Wahey! New running shoes come yesterday. Saucony Grid Omni 6 make they are and very nice too. I think they have a little bit more cushioning than the Asics which are a great shoe too. So ran up town and back this morning to test em out and they were okay. When got back had to get changed and then go golfing which went grand - we won! First winter league of this year which is mainly my fault as I've been playing rubbish of late - don't know why? Hey ho. Am fixing the puncture on mountain bike at minute with Planet Rock in the background on the Freecom Musicpal Internet radio - it's grand. Yes are on at the minute - never realised how much to the fore Chris Squires' Rickenbacker bass was - awesome.
Friday 9th - If it wasn't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all
Set out at 6am with good intentions. Heavy mountain bike charged up and ready to go, got two mile out and picked up the first puncture of 2009. Front tyre/back tyre? Have a guess, 50/50 chance - no it's always the bleeding back tyre. Anyway I ended up with a two mile bike ride and two and a bit mile push back as thought I could get papers and still walk/push back to clifton before 7am which is what I did so pleased about that.
Thursday 8th : Another five miles on the road
Did a steady five mile run round Mayfield, up the Park and back to Clifton, well pleased. Still can't get over how well Derby played last night. What a difference a week makes. Whole team looked hungry and closed Man U down constantly. Superb goal from Commons what a good signing he was Mr Jewell, I knew you must have done something right.
Weigh-in tomorrow but have sneaked a look while at work. 15st 11lbs tonight so back to a 3st total loss and 2.5lbs down for the week which is an okay start I reckon.
Wednesday 7th : Still focussed
Still on track, no chocolate, booze or general rubbish. Have been on the bike three times in as many days with seven miles last night and ten miles this morning instead of a run. Am going to do another five miler tomorrow and a big run at the weekend. Currently feeling quite optimistic!
Lunchtime update - good reason to be optimistic too! Weight at lunchtime on Wednesday is 15st 12lbs. I reckon to get to where I want quickly it's going to mean a return to the regime I had back when I started in 2007 (still 3st lower than the start point it's worth mentioning!). That means good diet and loads of exercise both of which I'm doing again since Monday 5th Jan. I reckon by time have run the marathon I'll have done another hundred days without alcohol too which won't do the system no harm at all!
Tuesday 6th : The Weight of the Matter
Got on scales before I left work yesterday - 15st 13.5lbs - that's the size of the problem. Was very, very good yesterday, feel like I've slipped neatly back into Food Optimising with no problems yesterday was a 100% day. Have got the Incognito bike shipshape and set up for riding in the dark. Did a few miles to sort out a computer in Mayfield last night. Also got the drums back from work, had everything out of the shed and reorganised it so I can just about get everything back in it. Am off running in five minutes - had a bit of a talking to from Kathryn at work who I think thinks I'm messing about (can't fault her there, not demonstrating enough commitment yet) but I'm looking after the knee a bit too. Am going to cycle every other day I think and see how things go. New shoes should be arriving soon! Wahey!
Update five miles done, I reckon in sub-ten minute miles which was okay and knee is mighty fine. That said am going to do some cycling tomorrow morning now it's fully lit up and ready for darkness.
Monday 5th : Game on
Four mile walk first thing. Have been experimenting with fresh yeast in the breadmaker so was up early to try grating it, adding vitamin C and all sorts to no avail still haven't quite cracked it yet!. Slimming World breakfast - two weetabix, optifit yogurt from Aldi, banana chopped up on top (also had a banana before going walking). Am going to get lighting sorted on the old heavy mountain bike when get home as have got to go and sort out a chap's computer in Church Mayfield tonight so that'll be a bit more exercise.
Did eight holes of golf. Me and John hadn't got anyone to play and it was absolutely freezing so we only did a few holes and instead of going down eight and nine back to the clubhouse we shortcut down 18 after the 7th to get off as quck as poss. Last day of excess Sunday so got through a bit more alcohol and a bit more junk before the big push begins.