Back in the swing this week. 15 miles done, none of them very fast but I’m pleased to have got them done. There were a couple of minor setbacks, I missed a day so I’ve just budged along my schedule along a day. The other was the fact that I had to cut a couple of runs short because I needed to go to the loo! I don’t know if this is a side effect of the ‘no added sugar diet’ which is otherwise going very well.
My biggest challenge has been avoiding coffee with sugar, every clinic or theatre list is punctuated with a cup of coffee with sugar about every 90 minutes, so 6 or 7 cups per day. I think that I’d weaned myself off the caffeine addiction on holiday, so I just had to deal with the ‘trigger situations’. I’m proud of myself that I have managed a whole week at work and a weekend with no sugar, no cakes or biscuits. I have had fruit and one or two ‘naked ‘ bars, made with dates, nuts and fruit and adopted cheese and biscuits as my snack of choice. One of the other side effects of this dietary change has been weight loss. For the first time in a couple of months I have lost a couple of pounds instead of gaining. Hopefully that will have a positive effect on my running!
the weather here has turned to rain now and the forecast is for rain every day for the next 10 days. I’m only surprised that I got as much dry running as I did over the summer- it’s often rainy all summer too! But I have learned, running in the rain is no big deal. I always get hot when I’m running so no need to wrap up for the rain, just something to keep the wind out and a vest top is fine. As all my runs end at home with a hot shower, no harm done.
Dismal weather but at least it’s daylight! More on night running next time😎