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A Tuesday in the life of…

Written by Fiona January 21 2009


Tuesdays are busy. I don’t just mean with work (every day is busy with work) but with exercise. In our house there is a timetable of days of being mum/step-dad and days for fitness. It’s the only way it works for us.

So on Mondays and Wednesdays Mr Outdoors plays football, while I am mum. And on Tuesdays and Thursdays I do my fitness activities, while Mr Outdoors is step-dad. Friday evening and most of the weekend are for being together as a family (and for Mr Outdoors to see his kids).
But the problem is that because time is short for fitness both Mr Outdoors and I try to squeeze in as much as we can to our allotted evenings. Which is why on a Tuesday I go to a circuits class from 7pm to 8.15pm and then straight to a Tri Club swim session from 9pm to 10pm. This might actually be manageable if it wasn’t for the Ashtanga yoga class I do on a Tuesday morning.
Ok, so most people think of yoga as an activity for girls and wimps but Ashtanga is not at all like that. It’s a full-on 80 mins session of sun salutations, difficult postures and sweat.
The fact that I have to walk (we only have one car and it’s not always with me!) to the yoga class and back and then walk to collect my daughter from after-school childcare and then walk back again and then walk to the circuits class just adds to my feelings of total knackeredness by 10.15pm on a Tuesday evening.
I do not even have the energy to luxuriate a little in post-exercise smugness.

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