"} Get a life, Get active! By Fit Lesley: July 2011

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Blip in my training - Oh Dear!

With less than 8 weeks to go until the Great North Run I'm not feeling as confident as I should!  I went on my  first run in 7 days today and only just managed a very slow 5 miles ...!  My exercise regime came to a complete standstill when my daughter went into Manchester Children's Hospital for Posterior Spinal Fusion surgery.  I went with the good intentions of keeping up my training, by taking my running gear with me, to the mortification of my daughter who claimed "Mum, why can't you be normal?!"  However, with the stress of an 8 hour operation, sleepless nights sitting in the High Dependency Unit and surviving on junk food my priorities changed, and I didn't think of my training again... until I returned home yesterday with my daughter back on the mend!  I got up this morning and decided to try a little introductory run - how can fitness take so long to achieve and such a short time to lose?!  I struggled to maintain any pace at all - was it the heat, exhaustion from a stressful week or poor mental attitude?!  Who knows but I WILL get back on track and be ready to do the best I can in September!

Monday, 4 July 2011

The Three Counties Cycling Challenge!

Yesterday, only 6 weeks after getting my first ever road bike I participated in a 60 mile challenge.  I must admit I was pretty anxious about this ride, not only was it my first sportive, it was very long  ride for me being new to road cycling  and it was also on possibly the hottest day of the year so far!  I was too exhausted yesterday after the ride to update this blog, but I have managed to muster the energy to do it today!

So how did I fair? 

Find out by clicking the "Challenge Four"  tab above!