Week in Sweat (1)

I’ve decided to start posting a round up every Sunday of my fitness activities from the past week, for a couple of reasons:

Firstly, I haven’t been too hot on ging or getting my workouts in recently, so I thought a little accountability might go a long way.

Secondly, I also think that a little transparency can go a long way. When you’re on social media it’s easy to feel like everyone else is doing more than you, going harder than you, and eating better than you. There are times in my life where I am too busy to fit everything in, and so I thought I’d be honest about how much exercise I fit in around being a full time lawyer, renovating a flat and planning wedding.

So, what have I been up to this week?

Sunday

I did my Running School homework in Victoria Park! I’ve been going to Running School to work on my technique – I over stride and point my toes when I run, which means my calf muscles are always on (read: always sore). I’ve been loving it so far and have definitely seen improvements! My homework consisted of:

30 seconds running, 1 minute walk x 8

1 minute running, 1 minute walk x 6

15 minute run

This might not sound like much, but my hamstrings and glutes are finally firing after years of being lazy, and they were absolutely knackered after this session. Felt like I was making progress though!

Monday

I went to try wedding dresses in the evening and didn’t get home until 10:30, so no workouts for me!

Tuesday

I worked until 10pm. That is all!

Wednesday

I was up at 5:30 to go to Sky High Yoga with some colleagues, which is a yoga class in the Sky Garden! It starts at 6:30 and it was absolutely freezing up there, but it was so worth it. The sun rises during the class and fills the gardens with light, and you can see the sun rising to the east with Canary Wharf and Tower Bridge in silhouette. You also get 20% off breakfast in their restaurant if you go to the yoga class, so I followed up the class with smashed avocado on toast with poached eggs.

I then worked until 10pm again and was very tired.

Thursday 

I had to be up super early to get to the other side of London for a meeting and spent all day rushing around. I was so exhausted when I got home and couldn’t stop whining about it.

Friday

Another early start! I had a 7am lessons at the Running School. We worked on glute activation exercises and focussed on my arm swing, which took quite a lot of mental strength.

Saturday

I headed to 1Rebel and did a Rumble class. Followed by brunch, obviously.

Four workouts during a manic week; not a bad effort if you ask me!