Tag: exercise is my jam

  • Hot Stuff

    Hot Stuff

    I need a weights-themed header. I’ll get on that. The last time, up until this time last week, that I’d done an organised exercise class was shortly after the birth of the eldest. That was eighteen years ago. My local health emporium has recently trashed the two squash courts adjacent to their Gym facilities and built […]

  • Holiday

    Holiday

    That's school done for another year. /RELAX — 🌊 Sarah 📝 Shonky Gubbins 🌊 (@AlternativeChat) July 20, 2018 The lunchtime pickup is done. The eldest has already been off since Tuesday afternoon. It is that glorious time of the year where there is nothing to worry about on Monday, and in 10 days I’ll be […]

  • Run to the Hills

    Run to the Hills

    The biggest single problem I possess right now in terms of exercise ability is stamina. HIIT routines are now just that, but anything over 90 minutes and I will summarily wilt. What is required is an understanding of what my limits are, how to play to them and then finally exceed them.  Fortunately for me, […]

  • Find Time

    Find Time

    Normally, this would be my day off but I’ve been slacking a bit this week, for reasons that should be quite obvious and understandable. Last night was my first time on a bike since coming back from Eroica, and the guides all tell me it should be five hours a week on a bike by […]

  • Singularity

    Yesterday was my first session with the new PT, and BOY was it a revelation. I’ve never used a Bosu for anything other than the odd exercise and yesterday, the whole thing evolved past being ‘just another piece of equipment’ and became… well, something quite transformative. Hang on, you don’t know what a Bosu is? […]

  • Not Enough

    Not Enough

    However good you think you are, it’s a lie. Look at Lewis Hamilton’s race this morning in Australia as conclusive proof that anything can happen, and does, and the only way to deal with that is to be as prepared as possible. I’m not dumb enough to compare my training to the world of F1, […]

  • The Test

    The Test

    Yesterday, I did my first FTP Test, and today I am quietly pleased. The last time this number was registered by the Zwift software, it was 135. When I began cycling, I believe I was somewhere around the 125 mark. That was at the end of December, so to have seen a 10% improvement over that […]