Monday, 8 March 2010

Week 2 Run 1

Hello Fudgey Friends,

Monday again.
I have to admit I was feeling a bit poopy this morning, absolutely shattered - I haven't slept well the last 2 nights, I was a little sore from yesterday's run & a bit emotional. A tired, grumpy, sore hormonal fudgey is no fun whatsoever.

At lunchtime I decided to nip to the gym for a quick 30 mins to see if I could perk myself up.

10 mins on cardio wave machine
3 supersets of 15 swiss ball chest press with 6kg dumbbells & 12 press ups
3 tri sets of 15 crunches with 6kg medicine ball, 16 Russian twists with 6kg medicine ball & 15 reverse curls
Then a really good stretch off

It did work and I went back to work feeling a lot better.

By home time I was flagging again but Monday is my Scottish Slimmers class - I still go every other week now I am at target weight but my class buddy Jan is only a pound away from her target weight and I don't want to miss her reaching it. Jan is a really kind hearted and lovely 80 year old lady who has been going to the class the whole time I have and we get the same bus home (though tonight my plan was to run home)
Jan didn't come to tonight's class so I just got weighed and headed out to run home.

Today's run on the training schedule was to be a 40 minute easy run.

The plan was a loose one to run home which is about 3.4km and if I was feeling sore either walk or if it was really bad I'd have to get the bus.
The first 5 or 6 minutes felt awkward but I stuck with it and all of a sudden everything just clicked into place and the running just took over. By the time I was approaching home I felt really good and thought to myself I need to keep running so I also added on the 2.76km loop I did on Saturday.
So by the time I arrived home I'd been running for 40 minutes & 50 seconds and it worked out as 6.16km.
This is slow pace for me - but it was meant to be an easy run and it was easy - I felt I could have run another 6km.
I felt fantastic other than having cut my heel open yet again - I took a picture for anyone who wants to see it ;-)
Into the flat and another really good stretch off and a lovely hot shower.

Hubby & I then had the soup from yesterday's blog entry & it was delicious.

Well I promised myself an early night so I'm going to do just that.

Hope you all had a good Monday.

Back soon

lots of love
Fudgey xx


  1. I'm working my way up to an easy 40 minute run...The longest at one time though is 27 minutes...13 left.

  2. Hi Seth, stick with it you will get there, even running 27 mins is an achievement a lot of people couldn't do that. Keep Running :-)