Speaking of 'work' - tomorrow marks the first day of my going back to being a day-time/full-time teacher in public schools! Eek!! Excited: It has been in the works for quite a while now. Not sure how my new schedule will pan out yet and exactly what impact it will have on my running and marathon training; only time will tell. I will either have to go back to being a super super early morning runner (of the 5am or 5:30am start variety) or may have to run at night, but then I think I'll be too busy then as well, hmmm..... What does this mean for you as a Lou's Weight Online client (or potential new client)? For those interested in my upcoming group program: Eat To Win (kicking off later in the year, on October 3rd) - not a thing will change! This program will definitely still be running, as will I (and I hope you too!) and I would love it if you can join us - we will all be busy and pushed for time, that's exactly the point: eating well and maximising your training despite seemingly having 'no' time or being too busy. However, I will not be taking on any new one-on-one clients for the foreseeable future (former/current clients, you can of course, as always: contact me at ANY time and I will get back to you ASAP. That hasn't changed nor will it). Shoot me a message if you have any queries or concerns or comments: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hmmm, I'm not going to lie: would have loved to be one of those lucky folks at said airport this morning actually getting on a flight and heading off somewhere else. Not that I don't love Hanoi still, but you know me: always keen for travelling to new or even familiar far-oft places.... Ahh but I definitely can't now - got a few too many things going on here at the moment. Oh well, just as well there are exciting things afloat locally such as the Red River Runners' social run held on a Saturday late arvo that I finally went to yesterday. This was great too: a nice 10km meander along part of West Lake and then through and around the quieter, wider streets of Ciputra close to Tay Ho. There's also Power Yoga, held at the beautiful Fitness Village which I've started attending recently, and wow, this feels oh-so-good. Lots of twisting and back stretching and all the poses that make you feel more flexible than you would have ever thought (if a little stiff and sore the next day). The class is run by Magda, and she's wonderful. If you're local and looking for a peaceful, friendly place to practise yoga (or workout in group exercise classes, in the gym, or on a spin bike), get yourself down to the Fitness Village! You won't regret it.
Apart from the yoga, a couple of other strength training classes and a few runs this week, my training has been a bit less than I would have liked, due to a mixture of being sick with a debilitating virus for a couple of days, and a dramatic typhoon that hit Thursday evening and last til mid-arvo yesterday. Put a bit of a damper on things somewhat, but what can you do. Typhoon season apparently?
I hope you all survived the storm safely and happily, and that wherever you are in the world you are having a wonderful end of your weekend/beginning of your week. All my love, Lou xx