First bit of news from me - I passed my driving test yesterday!
It's sort of running-related too, as it meant that I could get to a free training session in preparation for the half marathon at the running club this morning (it started at 9.30 and would have taken at least 45 mins by public transport - a 10min drive though!)
It was really useful - and we did a threshold running session afterwards, and I've decided to start incorporating some of it into my morning runs. I can also run further in the mornings now as it will be quicker for me to get to work as I can just drive myself!
The man doing the session has trained with Paula Radcliffe, and his "easy pace" for his long runs is 6m/m..... I don't think I'll ever be that fast however much threshold training I do!
Ooo I can do the odd Parkrun too now, as I'm actually able to get there! (It's actually very near to the driving test centre funnily enough)
Hope everyone is still running - I did my normal route with Mr Cheetah this evening, but it was really hard going after the session this morning. I'm thinking of driving somewhere tomorrow and doing my long run somewhere else for a change of scenery - just cos I can! I need a coolbag for the car for water supplies i think....
Cardio Abs now done - TWICE as I felt guilty about not doing it last night and it's too blimmin hot to do much else! (I've walked 5 miles today, that's enough exercise now - on with the programme tomorrow )
The one exercise I had a real problem with was the one where you're sitting then lift both knees up then stick your legs out and lift them up - it's not that my abs can't do it, it's more that my legs WON'T! They just don't bend that way! They won't stick out straight either - let alone lift up! I checked my form and tried adjusting my position slightly in as many ways possible - but no, my legs weren't having it. I'm not sure if that particular exercise will come up again, but if it does I can only keep trying but will probably spend most of it sitting down looking confused as my legs won't cooperate!