British Military Fitness is where it all began for me. BMF classes got me back into regular exercise 9 years ago and into running. All these years later I’m still going regularly and the classes are what I can always manage to drag myself to when all motivation for running or anything else is waning.
So it is always so good to get back to classes after a break, even if it’s pouring with rain.
Us BMFers are a hardcore bunch and we jump out of bed at the crack of dawn in all weathers to fuel and limber up well before jumping on our bikes for a brisk warm up cycle to get to Hyde Park.
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Although I was tempted during the conversation to wimp out and run back to bed I had already stated on twitter that I was going so I was committed. My friend waivered but did turn up at the last moment (excellent turnaround from duvet to class in 20 min!) and after a last heavy shower we were rewarded by blue skies and very sodden grass.
BMF classes the day after a long run can be a bit brutal at times (tight hammies don’t like burpees) and today was one of the hard ones. I was slow and aching for the most of the class before finally warming and limbering up for a burst of decent effort in the final 5 minutes! At least I’m all recovered and ready for tomorrow.
Janathon day 6 1 BMF class (average class 3 miles run)