My Gym Workout

I like to make my trip to the gym worth every minute. As any busy girl, my time is limited to about an hour a day and I try to utilise it efficiently. Apart from going to yoga or spin classes, I find myself sticking to this easy routine.

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The interval training like this work all the muscle groups: legs, abs, butt and arms. It burns fat and builds muscle and is great for cardio work and metabolism.

Cycling: how to change a flat tire

flat tyre
The title already suggests that it isn’t going to be a lady-like post… but if you are a lady and into cycling, there is no way you can cycle on your own without knowing how to change a flat tire. To be honest, I haven’t had a chance to try it myself but thought it would be good to have the instructions handy in case of emergency: Continue reading

Cycling

bike

It is hard to believe but I have never had a bike (except for a tricycle which I wasn’t even aloud to ride outside). Here I am, and at the age of almost 30, I finally bought a road bike and the gear that comes with it. This was all with a view to cycle on weekends and hence, to get fit. Despite all my ambitions, a trial ride was an absolute disaster – two falls, a bleeding knee and I thought I would never sit on that scary thing again. Continue reading

Blackmores Half Marathon: 0 weeks to go

Week 0 This weeks training
Monday, 16 September 2013 Rest Day
Tuesday, 17 September 2013 Swim or Yoga
Wednesday, 18 September 2013 5km easy run
Thursday, 19 September 2013 5 x 60 secs hard with 60 secs recovery 
Friday, 20 September 2013 5 km easy run 
Saturday, 21 September 2013 Rest Day
Sunday, 22 September 2013 HALF MARATHON DAY

Good Luck!!!

Blackmores Half Marathon: 1 weeks to go

Week 1 This weeks training
Monday, 9 September 2013 Rest Day
Tuesday, 10 September 2013 Swim or Yoga
Wednesday, 11 September 2013 8km easy run
Thursday, 12 September 2013 6km easy run
Friday, 13 September 2013 5 km Race Pace (Tempo Run) 
Saturday, 14 September 2013 6 km easy run
Sunday, 15 September 2013 13 km easy run

Blackmores Half Marathon: 2 weeks to go

Week 2 This weeks training
Monday, 2 September 2013 Rest Day
Tuesday, 3 September 2013 Swim or Yoga
Wednesday, 4 September 2013 10km easy run
Thursday, 5 September 2013 6km easy run
Friday, 6 September 2013 6 x 400m Repetitions with 200m Jog recovery Easy Run 
Saturday, 7 September 2013 6 km easy run
Sunday, 8 September 2013 16 km easy run

Blackmores Half Marathon: 3 weeks to go

Week 3 This weeks training
Monday, 26 August 2013 Rest Day
Tuesday, 27 August 2013 Swim or Yoga
Wednesday, 28 August 2013 11km easy run
Thursday, 29 August 2013 8km easy run
Friday, 30 August 2013 6 x 300m Hill Sprints with job back recovery 
Saturday, 31 August 2013 8 km easy run
Sunday, 1 September 2013 19 km easy run