I love my feet (they take me places)

morning. todays run was a much slower (steady) effort compared to yesterday but I managed a full 8k today without a pause which ain’t bad before brekkie. It also goes some way (although not far) to attone for the chinese takeaway I scoffed down last night. We’ve had such a crazy couple of weeks at home its been a real struggle to keep to sensible eating. I need to knuckle back down over this next week and get back to a routine.

3 more sleeps until foo fighters :0)

stats, route and playlist

New Personal Best – Fuck Yeah!

A warm and sunny morning but somehow managed a non-stop 25 minute 5k run this morning setting my new PB at 25min and zero seconds (according to endomondo). Very pleased with that as I wouldn’t of even dreamt of getting to a 25min time a few weeks/months back. Its nice to get a faster time in but I don’t want to get too hung up on it. I’m not racing and really just want to enjoy the runs and keep fit. Time to start building up the distance again and trying new routes (although does that mean I have to get up before 5 eeek?!?). Anyhoo Robyn has her School sports day today and I have the morning off to go and cheer her on….should be fun!

stats, playlist and route can be found here…http://www.endomondo.com/workouts/q72l_rZ_x08 

p.s. WTF is going on with my hair! uggg 

new 5K route

Trying out a new morning 5K route today. Needed the change of scene. I was pretty slow around but it was a nice route that circles radipole lake and finishes off much closer to my front door (which is handy in the mornings). It does finish off with an absolute killer hill. Always good to finish on quite literally a high though ;0)

Lots and lots to do today. Next update possibly from under canvas

route, playlist and stats here.

decked out

managed to get out of bed and get running this morning and although sluggish and hardwork I feel much better for it (endorphine junkie?). Last day in the office today and then a long weekend of camping ahead with Chloe and Robyn….can’t wait!

a tree

annoyingly didn't make it out of bed this morning for a run and exercise withdrawal and monday morning blues are combining to make me proper grumpy. Went for a ramble across the fields at lunchtime to try and cheer myself up…..it almost worked ;0)

10K for my Dad

Since I started running a little over 4 months ago and started losing weight various people have referred to me or what I’m doing as “inspirational”.  I’m sure (and hope) that these remarks are made flippantly as I’d hate to think of myself as an inspiration (that title should be reserved for very special people in my opinion). In fact if anything it’s my belief that a fat bugger like myself trying to reverse 30 years of bodily abuse is actually just more about karma (and it bites hard! lol) but I can see that what I’ve achieved might serve as a motivation for some people to make some positive changes of their own (heck if I can do it anybody can).   

Today I ran 10K in my best time yet (54mins 56secs) and I’d like to dedicate that run to my Dad as he’s one of the MANY people who motivates me (he has only just signed up to facebook this weekend! so also renowned for being fashionably late to the party). He’s been a constant source of motivation in my life and has taught me many valuable lessons (alongside my lovely Mum – what a team). He always worked extremely hard to provide for and support us and continues to be a source of support and a constant presence in my life and as a grandfather to my daughter (not to mention the lives of my lovely Sister and her family also). I have him to thank for so many things, so regardless of how sentimental and soft it may seem my best performance today (so far) is for him. Thanks Dad! 

My Dad suffers from Diabetes and his father before him did also. This disease is hard to live with and has a huge impact on how my Dad lives. He is luckliy stubborn enough (sound familiar?) to have it under control most of the time but it causes so many complications that it is certainly something I wish to avoid. Getting fit is no guarantee I will not also suffer from Diabetes but studies show that regular physical exercise ‘can’ prevent or at least seriously delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. This is one of the reasons I have started running and intend to keep running well after I’ve lost the weight.

I hope one day my Daughter will look to me in the way I look to my Dad as a source of motivation, support, guidance and strength. I want her to know that anything in life can be changed or improved as long as you work hard enough for it. I think that’s what Dads are for (alongside fart gags). Hopefully next year on fathers day I can beat this years record for her ;0)   

For those intersted in the route and stats of today’s run head here. I did pause at the 5k point for some air and to take the photo but otheriwse it was a pretty good effort and a great workout! 


nice run out this morning. later than normal but I think thats allowed on the weekend. Wierdly when I ran along the seafront this morning I found the british army had invaded the beach. I’m sure thats the military equivalent of a home goal ;0)

anyhoo finished the run at the pheonix bakery where I had a quick chat with weymouth’s famous artisan baker and picked up some nice brekkie treats for the girls. Got home to find foo fighters tickets have arrived….good start to the day.

I’m not one

Amazing run time this morning which is nice…mind is on other things sadly and this image kind of sums that up. Got out some frustration out though pounding the pavement and my head is a little clearer now, busy day ahead…so onwards and upwards.

the punch and judy show

great run this morning…new playlist worked wonders. I really like this snap and may have to get it printed. In my mind if weymouth beach was always this quiet it’d be perfect, sadly that would be quite selfish but i’m happy capturing this one still moment in a photo until the council grant my wish ;0)