Thursday, January 19, 2012

Exercising The Will Power - Week 2

My training has well and truly begun and it seems easier to get out for runs, at least at the moment. 

At the start of last week, Shayne and I went along to watch the tennis with one of the companies that works with Shayne and we were wined and dined for the evening. Nice food, endless drinks and great company. A big test for me as I could have drank what I wanted but needed to stay focused and had water and one glass of bubbles. No exercise for the day though as work commitments and tennis took priority for the day.

Last week also saw my mother in-law's 70th birthday in and we celebrated in style. I restricted my alcohol in-take to just one glass of bubbles, a big test of my will power! 

My running has started in preparation for my next challenge - The Northburn Station Ultra Marathon on Cromwell (50kms). I have been running with my boys, or at least leaving with them until they take off and leave me for dust! This type of event is off road and VERY hilly and my training will consist of 'time on my feet' and plenty of hill work. Let's see how I go...

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Exercising The Will Power - Day 2

It was a tough one as I had so much to do today before I head back to work tomorrow and I have a full-on busy week ahead BUT I managed to exercise my Will Power muscle. I wanted to go for a run with my son, Luke, only 6kms, but as the day progressed and I still had lots to do, nothing was further away from my mind than a run and in all this rain that we have been having here in Auckland. 

Exercise my Will power: Despite the rain, Luke and I left home at 5:00pm and drove to the Pipe Line to run the 6kms we really didn't want to do BUT we did it!

I felt great afterwards.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Exercising My Will Power Muscle

Hi friends,

Happy 2012! I hope that you have made some New Year Resolutions to aim for. I have and I plan to show you through my Blog how I am going with it. I will test my Will Power every week with my training and try and give myself goals to see me through the year in terms of my fitness.

In March I hope to complete my first Mountain Run event in the South Island and will be training for that which is just before the Rotorua Marathon. I want to do this event this year followed by the Gold Coast half marathon. Beyond that, I'm not too sure just yet but I will fit something/s in before the end of the year.

So far I have been for one little 6km run and went out with my buddies, Sharon and Other Sharon, to walk up One Tree Hill, Mt Smart, Mt Hobson and Mt Eden (in the rain!) and it was a tad tougher that normal given that we haven't done too much since Christmas. 

Stay with me to see how I exercise my will power muscle and get myself back into shape. Feel free to join me on runs/walks. 

Exercise my Will power: I got up at 6:00am and left my house at 6:30 to join the Sharons on our walk. I haven't had to get up early all over Christmas and so it was EXTRA hard today BUT I did it!

Until next time, take care.