This
weekend was spent with beautiful girls on one of my best friend’s hen party,
celebrating in style over an outdoor obstacle course, spa trip, dinner,
cocktails and dancing! Of course this meant no time for marathon training (except
maybe the adventures of the obstacle course and my photographer role, and a few
laps of the pool in the spa!) but I planned ahead and made sure I had completed
my miles before the weekend started.
Here’s
how Week 8 looked, despite the hen do weekend antics:
Monday
am: Reformer
pilates @ Absolute Pilates, 1 hour.
pm: Speed
work with Fulham RC. The team took to Bishops Park for speed intervals and lots
of sprint reps, short and sweet but some serious DOMS appeared the following day.
Tuesday
am: Blast class @ Lomax, 1 hour
pm: Hot Bikram Yoga @ HotSpotYoga, 90 minutes
Wednesday
pm: 8
miles, tempo – 3 bridges loop, Hammersmith, Barnes and Putney. I buddied up with a new member and we got a strong pace going, 8 min/miles dropping to 7:50 for the last two. 
Thursday
am: Reformer
pilates @ Bootcamp Pilates, 1 hour
pm: PiYo, 45 minutes
Friday
am: 10
miles along Thames Path, Fulham to Chiswick Bridge and back, 1hr 30
pm: Swim/aqua jogging with Steph @ Putney Leisure Centre
Saturday
If running around taking photos of hens completing an army-style obstacle course and relaxing in a jacuzzi counts towards marathon training, I’m in. 
Sunday
pm: Hot Bikram yoga @ HotSpotYoga, 60 minutes. Two hot yoga sessions this week as the studio is closing for refurbishment for 2 weeks and I needed to get my fix (/sweat out all the alcohol consumed on Saturday evening!) On the look out for a new studio to try out while the works are being carried out.
The beautiful Hen with her bridesmaids!
Week 9 kicked off this morning with a cheeky 5km run to Core Collective for a Velocity class followed by my first try of an Acai Bowl, delicious! On Saturday I’m running a half marathon in Haddington, quite close to Edinburgh, and it promises some serious hills so looking forward to the challenge!

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