With a 6 week lockdown imposed on us, we decided to use the 6 weeks in a positive way and focus on getting fit through local micro adventures.
During October, it gets dark early in the Northwest of ireland.... At 5:30pm, you find yourself in the pitch dark, especially in the rural setting that we call home
With one of us working in a pharmaceutical which makes covid19 test kits, the last few months have been the busiest ever. So arriving home late, we love nothing more than venturing in the great outdoors and fill those lungs with fresh air.
During week# 1 , we just walked most of the evenings. From the old bog road behind our house to a loop up the mountain, we started our week at a slow pace. We had set ourselves a target that every day of the week, we would at a minimum hit the 5km mark which we did.
Every evening, we admired the simple things around us. First of all, the moon was getting bigger and bigger working its way towards full moon, Mars made an appearance close to the moon.
Heavy showers changed the bog road into a muddy track, but hey, those changing conditions result in changing training options.
From a fitness perspective, we didn't really track weight or fitness just yet. This would be ramped up from week 2 onwards.