The week isn’t complete until tomorrow when I do my long run, which will almost double my miles if it goes well. However I’m sitting here sipping hot chocolate with a slug of cherry brandy in it (which I can highly recommend with whipped cream on it if you aren’t limited in your calorie/fat intake) contemplating, so I thought that I’d share with anyone who might be interested.
It has been a so so kind of week. Tuesday am I ran in the early morning mist before breakfast. My training schedule called for ‘ 10 minutes at threshold’. I can only describe it as ‘sluggish’ in terms of both feelings and speed. Maybe that kind of run is better after food. The misty scenery was good. Wednesday a steady 5k. Thursday I had planned a longer run but had my first episode of runners tummy trouble. Something I have read about but not been afflicted with before. Sparing you the details, it ended up with me cutting the run short to go home!
Today it was dusk before I was ready to run so my husband persuaded me to go to the gym instead. Obviously it was packed at 9pm on a Saturday night! Not. It was time to go when the man came round unplugging all the equipment!
I did notice that they are starting their next ‘lose weight and shape up’ course next week. So should I join or not? It would be good to lose some weight, both for vanity and from the running point of view. There’s no doubt that the chassis is too big for the engine if there is any need for speed!
But I have read so many books, I know the theory, do I need to pay to sit through talks on the subject of diet and exercise? Or will I find motivation in being part of a group and getting weighed every week? There are group exercise sessions also that might help with strength and muscle building, but my priority is to have the energy and stamina for that 13.1 miles in November – will that be possible if I am trying to ‘diet’ too?
My weight has been steady for about 4-5 months but it seems to be nudging down another pound since I upped my mileage a couple of weeks ago. Can I wait a year to lose a stone?