Yay we are on holiday! Someone who sounds very much like my mother is saying things in my head like ‘isn’t it great to have dinner cooked for you’ and ‘no cleaning to do’ except that instead of rolling my eyes I think it’s really great….. No way of avoiding it, I’m definitely middle aged and turning into my mother!
On Sunday I decided to wait until the evening to go for a run. We are in Rhodes and it is about 30C . Setting off at 5pm I went out for about 1.5 miles walk /running to maintain my MAF HR. It was still so hot, I walked most of the way back as my HR was up at my MAF limit.
On Monday I got up early to avoid the heat at 5:45 am. It was worth it! It was gently warm with a breeze off the sea, and so quiet, just birdsong, crickets and the lapping of the waves as a soundtrack. I took a picture in the mode of slow running girl and Gareth, but there won’t be many of these seascapes as we are only here for a week. Also I’m a bit behind trend – no bicycle in the picture! If only I’d kept up to date with my blogging (wi fi is a bit patchy here) as I missed the perfect opportunity!
Hubs signed us up for a group cycle ride. Setting off at 3pm it was just too hot for me so after 3 miles I turned back. The off road parts were a bit ‘jiggly’ too. I don’t normally cycle and I was gripping on to those handlebars for dear life! I was wearing my HR monitor and at times my HR was 184 with the heat and the effort. Definitely anaerobic when you consider that my MAF aerobic threshold is a HR of 125.
Ah but wait! This is the shady cafe where I sat sipping an iced coffee whilst hubs slogged on to Anthony Quinn bay. And there, just in front of the little white car is my bicycle! You can just see the handlebars. Does that count?
This morning I was so stiff that I couldn’t dress myself! Seriously I couldn’t bend over to put my pants on, I had to get help from the hubs!! 2 neurofen and a cup of coffee later I was much improved – but no sunrise run 😔 I’ve done a few laps of the pool instead, breathing through the nose so I’m guessing all within the HR band.
This afternoon I’m spending the hot part of the day in the hotel lobby, complete with air con and wi fi signal, chatting to you. Much better for my MAF project I suspect.
The food is great here too, very easy to do LCHF with lots of lovely salad and olive oil, cheese, fish and yoghurt, lots of vegetable choices at dinner. The bacclava are very tempting (Greek filo pastry deserts soaked in sugar syrup) and a tiny one did find its way onto my plate last night, but we are on holiday, so that, and the holiday wine allowance, is OK so far as I’m concerned😊😊
how do you deal with holidays? Fitness business as usual? ditch it all for a week or two of complete hedonism? Or gentle compromise?
personally , my view is just enough to have a good time without undoing all that hard work!