2   169
3   146
1   124
4   208
2   175
5   121
5   192
2   136

Not your typical training week

So this week was a bit different to usual. As you probably know by now, I was booked in to run Tough Mudder South West with Sony on the 22nd August. This threw me off my training a bit as you’ll see, and because of this I’ve decided to re-do week 18 BBG2.0. I’m currently happy with how I look and feel. I’m feeling much stronger than before, and I think this helped me yesterday at Tough Mudder!

Keep your eyes peeled this week – I’ll be posting a review of the Sony Smartband SWR30 and Xperia Z3 on Tuesday, and review and vlog (on my YouTube) of Tough Mudder on Friday!

I’ve been a bit all over the place with my blogposts at the moment – whenever I get excited about something I want to write about it and post it straight away! So I’m going to try and keep it to three times a week (Tuesday, Friday, Sunday) – though when it gets to around my dissertation hand-in date (16th Sept) I think it’s fair to say you might not hear from me very much!

On to this week’s training:

Monday: before I thought I’d redo week 18, I carried on as usual – which means Monday is legday. This workout was tough, but nevertheless I pushed on through and tried to stretch it out a little afterwards.

Tuesday: My legs hurt. Kayla week 18 legs really got me on Monday. Because it was so hard and I was so sore, I decided to not do any more BBG2.0 before the weekend’s Tough Mudder – I was going to need all of my body parts in top shape to get around that course! So today, to ease up my legs a bit, I did a 60 minute easy cycle on the stationary bike and stretched out my legs.

Wednesday: usually arm day, I spent my Wednesday stretching out. I knew Tough Mudder had a lot of obstacles that required me carrying my body weight, so I thought I’d rest my arms until then. I managed to do about 90 minutes of stretching in total throughout the day.

Thursday: I considered this week a bit of a taper week, so while you rest your body of too much intensity, you don’t rest it completely. Today I decided to go for a run – I managed to do 6km at a 5min/km pace (total 30 mins) – my last run before the big day.

Friday: another active rest day like Wednesday – I just gave my body a big good all over whole body stretch for just under 2 hours total and prepared myself for what lay ahead.

Saturday: I’m so excited for you guys to see the videos I recorded on my Gopro! I walk/ jogged over to the start line from my Grandparents house in Cirencester (about 3 miles) and started at 9:20AM. I think because I was on my own, I finished in actually quite a fast time (2 hours 2 minutes) – if you do it in a group then obviously you have to wait for everyone, but then again you have a lot more fun in a group! There were so many people there and the obstacles were so fun – I could really see why the event was such a success. I wore my Sony Smartband SWR30 and clocked up over 33,000 steps for the day! A pretty successful day step-wise!

Sunday: rest day. I felt a bit achey, mainly quite sore (I’ve got a fair bit of bruising), so today I’m just recovering – by stretching and foam rolling. I’m also planning on staying indoors all day because the permanent marker on my forehead from yesterday still hasn’t come off

In other news, I have finally completed my dissertation research (over 140 hours of David Attenborough’s natural history documentaries watched)! So I’m now onto my findings and discussion. The countdown is on – 24 days until it’s due in!

If anyone has any questions about BBG, BBG2.0, running or events like Tough Mudder, I really am happy to give any advice I can 🙂 You can contact me on here, FacebookTwitter or Instagram.

Here’s to another week!


L x



  1. August 24, 2015 / 12:45 am

    Awesome work on completing Tough Mudder – hope you had a ball! x

  2. Emma Berry
    August 25, 2015 / 8:26 pm

    I’d love some advice on bbg! I’m struggling to get started x

    • Elin Yapp
      August 25, 2015 / 8:28 pm

      Ask away 🙂 I’ll try and help if I can! X

      • Emma Berry
        August 25, 2015 / 8:30 pm

        Basically I don’t have much room to complete the workouts but I’m really keen to do them! Not sure if I should modify them or what will make me able to do them 🙁

        • Elin Yapp
          August 25, 2015 / 8:34 pm

          Which ones don’t you have the room for? I’d either modify the workout or try and find a bigger space – a park or a garden works well if it’s nice outside! X

          • Emma Berry
            August 25, 2015 / 8:35 pm

            A lot of them really, I’m in a house share you see so all I have is a tiny bedroom. I’d love to do it in a park, it’s such a shame that I can’t find anyone local that is also following the guides x

          • Elin Yapp
            August 26, 2015 / 7:20 am

            Ohh right. Where are you based? There are a few Facebook pages where you can meet people though x

          • Emma Berry
            August 26, 2015 / 10:00 am

            I’m from Liverpool in the UK at the moment 🙂 x

          • Elin Yapp
            August 26, 2015 / 10:00 am

            Search for the KI BBG UK Facebook page – people on there find other people in the area and meet up 🙂 x

          • Emma Berry
            August 26, 2015 / 10:01 am

            Perfect! Thanks so much x

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