Holiday Haze

Remember earlier in the year when I was doing Insanity? My knee and shin just can’t take it and I had to stop a week into the second month. I can handle the first month okay, but the second does some damage and even when I modify I just can’t do it properly. So I had to stop.

That was the second week of February.

I’m ashamed to admit that since then I have only worked out once – the day before we went on holiday. I went swimming a couple of times while we were away, too, but in all honesty they weren’t the laps I’d do if I was doing it for exercise.

Yes, it’s been over a month since I’ve properly exercised regularly. Believe me, I’m feeling it!

Now that we are back I am starting to think about what my work out routine will be for the next 2 months. I signed up for the Race For Life to raise money for Cancer Research earlier this year (you can find out more and sponsor me here!) so I need to start running again (I haven’t run for a very long time, so I’ll need to train again).

I have about 13 weeks before my event, so looks like I’ll be doing Couch to 5K or something similar, along with cycling/walking and some strength training to slowly strengthen my knee again and get back to where I feel good.

Holidays are nice and necessary to recharge and get away from the every day stress, but it’s the returning to a normal schedule that always does me in! Once I’m back at work on Monday I’m sure it will soon feel like I never left.