Juneathon Day 16 and 17

Juneathon Day 16 and 17

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Two for the price of one today! And both similar days of activity.

Thursday 16 I was supposed to go for a lunchtime run with someone from work. Since my injury the running club hasn’t really happened and my colleague really wanted to get back in to the habit. So we arranged for a run.

However, I had really bad cramp in the night which left me with a really sore calf. I didn’t want to risk more injury so I suggested that we still go for a run but I do a bit of coaching with her. So we had a gentle run to the near by rugby field then I got her to do some running interspersed with different exercises. This gave me a chance to observe and instruct, I’m taking any opportunity I can!

At the end of the session she demonstrated some of the movements she does in her boot camp sessions. Bear crawls anyone? I think I must have looked like an uncoordinated new born bear cub, they were so difficult and then she made me go backwards!

On Friday I had my first session of a 16 week marathon plan with my two athletes I’ve started working with. It’s really exciting starting a new plan and after today’s session I feel confident that they are going to do really well. You’ll be glad to hear I didn’t make them do bear crawls!

Juneathon Day 15

Juneathon Day 15

Wednesday means running club. Today was a muddy run along the Ridgeway national trail route. This is an 87 mile ancient route which has been in use since prehistoric times. We didn’t run anywhere near 87 miles, more like 2 miles on the Ridgeway itself plus 2 miles to get there and back! There was… Continue Reading

Juneathon Day 14

Juneathon Day 14

Today I observed a coaching session with Marion again. This evening the focus was on having good form and concentrating on arm technique. It was a smaller group than last week but that meant I could concentrate more on each individual and I really got to see the difference from the start of the session… Continue Reading

Brathay Windermere Half Marathon

Brathay Windermere Half Marathon

On Sunday 22 May 2016 the inaugral Brathay Windermere half marathon took place and I ran it with my mum. For the last ten years the Brathay Trust have organised a marathon around Lake Windermere and this year they decided to add a half marathon. So what did I think? Well if you want to… Continue Reading

Weekly round up: Juneathon week 2

Weekly round up: Juneathon week 2

This week was going quite well with my Juneathon challenge until today. Monday and Saturday I did yoga using the Yoga Studio app. Tuesday I attended a coaching session with a local coach. Wednesday was a nice canal run with my running group. Thursday I tried some Fitness Blender workouts and Friday I swam. So… Continue Reading

Juneathon Day 10

Juneathon Day 10

Today’s Juneathon activity was swimming. I haven’t been swimming for a while and as it has been so warm I thought I’d head to the pool today rather than do anything outside. It appears that Friday lunchtime is a rather quite time for the pool. For half my swim I had half the pool all to… Continue Reading

Juneathon Day 9

Juneathon Day 9

Juneathon day 9 and I’m back with some YouTube videos, this time two videos from Fitness Blender. One for the upper body and one for the lower body. What I like about these videos is that before the workout starts they remind you to warm up and cool down, they let you know what equipment you’ll… Continue Reading

Juneathon Day 8

Juneathon Day 8

Running club today and with the good weather I decided to take my group along the canals. It’s really nice to run along side water when the weather is warm. It was a lovely 4 miles run, very social and chatty. There was a mama duck with her ducklings swimming alongside us for a while,… Continue Reading

Juneathon Day 7

Juneathon Day 7

For a while today I wasn’t sure if my planned Juneathon activity was going to take place. I was going to observe a coaching session one of my buddy coaches, Marion from Deep Blue Fitness,  was holding. As part of my coaching course I’ve been encouraged me to observe other qualified coaches delivering sessions so… Continue Reading

Juneathon Day 6

Juneathon Day 6

Not sure what happened to the time today. I blame the weather. Once again the thermometer crawled above 20 degrees today (that’s 70 degrees fahrenheit to my readers across the pond). By the time I got home, watered my container plants, had my dinner, finished editing some photos and sorted out the results for my… Continue Reading

Juneathon Day 16 and 17

Juneathon Day 16 and 17

Two for the price of one today! And both similar days of activity. Thursday 16 I was supposed to go for a lunchtime run with someone from work. Since my injury the running club hasn’t really happened and my colleague really wanted to get back in to the habit. So we arranged for a run….

Juneathon Day 15

Juneathon Day 15

Wednesday means running club. Today was a muddy run along the Ridgeway national trail route. This is an 87 mile ancient route which has been in use since prehistoric times. We didn’t run anywhere near 87 miles, more like 2 miles on the Ridgeway itself plus 2 miles to get there and back! There was…

Juneathon Day 14

Juneathon Day 14

Today I observed a coaching session with Marion again. This evening the focus was on having good form and concentrating on arm technique. It was a smaller group than last week but that meant I could concentrate more on each individual and I really got to see the difference from the start of the session…

Brathay Windermere Half Marathon

Brathay Windermere Half Marathon

On Sunday 22 May 2016 the inaugral Brathay Windermere half marathon took place and I ran it with my mum. For the last ten years the Brathay Trust have organised a marathon around Lake Windermere and this year they decided to add a half marathon. So what did I think? Well if you want to…

Weekly round up: Juneathon week 2

Weekly round up: Juneathon week 2

This week was going quite well with my Juneathon challenge until today. Monday and Saturday I did yoga using the Yoga Studio app. Tuesday I attended a coaching session with a local coach. Wednesday was a nice canal run with my running group. Thursday I tried some Fitness Blender workouts and Friday I swam. So…

Juneathon Day 10

Juneathon Day 10

Today’s Juneathon activity was swimming. I haven’t been swimming for a while and as it has been so warm I thought I’d head to the pool today rather than do anything outside. It appears that Friday lunchtime is a rather quite time for the pool. For half my swim I had half the pool all to…

Juneathon Day 9

Juneathon Day 9

Juneathon day 9 and I’m back with some YouTube videos, this time two videos from Fitness Blender. One for the upper body and one for the lower body. What I like about these videos is that before the workout starts they remind you to warm up and cool down, they let you know what equipment you’ll…

Juneathon Day 8

Juneathon Day 8

Running club today and with the good weather I decided to take my group along the canals. It’s really nice to run along side water when the weather is warm. It was a lovely 4 miles run, very social and chatty. There was a mama duck with her ducklings swimming alongside us for a while,…

Juneathon Day 7

Juneathon Day 7

For a while today I wasn’t sure if my planned Juneathon activity was going to take place. I was going to observe a coaching session one of my buddy coaches, Marion from Deep Blue Fitness,  was holding. As part of my coaching course I’ve been encouraged me to observe other qualified coaches delivering sessions so…

Juneathon Day 6

Juneathon Day 6

Not sure what happened to the time today. I blame the weather. Once again the thermometer crawled above 20 degrees today (that’s 70 degrees fahrenheit to my readers across the pond). By the time I got home, watered my container plants, had my dinner, finished editing some photos and sorted out the results for my…