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Juneathon Day 10 – Plank induced lethargy

June 10, 2013

Looks easy, now try lifting an arm or a leg. Dare ya!

After a hard weekend diving I ache. To combat this I thought ‘I know, let’s go to a Pilates class tonight’.

Hmmmmmmmm :-/

Next week, remind me not to even think about trying this as I’ll be even more shattered after Download.

Tonight involved my personal favourite, the plank.  Oh, but this is not just any plank, this is a Marks and Spencers plank (not sure if that will translate internationally if you haven’t seen the adverts with the breathy voiceovers).  Start with holding a traditional plank for 20s or so, then lift your right leg, then the left one.  Then try lifting your right arm, but don’t forget the left one afterwards.  Just as you are starting to groan with the exertion the instructor pipes up with ‘and now another set’.  You get to the end of that set (with a small break I must confess) and she pipes up with ‘come on, you can all do another’.  Strangely this suggestion is met with groans and death threats, can’t imagine why…….?

What really gets me is that this was the last bit of the class.  By then my arms were already like jelly after various types of press-ups.

So, here I sit.  Glued to my sofa.  Not exactly by choice.  I know I’m going to have to go to bed soon, but not sure I have enough functioning muscles to get up the stairs.  I think my Juneathon effort tomorrow will be very gentle.

Juneathon totals;

  • Scuba diving – 357 mins
  • Pilates – 120 mins
  • Gym – 45 mins
  • Body Jam – 50 mins
  • Walking – 2 miles
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4 Comments leave one →
  1. June 10, 2013 9:20 pm

    Excellent diversity in cross training 🙂
    Long time since I had pleasures of scuba diving, lapsed instructor as well.

    • June 10, 2013 9:24 pm

      I have a very low boredom threshold (read – attention span) and so need the variety 🙂
      Its chilly at the mo, but give it a month and it will be beautiful and just perfect. I’m in St Abbs next week for 3 days and cant wait.
      Get thee back in the water, you know its worth it 🙂

  2. June 10, 2013 10:03 pm

    well done, girl!! Great Juneathon numbers!! Keep it up, chica!!

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