New year, new me

2016-01-04 17.49.46Today, like me, millions of people will return to work following the Christmas and New Year break.  Again, like me, millions (or at least 100’s of thousands), will make a visit to the gym either on the way to or from work.  However, If you think there is a note of sarcasm in the title of this article you may well be right;  I have no short-term New Year resolution to make-up for an over-indulgence at Christmas (because I didn’t over-indulge) or a need to turn-around from a couch potato (which I’m not) into an exercise freak.  Anyone who knows me or follows my blogging, FaceBook or Twitter will know that I don’t need a New Year (or anything else for that matter) to motivate me to get outside and pound the streets (not even Janathon).

What I am doing (and this is new) is to get to the gym to get some strength exercises in as advised by my physio.

It’s so tempting to just go out for a run every day, but there lies ruin.  If I’m to get to London in a fit state, I need to avoid injuries as a pre-requisite to getting the miles in.  So my excercise of the day was to do some sensible strength-building work (see links below) and do 10 or-so lengths of swimming, which is such a brilliant work-out while avoiding pressure on those joints.

Helpful  exercise videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vR0Aky96iQo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ab1exCz-qOg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJTt5WZ7RYU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEP9geIpUCU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHQdYqAf0f0

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Author: richardmann55

Deacon at Rothwell Baptist Church, IT Solutions Architect at Fujitsu, Distance Runner with Rodillian Runners. Expect blogs on all of these themes!

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