Sunday, 29 January 2012

Triple Threat Part Eight - Running Man

Two training sessions in one week? Indeed so. I think I can manage it, I thought. Surprisingly, I did. Read on.

So Mark put me through some paces on the Monday of one week and I went back for more on the Friday. Mark got me started with some work on the Cross Trainer for about 5 mins going forward and 5 mins going backwards and a healthy pace. Not too bad, I thought, though my bum was aching a bit afterwards. Then he presented me with some dumbells to hold while I stood by the side of the weights bench and stepped on and off ten times on the right leg and ten times on the left. Thighs are now starting to burn a little, but I've been here before and manfully shrug it off and continue on.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Triple Threat Part 7 - Cage Fighter

Monday was my first training session this year with Mark, so he said he would just ease me in with some warm ups then do some light exersises to "test my cardio". This means he was looking to see when my lungs gave out. We train at his house, so I arrive and his ever patient wife Vanessa is curled up in front of the TV watching the evenings soaps. When she says to me "Are you ready for this?" I am starting to think it isn't going to be what I consider to be light exercise.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Triple Threat - Part 6 : Penarth Slim

So, Christmas and New Year is over and I have managed to come out of it without the obligatory extra yuletide pounds. This is a good thing. As well as Christmas and New Year food and drink, it has also been my fathers 60th birthday party, my wife's 40th and our daughters 3rd birthday too. I have been able to avoid the plethora of drink and cake associated with it and now weigh around 14 stone 5 lbs. I'm chuffed, it is possible to say no to inner me, you know, the one who likes cake, sweets and all things bad for you.

Five Sentence Fiction - Bubbles

Here we are again with Five Sentence Fiction from Lillie McFerrin. The word du jour is Bubbles...