The last 2 posts have been about staying consistent with your training and eating habits over Christmas. To be consistent sometimes you have to be a little bit creative with how you plan things. Its easy to have a plan and follow it when you are in your usual routine, but over Christmas your usual routine goes out of the window for a while, so we have to let go of what we expect to do. It’s totally fine to do this, remember your family are your team, and if you work together, then everyone can be happy and do what they need to do. If you prioritise time with your family that is a valuable thing, as they will support you when you need it. In this post I will give you some ideas for getting creative with your training. They are not new ideas and I’m sure that you have done similar things in the past. These are some of the things I have done so that I can train and still keep everyone happy!
Taking the boys to rugby while Patrick surfed, then cycling home. We both got our fix that day.
Getting up early and running, sometimes in the dark with a head torch.
Cycling to a friends house for a barbecue. (not in December!)
Getting dropped off and running to meet my family/friends.
Taking the kids to the pool and having a bit of a swim myself.
Doing turbo while the kids and I watch a DVD together.
There are many other ways to be creative with your training, I’d love to hear what you do, and remember you can shorten sessions if you need to. It’s better to do little and often than to try to catch up on missed sessions. Remember your reasons for training and keep those priorities in mind. If you need to rest and recharge then let it happen.
Wishing you all Merry Christmas and a great New Year.