I had to stay in work later on multiple days so it was challenging to fit some exercise in this week. I also had a trip to the cinema and the theatre come up. Still, despite feeling like my eyes were going to fall out of my head due to tiredness, I managed to squeeze in three sessions of exercise. You’ll also be glad to hear that there was no sesh this week so I was neither injuring myself or ruining my hydration levels.
Day 1 – No Butts About It
My knee was still very much oozing from week 3’s fall at this stage so I went to Darebee to find something appropriate to do. Since I did an arm workout the day before, I figured I’d look at my lower half. This brought me to Killer Butt, a workout that focuses on your glutes. I was most scared about the single leg deadlifts because they looked extremely difficult. Shockingly enough I was well able to do them without falling over (there were only a few wobbles). I even did ten on each leg as opposed to the prescribed five. My butt didn’t thank me for it but I felt like a superhero.
Track to pop that leg up to – Charli XCX – Boys
Day 2 – Emer Warrior Princess
I looked to Darebee again on this day because the heavens absolutely lashed out of it. I came home like a drowned rat and was in no mood to go outside for a run. To make up for this I went in search of a full body workout and ended up with The Princess. It promised me “successive exercises that pile up the load with a combination of combat moves and concentric muscle movements.” It definitely delivered. Fair warning: clamshells are deceptively difficult.
I donated to the website for the first time on this day. It really is a great resource and the team do it all ad free and are non-profit!
Track also “designed for the kind of Princess who prefers a sword to a mirror and is better at serving up a knuckle sandwich than embroidery” – Sleigh Bells – Riot Rhythm
Day 3 – Nuclear Apocalypse Meet Zombie Apocalypse
I had to force myself to go out on this day. After being up since 6am I didn’t get to my doorstep until half 7 in the evening with a very empty belly and heavy eyelids. I grabbed something quick to eat and went out with Zombies, Run! I had the genius idea of going the opposite direction this time in order to keep things interesting. I made one wrong turn though and had to double back on a very busy road. To think I got lost on a route familiar to me because I went the opposite way is hilarious. I did an episode for 50 minutes with zombie chases turned up the eight per hour with an 18% increase needed to evade them. I put on music from Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas for this run. Jingle Jangle Jingle was the first track to greet me and I was living my very best life.
Track to run at sunset to – Frank Sinatra – Blue Moon
T-Shirt of the Week
I bought this from Black Milk Clothing when it was available and was hit with the worst customs charges. Oh well, it’s cool. I’ve learned my lesson.