I’m extremely fortunate that in the gym I use there are staff that actually take an interest in what you are trying to achieve. You’ve heard me talk about Chris Mulvaney before, he is one of the instructors. Well, today, he used his day off to take myself, Michael and Lore on a little army-stylie workout on the beach. You heard me, his day off!
It’s amazing how much harder you have to work when you are working to the pace that someone else sets for you. You know I do my 5k joddles and I can get through them without stopping or walking. This morning started with a jog, but not my usual pace. I was knackered before we even got to the beach! We walked on to the sand and then we ran some more. We walked some more and then we ran some more again. I was dead. Eventually we stopped and then we did some circuits. Shuttle runs, pads, squats and burpies. It doesn’t sound like much, but on the sand (with the sun beating down) it was so hard. My heart was pounding, I was sweating and I was in pain. It was great!!! That last sentence is with hindsight (obviously) 🙂 It was great to mix up my training routine and shock my body in to action. After the circuits, you guested it, we ran some more. We walked off the beach and on to the sand dunes. All that was left, was a walk back to the gym over the dunes. Up and down and up and down, it was a killer. My calf’s are still hurting now. We got back to the gym and did some stretches. Session over.
I’ve got to tell you, I really loved this session. I love my usual gym sessions, but, this was a great change and afterwards I felt fantastic – for about 15 minutes. When I got back home I was destroyed ans useful for nothing. Oh, the tan is looking good though baby!!!
Short post, got to go. Keep on keepin on peeps.