I was unexpectedly – but delightedly – back at work today. Well, in a manner of speaking.
The individual I’d been planning a meeting with was suddenly available at 10.30am at Gleneagles, so I left Rod in charge of the kids and drove through the frosty sunshine to Perthshire.
It was 100% worth the journey.
I’m sorry for being cryptic but it was a strictly off-the-record meet-up while the individual was briefly in the country. I’m honoured he gave me an hour of his time.
Rolling with it
I’m only telling you all this because I couldn’t, in all conscience, then ask Rod to take the boys for the afternoon while I went out to tackle that “gate to gate” challenge I outlined in the last post. Instead, I spent a brilliant afternoon shooting Power Rangers off the windowsill with the kids’ arsenal of Nerf guns.
I had briefly considered a street run in the dark after the bedtime shenanigans- but I’m having much too good a hair day.
Instead I remembered the Nike training app I once used with my sister-in-law and searched the App Store, prepared to spend a few quid. But no! It’s free!
I just wobbled around them as I tried to hold my side plank and did my mountain climbers without kicking them too hard.
Honestly – it passed so quickly! I had a wee bit of a sweat on and my legs were definitely wobbly afterwards so I can count it for Janathon with a clear conscience.
Reaching out virtually
I’m sitting flicking through all the programmes and I’m genuinely excited about trying them all out. It even syncs with my Apple Watch *gasp
The app also lets me build a plan – so I’ve told it my height and weight and that I want to use body weight-only as I have no kit. Boom. It starts tomorrow with a 45 minute “class”.
Reading over this post I’ve realised there is a lesson here. When you’re facing a challenge – in work or in your personal life – you mustn’t do it alone. There’s no need to make it that hard. My company will reap the benefits of today’s meeting – and my body will definitely see better progress now that I’ve added the Nike training app into the mix.
Workout duration: 30 mins
Calories burned: 80 apparently
Satisfaction level: High