I’ve had a mad week of Christmas parties and naughty treats, and the closest I’ve come to sporting excellence was being in the audience and the Worlds Darts Championships at Alexandra Palace on Thursday night (an insanely fun team outing that I definitely recommend – knowledge of darts not necessary).
I’m so glad that I write this weekly post as it’s a really good way of maintaining awareness and gratitude for what I’ve managed to get done, rather than focusing on everything I haven’t done.
Whilst I haven’t done as much as I might normally like to do, particularly on the verge of marathon training once again, I’ve still managed to do three workouts. If you’re ever feeling cross with yourself or like you’ve not accomplished enough then stop and take stock of what you have done. You’ve almost always done way better than you think.
Monday – Tribeca Takeover at Karma Ealing
I’m really excited for Tribeca Studios to open in the new year, and in the meantime I went down to their takeover night at Karma. Under disco lights I did 30 minutes of Body Pump followed by 30 minutes of Pilates – I accidentally on purpose didn’t arrive in time for Body Attack… I really enjoyed the sessions that I did and loved the setting of working out in a club. You can keep up to date with Tribeca happenings here.
Tuesday – Rest Day
Though I did get a lovely Christmas delivery from my fellow porridge lovers at Moma. It’s so useful having these in my desk ready to go for when my mornings are busy and I’m unexpectedly rushed off my feet. Particularly in party season as it means I can avoid temptation to get a sausage baguette, and a healthier start to a hangover tends to make me better behaved for the rest of the day.
Wednesday – Lunchtime Run
I was exhausted when I woke up and didn’t quite make the gym in the morning. I knew I had plans after work so went for a lunchtime run around East London – I felt so refreshed afterwards and it’s great way to break up the day. I keep dry shampoo, body spray and wipes in my desk drawer so I can just shower properly home without disgusting my office with my post run sweat.
Thursday – Rest Day
Friday – Rest Day (again)
Saturday – Spin
I love going to spin on a Saturday morning with my flatmate Tiff – having the sociable element of a routine is a great way of staying committed and squeezing in a workout where you’d probably just have a lie in if left to your own devices.
Sunday – Rest Day (literally didn’t move from the sofa or see the outside world)