Oh hey guys!
Once again I’ve left it a long long time to blog! But as I mentioned in my previous post – I’ve been a very busy bee 🙂 forgive me!
So I discovered a new challenge I wanted to take part in – The Will of Iron [http://willofiron.org/]
Okay, so I know it says a challenge to take on in May but it was my birthday in that month and I only discovered it on WordPress actually on the 29th, so I’d missed the catchment. As I personal challenge I thought this would be great for me, something I can fit in before I go back to uni (yup, I’m definitely still doing Spanish and haven’t finished my assignments for the school year but they can wait).
If you don’t want to read the website, the challenge is to complete the Iron Man distances over the space of a week. I know some of those of you who follow me would find this a piece of cake, but I thought mentally and physically this was my next step up.
Day 1: 15k Cycle and 5.9k Run
My thought process here was to get a long run out of the way, it didn’t work. I struggled, I was tired and didn’t listen to my body. I’d been to a festival (V festival – for those British amongst my readers) so I was shattered.
Day 2: 0.5k Swim and 30k Cycle
After my horrific effort at getting some k’s in, I thought I’d better up the game today, I felt the ‘good’ tired post exercise rather than ‘I think I’m going to have a heart-attack, look at my red face’ tired. I also didn’t fall asleep at 9pm like I did on Monday.
Day 3 (today): 0.75k Swim, 5.2k Run and 25k Cycle
Again, I thought I’d better up the mileage and I’ve scheduled in a long run tomorrow which I won’t be doing much around (as I’m actually working 8-5 every day too by the way guys – feel slightly sorry for me). I have come back feeling really fresh actually, I got my swim in before work, my run in during my lunch hour and my cycle straight after work.
Aside from feeling constantly hungry, I actually feel really great. I’m waiting for my crash in about an hour but I’m currently buzzing. I’ve been watching my YouTubers while putting up my festival pictures on Facebook and still feel very alive!
So yeh, I think anyone who needs to spruce up their workouts or wants a challenge should give this a go. It’s giving me a real sense of personal achievement and, well, I’ve decided that if I actually complete it, I will treat myself to this bad boy dress.
Here are a few of my photos, excuse the blurriness – I hate using my phone in the gym. It’s real embarrassing, you look like a right keano!
Aside from my Will of Iron, we’ve got our moving date 🙂 3rd October – I’m a big girl nooooow!
I’ve also contemplated changing my blog to a vlog…has anyone done this? Are there any restrictions/advice you guys have? Do you have to plug it everywhere?
Love you all XX