Sunday, 16 June 2013

Weekend Recap...

Next weekend I am doing my first race since having Fletcher (16 weeks ago). It is a 12km race - and just to clarify to you all, a race doesn't actually mean that I am racing as in trying to win, it just means I am entering an organised run as opposed to just going for a casual run by myself... If that makes sense?

So anyway, I thought I had better make sure I would actually be able to do the run without dying or losing body parts, or something crazy like that, so yesterday ran 10.5km. It was a great run, I felt the best I have felt whilst running since before I was pregnant. It just goes to show that it does get easier, you just have to keep going. I thought it never would at one stage so I am glad that it is getting easier.
I went with a buddy who lives 300m down the road from us. We started from home and then we ended at the local Saturday morning growers markets... Brilliant planning!

There I got myself some lovely goodies...

This bad boy was huge - the photo doesn't do it justice at all!
After the markets we went to one of my fave local cafes, which does the best coffee in town, and had coffee and bagels for breakfast. Delish!
Bagels with cream cheese and lemon curd - probably not the best post run breaky but one of my fave breakfast treats.
This was followed by some play time at home with my two fave boys, a spot of shopping in town for some bday pressies for friends, and then an afternoon of this:

Not-so nutritional snack of almond chocolate with a cuppa whilst catching up on some of my fave blogs while baby sleeps.
Perfect way to spend a Saturday, especially one where the weather turned to rubbish in the afternoon.

Sunday has consisted of a great morning at church with some awesome friends, followed by lunch at my parents place. I am now relaxing with the computer doing some blogging while Tim helps my Dad with some handy man work and I listen to my baby talking to himself in his cot while he should be sleeping. Perfect way to spend a lazy Sunday when it is terrible weather outside.

I have been keeping up with the 30 Day Abs Challenge, however I did not do the yoga for yesterday.
Today's workout is here, a nice quick but painful one...

Day 16: Crazy-Tough Move: The Twisting Windmill
We bet you haven't tried this oblique-targeting exercise before. To do this move, lie on your back with your arms out to the sides and raise your legs straight in the air. Lower your legs to the left side of your body, bring them back to center, then lower them to the right. That's one rep. Try to do 12 reps of the twisting windmill!
Tomorrow is another plank challenge - how long can you hold for now?

My 16 week marathon training program starts in 3 weeks, I will talk a little more about that closer to the time, for now I am just enjoying my casual running.

I am so looking forward to my run next weekend and am now feeling really positive about it - like I'll actually be able to do it! I just hope the weather is better than it is this weekend!

What has been the best part of your weekend?

Anyone get in a good run this weekend?

What is your favourite breakfast treat?
Mine is definitely bagels, or some french toast or hot cakes with fruit and bacon and maple syrup... YUM! I am a sweet breakfast person.


  1. Thanks Rach - I do have one did you get home?

    Thanks for the Ab Challenge - I have been doing this, although I am a bit behind. It has been really inspiring to try some different Abs exercises, rather than just the same old.

    1. Oh yeah, I forgot to put that part in... Hehe. My friends hubby came and picked us up :)
      Yes, it's definitely nice to have a bit of a change up with the exercises huh. I am enjoying the challenge, I like how it has a good mix in it.

  2. Hi!
    FOund your blog through the Whangarei bloggers link, I live here too ad it is fun to read a blog written by someone in my neck of the woods :O)
    Keep up the inspiring work :O)


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