After last weeks blog I was spurred into action.
Did I buy a new sports bra? Yes! Thank you amazon!
Did I join a slimming club? Yes! Weight watchers on line – instant gratification! I downloaded the app and I was off! By the time I got to weigh in on Wednesday I’d lost 2lb!
Did I download a new training plan from ASICS? Yes! I’ve printed off a plan to run a marathon in April 2019 for a complete beginner. The first couple of months call for running just a mile or 2 four times per week. So time and fitness are not going to be a problem- time management and determination are the key factors.
I asked hubs if I could stick it on the fridge door but he thought not ( it doesn’t really ‘go’ with the sophisticated open plan look) so I’m going to put it in the bathroom instead.
Did I do any running? No. Back to work after a week off was just too busy…. we had jobs to do for the house too (but they are now ticked off my ‘to do’ list).
Last night we went out to celebrate our anniversary. I’d forgotten that alcohol +hot weather+menopause = hot sweats and no sleep so I was wide awake at 5:30. So I did the best possible thing and went for a long walk. There was a little bit of jogging but the intention was to get some miles in and burn some calories off. It was quite misty at 7am but by the time I got home 2 hours later, 7 miles under my belt the sun was up and it was beautifull
The first picture shows the mist – there’s normally a very impressive school building at the bottom of that road! The old bridge is the ‘Cromwell ‘ bridge, named after Oliver Cromwell who spent quite a bit of time, generally fighting, in Lancashire. He is said to have crossed over this bridge a couple of hundred years ago.
The bottom picture is the elevation profile- it looks like I fell off a cliff! Last time I did this route I did it anti-clockwise and I remember going UP that hill and made a mental not to do it in reverse! Even so I could feel my glutes after about 5 miles! I think this is a good route for me though, all those tree roots and rocks really get you picking your feet up!