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Sarah's half marathon training blog

The return of the bingo wings

It's all gone a little bit wrong.

For two and a half weeks I couldn't get to the gym and it's started to show.

It didn't help that for one of those weeks I was away stewarding at Keswick Convention where all my meals were provided.

Don't get me wrong, it wasn't poor food (in fact, the meat was particularly good quality) but it... [more]

By Sarah Nicholls
Published: August 7, 2012

Trying to keep on track

Well it looks like I need two slaps on the wrist.

Firstly, I've been very bad at updating this blog.

It's not that I haven't done any exercise since mid June, honest.

That said, I seem to have let things slip a little in recent days.

It turns out that you don't magically keep your fitness if you don't work out for a while.... [more]

By Sarah Nicholls
Published: July 18, 2012

Working out at home as well as the gym

I got a new toy yesterday - a 5kg medicine ball.

For those who've never come across one, it's about the same size and texture as a basketball but it's weighted to help with things like abs toning.

I decided to get it after finding a stomach-training workout in the latest edition of my fitness magazine, which landed on the doormat... [more]

By Sarah Nicholls
Published: June 17, 2012

Back to the gym

Ahhhhhhhhh. That's better.

I've just got back from my first visit to the gym in a week.

It wasn't too bad but I think my walk might resemble a wobbling jelly for the next couple of days while my legs recover.

My arms are suffering in a similar way.

It wasn't really my fault I didn't exercise for a week.

Last Thursday I... [more]

By Sarah Nicholls
Published: June 6, 2012

It's too hot for working out

Is anyone else finding it hard to muster the energy for exercise in this hot weather?

I certainly am.

To be honest I feel like I've been a bit lazy for a couple of weeks now.

Tonight I've been out for my first jog in what seems like ages.

I haven't been slacking off completely, you understand.

I've been quite good... [more]

By Sarah Nicholls
Published: May 29, 2012

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