Sunday, 26 February 2012

2 for 1

Hello Fudgey Friends,

Sorry I never made it back during the week to fill you in on last week, there's been loads going on. Mr Fudgey & I are worn out! So you're really getting 2 weeks news in 1.

Valentines Day
Mr Fudgey & I took a half day in the afternoon and went fro some lunch at Grand Cru & then to the National Portrait Gallery. We really really enjoyed our date. We had agreed no presents but Mr Fudgey surprised me with a running book - Mental Training for Runners which I'm looking forward to reading.

Let's Do It
On Saturday 18th we had a really full on day getting the house all clean & tidy & I managed a mammoth 2 hour 1o minute Saturday Slaughter Session before heading into Edinburgh for a night out. We started with a meal at McKirdy's & then went to see Anton & Erin from Strictly Come Dancing in their show 'Let's Do It' at the Usher hall. This was for Mum Smith's birthday & we had a fab evening. Thanks to Dad Smith for coming to pick us up afterwards.

Pampered Fudgey
As part of my birthday Mr Fudgey had got me a voucher for a 45 minute hot stone massage & a manicure. I headed into town early for an hour in the gym before going for my treat. OMG Hot stone massage = amazing :-) Thank you Mr Fudgey. Then Mum Smith made us dinner which was lovely as it meant I didn't cook all weekend.

Training w/c 13 Feb
A busy week for me but have been feeling really good & strong recently
Monday - PT for 1 hour
Tuesday - 30 minute run
Wednesday - 45 mins in gym including 20 min run & Body Step 45 minutes
Thursday - 25 minute run & 30 minute spin class
Friday - 1 hour in gym including 20 min run
Saturday - Saturday Slaughter Session 10 x (run 1km, 20 squats, 20 mountain climbers, 20 bicep curls, 20 single arm clean & press & 20 sit ups)
Sunday - Gym (cross trainer, bike & run)

Overdone it!
Training w/c 20 Feb
Monday - PT for 1 hour
Tuesday - 30 minute gym & 30 minute spin class
Wednesday - 1 hour in gym including 20 min run & Body Step 45 minutes
Thursday - Rest Day
Friday - 45 minutes in gym (bike & cross trainer)
Saturday - Rest Day
Sunday - Rest Day

Realised on Thursday that I didn't know when my last rest day had been. I was so so tired. It's not like me to be so undisciplined but I'm paying for it now :-(

The Pink Princesses
Yesterday Mr Fudgey & I headed through to Glasgow to snatch a brief but fab catch up with my Sis, her hubby & our 3 gorgeous nieces. It was so good to see them all

La Traviata
Back to Edinburgh and La Traviata at The Playhouse - this was the other part of my birthday from Mr Fudgey. This is without a doubt my favourite opera I think maybe because it was the first one I ever saw. Absolutely loved this performance too & cried most of the way through the last act!

More Resting
Today I've done pretty much nothing. I should have run, I wanted to run & needed to run but my body simply told me this morning NO NO NO & for once my head decided to agree - it was the right thing to do.

Well that's all my chat from the last couple of weeks. Afew things this week - a work night out, a running event promo & a 5k on Sunday.

Hope you've all had a great week
Take care

lots of love

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Chillaxed Fudgey

Hello Fudgey Friends,

How are you all?

Just a quick post tonight - more tomorrow I promise. I am struggling to keep my eyes open as this afternoon I had the hot stone massage that Mr Fudgey bought for my was absolutely amazing & after a week of training like a cyborg just what I needed.

All in all it's been a fudgey fantastic weekend :-)

Promise I'll write more really soon
Hope you have all had as chillaxing a weekend as I have

lots of love

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Fudgey Plans

Hello all,

How are you? Hope you've had a good week? I've had another busy week but quite a chillaxed weekend. In fact after this morning's run I spent this afternoon reading a book first on the sofa then jumped into bed & actually finished it - I only started it yesterday!

A few people have asked me this week what races I have coming up & what I'm currently training for.
I really need to get my act together & update the other pages on this blog with upcoming events & Race reports - but for now...
March - Meadows 5k - this was one of the first races I ever took part in, last year I did the half marathon but found it torturous doing 8 laps round the Meadows. It was also quite soul destroying being lapped not once but twice by the super fast runners! So I'm revisiting the 5k.
April - Kilomathon & Rock & Roll Half Marathon. This year there isn't a full kilomathon so I'm doing the half which is 13.1km, this isn't a distance I've done before but with a few halfs & 2 Marathons done it shouldn't be a problem.
So those are the things I'm meant to be training for....
as promised last week I did actually manage to run 3 times this week a total distance of 18.91km - well it's a start. it's 5 weeks to Kilomathon & 7 to the half. Setting myself the same target this week of running 3 times.

My training this week:
Monday - 1 hour personal training session
Tuesday - Run & 30 minute spin class
Wednesday - 45 minute Bodystep class
Thursday - 1 hour gym session & 30 minute spin class
Friday - Rest Day
Saturday - 1 hour 45 minute Saturday Slaughter Session
Sunday - Run

Saturday Slaughter Session this week was increased from last week 8 x 1km run with 20squats 12kg, 20 single arm kettlebell swings 12kg, 20 alternate dumbbell press 5kg, 20 komodo & 20 sit ups then 1.2km run to finish. Next week I'm aiming for 10 rounds. It's fab having our own wee gym zone as I don't need to worry about time getting there & back & can just pop in whenever I want.

The run today was pretty tough, legs started to defy me, then became unresponsive but thankfully got me home. It was pretty cold out but gloriously sunny. I even got chased by a dog - you've got to love the joys of running outdoors.

Next week I'm planning to keep up the hard work but have a couple of treats to look forward to (date with hubby, show & dinner with hubby & Mum in Law & a hot stone massage & manicure)so will have plenty to tell you about next week.

I'm going to go & snuggle up in front of TV with Mr Fudgey, have a cup of tea & relax a bit more, as I've packed my gym kit & the lunches are mostly made for tomorrow.

Hope you all have a great week

lots of love
Fudgey xxx

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone

Hello Fudgey Friends,

How is everyone? How has your week been? Who has snow? I'm pleased to say we've had none & I'm hoping it stays that way - we saw enough last year to do us for a good few years.

Well this week has been a really good week, though I think I may have overdone it just a little as today I had to rest & even grating carrot & chopping an onion hurt my arms.

I decided this week that I really needed to up my game a little & step out of my comfort zone.

Last week I decided to stop being so lazy & actually take the stairs at work - I'm pleased to report I never took the lift once in #10 last week :-)

On Wednesday I finally managed to make it to a BodyStep class - wow hard work & can't really say if I enjoyed it as I had to concentrate so hard but going to go back this week.

Yesterday I created my own Saturday Slaughter session in our wee gym & totally brutalised myself..... Ran 6.7km in total but after each kilometre 1 to 5, I jumped off treadmill & did 20 squats, 10 burpees, 20 lunges, 20 bicep curls, 20 oblique cycles & 10 sit ups.

I also stepped out of my comfort zone in the kitchen - I don't cook fish often as I can't eat it (makes me ill - which is unfortunate as I quite like it), but last night I decided I'd make a fish dish for Mr Fudgey while I had spicy chilli.
The result - Mr Fudgey's dinner of parma wrapped cod loin

There hasn't been much in the way of running this week - next week I really need to kick myself up the butt with regard to that. I did run for 20 minutes on Friday morning as part of my gym session & obviously the session yesterday - but it's not enough in terms of kilomathon & half marathon training - so my aim for next week is to run at least 3 times.

According to my calorie tracker - I've burnt 2700 calories through exercise this week & that doesn't include taking the stairs at work or general travelling from a to b. I know some people like to see what training I've been up to whereas others find it a bit boring so I won't go into the detail but this week.

Monday - 30 minute gym session & 30 minute spin class
Tuesday - 1 hour gym session & 30 minute spin class
Wednesday - 45 minute Bodystep class
Thursday - 1 hour personal trainign session
Friday - 1 hour gym session
Saturday - 90 minute Saturday Slaughter Session

Unsurprisingly today has been a much needed rest day. I've been busy in the kitchen baking for work though Mr Fudgey has had a wee taste of everything & gives it the thumbs up.
I'm now contemplating going for a nice relaxing soak in the bath & using some of the gorgeous lush bath stuff that Mr Fudegy surprised me with on Wednesday. He is the best x x

Have a great week everyone & I shall be back soon to let you know if I can keep up the stair challenge & if I actually run 3 times this week. Mr Fudgey has put new workout music on my ipod so hopefully that'll inspire me.

lots of love