what’s it all about, really?

what’s it all about, really?

this “project” has been going for just over a year now and while there’s been some obvious benefits in terms of health and fitness, I got to wondering about the real motivation behind it all. why did the idea of running a marathon spring to mind, for example? is it purely about improving health, or […]

31 jan 2013 – children

31 jan 2013 – children

with an early night under my belt, I was expecting to be¬†awake before 3, so I was surprised when I looked at the clock and saw that it was almost quarter to 4. gave me just enough time to take the dog for a walk, then squeeze in a cheeky little jog… summary Time got […]

30 jan 2013 – all your colours

30 jan 2013 – all your colours

  wow, just realised that I haven’t updated the journal for a week… that does not mean I’ve been slacking off (well, not the whole time anyway!) thursday – woke up late, so didn’t go for a run. went for a walk at lunchtime instead friday – woke up later than planned, so did a […]

the size of your portion does matter after all

the size of your portion does matter after all

ooh-err missus… don’t worry, I’m not really about to launch into “carry-on” movie mode! the “portion” mentioned above refers to my snacking habits. in particular, the quantity of nuts, seeds and dried fruit consumed in between meals. it all started so well quite some time ago, I got into the habit of having a mid-morning […]

23 jan 2013 – the pot

23 jan 2013 – the pot

  up at 2:45 again, which meant either a 10km row, or a 1 hour row. opted for the latter, and was very happy with the effort put in. at first I thought it was a personal best, however it’s 200m short of a pb recorded in october last year. october 2012 is where most […]

22 jan 2013 – riot

22 jan 2013 – riot

  a bit of an unsettled night (an incident involving a poorly Marble deciding to sleep on Kian’s bed, and having a bit of a “poo problem” meant that Kian slept in our bed, and I slept on the sofa LOL) was surprised that I still managed to wake up at 2:45 and head to […]

21 jan 2013 – parthia

21 jan 2013 – parthia

  great session this morning, with the 5km row coming in under 20 minutes for the first time in a while – my 3rd best time on that distance. seem to be getting back in the groove… made a mental note to increase the leg press and chest press by one level increment each. plank […]

20 jan 2013 – born on a different cloud

20 jan 2013 – born on a different cloud

  felt confident and cocky this morning – headed to the gym just before 3, stated aim to do at least 21km on the treadmill, then see how much longer I could keep going – even possibly as far as 42… was absolutely stuffed by 7km! wound up supplementing that with 7km on the bike […]

18 jan 2013 – butterfly effect

18 jan 2013 – butterfly effect

  must have needed the rest – woke up about 4:15 this morning. might go for a walk at lunchtime if I get the chance. in other news… I’ve been thinking that my snacking might have got a bit out of hand, contributing to the weight plateau. as I’ve said before, I’m no longer stressing […]

17 jan 2013 – concrete angel

17 jan 2013 – concrete angel

  after the recent hot humid weather, it was surprisingly cool when I went outside this morning. almost wished I hadn’t put on shorts and a thin shirt. didn’t take long to get warm though! the distance and route mapping on MapMyRun were a lot more accurate today it seems. think I must have left […]