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I'm a runner and a writer trying to make sense of life through words and movement.

Bupa Great Birmingham Run - week three


This week was pretty awesome, between my first kettlebell class, *finally* making time to do some yoga, a mid-week race and a fantastic long run, I really couldn't have asked for more. All week I felt like my training plan was really coming together, and with the exception of an annoying tight calf I felt great! And even then that was sorted out with some lovely stretching and a rest day.


A couple of weeks ago I tweeted that I really wanted to learn to swing kettlebells. I loved the idea of throwing around a big weight and getting myself some guns in the process. I mean, who doesn't want toned arms?! In the office the next day I mentioned this to my colleague and it turned out the gym in our building offered a *free* class! It was awesome, hard but so awesome. I felt like a bad ass, which is exactly how I like to feel when I do any exercise - like I am the boss of my body and I am getting as much out of it as I can! Kettlebells are going to be a regular feature from now on - bring on the guns!

I *finally* managed to make a little time for yoga this week. I had been finding it really hard to make it to class over the last few weeks because of other things going on in my life, so I decided to take matters in to my own hands and did Sweaty Betty's Yoga For Runners workout in my living room. It was so great to stretch out, and I will definitely use this workout again. Sometimes you have to think a little creatively when time is not on your side.


What I did this week...

Monday - 10.18km on an exercise bike and 45 minute kettlebell class



Thursday - 4 mile run commute

Friday - 2.96 mile run commute

Saturday - REST DAY

Sunday - 7 miles getting lost in South London


What did you get up to this week?

Dog of the Mountains (by Flora)

Running High