Sweat etc. April 2014

Four months of 2014 are done and dusted. That’s one whole third of the year. But we have more time to achieve our goals than time gone. 

So far this year, my training has been stop start, mostly on, but two weeks of being unwell saw a gap in all physical activity this last month! I’m under the assumption that what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger so I am coming out the other side stronger and ready to take on my goals again!

This was the plan for April: 

april goals

1. Weekly Schedule: Yoga 1 – 2x, Run to plan (weeks 5 – 8),  BRICK session 1x, Reformer 1x, Other 1x 

Week 1: reformer, Barry’s Bootcamp
Week 2: 4km run
Week 3: 3km run
Week 4: reformer, spinning, 5km run, cycling, spinning

This was the reality. On top of this I did teach 13 classes and carry out 2 Personal Training sessions which kept me a little active even when I didn’t feel like I had the energy. Heading back to class in the last week was purely due to frustration; I was bored of just working, sleeping and eating. I could feel the difference that two weeks not doing much made – everything was tough, all over again! But before long, my muscles will remember what they are supposed to do and stop fighting…

2. Attend Park Run 1x (or any other run club)

I’m counting this as achieved having taught two classes which involved running (weeks 2 and 3’s only activity) and count as my workouts! Due to my teaching schedule and being unwell, there was no other time available to attend any run rub / park run.

I like running with other people though. It helps me to benchmark my progress with speed and endurance for running. It gets us all a little bit competitive to keep up resulting in us pushing a little harder then we would have done if running on our own. Fact.

3. Full Body Foam Rolling 2x per week

Nope. Rolling (no pun intended!) this one over again, to May…

No excuses. I have a foam roller in my bedroom. I can watch TV on my iPad and foam roll. Goal.

Extras: visit Osteopath regarding neck, complete home practice yoga

  • 3 Osteopathy appointments attended in April for neck 
  • home practice yoga not completed 

Focus Forward to May…

runcation. we own the night 10km. teaching. half marathon training. cycling. getting back on track.

I’m also under strict (no really, but y’know) orders from the Osteopath to stretch and foam roll. I asked if any person has a perfectly aligned body and she said no, so I’m a little less concerned at how broken I am! I need to work on strengthening the arches of my feet, stretching my hip flexors, hamstrings and glutes in particular. 

So lets give this a go! 

What’s on your plan for May?! …How has 2014 been going for you so far?! Share your thoughts and comments with me via Twitter / Facebook or below…

Elle 🙂 x



  1. Matilda Iglesias
    May 5, 2014 / 09:05

    May I'm hoping to Run 100km, I did have it as a goal for April, but like you got sick. I'm also blogging everyday in May, and I'm doing a Spartan30 challenge 30 burpees' for 30 days. So far so good, but I haven't done today's burpee's yet, better get onto it.

    • Elle Linton
      May 5, 2014 / 17:46

      hope you got your burps done today Matilda 🙂 sounds like May will be a busy month for you! I have quite a few runs this month so am curious to see how many km I clock up in May in comparison to your challenge! Will be rooting for you 🙂 x

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