Thursday night is netball training night for me! But I guessed that not many people would turn up tonight as at least four ladies were on holiday, one has been recently bereaved, and some of the others don’t bother turning up when the weather is nice (as it has been today)! As goal keeper I don’t do that much running around at the best of times, so I thought I’d go for a run before netball to make sure I got a decent amount of cardio in today.
I was running behind schedule having left work a bit late tonight, so the 3km route I thought I’d do pre-netball turned into a fast 1.5km run (well, fast for me!) to get to netball on time.
As expected, the turnout at netball training was pretty poor; in fact there were only 10 of us, which meant we couldn’t play with two full teams and had to drop some positions. I hate it when that happens because no-one takes it seriously. You’d think with fewer people on the court we’d have to run more to cover the space, but what actually happens is that everyone gets a case of the CBAs and doesn’t try.
I had my HRM on during netball, and clocked 27 minutes of exercise (out of a possible 60, I might add – lots of faffing around!) and most of that was me jumping up and down on the spot to try and keep my heart rate up. Apparently I burned 200 calories, but I’ll take that with a pinch of salt!
So, not feeling that I’d had a great workout during netball, and having not run very far before netball, I decided to have a run after netball as well! Did another 3.59km, taking my run total to 5.15km today. Feeling tired, but good!
Back at home, had my dinner and started to settle down for the evening, when I remembered that I hadn’t done my 30-day challenges for today! Hastily dragged my butt back up off the bed, where I’d flopped, and did 30 roll ups, 12 crunches, 12 leg raises, 20 seconds of plank, 19 push-ups, 40 lunges and 70 – yes SEVENTY – squats! Phew!