Rachet’s Rundown

And just like that February’s done, how quickly did that happen?! When January lasted for at least 3 months you kind of expect longer than 3 blinks for February. I can’t say it hasn’t been eventful and with a few bumps and missed training sessions along the way I’d still say it’s ended pretty successfully.

  • Under 25min parkrun by the end of February 🏃🏻‍♀️

This was the goal 👆🏼 and I hit it at the end of January, which was just as well with missing one parkrun this month due to volunteering and another for some winter sun in Tenerife. It was the start of the parkrun tour which is now full steam ahead with these scheduled in over the coming months. So, this winter sun wasn’t quite as sunny as I’d hoped, however it did mean that I managed to swerve the snow fiasco back home 👍🏼 and I got a couple of 5k runs in whilst I was there. I enjoyed getting out in the sun (wind) and stretching my legs, it also gave me a chance to see some of the area which I would normally have missed. On my second venture out I came across an outside gym which is always good and it was nice to give this a go, continuing with some dips and planks I’m hoping I haven’t lost too much strength and fitness.

I was particularly happy with my 10 mile run at the Dunton Test Track 10, only being 20 seconds off a PB has really given me some confidence that I’m getting some speed (for me) back which is what I’m after. Plus, I must have enjoyed it – look at that smile!

Looking forward to March (please tell me Spring will be sprung soon), my target set:

  • Improved general fitness and gain muscle weight, begin noticing body shape changes by end of March 💪🏼

My next move is diet and it’s just as well I’m working through my sports and exercise nutrition module because this means I’ve got no excuses. Yes, I appreciate I’m sat on a plane as I type this with my hand in a packet of salted peanuts but I’m dairy free and the options are limited – I’m starting Monday 😂. There’s going to be a lot of pre planning going on but to be honest I’m half way there with this already, I just need to take a closer look at my portion sizes and timing of food and I believe I’m there.

If you don’t like food pics I suggest you move away from my instagram.

Lessons learnt:

1) I’m jinxed when it comes to holiday weather 🌧

2) Running is so much more than just a way to keep fit for me 🏃🏻‍♀️

3) I love food 🍚🥗🍝🥩🍞🍇🍎 all the food

4) I can’t be trusted with an open bag of crisps 🍿

5) I’m about to get really dedicated* with my meal prep, nutrition status & macros 📝

* I say dedicated, some may say boring – call it as you wish 🤷🏻‍♀️

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