Friday, 28 May 2010

10 Day Recap

It's been 10 days since I started the blog and decided on my health and fitness goals.
This week has been quite a good one, I've been taking it semi-easy post illness and plan to get fully back into the swing of things next week. Monday was the day of the boiling hot run. On Tuesday I went for a little cycle in the evening but took it quite easy. On Wednesday I hit the gym and then played an awesome game of squash (awesome as in fun, rather than awesome like I came anywhere near winning) that really got the heart pumping. Then on Thursday I had a great 4.5km run in the morning where for some unknown reason, I had a severe dose of the sweats! This was followed by a speedy cycle in the early evening.
I left work a teeny bit late tonight, maybe ten minutes later than usual. Grey clouds loomed overhead putting some serious doubts in my mind as to whether I'd want to go to the usual Friday night Tri Club brick session (a brick session, for those not in the know, involves doing two different disciplines one after the other. In this case, a cycle followed by a run). The combination of being grumpy about leaving work late and the lack of sunshine very nearly drove me to pick up a quick Chinese on the way home. I managed to decide I would cook instead. Then I realised I should stop being a such a wussy, boring loser and just head out, even if it was going to rain!
I am very glad I did. It was a surprisingly warm evening and the rain held off. We headed out on the bikes for a little longer than usual and took in two ascents of the infamous "mile-hill" (which some people will tell you is actually 1.2 miles - much more impressive). With a bit of jelly in the legs we then headed off for a short but relatively quick run. Feeling wildly upbeat from the surge of endorphins I came home and didn't even fancy any naughties, so I had a banana and some "ants on a log" i.e celery with peanut butter and raisins. Ants on a log comes from a childrens recipe book to make kids like vegetables and it totally worked on me!
Annnyway, generally a good week. I have indulged in a few naughties but I've avoided the cookies and the good has certainly outweighed the bad. Plus, what would life be without a few treats?!
So most of the goals are going well, I've lost 3lbs which is a great start and my fruit and veg intake is well up there.
The running will be a slow process but so long as I get out and do my 4 runs a week then it will happen. I did manage to do just under a 10 minute mile pace on my Thursday morning run.
Now, the swimming. I haven't done any swimming. There always seems to be a reason not to. I am aiming at doing my first triathlon 8 weeks this Sunday. 8 weeks to swim 400m should be ample time but I really do need to get motivated. To make the goal more specific I have decided that every weekday that I work, I will swim in the morning and do 20 lengths. I've even treated myself to a new costume so there are no excuses!
Bring it on!

1 comment:

  1. Peanut butter and celery sounds like such a strange combination that I think I am going to have to try it out! Keep up the good work and good luck with the swimming! :)