up for it on the safer-looking bits. I'm glad I went, because I was close to not going, I really wasn't lookin... Read more
First parkrun in years!
Saturday, October 14, 2017      1 comments

Now that my stupid neck is alright again (after discomfort increased for a couple of weeks, I was unable to breathe deeply, I caved and went to an osteopath who sorted me), I've been much happier. This is directly correlated to being able to wor... Read more
First small injury
Friday, September 08, 2017      0 comments

The other day after a slightly more intense abs workout than I anticipated, I stifled a sneeze in an attempt to not involve my tender muscles and avoid spilling a cup of tea I was holding. This resulted in a cricked sore neck and splashed tea. T... Read more
Love getting texts like this from the gym
Wednesday, August 30, 2017      2 comments

'Great news! You've made it on to the Pure Pump class.' The advice I got when joining the gym to not get put off by classes being full, but to book on to the waiting list for a class was golden. I think a lot of people get frustrated by th... Read more
Where I'm at
Sunday, August 27, 2017      1 comments

Since joining a gym, going through the Pure Loser programme, then starting to work with a PT I can now deadlift more than my body weight, do a full press up, and importantly not feel all at sea or more embarrassingly, tearful, when the equipment... Read more
Creating, not just consuming
Saturday, August 26, 2017      0 comments

I've read so many posts and articles that I ought to contribute one! I haven't felt very creative recently, my knitting has been absolutely untouched, I haven't been moved to write anything useful even with the promise of being paid (how terribl... Read more
Pure Loser
Wednesday, May 03, 2017      0 comments

Today my trainer took me through some interval workouts (I haven't sprinted /run hard on the treadmill before - it wasn't as bad or scary as I thought it would be) and we discussed a couple of things that have been bothering me. These are: ass... Read more
Achieved 7 hours sleep!
Sunday, April 30, 2017      0 comments

This involved going to bed very, very early and asking BF to play computer games in a different room. Also, a post-work gym session and a longer than usual walk home (thanks, train strike!). Not sure this is going to be able to be a regular thin... Read more
Thursday, April 27, 2017      1 comments

Managed to be on a train at 0659 this morning, so that boyfriend could get to a PT session. With hindsight, I'd have gone to the gym first thing too, but I didn't want to sack off a class that I was booked on to. Instead, I had my breakfast of s... Read more
Post-work workout
Tuesday, April 25, 2017      0 comments

I needn't have wondered whether I'd be hungry during my classes, or whether the activity would keep me awake. I ate about an hour before I went to the gym, and discovered that this was probably too soon... not catastrophically so, just noticeabl... Read more
Choosing different things
Monday, April 24, 2017      4 comments

I am a pretty indecisive person, so I appreciate routines. The Pure Loser course suggests trying out different classes to find out what we like, which is what I've been doing so there isn't all that much routine emerging for me yet. This week, I... Read more
I tried yoga, again
Thursday, April 20, 2017      2 comments

In hindsight, the lunchtime session was not the best session to try, as I know the gym is busy. I found it impossible to ignore the grunting, dropping of weights, booms and shaking floor as someone flipped a tyre, nor the alarm that was going of... Read more
Not feeling it, but doing it anyway
Tuesday, April 18, 2017      1 comments

I did not spend the day in bed, weeping vaguely and nonsensically like I wanted to. I lit a fire because it was so cold, did a load of laundry, had the healthy breakfast I prepared last night booked myself onto a career networking thing this eve... Read more
Meal planning
Monday, April 17, 2017      1 comments

I thought I'd plan some meals in advance, so I've portioned out some roast butternut squash and cooked quinoa for lunches. I'll add protein and salad at the office, as my other mission this week is to try and microwave poach an egg, having remas... Read more
Taking up space
Friday, April 14, 2017      0 comments

After I did my cardio activities, used the strength training machines, the gym was definitely filling up. What I dislike most about this is that people leave stuff all over the place and I'm not sure whether they've finished, or are going to com... Read more

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