In May 2015, I completed the Leeds Half Marathon and I promised myself that I must complete the full thing as my next race. After several training attempts and 20+ editions of my training schedule, I can finally say that I’ve run 26.2 miles and just about survived! Budapest Marathon So why travel all the way to Budapest? Good question. Quite simply, I had lucked … Continue reading Budapest Marathon 2017
Winter will be a true test of how committed I am to exercising. Although we’re still in Autumn, I’ve already thought once or twice about whether leaving the comfort of the warm indoors to brave the cold for a jog or even to go to the gym is a good idea. Now more than ever, remaining disciplined is going to be important. But I have … Continue reading Time to Brace Myself. Winter is Coming.
On Sunday 23rd October 2016, I completed the Swanbourne Endeavour, a mud run with a variety of different obstacle challenges designed to test your endurance. I would definitely recommend this race to any adventure seekers who enjoy long distance running but also get a kick out of testing their physical limits. The race itself takes place in Swanbourne, a beautiful countryside area near Milton Keynes. The … Continue reading Are you Tough Enough? – Swanbourne Endeavour 2016
Summary: So the eagle-eyed of you will have noticed that this week I haven’t recorded all that many Fitness Workouts. Sadly I fell ill on Tuesday and thought I would be doing more harm than good if I continued to train. In actual fact, the illness was more of an inevitability: getting little sleep, not eating well and squeezing in five workouts on Monday was … Continue reading Fitness Report – Week Five
Summary: This has been one hell of a week! I finally had the guts to quit the job I’ve been miserable at for some time now. But the process of doing this was not entirely straightforward. I’d say this had a greater impact on my diet rather than my fitness schedule. My mistake was not prepping food early in the week, which meant that when … Continue reading Fitness Report: Week Four
Summary: This has been a mixed week. I’ve noticed significant improvements in my stamina and my propensity to push myself harder in gym classes. However I’ve been far more indulgent and snacking more. There isn’t necessarily a correlation between the two trends but I don’t want the trend of munching on more sugary junk to continue in parallel. Therefore I just have to be more disciplined with my eating habits and not rely on being consistently motivated to eat well.
Summary: Busier week in the office, for some mornings I had to wake up at 05.00 to fit in my morning workout but managed it! The Wednesday Pure Legs, Bums and Tums sessions was a REAL workout. I have never done so many squats with weights in such a short period of time. I thought I would struggle to do the Strength-Based Workout straight afterwards but I found it easier as my body was warmed up.