Get Fit Or Eat Pie Trying Week # 4

"For me its Get Fit Or Eat Pie Trying "
Last week as been such hard work think I have wore myself out a little or got run down with a cold. I did manage to get 2 good rep sessions at the running club and my first race for a long time on Saturday the first ever Parkrun with open here. Although they don't encourage it as being a race I was pleased with my time @ 7.54 average pace per mile, here is my 5K summery-

Results for event #1. Your time was 24:34.

You finished in 34th place

Were the 6th lady out of a field of 61 park runners

 You came 2nd in your age category VW35-39

So I was pleased with this time,off to do it all again tomorrow...

 This weeks exercise was-

Friday- Day off

Saturday - 3.11 miles race at 7.54 pace

3 miles cool down at 11.51 pace

Sunday - 3 miles run

Monday - Day off from running

Tuesday - 2 miles warm up /cool down

                 5.5 miles reps at running club

Wednesday - Day off

Thursday - 1 hour body combat
                   3 miles warm up/cool down
                   3 miles reps at running club

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Get Fit Or Eat Pie Trying # Week 3 ...

"For me its Get Fit Or Eat Pie Trying "

  • A under 2 hour half marathon 
  • A under 50 minutes 10k

This week not only did we get the marathon numbers through the post that we have decied not to do also our letter from the people at London Marathon came through to tell me if I had a place...


 We entered and didn't get in :):):)

I know I should be sad but it was a huge relief as training up for a marathon was so much like hard work and having a large family I didn't have hours free at the weekend to run.This is why I pulled out of the Chester Marathon which is a week on Sunday.

Onwards and upwards now and new goals to set and Pb to make!!.

 I have decided to run Worksop half marathon in 4 weeks time so with the marathon training I did manage to do hopefully I should be ok.

In other news we have a park run starting near us this week..whoo this should be fun a free time 5k race every Saturday...

This weeks exercise was-

  • Friday-  6 miles ran
  • Saturday -  7 miles ran
  • Sunday - 5 miles ran
  • Monday - Day off from running
  • Tuesday - 3 miles warm up /cool down
  • 4 miles reps,8x half mile reps
  • Was so pleased with these fastest I have run in a long long time.Average mile over 4 miles 7.50 pace
  • Wednesday - 4 miles slow recovery pace 11 mins a mile was hard work after yesterdays efforts
  •  1 hour weights class
  • Thursday - 1 hour body combat
  • 2 miles warm up/cool down
  • 16 x 300 mtrs with 100 jog recovery could tell I had worked hard Tuesday as these was 8.42 pace!!
  • No whats everyone else been exercising to this week?
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Get Fit Or Eat Pie Trying # Week 2....

For me its Get Fit Or Eat Pie Trying "
Goals -A under 2 hour half marathon 

A under 50 minutes 10k

And if I do get in London-just to be able to run a marathon!!

Was very pleased with last weeks training I put my training on Dailymile and last weeks I had ran 38 miles as well as a few exercise classes.

This weeks exercise was-

Friday- Rest day not had a day off for 9 days so need this.

Saturday -  Just under 3 miles -eek weekend and I had a few glasses of wine Friday night and didn't want to run...

Sunday - 8 miles was tough on my own early but kept on running

Monday - 7 mile run  fast for me at 9.15 pace and 1 mile cool down at 12 mins

Tuesday - 45 minutes spin class ( first time back in 3 months)
                45 minutes fit ball class ( first time back in 3 months)
              6 and half miles warm up/reps at running club/cool down

Wednesday - 3 miles recovery run
                      1 hour weights class
                      just under 4 miles in afternoon

Thursday - body combat class
                  Half mile swim

Been a busy week and my arms and stomach mussels are killing " No Pain No Gain " springs to mind

No whats everyone else been exercising to this week?

Posted some great running recipes yesterday from Seasonal Berries (pictured below)

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Get Fit Or Eat Pie Trying # Week 1....

For me its Get Fit Or Eat Pie Trying "
After the kids being off for six weeks my training has started to get better it's so much like hard work trying to get fit with 4 kids off school.We booked a marathon but didn't get chance over the holiday to get the miles in so now my goals have changed again I am now training for this year -

A under 2 hour half marathon  
A under 50 minutes 10k 
And if I do get in London-just to be able to run a marathon!!
This week I have had time to start back with my training-

Friday- 3 miles run on the treadmill + half mile swim
Saturday - 9 miles run

Sunday - 3 and half miles run

Monday - 7 mile run + 3 miles treamill run in afternoon

Tuesday - 5 miles reps + warm up/cool down

Wednesday - 1 hour weight class + 6 miles run

Thursday - 5 miles warm up,reps and cool down

Loving having time to exercise...

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Working Out With The Davina Range At next Week 5.......

This is the last week of the Getting fit with the Davina range at next and wow how quicky it has gone. I have really enjoyed being a part of this challenge and 5 weeks have just flown by.These were the 3 items I got to try were...

The item I loved the most from the 3 items I got to road test was the trainers.They are so comfy and great for Zumba ! I even took them for a long walk on Monday around London on a day out with the children...

Now I know I'm not going to make it to the Olympics 2012 this year on my training but the last few weeks have got me back into exercise.

This weeks exercise was-


3 miles run
Zumba class


1 mile run with kids


7 miles run


2 miles run
Davina Dvd


Walking all day around London with kids


Kids games on X- Box


Kids games on X- Box
  have joined a gym,started Zumba,box-fit,spinning and not even counted the 3 miles I have to walk each school days,swimming and playing sporty games on the X-Box with the kids..

Over the 5 week's I have

Ran 91 miles
Atteneded 5 Box-Fit classes
4 Zumba classes
 Zumba and Davina DVDs
2 Gym workouts and
1 spinning class...

Only 3 lb lost but when I put my jeans on for a day out to London they were loose.I just have to chuck the biscuit tin away because the more I exersice the more I reach for them..

My plans this year are-

  • To lose some weight
  • To Get a 50 min sub 10k
  • To get as fit as I can but over the last few weeks it has been hard with getting poorly and the snow holding me up.
Been hard to find time to exersice with the kids of school this week...

What's everyone been up to this week?

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Working Out With The Davina Range At next Week 4.......

4 weeks have already gone by and I though this was the last week of working out with the Davina range at next but no I still have one more week left to try and lose some weight. How quickly has this month gone? I have had a fun/packed/tiring/ month fitting as much exercise as possible.

The one thing I have noticed is the more I exercise the more I eat...Although I have only lost 2 pounds this month :( I have done loads more core strength training and as they say muscle weighs heavier than fat !! My friend joked with me this morning I should be hypnotised to stay away from the biscuit tin,interesting thought!!....

Had fun today doing the Davina video,the great thing about DVDs are that no one gets to see you do them unless you want them too !!

I so want Davina's abs !!

This week training was...


6 miles run


5 miles run


7 miles run


Day off


Box fit class for 1 hour 30 minutes


1 hour in gym


2 miles run to gym and back
1 miles fitness test
1 hour Davina DVD
This month I got chance to road test the Davina range from Next and this is what I got sent....

I have one more week to prove I can lose some weight...Tips please ....

I'm hoping to find time to get my Davina workout DVD done 3 times this week...

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Working Out With The Davina Range At next Week 3.......

Strike a Pose !!
 For my readers who missed last weeks post, here is a laugh for you .Me working out. 

The outfit is my Davina range clothes from Next. Nice and loose.
Got a great surprise through the post on Saturday the lovely people at Next and Davina sent me Davinas new workout video to try I can't wait to get started on it.Haven't had much time this week to try it but I will let you know next week what I think !!

Wore myself out a little  lot last week with Zumba,box-fit, gym work and running.On Thursday I not only ran to a Zumba class and ran home I decided to go to the running club that night.

Friday an hour in the gym including 2 half miles running on the treadmill and I decide that my husband could drop me of 5 miles away from home on his way to work!! big mistake as my legs were killing and had to run home because I only had just over an hour to pick the kids up from school.

Friday night I had a meal out with my friends from the running club.Lots of yummy red wine and a hangover next morning so it took me a few days to get back into exercising...

This weeks exersice...


1 hour Zumba class
3 miles run
5 miles farklet with running club


1 hour gym work
5 miles run


Day off


Day off


Box fit class for 1 hour 30 minutes
3 Mlies run


4 miles run

This song below has got me moving and groving to the house work this week it so funny.Pump the volume up and have a little wiggle go on have a little laugh no ones looking !!!....

wiggle wiggle wiggle yeah!!

I work out !!

Whats songs got you moving this week ?

This is the last week of the getting fit with Davina at next challenge so I'm going to push myself even harder and try to stop eating cake !! honest!?! Do you eat something that you knows bad for you but just can't help yourself?What has everyone else been up to this week?

I have been sent the top,jogger's and trainers as part of a 5 weeks fitness review....

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Working Out With The Davina Range At next Week 2.......

As many of you who reads my blog would know this month I'm getting fit with the Davina range at next and have been sent some lovely thing's of my choice to review...

This week we had a motivational message from Davina to share with you all...

Watch Davina Here

Heres my outfit post...

I was poorly towards the end of last week and tried to carry in but I had to rest over the weekend.This week exercise-


1 hour Zumba class
3 miles run


I was ill but woke up with swollen glands
Day off from exercise


Day off


Half Hour Zumba Dvd


Box fit class for 1 hour 30 minutes

3 Mlies run


1 hour Zumba DVD


1 hour Spinning
2 miles run

Today I have been busy trying to make a you tube video...Want a laugh?

I have been sent the top, jogger's and trainers as part of a 5 weeks fitness review....

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Working Out With The Davina Range At next Week 1.......

Had a good  first week getting fit with the Davina Range at next but a bad week for feeling ill and having to push through it ...

Tried a few from the list
This week exercise-


1 hour Zumba class
3 miles run

5 Miles run


Woke up with a bad throat so day off


Half Hour Zumba Dvd

3 miles run


Box fit class for 1 hour 30 minutes


7 miles warm up rep session at running club and cool down, felt a cold coming on again! :(


Day off with the weather turning cold and coughs and colds around I've felt really under the weather today.Head spinning and shaking,nose blocked. I just hope I'm ok for Zumba tomorrow...

Here is a close up of what I picked...

Trainers £45-00
Top £25-00
Joggers £25-00
Will do an outfit post for next week,j ust feel to ill this week but the good news is it hopefully not mans flu!!Just got to cut down on the cakes being ill makes me eat more. I've tried Boxfit new last week and Zumba this week. What have you all been up-to,Tried anything new ?

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Working Out With The Davina Range At Next....

My new years resolution didn't actually start on the 1st January as I had planned.It was cold and very windy and just too hard to get myself back out running after a lazy month of not much exercise and eating to excess over Christmas. The husband under my feet and four children still off school did not help either!!

After a few more days of wallowing, the 5th January was to be my exercise New Year. A quick weigh in to find I am 3lb heavier and off out the front door I go. A short few mile run to get the legs going again.As always after a spell on the sidelines it's hard work.Hopefully it will get easier as the year goes on..

I have decided this is my year to get super fit I have had 5 years of getting to a stage where I call myself a runner, albeit a slow one.I did a personal best race time of 53 minutes for a 10k race in 2011 even though it was my best I want to get quicker.This year I want to do under 50 minutes and try if I can to get close to my ultimate goal of 45 minutes.

I am back into my running now,yet feel to go to the next level I need to do more, so have rejoined the gym and am starting a Zumba class this week with a friend.One thing Santa did not bring me this year was some new sports kit, I was pleasantly surprised then, when I found out I was one of 10 lucky bloggers to road test the new Davina range for Next.

Remember my post? Next New Shoe And Fitness Collection

My thing's arrived Yesterday...
Here is my outfit I picked...

Here is some great tips for all your fitness plans for Davina...

This week exercise so far-


6 miles run this was the longest run since my race in December and felt good to run long again


Box fit class for 1 hour 20 minutes followed by a 4 mile run with a Friend.


Ouch from the Box Fit. 2 miles recovery run A.M

6 miles warm up rep session at running club and cool down


3 miles recovery run

I have lots of fitness plans for this week ....

What are your exercise plans?......

I have been sent the top,jogger's and trainers as part of a 5 weeks fitness review....
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Fitness Fridays : New Year Plans...

This months fitness plans didn't really happen.Been a busy month getting everything ready for Christmas,buying Christmas food and drink early and eating and drinking them,then having to buy again!...

Had a 10k race in December didn't do the time I wanted (sub 50 minutes) but did 53minutes 20 seconds and it was a Personal Best so not all bad...

Just been for a run only second one in a week and felt really heavy,slow and feeling sorry for myself but determine to get fit in 2012...

Plans for 2012...

1.) Running back on track-the hardest thing is getting dressed and out the door once I'm out there everything is good.

2.) Speed work-Speed work is hard and means you have to push yourself which I 'm not a fan of but need to start doing more.

3.) Running more often- Back up to 5-6 days a week as it seems the long I leave between runs the hard it is to run again..

4.) Core strength- I need to beable to pick my legs up!! which makes it hard for me in races...

5.) Races-Do more races I didn't really plan many this year.

6.) Do #Janathon- Run every day though-out January to get my running back on track.

7.) Stress free run-nothing worse than having lots of jobs or things I need to do before a run as I always end up stressing myself out thinking I should be doing them and not enjoying my run.

8.) Sub 45 minutes 10k- I know if I work hard enough this year I can do it.

9.) Long runs at the weekend- not done many long runs this tear at all.The longest run I did do was a few months ago when me and a friend decide to go for a 6 miles run and got lost,we ended up doing 12 miles...

10.) Under 1hr 50mins Half Marathon- Not many long runs this year so I never got around to doing a Half marathon so hopefully if i get my mileage back up I will do a half marathon.

11.) Eat more healthy food instead of refuling on lots of cakes and sugary treats.

12.) Lose a stone in weight to make me run faster.

Hoping to get back on track and be the fittest I have ever been in 2012....

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Fitness Friday...

Linking up with Jill for Fitness Fridays....

Fitness Friday Blog Hop

Yesterday I finally found out was making me feed up and bored in my training.I haven't been enjoying running as much for a while as I have been in the past,but I couldn't put my finger on why.Yesterday when I came home from school my husband told me there was a email waiting for me.To my surprise he had booked me a place in a 10k race that I would have like to run but thought I was to late to enter, and all of my friends are running it at Christmas.This not only gave me something to to look forward to it has given me something to get out and train for in 4 week's on Sunday....I have only ran one 10k race this year and did it in 54 minutes but this was 3 miles up hill 3 miles down hill.I would really Love a sub 50 minutes 10k time....Watch this space :)

This weeks training...

Saturday- 6 miles running.

Sunday - 7 miles running.

Monday - 5 and half miles running.

Tuesday 7 miles running and reps at running club.

Wednesday- 3 miles running

Thursday -7 half  miles running and reps at club

Friday- day off.

What's everyone else been up to this week ?
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Fitness Friday...

Linking up with Fitness Friday blog hop...

Fitness Friday Blog Hop

"Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'" - Peter Maher, Canadian marathon runner

2 weeks ago I was feeling sorry for myself after doing 201 miles of running in September I only managed 105 miles in October and last week I set to do lots of exercise but only managed 2 days.If you don't feel like running you just can't make yourself.This week I am back on track(I think) getting out running and starting to feel good about running again. This week's training has been....

Saturday- 7 miles running.

Sunday -Day off

Monday - 7 miles running.

Tuesday 7 miles running and reps at running club.

Wednesday- 5 miles running

Thursday -7 miles running and reps at club

Friday- day off.

The last few week I have been feeling sorry for myself but you don't get no where doing that do you....onwards and upwards ...

You also need to look back, not just at the people who are running behind you but especially at those who don't run and never will... those who run but don't race...those who started training for a race but didn't carry through...those who got to the starting line but didn't in the finish line...those who once raced better than you but no longer run at all. You're still here. Take pride in wherever you finish. Look at all the people you've outlasted."
- Joe Henderson

I love all motivation Quotes they make me feel good my favourite is

“Every morning in Africa, a Gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a Lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest Gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn't matter whether you are a Lion or a Gazelle... when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.”

 what's your favourite quote and why?
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Fitness Fridays...

Well it has been a while since I wrote my Fitness Friday post 3 weeks now :( .....

I have still been exercising but not as much as I would have liked to.Running is feeling hard again but I think it maybe because -

1) I went all out last month and ran over 200 .

2) Maybe I pushed myself to hard in the first cross country and ran my fastest ever mile @7-33 pace and had to stop half way with really painful stitch and then quit because the pain was unbearable to run with.

3) Not been out and done much running this month as it seams to be really hard effort.Only on 73 miles for the month is a big drop from last month.

4) Or it could be I'm really feeling sorry for myself....

Either way I'm starting a fresh tomorrow,why does everything start tomorrow and not today with me!!!!

This weeks plans are-

1.) Starting to get my mileage back up...

2.) X-training on my bike....

3.)Core exercises...

4.) Get some races booked...

Here are my plans but with the kids of will I manage to get them done?

The last weeks training was-
  • Saturday 7 miles with hill reps included.
  • Sunday day off.
  • Monday 4 mile run.
  • Tuesday 13 mile bike.
  • Tuesday 7 miles running club with hill reps.
  • Wednesday day off.
  • Thursday 8 miles with 12*400 meter sprints included.
  • Friday day off.

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Fitness Fridays....

What a month it has been I've ran in the cold,light rain,heavy rain,warm,windy and now red hot weather.Been out with friends and family helping me along what seams to have been a very fast month all helping me along to reach my 200 miles challenge...and today I completed it on the last day of the month 201 miles of running done.......

Today was the hardest run of them all feeling tired from running 20*200meters reps at club last night at an average of 7-15 minutes mileing maybe the fastest I've run all month my legs were tired and in pain @11.25 pace but I kept going until my watch said 3 miles and then walked the last bit home and over last weekend I completed not 1 long run but 2 which I've not done a long run in ages and had my second day off  (rest day) from running in a month this week too....

But now I have completed my 200 miles in a month challenge.

Training this week I've done....

Saturday.       11 Miles running

Sunday.          12 Miles running

Monday.         6 Miles running

Tuesday.         6 Miles bike ride
                       6 Miles running

Wednesday.    day off

Thursday.       6 Miles running

Friday.          3 Miles running

And back on it tomorrow with an early hill rep session planned before the lovely sun comes rest for the wicked....

Now I think I will have a nice cream bun tonight.....

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