As it’s the new year and most of us are pressing the re-set button when it comes to getting fit and kick starting a healthy lifestyle, I thought I’d give a little update on how my ‘sailing fit’ mission is going.
I’ve been hitting the gym 2-3 times a week, and if I don’t make the gym then I’ve been doing HIIT at home. I’ve not been doing any running, other than one 10km which I only did because the gym was unexpectedly shut, it was worth it though as I got to see a different side of London and actually really enjoyed dodging the commuters!
A New Year can only mean one thing… New resolutions, goals and ambitions. I love to set the bar high for the year ahead, and 2016 is no different. Here’s a quick run down of everything sailing related that I hope toachieve in 2016…
Training, training and more training!
This year is going to be a year of learning for me. I want to complete my RYA Coastal Skipper and Offshore Skipper, and make a start on my Yacht Master. I need to refresh my 1st Aid cert which has recently expired, and I need to get my VHF license. I also want to complete some more of my Clipper Race training.
This section of my blog is a bit more personal than others. Here I will be documenting (what I hope will be) my personal fitness transformation, as I train for the Clipper Race and generally for sailing and boating.
In order to partake in a transatlantic ocean sailing race, one should rightly assume that a certain level of fitness and stamina is required. Currently… as it stands, I am perhaps at the lowest level of fitness that I have ever been at. And I am pretty appalled at myself for this! Yes, I have 3 young children, but I don’t feel that that is a valid excuse. My current state of affairs is more to do with the rubbish that I love to eat (Camembert, pate, the list goes on…) and the wine that I love to drink!