It’s officially 5 weeks and 6 days to go until the Blackpool half marathon and my longest run so far has only been 7 miles 2 weeks ago. Luckily, I’ve not been too idle. I’ve run or walked to work most days, I did a very boring hour (5 miles) on the treadmill last week, and a long walk with friends last weekend. I have a long run planned tomorrow evening which should about get me back onto plan.
The trouble is it’s just soooo cold and I find it so hard to train in the cold. I’m sure it was warmer than this when I was training for VLM last year. As Rachel reminded me earlier the weather at the Silverstone half, which was this time last year, was much warmer – in fact it was blazing sunshine and about 22 degrees by the time we hit the finish line. A far cry from yesterdays chilly 4 degrees.
I started my Chinese Medicine trial last week. I don’t know what herbs I’m taking but the good thing is there is no placebo so they should have some positive effect on my symptoms. They are absolutely vile – imagine gravy mixed with licorice and a touch of ginger, so I make them into a short tea and down them like a shot!
The Kifit is going well, I’ve now lost 10 pounds – yes 10 pounds!! I put it down to a combination of exercise, eating less and just being more aware of calories in/calories out. I’ll definitely be renewing my subscription and would highly recommend it to anyone who has struggled to find the motivation to stick to a healthy eating/exercise plan.
Here are some pics from the last week: