This week has been pretty good overall, a few emotional things have now been sorted and home life is starting to relax a bit, just need to get over the next hump which is Shelly's Mum going into hospital next week for her heart op. I wish I coudl say the same for my fitness! I am probably in the best physical shape since I was last in the Army, which to be fair I left in my late twenties and I am approaching 40 (1 year left ;)) I have been struggling with a torn muscle in my shoudler which has severly curtailed my upper body training and last weeks mammoth bike ride have also left a few damaged bits, most problematic is an injury to my left foot. Gort onto the treadmill this week and could only do 5 minutes as I had a severe pain in my foot that I tried to struggle through but was a sign that I needed to rest it, luckily I was still able to use the cross trainer but with the fitness test looming it looks like I may have peaked a week or two too soon!
No matter what, I will approach the fitness test with a zero excuse and attack it with maximum effort and go for it, physical effort I always think is 90% mental anyway, your body is designed to work hard and it is only in you rmind where you can really decide to keep going through a little bit of pain. Obviously I am not advocating pushing yourself too far, you need to listen to your body, hence why I have been off the upper body for 3-4 weeks. But you also need to undertsand how your body works, how quickly it takes you to reach a point where you need to push that little bit more and settle into the exercise and effort you are looking to achieve.
Will not hit the treadmill until mid week , just to give it a little bit more time to rest and then will do a couple of sessions before the weekend to stretch the legs and lungs.