Things have been pretty crazy lately, and I’m not going to lie, my fitness has definitely suffered! I haven’t been on my bike for 4 weeks and I am starting to feel pretty nervous about RideLondon next weekend. The only exercise I’ve done has been the weekly Sports Club sessions with work, which have been great but still 1 run, 1 yoga class, 1 spin class and 1 (awesome) game of rounders is not the ideal training for a 100 mile bike ride…
But sometimes you have to accept that trying to fit everything in isn’t going to happen, and juggling too many plates at once can be detrimental, right?!
I’ve worked at 5 different triathlons on 3 different weekends over the past month, been to France for a weekend business trip (which was amazing, but tiring!), and taken on the extra work required when my manager left. I am loving my new job but 5am starts on consecutive weekends, plus 9-5 during the week can definitely take it out of you and leave you wanting to chill and watch Netflix, rather than go for a run! Added to that, I’m trying to make time to still see James, even though I’ve been working weekends, and this leaves few evenings for fitness.
Now that the season is winding down (events-wise) I will hopefully have a little more time to get my life back in balance. James and I obviously love being active together and getting outside, so we do tend to do sporting things together when we catch up. We had a great bike ride along the Nickey Line from Redbourn to Harpenden recently, and I hope to get out for more adventures with E during the school summer holidays too. But I know that when we’re both tired, time spent relaxing and just enjoying each other’s company is important as well!
I’m planning on pressing the reset button in August, getting back to the gym and putting in some solid training for my next few events – namely, the Tough Mudder London South Half and the Manchester Half Marathon, both pretty big and scary challenges which are going to require some serious organisation and dedication! Any tips would be much appreciated.
I was also offered the opportunity to take part in the Run Reigate 10k again this year, which I would have loved to do – its a great event and I really enjoyed it last year – but I am unfortunately working the same weekend. Definitely check it out if you’re looking for a fun, scenic, closed-road 10k!
Any advice on how to stay fit and healthy when life seems to be rushing by at 100 miles an hour?