First week of 2016 ✔️✔️✔️

This week has been a crazy one!

First week of 2016!

Sunday 3rd – 6.27 miles running

Monday 4th – 1hr 1st Crossfit session of 2016

Tuesday 5th – 3.1 miles running

Wednesday 6th – 1hr Crossfit and 2.2 miles walking

Thursday 7th – 3.1 miles running and 2.8 miles walking

Friday 8th – rested!

Saturday 9th – 2hr Olympic lifting training
It has been a sore week back as DOMs kicked in mid week! 

I wrote about my run on Sunday and my first Crossfit session of 2016 on Monday. 


The 3.1 miles I did on Tuesday was a run round a loop we do a lot in plodders, with my friend Sabrina. It was a wet evening and cold, but a good run to burn off some Christmas mince pies! 


With the DOMs starting to kick in from Monday, I went off to Crossfit on Wednesday. It was a good session. We warmed up with running, kettlebell exercises and good mornings (10×3 @ 25kg). 

We then moved on to building up to a heavy 3 rep deadlift in 15 mins. 

I did: 8 x 55kg, 8 x 65kg, 5 x 75kg, 5 x 85kg, 3 x 95kg, 3 x 100kg, 3 x 105kg

Not as heavy as I usually build to, but I was very happy to have done that after the Christmas break. 

Then came the wod: 11.2 (aaahhhhhh!) 15min AMRAP: 9xDL (I used 55kg), 12xPU, 15xBJ (20″). I managed 6 full rounds + 9 DL.

Later in the afternoon, I took my dog Millie out for a 2.2 mile walk to loosen off my muscles!


This was the day my muscles were really aching! I knew it was plodders Thursday and I didn’t want to miss the first session back, so I headed out with Millie to walk off some of the stiffness. We finished our 2.8 mile walk with just enough time for me to eat and then head out to plodders. 

I wasn’t feeling great for a benchmark run. My glutes and hamstrings were tight and sore. I headed off with the group though and made it round. I’m not going to lie, it was tough. I surprised myself at the end when I saw the time I had completed it in. 

I first did the ‘loop’ in August when I joined plodders. I did it in 36 mins. (Back on my Nike app)

25th Aug 35.51

Fast forward to Dec and dropped to 34.54

This session I did it in 28.04!

That’s 8 mins quicker in 5 months!



i’m in the shorts at the front!
I rested, and boy did I need that rest!


Olympic weightlifting session. We worked on snatch technique, clean and jerk, push press and back squats. 

I love these sessions, usually slow and heavy reps working on correct form and technique. 


That brings us to TODAY! My plan was to meet my brother and go on a long run today. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to reach him all day. So, I’ll lace up and take myself for a run later – just won’t be as long as I had planned. Tomorrow I have a planned speed session with Sabrina, Crossfit Tuesday, Crossfit Wednesday and a run with my brother, plodders hill session on Thursday, Crossfit Friday and then a park run on Saturday!


It’s been a great start to the year for me. I hope you’ve all had a great start so far and I’d love to hear how you’re getting on!


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