C25K, week 6, day 1, the ‘do you want to get sweaty with me?’ run.

IMG_2897Workout: 5 min warm-up, 5 min run, 3 min walk, 8 min run, 3 min walk, 5 min jog, 5 min cool-down.

Motivational app quote: There is nothing that we cannot live down, rise above and overcome.

“Hunter*,” I said, trying to gain my husband’s attention. He mumbled something that sounded like yes? but didn’t look up from his phone.

“I was thinking about something that we could do together…after Freya’s gone to bed,” I said, leaning against the doorframe of the living room.

His interest piqued, he stopped scrolling through his Twitter feed and looked up.

“It will require a bit of energy.”

He raised his eyebrows.

“And we might get sweaty.”

He sat up straighter, looking hopeful.

“Yeah, so, I thought we could work on our core strength by doing some sit ups and other exercises together on the living room floor. Maybe even some planking,” I finished in an upbeat tone as if planking was The.Best.Thing.Ever.

From the way he rolled his eyes, slumped and went back to his phone, I guess it was not quite what he was hoping for.

While the C25K is going well, my tummy – though a little bit smaller – still doesn’t feel like I have much muscle tone so I thought some work on my core might help.

The trouble is, I hate all exercise floor exercises. And I hate them most of all when in a gym and other people can see me struggle to do one sit-up, let alone reps of 10. Earlier this month, a post from Popsugar popped up with a series of core exercises, some of which are similar to what I was given to do by the hospital physio after carrying a 10b 3oz baby, so I thought I might give them a try.

Clearly, I am going to be doing them on my own. Sigh. Hopefully I will see some results with my stomach getting tighter but they might also help with the running as the end of the C25K gets ever closer. Does anyone else do them?

#ThisGirlCan no thanks to her husband.

* His name isn’t Hunter but we had a discussion about what I should call him on the blog and while he said I could use his real name I thought: “Where is the fun in that?” Hunter is my Mills and Boon hero husband.

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