Following my ‘extraordinary’ post yesterday… I’m ashamed to say that I didn’t do as I’d planned – twice! Not so extraordinary it seems.
On Thursday morning I had planned to meet Gill at Bellahouston to do 45 minutes of circuits at 6:30am, but my alarm didn’t go off and I woke at 6:31 realising I wouldn’t make it. Oops. I phoned Bella to get a message passed to her, then laid in my bed and appreciated the slight lie in (to 7:30am).
Then Thursday night, I had planned to do an hour of speedwork using my Garmin for the splits, but by the time 5pm came I suddenly had work I had to get on with. Then when I was stopped that by the offer of a lift home (it was pouring with rain), the work excuse dried up. I was at home and said I’d go out for a run at 7pm…but ended up ‘proof reading’ my work and eating instead. :-O
So… today I made up for it by getting up early and meeting Gill at Bella for 6:30am for a version of Lorn’s Intense Interval Circuits. Once we started I wasn’t really in the mood for it, but managed to get going without missing any of the circuits (only just, Gill had to remind me we’d only done 2 sets, not three before moving on).
A colleague, at worktoday told me that I’m a positive person, and I usually am… just sometimes I like to moan, just a little bit. Then I tell myself – get on with it! I don’t see My Fit Friend moaning now do I? Exactly. And it’s always worth it in the end. 😀
This morning’s circuits were:
Warm up: 15 mins (repeated 3 times, faster each time)
Jog, Power Squats, Log Jumps, 123s, Butt Kicks, High Knees, Vertical Jumps
Circuit 1: (repeated 3 times, faster each time)
Power Jumps, Belt Kicks, Hit the Floor, Ski Drills
Circuit 2: (repeated 3 times, faster each time)
Hurdle Jumps, Globe Jumps, Moving Push Ups, Mountain Climbers
Circuit 3: (repeated 3 times, faster each time)
Suicide Drills, Alternating Knee Lift, Level 1 Drills, Plank Walk Up
Last Effort: 8 Hop Squats, 8 Push Ups, repeated 5 times.
Circuits: 45 mins, 530 Calories. Ave HR: 145 (77%) , 168 (89%)
Hard work. And I was sweating a lot by about 20 mins in right to the end.
After a strange week (Monday: Rest, Tuesday: Long run, Wednesday: Easy Run and Insanity, Thursday: Rest), I’m glad I met Gill this morning before work (and before the dentist).