All posts tagged: NTC

Over 600 muscles in the human body

Today it was a rest day from my training programme, and I couldn’t be happier about it. When the alarm went off this morning (the first alarm, that is), my first instinct, as usual, was to turn over and slide the app button to stop it. I don’t snooze my alarms, I set a few at different times. This morning, as any other morning, I turned around and when I swung my arm to pick the phone from the floor, a piercing pain shot through my chest and arm. I was sore from Monday’s workout. Very sore. Struggling, I managed to stop the alarm and carefully rolled back on my back again, facing the ceiling, what I could only muster what sounded like uuuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrhhhhhh or something like that. Mentally, I went over every single muscle in my body to check the damage and let me tell you, it was brutal. As I mentioned earlier this week, I’m following a Nike Training Club program (NTC), and on Monday the workout was called body flexor. It had …

The trick is to keep going

Today I went back to full-on mode. It’s been an intense Monday, I would say, and even though I feel exhausted, I also feel alive. I woke up this morning with the aim to get my new favourite train to go to work. It arrives packed at my station, but everyone gets off the train at Lewisham, so I can then choose where I want to sit. It also stops by my office, so it’s a super win-win train of happiness. Of course, I hadn’t factored in the road works that are plaguing Lewisham. I could have made it to the train on time, if it hadn’t been because the pedestrian crossing was closed and they forced us to walk back and around the roundabout, instead of letting us cross straight, as usual (FYI, I’m walking to the station tomorrow). I didn’t let my annoyance take the best of me, and was lucky to enjoy a lot of banter with Oummou and Brian, who were both a train ahead of me (and a slightly more …