Saddle up it's going to be a long one today!
When I started my blog the plan was to post at least once a week, but I quickly found that little and often worked better rather than a mammoth post at the end of the week, however recently life and work have overtaken me a little and I've only been posting a couple of times a week, which would be fine if I didn't have so much I wanted to share with the blog world. Sadly my training has been suffering a little too & my 3 mornings a week in the gym have dwindled down to only 1. I've also been eating more rubbish than I know I should and though my weight is still at target I know I could be doing so much better. So today I've uploaded all my foodie pics to share with you. I'll keep it mainly to photos but if anyone wants recipes please let me know and I will provide. I'll give you an update on my training for the rest of this week since Wednesday's post as well as an update on my 1000km in 2010 challenge. I am also now making a public pledge to get back on track and be in the gym 3 mornings a week, as well as paying more attention to what I'm eating which I know will give me more energy and make me feel so much better.
Food from the Fudgey Kitchen
Turkey & Mango Stir Fry
Homemade Turkey burgers
Spicy Chickpeas and Cous Cous
served with harissa salsa & mushroom rice
Hope you like the photos and they provide some inspiration.
Week 3 Run 2
Never happened. Should have been a 40 minute run but as run 1 ended up on Tuesday due to me being poorly I never manged to fit this one in. I could have if I'd got my butt out of bed on Thursday morning but I didn't.
Week 3 Run 3
Again I never got out of bed for what is my usual Friday treadmill session. So that was a grand total of 0 mornings in the gym this week :-(
I did redeem myself by going after work though which is very unusual for me but I managed to get away about 4:50pm and realised that I seriously needed to get myself back on track. The running was great. 10 minutes easy followed by 4 x (3 minutes hard, 3 minutes easy) and finishing with 10 minutes easy plus a few extra minutes cool down
Week 3 Run 4
My weekly long run is the one run I know I really shouldn't miss out on as it is by far the most important so I was a little concerned when my tummy decided it hated me last night and was gurgling and churning away like a washing machine and had me up and down a few times. It wasn't much better first thing this morning either and I wondered how I could manage 9 minutes running never mind the planned 90. I got up and after a small cup of tea, some oat bites and some water whilst I got ready I headed out the door...... amazingly I managed to run for 105 minutes and it felt awesome....only when I got home did my tummy decide to play up again....what's with that?
Today also saw the return of the ice bath. This was the first one since the Edinburgh half marathon and I forgot to make up the ice last night - however I splashed out £1.30 and bought a bag so that I could still have my ice bath.
I ran a slower pace than usual today, but it felt really good and I ran a little over 16km / 10 miles. It's 7 weeks today till the Glasgow half and at the moment I don't fear the distance as I know based on how I felt today that I can do it. Still 7 weeks is a long time and I need to get my training and nutrition back on track. I also need to get a sports massage soon as my right hip is niggling a little and I know I should deal with it before it becomes a problem.
Given I missed a run this week I'm really pleased that my distance for the week is a little more than last week but less time :-)
Stats for Week 3
Distance run this week 26.49km / 16.46 miles
Time running 2 hours 56 minutes
1000km in 2010
is still on track and I'm delighted to report that up till today I have logged 678.53km (421.62 miles)
This is the approximate distance from Edinburgh to Reigate Hill.
And that my fudgey friends is me up to date. I feel better already for confessing my training and nutritional shortcomings so next week is going to be a great week.
Love to you all.