Juneathon 2016 – Week 3

Bit late posting this, sorry about that, had a manic day just running around doing errands! Can’t believe the third week is complete! It’s crazy how fast June is going by!

Day 15
Three Fitness Blender workouts to make one complete workout!
https://www.fitnessblender.com/videos/cardio-kickboxing-and-bodyweight-cardio-workout-fat-burning-intervals
https://www.fitnessblender.com/videos/fun-10-minute-abs-and-obliques-workout-quick-10-minute-abs-workout-for-a-toned-stomach – Has the word ‘fun’ in the name of the workout, not quite sure that’s how I’d describe it personally, but it was very good!
https://www.fitnessblender.com/videos/total-body-cooldown-compound-movements-for-a-total-body-stretch
Add in an additional core workout before the cool down – 20 second plank, 20 second right plank, 3 backward push ups, 20 second left plank and 3 sit ups. I watch a program with my kids called Operation Ouch – which proved you can take more pain if you distract yourself, so I tried this when doing my planks and guess what – it worked! I closed my eyes and imagined I was on a beautiful beach – actually ended up with one of my side planks being 28 seconds!!!
I’ve also completed 3 hours of house work!!! Whew!!! 😛 xxxRead More »

Janathon Day 14 – Boxercise, feeling the burn!!!

So today started rather earlier as I needed to have bloods taken and it was a fasting one – so got to the hospital nice and early, and was back in time to walk the small people to school and nursery.

Starving by the time I got home, after fasting for 18 hours – hubby had got my cereal and cup ready for when I got back.

Then down to some studying – before heading back out to collect the Blue One from nursery, lots of brisk walking as it was chilly out there!

Two little friends over to play for the Boy and a chat for me with their lovely mummy, then more walking to collect the Pink One, and this was the long way round as she had gymnastics tonight! Love that my kids love being active, I hope that it lasts! The sky looked lovely – so took some piccies!
Skies 1Skies 2Once home, got the kids fed, and I got ready for this week’s Boxercise class but then I needed to wait for the hubby to get home – normally it’s my study day and I am usually child free so I can get out easily, but had to do a switch this week. So typically Southeastern were running S…L…O…W… so the poor hubby got in about 10 mins before my class started, so I literally flew out the door.

Got to my Boxercise class and it was straight into the warm up – there was lots of squats.

Into the gloves and pads, intensive 20 seconds of jabs, then 10 seconds of the person in the pads doing squat jumps while the one in gloves recovered – repeated eight times. Swapping with you partner and repeat. Feel the burn – and the minor punch to my face because my partner and I were chatting a little too much! Haha! Oops!

Shocking selfie between jab intervals and hook intervals!
Shocking selfie between jab intervals and hook intervals!
Next set with the pads and gloves, 20 seconds of hooks and 10 seconds of squats with pulses for the one in the pads during recovery, again eight times. In between swapping we did some intervals to get our heart rates back up, which it did, 30 seconds of jumping jacks, 30 seconds of knees ups, 30 seconds of pulsing squats and 30 seconds of sprinting on the spot, repeated three times. Then back to the pads and gloves work.

Then there was the boxer’s stance running backwards, swap legs, then jumping the line and repeat. There was jumping the line and squatting – repeated three times.

Then there was sprinting.

Finally, the cool down… phew… lots of lovely stretching! A good session for Janathon Day 14! 🙂 xxx

Blossom Hill - White Zinfandel - much needed after a hectic day! Cheers! :-)
Blossom Hill – White Zinfandel – much needed after a hectic day! Cheers! 🙂

Lead legs!

So for day two of Juneathon, I met up with the lovely Helen of helbels.org.uk for some interval runs this early evening.  We took a gentle stroll to Avery Hill Park and then had a gentle jog to warm up.  We’re running along and my legs felt so tight, completely like lead (hence the clever title of this blog post!) so we stopped for a moment to stretch out.

We then gently jogged to where we usually do out interval runs, though both admitted that we weren’t really feeling it this evening – a real lack of enthusiasm.  Though after a day of studying, it was nice just to get out as it was pleasantly warm though very windy!

We thought we would time how quickly we could run 100m and then we’ll see at the end of Juneathon, by timing ourselves again, whether we have managed to increase our speed.

So for the beginning of Juneathon 100m – 19.5 seconds (will this improve?)

Day 2

We had a slow jog back, then showed how in to Juneathon we are, we climbed a rope ladder on a climbing frame – I’m a complete wuss and with a total aversion to heights, so one rung height was enough for me!

Conquering my fear of heights (NOT!)
Conquering my fear of heights (NOT!)

Then I did a speedy run home – it’s great to feel how quickly I should go to do 5:52 mins a km – if only I could keep it up for a kilometre!!!

Fast run home...
Fast run home…

Also, don’t forget my two toe touches that I tweeted this morning!!!

🙂 xxx