Monday, 24 February 2014

Week in Review : Ending 23-02-14

Before I get started today, I just need to share my excitement about the fact that I exceeded my own expectations again by completing c25k Week 7, Day 1, which was the first of three 25-minute runs!
I didn't get quite enough sleep last night so it was really hard to stay motivated this morning, but fortunately I'd spent some time getting to know Spotify this weekend, so finally had a small running playlist sorted out which made it a bit easier to zone out, although I admit I nearly died inside when the c25k app voice pointed out I was only halfway! I think I set the music bpm a little high for me, so need to make a few changes though :)

As a fellow list-maker (kind of essential as a PA), Meghan's Week in Review link up appeals to my inner OCDness. There's something innately satisfying about creating a list of everything you need/want to do, and then systematically crossing things off it. It's a sign of progress and forward movement and I love it!


The Week in Review Link-up is about sharing your accomplishments with the world - those things that you've managed to cross off your list(s) that are noteworthy or otherwise important to you.
I have to say though, last week for me was apparently quite non-descript as I've not all that much to report :)

I found some awesome potential venues for the next conference I'm organising for work. Means I get a fun day-trip in central London on Wednesday to look at some seriously fun venues, and it has the potential to be my best conference yet!

Also work-related, I finally put forward the business case to get Photoshop installed on my work laptop, which means I can get more creative with my presentations again and start playing with Prezi (PowerPoint sucks big time).

I ran, non-stop for 22 minutes on the c25k programme. Anyone who has been following my blog or ready my previous posts, will know I started the c25k programme in January, having not run since my teenage years (and only occasionally then!). My excitement at my progress knew no bounds, until this morning when I exceeded the time again. :)

I made my own high-protein snack bars for my man to take to work with him. He's terrible for snacking throughout the day, so after he was quite taken with the Almond Bounce Balls at the weekend, he decided he'd like to try some homemade chocolate & hazelnut, and almond & cherry bars.
Conclusion? The chocolate ones worked brilliantly, the cherry ones less-so (far too sticky - apparently the idea sounded nicer in his head!). Will post a recipe for the chewy chocolate 'no-bake' protein cookies soon!

What have you been up to this week?

Today's Workout (c25k W7D1):
Walking (brisk, 3.8 mph) = 11 minutes (6, 5)
Running (slow, 5.5 mph) = 25 minutes (25 non-stop)
Stationary Bike (moderate, 100+ rpm) = 13 minutes

1 comment:

  1. It's so nice to meet a fellow list lover. Lists are where it's at. Great job on the running; exceeding your own personal best is a HUGE accomplishment. I'm a big fan of using music as a motivator for my workouts as well.
    I'd also say managing to go to work, write a blog, exercise, and make new recipes for your man are all pretty bad ass things. It's easy to overlook the day to day stuff, but that usually takes up the majority of our time.
    There are some weeks if I manage to do anything outside of working my regular 9-5 job then I'm happy.
    Thanks for linking up. Hope to see you back in the future.