No exercise to blog about today – unless you count the 20 squats I did whilst in the tanning tower? I’ve never used one before, but am going on holiday in 12 weeks and normally burn in the 1st 2 days so someone recommended I do 4 minutes twice a week to get my skin used to it. God they are BORING!! You just stand there NAKED with these wierd little metallic eye covers on… I was worried because the door on my pod didn’t lock properly and thought someone might think it was funny to nick my clothes… Anyway I got so bored I started doing some squats! Don’t think I’ll be repeating the experience, I’ll just buy factor 50 in bulk – I need another
excuse trip to Costco.
Where was I – oh yes, I’ve had a strange week so far. Monday was OK, Tuesday was wierdo day at work – everyone I spoke to seemed to be on a different planet, then I was late finishing so didn’t get home until 6.55pm at which point I remembered we had a man coming from Everest about our kitchen. He was in our house for FOUR HOURS and quoted us £33000 for a kitchen similar to one I’d priced up at Wickes for £5000. We laughed in his face – no really we did, and surprise surprise he could suddenly ‘discount’ it to £19000. Whoopeedoo. Suffice to say he was out on his ass 5 minutes later with hubby ruefully shaking his head and muttering ‘I could have been in bed 2 hours ago’ (remember he is a postie so gets up at 5am). V wierd experience, would NOT recommend them. Today at work was better but just very long – 9am – 8.30pm.
On the plus side I have made some VERY cool running plans that I am MOST excited about. After reading a comment left by LocalAdventures on mondays post I had a Eureka moment. In completing Janathon, I proved to myself that my body is strong, that I am strong and am capable of doing so much more if I just BELIEVE and take ACTION. I need to set my GOAL and PLAN how to get there. If I follow that PLAN I can ACHIEVE. So simple but really I never connected all of that before. I also realise now that I do need an end goal to focus on, I think my running has dropped off since the end of Janathon because I didn’t have one. That’s all changed now…
In the last 3 days I have made the following running plans.
Sunday 3rd April – Sandy 10 – er that’s MILES! In 7 weeks and 3 days. I am going to ask one of the coaches at club to help me put a plan together. Unless anyone has any suggestions? If you are feeling generous and know how to do these things it would be much appreciated – if you could build in my clubruns 0f 4 – 8 miles (can very accordingly) on Monday and Thursday that would be lovely!
Monday 30th May – BUPA 10k – should be a breeze after a 10 miler!!
End June/July – As per Garys suggestion I’d like to do a half marathon so again if anyone has any suggestions…
Sept/Oct – I have registered my interest in the Royal Parks Half and another half that I can’t remember because I got all caught up in the moment.
And that’s it – those are my plans so far. Somewhere in the middle of all that I’ll be getting a new kitchen, having a 2 week holiday and celebrating being with my hubby 15 years (we celebrate the anniversay of our first date instead of Valentines day). V busy few months coming up…I can’t wait, I’m just so excited about life at the moment and I put that down 100% to the running. This is a bit of an evangelical post but running has really changed my life. Oh, and did I mentioned I’ve lost 4lbs since Janathon finished – YAY!