Get in Shape Challenge Day 80 – Thursday 3rd November

The last 24 hours has been a really interesting time for me, a mixture of extreme highs and extreme lows. No, I am not bi-polar although being a musician it is possible to have quite large emotional swings, I am talking about the glories of winning a Grand Final ¬†when combined with the disappointment of lack of discipline in missing this morning’s weights session.

Last night’s indoor soccer game for the grand final was an absolute cracker, we won it 3-2 largely due to a great effort from every player on the team. My decision to take the extra day rest yesterday was a really good one with me having to play the majority of the second half, especially after two of our players went down injured, one with a strained groin and the other from a dirty tackle. I must have played an alright game as I won the “player of the final” award for best on ground. It is something that I wasn’t expecting at all as I feel there were a number of better players out there than me on the night.

Moving from the highs of a grand final victory to the lows of not getting a session done this morning. I woke up at 5:10am when my alarm went off but rolled over and turned it off. There are no words to describe the disappointment I feel from doing this. It is true that last night I didn’t sleep overly well due to the heat and humidity, however it really needs to make no difference what the weather conditions are like. I imagine that over summer there will be plenty of hot summer days and nights, if I let that stop me from training then I will miss more sessions than I will be able to count. Tomorrow is a cardio day, ideally I think I might try and get both a cardio and weights in as Saturday is my buck’s party and the all day festivities will hinder my usual training routine.

Get in Shape Challenge Day 79 – Wednesday 2nd November

I made the extremely difficult decision today to take an extra days rest due to the importance of tonight’s indoor soccer grand final. I hadn’t fully made this decision until my alarm went off this morning at 5:00am as I really was torn as to what the best thing to do was.

My reasoning for taking the day off includes that I have been injured and whilst I am feeling really good today I didn’t want to risk the chance of redoing my calf and not being able to play. The other important factor is I feel that tonight I will need to do a lot of running and a lot of work off the ball if we are to get over the line, this will take me being fully prepared and ready to go not just physically but also mentally. So rest day it is.

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