Wk50 until the end of the year

Two weeks ago I had a good balanced week of exercise… with 2 short runs, 3 strength sessions, 3 swims and 1 spin session (and 2 swim coaching sessions) in the week.

My sleep wasn’t too good, with me waking up at about 3 or 4am most days… but hopefully that’ll improve in the next week or two.

I got up a few times, which I shouldn’t do…. so instead of doubt that on Saturday night / Sunday morning, I put an audiobook on my iPod and drifted back off to sleep. I find that works.

I’ve been waking up around 3 or 4am each morning, and most days I can get back to sleep – but sometimes I get up and write out what I’m thinking. I must be excited about Christmas. 😂

As at Monday of this week (20th) I had 12.7 miles to get to 400 miles running this year…

… and 4 swims totalling just over 10,000m to get to 185km or 115 miles swimming.

… One more cycle / spin and I’ll have cycled 600 miles this year….

And I’m at 621.4 miles walking.

That looks like about a total of …

1,736 miles….

So if I can walk another 14 miles, that could round it up to 1,750 miles.

We will see what happens. We tend to talk a lot more when we’re on leave, and we have one week of leave up to 31 December, so it could happen!

I’ve been having a bit of a share of my Christmas jumpers… and masks and scarfs this December (on my personal Facebook / Instagram accounts). I’ll see if I can get a slideshow on here.

I have bought a Christmas jumper or two in the sales each year for a few years now and I enjoy having a laugh with them. This year I realised I have 11… so I had to round it up to 12, and now I’ll stop, I promise.

Slide show

This one is my new one:

Start fitness have some great deals on Christmas jumpers… go treat yourself.


I also got some nice Christmas masks to wear and share (my 2021 version of a Christmas card, I sent one to all other 17 people in my team lol).

This is my training plan for this week into next…. I’ve had a couple of good rest days, a run a couple of good swims and might do a spin abs strength session on Boxing Day, with a walk (or a run) on Christmas Day. Probably a walk.

Today we put up some cool outdoor coloured lights. We meant to do it sooner but life and work got in the way. I think they’re well cool.

They’re on a smart plug, so I can turn them on and off via an app, but they’re set up on a timer on the app so they go on and off when automatically.

You might have seen on Facebook that we treated ourselves to a home office upgrade and got it all set up just in time for Christmas. I’ll do another post about that in holidays. I’ll include the type of table it is etc.

I added some coloured lights on the back and side edges today… so it’s a bit like a space ship (lol). And I’ve hidden all the cables away too.

We’re all ready for Christmas now. Hope you all have a lovely time. I’ll hopefully be in a place to blog some more in 2022 now that things are all settled down and the best they’ve been for me in a very long time.

Merry Christmas. Everyone. 👍🏻🎄🎅🏻

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