Running rhythm

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When I signed up for my race, I was really confused as to where I should start. I read allot online about different training programmes. Personally, I found them to be a little overwhelming. So I decided that I would first find my own running rhythm.

I was tempted to buy a heart monitor and various other gadgets But, I decided I would just start running. See how far I could run, without the use of any tools. So, I have been doing just that. I think that is the best thing I could have done for me, because by listening to my body and sticking to it – I have managed to find my running rhythm and over this time actually bettering my tme and distance.

I have been running now 5-6 times a week and doing weight training. I also have been using foam rollers, and even though it does feel awkward doing it in front of others at the gym – I think it’s making a big difference to my running.

This is getting better and better for each day. Setting my alarm for 5.30 and ready to just do it!

Take care xoxo

My first 10K

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Eeeek. I did it. I signed up for my first race. Well, I actually signed up for it about 2 weeks ago. I was in a short relay last year during my pregnancy. It was so much fun, and I always told myself that I would sign up for a race after my pregnancy.

I have always looked at people that run races or marathons and thought, oh goodness – that could never be me. But, over the years I have changed my perspective on health and fitness. It’s become one of my favourite things. Mostly because, I have two young girls. And, I want to give them all the tools I can give them to make sure they can have a balanced life.

So, after our incredible vacation in Florida. I came back, wanting a purpose. A challenge. I was asked by a friend, to join her on a marathon next year, the distance is too much for me. So, I wanted to start small and try a 10K before the end of the year. I already enjoy working out, but at least now – I have a goal. It is a really awesome feeling, to be steering towards something and challenging your mind and body.

The race is part of the Oslo Marathon, on the 20 September. So, I have some weeks of intensive training ahead of me. Some people don’t look at the 10K as such a big deal, but for me it is. I hope to walk away from it feeling like I could one day do a half-marathon.

I have already started my training, and will be putting up my weekly training schedule, as well as sharing how I plan to fuel my body.

Feeling pumped! xoxo

 

2014 Breaking a sweat

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Just completed my first workout after baby, and the first of the year. Wow! What an awesome feeling to feel again. One that only working out can make you feel.

I did a 30 min session, with five of my favourite kettlebell moves: Swing, 1 arm swing, Squat, lunge & standing 1 arm side crunch. Took 5 min after for a good stretch. Drank plenty of water during, needing to refill my bottle a few times in between. Ended up with that sweet postworkout sweat!

My husband complimented me afterwards, telling me that he could see that I was back 😉

Haven’t written down any fitness goals this year. I will work on it, but right now listening to my body & taking it slow.

Looking forward to many more sweaty sessions, with my glossy kettlebells 😉

Take care xoxo

Weekday workouts

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Got my strength training workouts done this week, felt awesome! Working with my physiotherapist, and taking this slowly.
Admittedly, it’s hard to some days find the motivation to get to the gym but, I never do regret it afterwards 🙂
Renovations being done at home, so discovering new coffee hideouts while being super studious 🙂
Been making smoothies with mangoes. Love the sweet taste of ripe mangoes in my smoothies.
Going to get my weekly training schedule planned for the week, while enjoying some evening vanilla chai tea!

Take care xoxo

The virgin post

First posts are always a bit scary. But, I’m jumping straight in & going to get started!

Trying to get back to health & fitness. It’s always been a happy place for me – I’m at my best. After just over a month of not being able to workout because of my pelvic pains, going back to gym seemed like an unfamiliar place.

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But, I committed myself to a short 45 min session of warm up cardio & strength training. Got my workout from my physiotherapist.

My postworkout fuel was my never-fail greensmoothie. Haven’t been drinking smoothies for breakfast for over a month aswell.

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Can’t make any promises as to how often I will be training or being able to update this space. There might just be days with little text & couple of snaps. But, This feels right, to just be getting back on track. Looking forward to this 🙂

demiglemme xoxo

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