Weekend away to Oxford

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Last weekend I went away with my Mum, Nan and Aunt on our "Girly Weekend" to Oxford. We went shopping in Oxford on Saturday and it was ridiculously busy - wasn't enjoyable at all. We decided to leave and go to our hotel. I would've liked to have a complete run through of the competition events for this weekend but that's just how things turn out, so had to deal with a hotel gym...

To be fair I was pleasantly surprised that it had a bench - some hotel gyms I go to don't even have any barbells or heavy weights at all. So I managed a decent upper body work-out in and also did a bit of mobility work.
I'm unsure as to why you would need so many 1kg dumbbells (black dumbbells in the left)? Better than nothing I suppose....

Some food porn:

I had Morrocan Spiced Fishcakes to start, Slow Cooked Beef for main (it literally just feel apart was so good) and then Dark Strawberry Cheesecake for Dessert. I couldn't finish the dessert which upset me as it was a-mazing! Oh and a cheeky glass of Merlot ;)

I LOVE my selfie stick!

It was nice to spend some time with my family :)

So now I am on countdown to my competition on Sunday. I'm really looking forward to it, although I am trying not to think about it too much as I will get nervous. I'm looking forward to watching all the other competitors, Strongman/Strong(wo)man is such a great sport to compete in as everyone is always so supportive of everyone else.

 We have quite a few supporters coming down on the day as well, so it should be a great day overall! 

At the moment the weather doesn't look too bad, fingers crossed it doesn't rain as this will change the events slightly.

I will be spending the next few days just resting, doing some mobility work and going to bed early. Oh and of course - eating everything..

How do you find hotel gyms?
How do you prepare yourself for a competition?


  1. I love me some food porn! Good luck for Sunday! Can't wait to hear all about it :)

    1. Thank you :) I have just posted all about it :)