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Commit to Get Fit continues... (I may actually be starting to enjoy this)

May

08

Days 4-6 (Saturday, Sunday, Monday)

I’ve gone and done it. I’ve committed myself to a 5km run this summer all in the name of charidee! So on Sunday, 14 July 2013 I will be running the Worthing Race for Life in aid of Cancer Research UK. If anyone feels like sponsoring me they can do so on my JustGiving fundraising page (shameless plug over....)

I tried to keep up the no caffeine after 1pm over the weekend and only had one slip up on Sunday. I had a cup of coffee at around 10:30pm, but I think this was justified as I was volunteering at an event at the Royal Albert Hall and wasn’t expected to get to my bed until approx 2.30am.

I’ve started training for the 5k run and have downloaded a useful (and fun!) Couch to 5k app (Zombies, run 5k) that I highly recommend.  On Monday I got out and enjoyed the sunshine and embarked on a lovely 4k jog along the beach.

Bank Holiday beach run

Day 7 (Tuesday)

Day 7 was going well to start with and I had high hopes for the day, but just didn’t get a chance (or more likely I got side-tracked and forgot) to go for the lunch time walk that I had planned. Not to worry though, I have arranged "double fitness" tomorrow with a Power Hoop session at lunch time and a jog after work.

Day 8 (Wednesday)

Unfortunately my Power Hoop buddy was not well enough to take part today so my colleague (who was Zumba-ing today) and I set off to the Sports Centre with a bit of trepidation, but with a bounce in our step.

I was soon disappointed to find that the Power Hoop session wasn’t running today after all, but we were offered an impromptu Boxercise class instead. I’ve done boxercise before and had forgotten how much fun it is and what a great stress reliever it can be. I’m definitely tempted to look up a regular class if it runs at a convenient time.

I’m now back at my desk (the bounce in my step had gone due to exhaustion by the time I got back), but I’m feeling very virtuous! I’m even looking forward to my run tonight!

End of Week Two - Team Education Strikes Out

May

10

Well, Brigitte and I decided to get ourselves in the 'right frame of mind' by going for what she described as a 'jogette'  but which for me was a jog.  We set off into Stanmer Park one lunchtime last week in glorious summer sun.  It made us ask ourselves just why we just didn't get out more often during the day?  And so that has been my aim since - a jog (or a walk) every day, in the day to get out of the office.  And - it has meant that I haven't had that 'sinking' dismally sleepy feeling at about half past three quite so intensely.

But - there's more.  I've taken the opportunity with Aoife  to do our very best to sabotage a Zumba class this week.  Fortunately, although we hadn't a clue what we were doing we seemed to generate a good sweat - presumably through laughing so much.  I'd love to do it again but I have no confidence whatsoever that I'd get the hang of it...but another shared laugh would be good.

And - more.  Yesterday, I got myself up to the 'Top Sports Centre' for a dose of torture at 8am doing some sort of glorified form of Circuit training (Metabolics) which was exhausting and sounds very 'macho' but was great fun and which I'd defintiely love to repeat.  This is despite aching all over today and being about 30 years older than the other participants (who were lovely to me and who encouraged me along the way and showed me what to do). 

 

I'm definitely up for trying something new next week and I look forward to some further mid-day forays (walks, jogs, 'jogettes') into Stanmer Park too.

 

Rebecca Webb (Brigitte's ESW Team)