Life as a Fitness Coach
. . . . all things are relative. I’m not really a fitness coach, but I am giving a friend a helping hand, which began this morning.
After last night’s swim and cycling, it just wasn’t in me to get up early today to go for a run before meeting Shana for her first step on the road to fitness. There was basically no need for me to burn off any energy first - I was already tired, although by the time I’d had some breakfast, listened to the end of ‘Farming Today’ on the radio, and had a squint at the weather to decide what to wear, I was still ahead of schedule for our agreed 0630 meet-up.
So I went for a short jog around the block, just to look at the sky. This is probably where things went a little astray.
I got to Shana’s house on the dot of 06:30, and wasn’t sure what to do - I didn’t want to just bang on the door and wake the whole house . . . but wait! The door seemed not to have been properly shut last night, so I let myself in . . . and going up the stairs to the kitchen, it was pretty apparent that the house was still asleep . . . So I just left a note propped up against the kettle, and let myself back out, feeling a little disappointed.
I walked back to our house the ‘long way round’, thinking that perhaps I’d go for a longer ride this morning instead, but then as I got closer to the front door, there was Shana, stretching out her hamstrings on our front wall, and talking to Wife . . . So much for organisation - she’d obviously come to our house, while I’d gone to hers. How we’d missed each other is rather a mystery.
And I have to say that Wife seemed to take being woken up by the doorbell at a time that she’d normally describe as ‘the middle of the night’ rather well.
So we went for a short jog - about 1 1/2 miles, at a pace where we could hold a conversation, and paying attention to stride and gait, followed by some careful stretching out.
I can’t have done that badly - Shana’s agreed to another session on Thursday. Well, she has for now - we’ll see how she feels tomorrow first!
After this, I had to go into my client in Walker, just for a short meeting at 0800. Should I
b) Cycle on Trixie the Fixie, or
c) Cycle on my road bike, Gina?
Time was a little short, and as I was still a little tired from yesterday, I of course opted for c). Well, on such a beautiful day, I could hardly shut myself in a metal box, could I!
- Type: Cycle
- Date: 07/10/2007
- Time: 09:12:11
- Total Time: 1:04:00.00
- Distance: 19 miles
- Average Speed: 17.81 mph
Oh, and BTW, a big Thank You to Lisa Sabin for sending through the details of the run/walk 5K programme. Lisa - as it’s your material, I’ve not reproduced it here, so I’m not sure if you want to post it here as a comment, or add it to the Sweat365 library. Your call.