So I’ve made it to the end of the second week of pre-training for Bodyboss. I’m still going. It’s been a little harder – the middle workout this week was the toughest so far, I think, but the hardest day was the second day, when I had my first go at the Bodyboss Challenge.
This is a series of exercises which you time yourself doing, and then at the end of the Bodyposs program you repeat – the idea being that your time should improve. Well. I hope it does because I was pretty rubbish. It took me 6:15:18 (that’s 6 minutes… not 6 hours!). It was hard. There were pushups. Real ones, not ones on your knees or an incline. There were half burpees. There were V situps. And bench hops, which I thought would be OK but which were hard.
I had to remind myself that this is the start. That it’s OK to find it really hard, and to take ages – there is no way I’m doing push ups anything other than slowly. But that’s why I’m doing this: so I can get better and, hopefully, in a few months, it’ll be easier.
I did also extend the cardio day beyond 30 minutes. I’m taking part in a 10k run next Friday, so need to be training for that. Yesterday I ran 10k. I wasn’t crazy about my time: 01:08:04. I want to do it next week in under an hour, which feels a bit of an ask based on that. Having said that I didn’t feel like I pushed myself that hard, and I always get a bit of a boost from running with other people. Still, I think a sub 60 minute run is going to be a huge ask.
Now I get two rest days. One of them will need to be a run day, but it won’t be another 10k! It’ll probably be a 5k where I try and push for a bit more speed, I think. Onwards and upwards…