Fitness and exercise thread 2023

Thank you!

it was him! it normally is. I’ve told him about it before, too

he makes mistakes just like anyone, too

it’s just the way he does it. it’s not constructive or encouraging, it just makes you feel shit

Yeah, he normally only does it the third time I’ve tried some silly shit, but it’s not great.

Can’t believe I’ve missed out on next week already, though, I swear the timescale for replying is getting shorter every week :grinning:

if I hadn’t been chatting to people who were getting their dibs in straight after the game, I’d have lost out a bunch of times, probably not long after I’d done showering & etc :upside_down_face:

I mean, better than not being able to put a game on, but !

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I’ve washed your socks, btw iykwim

oh thank you!! I hope they served you well

This is a really good attitude.

I am quite relentlessly positive about things that people do - raise confidence etc. and it really frustrates me playing with people who criticise (especially when it’s a bad touch/ tired legs/ just not being very good).


ran 6.5k today but got myself really muddy and everyone in the park could see my stupid muddy shoes

Genuinely feel awful after it :smiley:

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week 11

:white_check_mark: Did a bit of walking in Sheffield
:x: 2 cycles (both 1hr so equivalent of 3)
:x: no FitOn stretch
:white_check_mark: 4 FitOn workouts - all on Mon Tues though
:white_check_mark: Left the house on Saturday and Sunday

Not a great week but I was really busy and away from Thurs-Sun

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Managed at least one run (mostly one run) every week this year except two weeks ago when I had Covid. I’ll let myself off that one.

Now I’ve proven that my lungs are capable again I really need to get better at taking advantage of these beautiful light mornings before the clocks change and they go away again for a bit.

I’m also away a lot this week and next but that is not an excuse, it’s an opportunity to go running somewhere new! And possibly get lost!

Not done any exercise for a few weeks due to the stress of my mum being ill and then bits of the ceiling coming down in the corner of our bedroom where the exercise bike is (it’s quite difficult to move from where it is so we’ve just folded it up and shoved it out of the way of any dripping water/falling plaster).

Was feeling like a sack of potatoes and the leaky ceiling still isn’t likely to get fixed any time soon so today I got out my rowing machine that’s barely been used since my boyfriend bought the exercise bike. Quite enjoyable actually.

Games: 16
Goals: 44


I think I’ve pulled something in my groin or thigh :grimacing:

Games: 17
Goals: 45

Lovely glancing header; a striker’s goal, if you will.

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Did my first parkrun



week 12

:x: No long/5k walks
:x: :white_check_mark: 4 cycles but I knew I probably wouldn’t have time for one on Friday so did an extra 10 mins every day = equiv 5
:white_check_mark: 8 FitOn workouts - inc 1 stretch
:white_check_mark: Left the house on Saturday and Sunday

Need to get out for more intentional walks, meeting a friend this afternoon so will get at least one go round the park in :slight_smile:


Have started doing couch to 5k after letting my fitness completely slide during pandemic followed by the birth of our child. I know it works because that’s how I started running for the first time about 10 years ago and I got to the point of loving it and running half marathons (Crazy how much you can just lose it completely).

The app is /way/ better now than it used to be (maybe it was just a podcast then), and having just finished week 2 I have a glimpse that I might just be able to enjoy it again eventually.


Games: 18
Goals: 48

I had to cry off another game tonight because my knees needed mollycoddling.

Legs still haven’t recovered (although that could partly be the pilates on Monday). Also noticed that my heart rate was 181 at the end which is higher than it normally gets in races so maybe I’m still ill.