I can’t believe that Christmas has happened already, I’d like a few more days of it please!
I managed to fit in a few workouts this week which I’m really pleased about, but the impetus for much of those was through a desire to workout or go running and make the most of a situation rather than feeling the need to offset christmas calories or a sense of guilt. I didn’t want to miss out on a rare sunny morning at home in Yorkshire so I strapped on my running shoes and got out there.
For the first time ever I went running on Christmas morning – I know a lot of my friends have come to expect this sort of madness from me, but I can honestly say that the reason I went out running had nothing to do with my upcoming marathon, pigs in blankets, white Burgundy and Champagne, toblerone, or any kind of search for abs. It is true that I am good at pushing myself to be consistent and train when I don’t especially want to, but running on Christmas morning is not what commitment looks like, its what enjoyment does. I love christmas, I love being at home, and running is my favourite start to the day (within reason – I wouldn’t say no to a 5* hotel and breakfast in bed) so for me when I woke up before the rest of the family it just felt entirely natural to hit the local woods for a 3 mile jog. If you love being active but took christmas off then there is nothing wrong with that, just like there’s nothing wrong with running on a day where you might be called crazy for doing so, just so long as it’s what you want.
Monday – Final pre-work run before Christmas
Tuesday – Circuits
The gym at home in Sheffield is HUGE compared to any gym in London. So I went for a little play around with some tyre flip, box jumps, and TRX action.
10 Tyre Flips
20 Box Jumps (60 Box)
20 Single Leg Deadlifts (8kg KB)
10 Push Ups to Rows (8kg DB)
Sprints 200m at 12km/h, increasing incline from 3 to 7
10 Chest Fly Press
10 Adductor Machine Squats
10 TRX Pike-Tuck-Split
TRX Pull Up to Back Extension
KB Swings (16kg KB)
Wednesday – Morning Run
Thursday – Rest Day
Friday – Morning Run
Saturday – Rest Day with a small Boxing Day walk to the pub…
Sunday – Morning Run