Today was a planned day off to spend some quality pre-holiday and pre-prom time with daughters no 2 & no 3.
No.2 daughter was keen to visit the new Lush flagship store in Oxford Street, and No.3 daughter needed shoes to complete her prom outfit, so off we pottered to London.
Well, that is after I had a run with the dog. Not really a run, a jog walk, with lots of stops, for doggy sniffs, and wee’s.
Then it was onto the train and up to London. And lots of fun it was too, but lots of walking, and standing around which makes my back ache. Anyway, we had a very successful shopping day. Shoes were found and bought. Lush was amazing and of course we smelt divine all the way home.
Getting home I realise my ergo programme said I had to do 2 x 30 min ergs. So after begging the kids to walk the dog, I headed out to the gym. To my horror all the rowing machines had gone. They are doing a refit, and every single damn ergo was missing.
The weights area was packed, and frankly I was a bit put out. Weirdly I found myself on the treadmill. I programmed in a 30 min run and off I went. It was a new fancy machine and I found a programme that had you running through some amazing scenery in Canada. The irony was not lost on me. I could have been running through my own wonderful woods with the dog, but I was in the gym doing a virtual reality run instead. I slogged through it. Why is running so hard? Hats off to you runners.
I rounded the workout off with mobility work. I’m really trying to work on my hip flexibility, trying to maximise the depth of my squats and improve my leg drive in the boat.
So a very busy day, a very enjoyable day, and way to much running for a rower.