Friday, 4 January 2013

Entering Stuff

I did my four miles, although not at 10.30 min miles, it was windy and I wanted to blow my nose from start to finish, so it was 10.42. I will do the same again tomorrow afternoon, and bike to work on Sunday (unless it's storm force conditions), making it a 10 mile run week (it's actually 14, but I don't count the run before the January) and 30 mile bike week. However, next week is when I start proper training. I'm still not sure how to structure it.

I weighed myself this morning, and after nearly a week of being very good, I am back down to what I was at the beginning of December, which was the last time I weighed myself. I'm not sure if that's really good, or not. I know I over ate, especially fruitcake and marzipan, but to what extent I really don't want to know.

If I lose 2lbs this week, I will have lost a stone since last Autumn, which is slow but better than nothing. I know I'll be able to do it, not having wheat is really limiting my options for pigging out, as is refined sugar, although a little of that does creep in. I got some organic cocoa and I have it with rice milk and a a squeeze of agave nectar, which although it isn't as processed, I've been reading about how it's very high in fructose and so not good, as it's processed differently by the body. When fructose comes with fruit, the fibre involved slows things down, but in a pure syrup it's worse for the body than glucose. Bummer.

I have entered a half marathon in March (Run Garioch). They do nice medals. AND you get a T-shirt AND a banana (free food!). I know cos I did the 10k last year. It was on mother's day. The toy guinea pig was my present, and we went for a picnic with Lucy and Charlotte afterwards and I tried a green olive for the first (and last) time, and spat it out. Then discovered later I have been sitting on it, and had an oily olive stain on my bum.

I don't have a wetsuit yet and not sue about travel and accommodation, but as soon as I get the leave approved from work, I'll enter the half iron distance at Aberfeldy. I'm sure once I've entered it will all come together.


  1. I know what you mean about 'once I've entered, it will all come together' - I'm in a similar place with the Outlaw Half (in that there are quite a few things that I need to get sorted before race day). A wetsuit is the most obvious one (and I'll need to get it early enough to give me a chance to do some open-water swimming!), and I haven't booked the time off work yet...

    1. The leave from work was the priority for me as it's a hideous scrum/fight for time off and it can be refused. Worst case scenario I'll hire a wetsuit and sleep in a Travel Lodge somewhere! You've not got long for Outlaw! Excitment!!!