Up at 4.20am got Phil up, went back to bed. Got up at 5:40am took dog up town, got papers back for a bit after 6.30am. Got missus up, got kitted up and went out for a three mile run - still very slow but progressing I think. Got home from work about 6:30ish. Tea, dog walking and ages spent on getting a tiny bit of flooring in the loft in due to overhanging bricks and little bits of wood to work round. The good thing about the fit is that it's right square with the back of the bit of wood so in theory I can just cut a bit of wood to fit from the chimney breast to the edge. Another step closer to completion.
Good day on the solar generation front (for January) with about 4KWh generated (I think). 15.01 on the scoreboard today.
|The bit of wood wasn't the problem but the overhanging bricks on the chimney were a right pain.|
Tuesday 28th January 2014
Up at 4:20am but Phil up anyway so back to bed smartish. Up again at 5:40, dog walked, paper fetched got back and heavens opened which was a bit of a pain as was all set up for doing another quick 3 miler - need an alternative strategy for when big rain stops play. At least got into the office nice and early. You may or may have not noticed but have stopped mentioning days without alcohol - I've not succombed but I have lost count - technically speaking subtracting 2 from 28 it must be 26 but I have stopped counting - a long way to go til April! Goodish day at work. Back home for 6.20. Tea then took dog walk got back and it was gone 7.30 so running a bit late for dog training lessons in Belper. Got there a couple of minutes late but as the trainer always runs a bit late too it wasn't a problem. Little dog was absolutely brilliant by far the best behaved dog there as she consistently is. She was let off the lead and 'walked to heel' really well - she also 'fetched' treats which was a part of recall training and did the 'leave' brilliant - the secret is getting eye contact with 'leave', apparently.
Wednesday 29th January 2014
Up at 4:20 got Phil up. Back to bed, up at 5.40, dog walked, papers fetched back home and not raining. 3 mile run at 11:07 pace - still really slow carrying too much weight at present although am same weight as when did a very respectable Great North Run so not sure what it's all about - must be getting old. Any way it's another run done - two out of three which is the Jantastic.me goal but am intending on getting this into habit - have done four three-milers in five days which is most consistent for bloomin ages.
All this good work didn't come to much though - weighed in at Janine Hulme's group in Kingsley (not far from Stoke-on-Trent) and 2.5lb gain this week. Well naffed off about that but will persevere - this seems to be the pattern for 2014, maintained at end of December followed by 7.5lb loss, followed by 1.5lb gain, followed by 4lb loss, followed by 2.5lb gain, this week. Pi$$ed off and then some. Persevere still want to get rid of another stone by April
Thursday 30th January 2014
Up at the crack to get Phil off to work, back to bed, dragged myself out of bed at 6am. Dog walked, papers fetched off to work by 7.15. Still miffed.
Friday 31st January 2014
Last day of first month so only about 6 weeks to the 19 mile Grindleford Gallop and about 10 weeks to the Marathon training has started and done more running this week than for a long while (5 times in 7days is better). This morning got up at silly o'clock to get Phil up and then back to bed, dragged myself out at 6am. Dog walked, papers fetched, changed and out for another 3 mile run. Back to base, showered, changed again off out to sorting office to pick up a package then off to work. It's all go.
Last 9 days running - all a bit over 3 miles
Saturday 25th Jan - 11:22 pace
Sunday 26th Jan - 11.:01 pace
Monday 27th Jan - 11:14 pace
Wednesday 29th Jan - 11:07 pace
Friday 31st Jan - 11:10 pace
Sunday 2nd Feb - 7 miles - 11:37 pace
Consistently slower than I was - need to get this sorted pronto.
Saturday 1st February 2014
Hell's teeth - it's February all ready! Up at 4am to wake the boy. Back to bed for a bit. Dog walked and papers fetched. Did a computer job extending a wireless network by using a home-hub router connected via an rj45 cable. All good stuff. No golf for third week running.
Did some work on finishing off the floor in the attic. Getting there slowly.
Chip shop tea then tearing off to Derby with Lucy to catch "The Hobbit: the desolation of Smaug" defore it's gone - only one showing billed as starting at 18:45, actually started 25 minutes later. Quite good.
Sunday 2nd February 2014
Woke up knackered at 4am, got Phil up. Back to bed, whiny dog so got up about 6:45 and took her out. Got back, got changed and got a slow 7 mile run done. Shower and quick walk with dog then off to Uttoxeter to get flooring missus wants in dinning room. Got back - Phil dropped me and dog off on the other side of Snelston and we walked back from there.
Then whizzed down to Lotty as had some more spuds to chit. The IBC is full and overflowing and we've not got the water butts sorted out properly which is a bugger as one is full to brim. Job for Phil next weekend I reckon (must get a couple of breeze blocks from Richard.
Got back from Lotty and got on with finishing roof - there is a two foot by nine inch bit left and then t'is done.