Summer is coming to and end and I’m actually quite happy about it! I love the long days and the warm weather, but the school holidays are a killer!
Holiday childcare doesn’t cover the working day and my cleaning lady goes on holiday for a month. I get a little behind with everything, especially if you throw in a few social events. Next thing I’m lying in bed in the morning trying to decide whether to go for a run, do some work or some housework. Paralysed by indecision I just end up staying in bed! Being the kind of girl I am, I realised what was happening and packed up some work to bring home. Having made a start on it, I feel less guilty/stressed/grumpy and ready to pick up the running again.
Removing the boundaries.
I have made one or two changes to facilitate more running and fitness. I’ve had my hair cut short, which seems to have been a good decision fashion wise also, as everyone has been very complimentary about my new look. Thank you nice people! I have put spare running kit in the boot of my car, just in case I find myself in a position to go for an impromptu run. I’ve got to admit, I can’t see myself twirling like superman in a phone box: he might have been happy to go out with his underpants over his tights but if he’d had to get into a sports bra there would have been considerable delays in saving the world!
I’m also going to dig out my old trainers and put them under the desk in my office. Why? Well my office is on the 4th floor. If I run up and down stairs for 10 minutes that’s a good HIIT workout. If I’m working late I can justify a 10 minute break.
Since I stopped running, I put a couple of pounds on, but then my appetite adjusted and thinks went back to normal. I’ve noticed other changes though, I’ve started to feel the cold again, a bit spotty , shadows under the eyes, and just generally sluggish. I need to get some oxygen circulating through those tissues!
now we have a week off. Despite some trepidation about the hard work ahead of me, at least I have an opportunity for some regular exercise and to get some fitness back. Hopefully I will find some enjoyment too, I’m apprehensive that it will be hard and painful and that I won’t have the motivation to carry on. I suppose that’s why most people don’t start in the first place, but I started and I liked it, so I can start again☺️