Fast approaching Easter

3 Apr

With only a few weeks until Easter, I am on track to complete my Lenten promise which was to be active every day. Lent is 40 days long which means that technically Sundays don’t count – if you include the Sundays in Lent there are 44 days. I have been keeping fit on Sundays even though I could have been having a rest. The weather has been good so it makes sense to get out when possible.

So far I have been combining running, cycling, netball and doing core strength exercises. I have started to notice that my stamina and endurance is increasing and I’m feeling more confident. However, I haven’t been able to lose any weight which is disappointing because that would be a nice side effect.

I must admit that I prefer to get out on the bike or put my trainers on and go running rather than doing core strength exercises. Even though it doesn’t take as long (there is no way that I can do more than 15 minutes of planks, sit ups, push ups etc) I really hate it. I can tell that it is having a positive impact on my running, cycling and my endurance in general but I just don’t like doing them. We also do these exercises at the end of a netball practice and I hate it with a passion.

Over the last 29 days, I have run or biked a total of 105 kilometers or 65 miles as well as taking part in 5 netball sessions and 6 sessions of core strength exercises. I’m pleased with that. It’s certainly not the longest ever run or biked but my knee is holding up. This time last year I was barely able to limp around 2 kilometers twice in one week. This is definitely progress!

It is often said that it takes 30 days to form a habit so I hope even when the next two weeks are over that I am able to continue with my exercise habit. I might not have time to go as often but even being active four or five times a week would be great. If the weather stays nice then I will have no excuse!

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2 Responses to “Fast approaching Easter”

  1. Confuzzled Bev April 4, 2019 at 6:15 am #

    I would rather do situps and crunches than run. I don’t like any of those things but running is my literal worst nightmare. Just the thoughts of it conjures up images of enforced running round the track at school. I admire anyone who manages to go running regularly.

    • ourgirlinzurich April 7, 2019 at 10:30 am #

      I think you can grow to like it. I hated cross country running at school. I was on all of the sports teams but if you told me to run, I hated it. Finding out that I had asthma helped because it’s a lot more pleasant to run when your lungs don’t feel like they’re on fire. Later on in life, I find it gives me a lot of time to think. Of course, I also like to think on the sofa with a cuppa and a chocolate biscuit as well!

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