If I’ve been away on holiday for a week or more, I always find it hard to get a rhythm going when I get back. The holiday feeling stays for few days, before returning to the normal routine and eating. Sometimes this is a good thing, though this time it’s been more a time of reflection of where I am, where I’ve been and where I want to go. Certain aspects have to change for me to move forward. Some changes will be easy, some will be harder. Thankfully I have a boyfriend who understands. Support is vital as change can be a battle!
I kept my training up while away and upped it a little this week to burn off all those extra treats from the week before! I ran my longest run since injury, 8km with just the ankle having a little party in the evening. I’m gradually working back up to 10km. I like running, but after an hour or more I get bored. 10km max for me!
A sunny 8km run through the port.
I also added this week new exercises to my workouts that pre injury I flew through! This week’s featured moves: inverted shoulder presses, froggers/frog marches, alternate sandbag shoulder press squats (easier than it sounds!), overhead lunges, resistance band staggered rows and pendulum swings. It felt good to bust them out albeit about 90% pre injury effort! Yoga is still touch and go, depending on the intensity of my workouts, runs and bike rides earlier.
Winter arrived too this week in full force. The sun only made an appearance twice and one of those days wasn’t Paul’s birthday! Happy Birthday! After a birthday run when the rain paused for an hour, we went to San Remo, Italy for the afternoon and ended up in a COOP supermarket! We always end up in a supermarket travelling, seeing what’s what!
Winter weather for the boys has been all about radiators, blankets and a new cat castle! Just another way to recycle Amazon boxes!
Do you find it easy to get back to the old routine after time away, or do you keep that holiday feeling going for as long as possible?