Thursday, 1 December 2011

A quick get away

Tuesday I spoke to my beautiful friend Lil, who invited me up to her place in Cambridge for the night.  I was pretty keen to get out of London (especially with my impending move on Friday) so I said yes right away.

I knew that we would be doing a lot of walking up in Cambridge, but not what I am used to - so I went for a quick run to start the day.

I have no idea why I didn't keep going on this run.  I set a new PB for a mile and was having loads of fun, even while struggling with a horrendous head wind.  Man I hate those!  It feels like trying to run in a bad dream.  Bleh.  Next time, I am going to try and go for a PB for a Nike+ timed 5K :)
When I got home, I created a little lifting circuit with my 7.5kg dumbbells.  That's all I have at home, so you have to make do with what you can right?  

I completed 3 sets of 10 reps of the below exercises:
Alternative dumbbell curls
Upright rows
Skull crushers
Push ups
Arnold press
Tricep dips

Then 3 x 20 weighted squats with one pull up at the end and my ab workout that can be found in my FAQ page.

I made sure I stretched, showered, packed a small bag and buggered off!

By the time I got to Kings Cross station I was hangry (hungry and therefore angry) so I grabbed a wrap, chocolate, water and mag for the 1hour train ride up North.

I really do love getting out of London. It is so easy to just hop on a train and end up somewhere so different it feels like you are not even in the same country.

This is what it looks like at 3:30pm in Cambridge by the way.  Cold and dark.  I was inappropriately dressed of course, but that's the story of my life isn't it?

Do you explore your own country side, wherever you are?  Are you a city or country lover?

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