Tuesday, 30 November 2004

back home

Back home after awaydays.
Have just checked the distance of my Sunday run on Mapper and it appears to be 4½ miles in 48:33 which is a pb pace!
Went to WW last night and had lost ½lb - good considering the eating and drinking at the weekend - not excessive, but not within points either.
3 weighins to Christmas - would be nice to lose some more between now and then.

Monday, 29 November 2004

running away

I've been working in Cambridge for the last few days so lots of walking between hotel and meetings.
Managed to get up at 6 this morning and run about 4.5 miles before breakfast.

Now in Letchworth and on to London tomorrow (more walking) and then home.

Points - who knows, trying to keep it under control.
Exercise - 6

weigh-in tomorrow!

Friday, 26 November 2004

a good run

Went out this evening with my partner at the club - 3.8 miles in 45 minutes - good for us! Partner can actually go a bit quicker than me so she tows me along!

Signed up on the club notice board to go in the club ballot for an FLM place if I don't get one in the main ballot. The club has 6 places, and not normally too many wanting to do marathons, so I am in with a chance there (eek it might become a reality).

Away for a few days now, taking my running shoes with me.

food 26 points
exercise 6 points

Thursday, 25 November 2004

just the gym today

Should have been a midweek 5 miler today, but couldn't get it together during the day to go out - too much work unfinished.
So I've been to the gym while minibeanz was helping at cubs. Just some CV stuff - it feels like I have bruised my knee, but don't remember bumping it.

so eaten 25 points
exercise 4.5 points

Wednesday, 24 November 2004

Getting on track

Went to London today for a meeting - arrived early so fitted in 45 minutes walking before my meeting - and did my first batch of Christmas shopping in the British Museum shop!
Avoided the biscuits and tried to choose sensibly from the sandwiches at lunch time - plus some fruit.

Back home in time to go for a run with my running partner at the club, and we managed a pb on our 3.8 mile route - knocking four minutes off our previous best time. It's much easier to keep going without pausing for a walk when there's two of us. Whilst my HR crept a little above 75%, I was never struggling and average was 74%. Maybe I ought to try to measure my max again, have not done it for ages and I could probably push myself harder now.

points consumed: 26.5
points earned : 9

PS why is the time showing on this clock wrong - doesn't it know I'm in the UK?

Tuesday, 23 November 2004

A little about me

I am an overweight, middle-aged woman who has discovered the joys of running over the past year or so. I am not sure how I shall use the blog, but maybe as a personal record of trainig and weight loss.
I am hoping to run FLM, but will not know for a couple of weeks whether I have a place.
I have run two half marathons so far - Robin Hood (2:46) and Worksop (2:44).
I am using Hal Higdon's novice training schedule for a marathon, stretched to run from now until April.
next planned race is the Brass Monkey at York on 23rd January.

First blog!

Well everyone else is doing it, so I have joined in.
Like others I have found myself with a blog becuase I wanted to comment on someone elses!

Monday, 22 November 2004

So today, Monday 22nd November

Week 15 of HH programme, so a rest day.
WW weigh-in 13st 9½lbs -lost 2lbs this week.
This could turn into a bridget jones style blog - reporting points eaten and exercise.