A sneaky peak at (my) normality

Today felt a little bit more like the old pre-break days, which has definitely given me a bit of a lift. I managed to fit in another Pilates class today and followed it with another 80 lengths of the pool. Plus, of course, the usual early morning routine, and I’m still at 25 minutes on the bike (pjs obligatory).

Today’s Pilates was a little harder on my foot, the teacher called for a downward dog, and I behaved like a naughty puppy and refused. Ok, that’s taking it a bit far, but at the moment it just won’t bend that way. I also discovered that I can’t do that side plank thing, I’m sure there’s a proper name, but it’s late on a Friday and I can’t think now.

After this, I was feeling a bit tired, up early to cycle, walked to class, an hour of Pilates, so I ummmed and ahhhed about whether to go swimming. I put my coat and boots back on – easier to carry them downstairs, honest – and got to the pool changing area, where I hung about for a few minutes, procrastinating.

I had a little chat with myself, as you do, and reminded myself that I never regret doing any exercise and as I’m a member and pay whether I swim or not, it doesn’t matter if I only do 10 lengths or two – and anyway, I still needed to have a shower from this morning and now I’ve left the Pilates changing area and moved to the pool, I can’t go back up…

Again, swimming costume on, goggles on, I was having my pre-swim shower – I like to stick to the rules – and contemplated for minute of sneaking straight out again, no one had seen me after all. But then I’d know. So I finally committed. And boy was I glad that I did!

80 lengths later I forced myself out of the pool, with a satisfied smile on my face.

My favourite days pre-break were when I managed to get in an early run, then cycle to yoga, a quick swim and cycle home. Today was a slight twist on that, but almost as good.

The endorphins are still raging!

So, #janathon day 9 summary, strength work, 25 minutes on the bike, hour of Pilates and 80 lengths of the pool. I feel the need to add a big tick.

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