Apparently I’m a bit of a dilettante.
MrM hoots with laughter when we walk past the golf course and I’m watching the golfers trundle their clubs about in their natty smart casual clothes. He just says ‘no’ and then gaffaws a bit more. He knows how interests go with me… He likes to remind me how I’ve read every Henning Mankell novel ever written and seen every Jean Cocteau film.
You see, I am an obsessive, but I’m an obsessive dilettante so ‘yes’ I do wear a Breton top every time we go out (I own five, what’s not to like about stripes?). I can be really, really, REALLY into something and then… not so much. I’ll be over Breton tops by September, even if two of them are real sailing tops from the cutest little shop on Shaftsbury Avenue where they sell sailing ropes and hooks and not much else…
And at the moment I am really, really not into running on the treadmill in the gym. Over it. I get too hot, I keep banging my hands and I swear I run worse on it than I do outside. I did one mile of steady pace, speeding up for a tenth of a mile, but it felt hard work. And not fun hard work.
But I am loving the weights. Well they’re a new toy aren’t they – and so many of them.
At last night’s training session with Adam I did 12kg kettlebell (Hello? Anyone want to buy a 6kg kettlebell, bought at Christmas? I want a bigger one), stepping onto a box swinging an 8kg medicine ball (was using 4kg last winter) and doing lunges while pushing 5kg dumbbells. I can jump forever, till my calves are on fire, and I’m a fan of the bosu contraption. I had a go at rowing and learning how to use your whole body, not just your arms, and I did squats walking sideways like a hot sweaty crab (not one for impressing anyone, I can tell you).
This week is all about one-mile intervals and now my blistered throat has cleared up I’m thinking good to go.
I’m planning on doing three sets of three-mile intervals this week.
What are everyone’s training goals this week? Do you set goals every week or do you have chill-out weeks too?
Does anyone else find their treadmill running isn’t as good as their outside performance?