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Wife (to Shaun), Mother (to Danni), Dog walker of Archie the JRX, improving cyclist, reformed gym bunny, broken runner Collector of exercise DVDs & equipment. Cake is my weakness together with cider (Westons only thanks)and brandy. Noisy spectator of running & cycling events. Owner of Tribby the campervan

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Juneathon Week 4 and a few days

Day 22 

Ab/squat challenge 20 sit ups, 25 crunches, 45 squats
Steps 12,898

Day 23

10 sit ups, 40 crunches, 55 squats
Steps 20,130

Day 24

10 sit ups, 50 crunches, 65 squats
10 miles on the bike
Steps 13,504

Day 25

Spin class
15 sit ups, 60 crunches, 65 squats
Steps 8,751

Day 26

20 sit ups, 70 crunches, 85 squats
Dog walk and food shop.
Steps 12,504

Day 27

Summer has officially arrived!

Saturday was all about family.   Father-in-law is still unwell and mum is still in the nursing home for respite care.   We drove up for the day, dog as well and did some food shopping for him, mowed the lawn, harvested fruit and vegetables that needed doing and Shaun and his Dad visited mum.

Luckily it was Ab/squat challenge Rest Day.
Steps 8,116

Day 28

On Sunday my Boxercise instructor Claire was taking part in the LA Fitness Coast to Coast charity bike ride.  As the ride left Hove and headed towards Newhaven I offered to keep her company for a few miles on the road up to Lewes, so at 8.30 Shaun and I waited at the end of our road for her to arrive.   Of course, I hadn't taken into account that she'd already done 10 miles so was nicely warmed up so off she whizzed with Shaun whilst I did my best to catch up every couple of miles.  After 7 miles we said goodbye and waved her off to complete her 60 mile ride.   We headed to Costa for a cappucino!   After our quick coffee break we headed off into the Sussex countryside and eventually arrived home after a total of 17.5 miles.   Not as far as I wanted to go as I'm now building up my mileage to do a 60 mile ride in September (hopefully) but we had been invited to a family BBQ at my sister in laws (this doesn't happen often so we snapped at the chance to visit them).

25 sit ups, 80 crunches, 95 squats
Steps 4,634

Day 29

I didn't get chance to do day 29's 30 sit ups, 90 crunches, 95 squats as I got up too late to do them in the morning, worked late and when I eventually got home didn't have enough time before joining my daughter at her Step 'n Tone class.

  I haven't done step for about 23 years (it was nothing like the above video) and the last time was a total disaster culminating in me being asked by the instructor never to return.   Luckily my co-ordination, timing and general confidence in my own ability have changed since those days (is that down to Boxercise?  I have no idea!)  I still have no idea how to do a "Rocking Horse" or "Around the World" but I did quite enjoy it, especially adding the hand weights to do bicep curls and shoulder press.  There were also lots of crunches and squats so I didn't feel too guilty about missing my ab/squat challenge!   I was a bit concerned my legs would feel mashed for Boxercise the next day - but to be honest they felt OK, usual twingy knees and aching quads but otherwise not too bad.

Steps 14,248

Day 30

Got up early this morning to do the day 29 30 sit ups, 90 crunches, 95 squats
Steps 17,271

Tomorrow I have to get up early to walk the dog before work so I'll finish off the ab/squat challenge
40 Sit ups, 100 crunches, 100 squats.

It's also my 26th wedding anniversary and not long before our next adventure in Tribby!

Congratulations to everyone who completed Juneathon 2015 - it's been great!

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