I love the holidaytime, and specially summer holidays, as it is quiet everywhere -for me best time to train :-)Me and Frank don’t usually take holiday during the summer. This is because when we have holidays, we travel, and summer in Denmark is best time of all the year, so why to travel? When the dark autumn and winter days get closer, it is better to lenghten the summer, and fly to sunny and warm countries. So I like Denmark in the summer, because of the lightness; late summer evenings (even I always try to get to sleep not later than 22, preferably 21)early sunrises (as I get up normally in between 5 and 6 in the morning)but I also like Denmark, because there is plenty of space in all public training halls and centers for training, as everybody is on holiday. Could not be anything better, than going to www.kildeskovshallen.dk to swim saturday morning at 8.30, and swim on your own lane. Or going to www.sats.com tuesday afternoon for strength training, and change from one machine to another one like I want, without waiting time, great!!!
Well what about your holiday and training…?
Many persons I talk with, would like to train, get more fit, do better results in races, loose some weight ect, and I try to help and inspire as much as I can. I am so happy that I got one of my friends inspired just a week ago to run, even she felt it was JUST SO BORING, and she would just prefer to powerwalk and cycle. The day after, I got sms from her, that she had been running in the morning, and she found it actually ok, thanks for our talk
The biggest problem for most I talk with is……………………………………….time. Yes, the one thing that we all have 24 hours of.
But it can be diffecult to find time for the training during a week; there is the work, the family, the cooking and shopping, a lot of things that takes time.
But here comes the big thing !!!!!!!: When I talk with the friends that are missing time, and ask how the holiday was, and what they did, they did not train at all !!!!
So if your excuse from missing time to train during daily routine is “I just dont have time because of my work and family”, and you dont get to do it during your holiday, you need to think it all over again.
? why do I want to train ?
? is it important for me, and why ?
? could my family and other souroundings benefit from a ME in better shape, more happy, more energy ect ect ?
? what is it I want to do, and do I have a goal with it ? is that goal important, or is the road towards the goal just as important ?
When all this is clear to you, then you just need to face one more thing. If something is important for you, then make it clear, get a ok form your close family/friends, and then get over alle the bad excuses.
Make a plan, and choose how you want to speend your time, spend it on living. Remember, if you want to see you Hero, go and look in the mirror !!!
A few tips at the end, and see you out there……..
– Some things are best done with a early start (like golf or long bikerides) when the rest of the family is sleeping and you are sure to get it done if you do it before all other things come to you.
– If you travel on your vacations from home; running shoes and clothes take almost no space in your luggage, and it is a great way to get to know your holiday destination by running around or powerwalking. When we’ve been on “big city holidays” or any holidays, we always know where the best parks for running are, we have seen Athens, Rome, New York even Paris running, and it has been great. Running under the Eifeltower is really something.
– If your holiday will be spent in sunny and warm destination, you will have your swimming clothes with. So use them also for swimming, not only sunbathing, you get also a beautiful tan swimming around in the pool or seawater. Just remember the high sunfactors in your water resistant suncream. You can also just do some effective watergymnastics in the water, or try running in the water, good for the muscle endurance!
– Most of the hotels nowadays have a gym; spend some of your time there, you will feel good, and you feel much better in the evening when you are discovering the food culture of the country.