15 Feb 2013 – engel

15 Feb 2013 – engel

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bV1-1Hl2dgk?rel=0]  still not 100%, but getting there. not that it’s being allowed to impact the training schedule! at first glance I was doing a 5km jog today, good job I double-checked, the week 3 medium run distance is actually 6.5km! pushed the pace up to 9km/h and managed to hold that for the full […]

14 Feb 2013 – the positive sense of love

14 Feb 2013 – the positive sense of love

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWTGKYCwIiY?rel=0]  so, thanks to (probably) a lowered immune system, and a 3 year old with a runny nose, I think I may have a small summer cold. probably good timing that today is a “rest” day – I stayed in bed until 4:30am and definitely feel a little better (and less aches and pains). definitely […]

this is why a journal is such a cool idea

this is why a journal is such a cool idea

i was thinking, earlier, that it must be about a year since i started going to the gym. turns out that the 1 year anniversary of that was last week. however, today (13th feb 2013)  is the anniversary of the start of the 12 week weightloss challenge. other things i’ve noticed, perusing the archives, include […]

13 Feb 2013 – for bitter or worse

13 Feb 2013 – for bitter or worse

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VAnos0IAD0?rel=0]  it’s now day four since the weekend’s partying, and I’ve realised that this may not be post-party-stress-disorder after all. or at least not directly. rather, I think it’s a combination of that, the shock to my body of the new regime (especially the upper body work on monday – i’m still aching lol), […]

how to be impressive in one easy step

how to be impressive in one easy step

this weekend just gone saw the occasion of a mate’s buck’s party, it was 110% “away from the goal” and there were no redeeming qualities (in terms of health and fitness) except that we all had a bloody good laugh. I mention it mostly because it was an event where I caught up with quite […]

12 Feb 2013 – stop crying your heart out

12 Feb 2013 – stop crying your heart out

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhZUsNJ-LQU?rel=0]  it was no surprise to me that I didn’t wake up until 4:15 this morning. by the end of yesterday, I was very very tired, and the aches and pains from the upper body work had kicked in. the aches and pains were still there this morning, and so it was with some […]

11 Feb 2013 – sorrow evoker

11 Feb 2013 – sorrow evoker

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwFo58oXgFM?rel=0]  well overall I think my revised weekend schedule worked out OK. all training has been done, I had a full day of recovery yesterday, and was good to go for the gym this morning. mind you, this morning’s session intense. despite this technically being week 3 of the 20 week program, this is […]

08 Feb 2013 – stinkfist

08 Feb 2013 – stinkfist

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07pLGIgyfjw?rel=0]  with the slightly modified schedule in place for this week (due to buck’s party shenanigans taking place tomorrow), today was an official “rest” day. I originally woke up about 2:30, but then enjoyed another couple of hours as a sort of mental person’s “lie-in”. don’t worry britt, I am not confusing “rest” with […]

changing faces

changing faces

this post was inspired by a little montage I threw together last night. I did it on a whim, having spotted a couple of “fat pics” in one of my photo albums, and realising two things: 1. Exactly how much of a change there has been in the past 12 months 2. That my self-image […]

07 Feb 2013 – Kashmir

07 Feb 2013 – Kashmir

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAzdgU_kpGo?rel=0]  so today is supposed to be a rest day, however I have a friend’s buck’s day this Saturday, so I re-jigged things a little so the rest day is tomorrow and the long run will happen Saturday morning. This means I don’t have to do the long run “under the influence” on Sunday […]