Monday, 18 November 2013

What to do on days off running..?

I'm now running 3 times a week - Monday, Wednesday and Friday - though I had a bit of an abberation last week and ran Monday, Thursday and Saturday instead but what should I do on the days I don't run?

I know I need the day off (Laura from the NHS Couch to 5K told me so!!)  and I have definitely seen that I run better with that day's break but I feel lazy not doing anything on the Tuesday and Thursdays and mush as it's tempting to sit on the sofa for an hour's lunch break instead and watch the Christmas film channels (call me sad I don't care I LOVE Christmas) I do want to be doing something every day to build up my stamina and fitness levels.

I've tried exercising with a 6kg powerball but I could barely walk the next day which isn't good as the next day would be a run day.

I have got some dumb bells but I don't know what to actually do with them (well I know to lift them obviously)

So I know I don't have that many readers but the few of you I do have, can anyone recommend any weight programmes for beginners? Or point me in the right direction?

Thank You!