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Excuses excuses…


Marchathon progress… days 7 to 10.

Monday 7th.   BMF Class.

Tuesday 8th.  Excuses:  Window cleaner, work, chores, waiting for parcel delivery,  supermarket dash, making pancakes, eating pancakes, wine… no run.

Wednesday 9th.   BMF again.  A few of us were almost nervous, as if we were going to a race, thinking that today a fitness assessment would be sprung on us! Not that anything significant would happen if we performed better  or worse, it’s just the awful possibility and personal shame of being less fast/fit than last time after all that mud sweat and tears giggles! I even put on my lightest (go faster) trainers rather than the mud encrusted trail shoes I normally wear and had a few glugs of energy drink!  Fortunately I did not have to maintain my 1500m time against the wind and we had a normal class.  Phew.  However my hamstrings got a good pasting and the crab crawling uphill left me aching in some interesting new places today!

Thursday 10th.  This morning, after a visit to the dentist, I was starting up my usual  excuses (aching hamstrings, work, chores, coffee, sleep…)  I couldn’t settle to work so got my running kit on and after a little motivation from twitter got myself out the door.  I’m glad I did as it turned out to be the best part of the day weather wise. The sun was shining and the wind had eased a bit. I had a good run, faster than it felt and I found from my garmin results that I didn’t slow up in the second half as I thought even though my leg muscles were heavy and a bit sore after too many leg exercises on Monday and Wednesday.

6.14 miles   55.56 mins.

Marchathon totals todate.   4 runs, 21.27 miles.   4 BMF classes.   8/10 days.

Author: fairweatherrunner

West London fair weather runner, British Military Fitness fan, mother of teenage sons and drinker of wine. Sometimes found on the Isle of Wight.

5 thoughts on “Excuses excuses…

  1. Just googled crab crawling…and I’m now even more impressed with your activity log 🙂

  2. Just googled it too – in one video the trainer pointed to all the bits that hurt, another showing a baby was probably more like what we looked like!

  3. After reading your blogs and Fattipuffs I was inspired to book myself onto a miltary boot camp day at Finsbury Park on the 16th April…I am feeling slightly apprehensive now…

  4. Impressive activity as always!

  5. Is a BMF class a bit like a LBT one, but for sculpting bum, midriff and fingers?

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