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Thursday, 3 February 2011

January Recap and February Goals

Well January hasn't been my greatest fitness month but it's been good. I got out of it a bit towards the end of last year and I feel like I'm getting back into the swing of things. Everything is not where I want it to be but it's going in the right direction. I've had a really good week this week fitness wise and I just hope I can keep my motivation up when I'm tired..

Miles in January = 36

February goals
Push-up challenge
Run 3 x weekly
Start half training plan
Would love to do 45 miles in Feb... that would put me nicely on target for my yearly goals... we'll see anyway, I'm going to be careful with my increases, don't want an injury!

I had a good boxing workout back on Tuesday. I was a sweaty mess at the end of it haha. We used one of our favourite workout planning tricks and pulled out the deck of cards. It helps keep it fresh and keeps us on our toes 'cause we don't know what's coming next! Each round consists of 30s heavy bag followed by 30s random exercise repeat x 3. Exercises picked from deck of cards and included 2 x star jumps, 2 x burpees, 1 x mountain climbers and 1 x split jumps.. Luckily there wasn't a round which included both burpee cards with the mountain climber card 'cause I think that might just have killed me! My legs were dead after two rounds after the previous days 7 mile run so my punching got pretty rubbish towards the end but I finished it!

In total we did 7 x 3 minute rounds/1 minute rest

After this we did 10 minutes continuous core, including a 1.30 plank, which is pretty meagre compared to what I used to be able to do but good compared to my recent plank times which have barely got to 1 minute! It's amazing how fast you lose fitness when you're not practicing it regularly.. I need to get my core back into my routines!


  1. Great boxing workout Laura! And even more so, great attitude. My God, I mean with moving house, starting a new job, and Christmas, the last few months have been mad for you. Seeing it all as a work in progress is what will keep your motivation up without making you feel overwhelmed or disappointed in comparing yourself to previous fitness levels.

    Tho tbh, you still sound pretty damn fit to me with that boxing workout!

  2. Your workout sounds hardcore- nice work esp after the run yesterday :)

  3. Love the boxing workout :-)
    Good goals too for feb

  4. I was watching them doing boxing workouts on the Biggest Loser last night and it looks hard! I don't think I could do it!! Good luck with your February goals!

  5. Definitely be careful with increasing miles. But you already know that of course. Can't wait to hear what half plan you go with!

  6. I am so bad at core exercises. They are so boring and my core is so weak!

  7. Hows your appetite with the increasing mileage, I found when I got past 7 I was like a hoover?

  8. Glad you feel like your getting back into the swing of things, I love the sound of your card workouts, such a great idea x

  9. Your goals and training plan looks great!

  10. Your approach to training looks really balanced and sensible. I reckon you'll smash your half marathon time as long as you stick to the mileage etc. you've set for yourself (as in, not overdoing it for your body).

    I was scared at how quickly I lost fitness when injured, but eventually your body does 'remember' previous workout intensities and the muscles fire up again ~ I'm sure there's something terribly scientific about this relating to synapses and repeated nerve pathways but sadly I don't have the level of brain to comprehend it all :P