Sunday, 13 March 2011

2 hours of Tedium

Hello Fudgey Friends,

How is everyone? Good weekend?

Well I was up at 6.45am today forcing down 2 Belvita breakfast biscuits which my body didn't want so had to quit at 2, then out of the door for 7.20am to get the bus to my gym.

As you can imagine is was very quiet when I got there - only 4 other members there & not one of them under 60.

Onto the dreadmill I hopped with my bottle of lucozade lite - plan for this weekend was 15 miles but due to the snow yesterday I opted for the safety of the gym, as I have a lot of other stuff going on at the moment and didn't want to risk getting a chill or injuring myself in the snow / ice / rain - the irony of it is that it's all now cleared up. Aim was for 16km (10 miles) if possible. I've never run for that long on the treadmill and I knew before I hit the start button it would be me against the dreadmill in a battle of wills. It was tough going and all I can say is Thank goodness for my ipod. Physically I felt really strong but mentally it was torture. Still I managed 16.16km so that's a minor victory to me :-)
As I still had some time left & the legs still had juice in them I 'skipped' off to the bike for a 11.2km cool down. By the time I was finished I was a lovely soggy, tired mess but I felt fantastic and all this before 10.30am. At least I know now that if I have to the treadmill is an option and I can do it.

After my workout I met fantastic Mr Fudgey who took me for cake & coffee - very much needed.

This reminded me that I hadn't shared the picture of the luscious cupcakes I got on Friday from Bibi's bakery. I blame KMac as she told be flavour of the day was gooey chocolate beetroot & I practically leapt out of my seat & had my coat on before she'd finished telling me - I love love love beetroot in any way shape or form so in a cake has to be good.

I knew Mr Fudgey would prefer the banoffee cupcake so that's what I got for him and both were amazing.

Apparently Bibi's make giant cupcakes too - so the thought of a giant chocolate beetroot cupcake could be enough to get me 26.2 miles ;-)

Since my trip to the gym we've been busy pottering about the house and have had a really fab leisurely day.

Hope you have all had a great weekend.

Take Care
lots of love


  1. Wow, 10m on a treeadmill is impressive! I find it hard to spend more than 30 mins on any of those machines. Well done!

  2. Good work on getting through 10 miles on the treadmill, I can barely manage 5k! Those cupcakes look delish!