Monday, September 24, 2012

Get Fit, Feel Epic - Week 4

Into week four already!!  Half way through our eight week challenge, hosted by Weight Wars!

Lets recap my goals and see how I'm doing after 3 :-

1) Cycle 300 miles during the 8 weeks - After 3 weeks I have cycled 56.6miles
I have had a much more focused week this week, and whilst I haven't achieved my mini target of 50 miles, I have cycled at every opportunity.  I did 2 great gym sessions this week, and both included 10k (6.3miles) on the bikes there, and then yesterday I went out on a sky-ride and did 24miles. 36.6 miles this week, added to the 20 miles I did in the first week and I'm at a grand total of 56.6miles in the last 3 weeks. I'm disappointed its not more, because riding Amy is my favorite way to exercise, but I haven't been able to get out.  I am pleased that I have utilised every opportunity though, and there is still a way to go until the end of the challenge.
As you have seen from last week, I love recording everything and I'm frustrated I have no tracks for my cycling this week - I have given up on Endomondo, and Map My Run this week was not very helpful and my bike garmin is not a quick job!

2) Run 60km (37 miles) in the next 8 weeks - After 3 weeks I have run 31km (19.4mi)
Another great week for running - I combined one of my gym sessions this week with a quick 2k sprint and did a 5k road run mid week.  I'm over half way to smashing my running targets - yay me!

3) Swim at least 12 times during the challenge - After 3 weeks I have swam 2 times
Eeek!  Not a lot I can say here, I haven't been able to swim more and after my surgery this week I'm not going to be able to swim either.  Perhaps I need to adjust my goal - is that even allowed?!

4) Yoga
I am so on track with yoga - I'll take another yay me..!
5) Eat right
I haven't thought about food this week - Paul is home and we are eating 'normally'.  As ever, I always faithfully and honestly track my intake on MFP and this week looked like this:

This weeks challenge was a home workout: Record your time for EACH ROUND. Go on. Surprise yourself.

3 rounds for time (time each round and rest at least 1 minute between rounds).

- 10 burpees
- 20 squats
- 30 push ups

This was tougher than I thought it would be - and a good lesson in fitness.  Just because I can cycle or run a bit, I can't necessarily do a beginners cross fit session in my lounge!

My times were 3:20.2 and 02:37.5 and 02:48.1 :The first round was tough because I was stiff from cycling, and for some reason I decided to do 10 squats and 20 burpees and 30 half push ups - and basically kill myself.  After I realised, and then did 10 burpees and 20 squats (sooo much easier!) and 30 pushups, round two and three were much better!!
So here I am doing said challenge - this is me in my lounge being photographed and timed by Paul..  I am loving how accidentally colour co-ordinated everything is!! (Even matches my blog!)
This week, if you've not guessed from the image up there, is do something new week. Do something you've never done before, take the plunge you may find it something great!
This week is going to be a tough week for me, because I am going in for day surgery on tuesday and I may not be up to much for the rest of the week - but I guess surgery counts towards doing something new... Right!?


  1. You're doing great! Adjusting your swimming goal because of your circumstances seems reasonable.
    Well done on the fitness challenge of the week - love the photos :)

  2. You're doing so well. Hope everything goes well on Tuesday; take it easy xxx

  3. You are doing great. Love the fun pictures of you doing the challenge.

  4. I think having surgery should be allowed as going outside of comfort zone! You are doing well though and remember you still have time to make progress in your goals! S xx