Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Tuesday 18 August 2009

Yesterday I went out for my first day's official training, run 1 min, walk 2 min - 7 times. I was on about my 4 walk when I tripped over some uneven ground and landed flat on my face. I was shocked and surprised more than hurt, so after sitting on the ground for a couple of minutes, got up and carried on. It was not until later that the soreness really hit home.

Yesterday was also my weigh in day at Slimming World - I was 14st 2lb. When I started on April 20th I was 15st 8lb. I had never been that heavy in my life. I had to get up and say something about my nomination for "woman of the year". Goodness only knows what I said, because I cannot remember. I did not win, but it was an honour to be nominated. In a way I am glad I did not win, it would be such pressure to maintain worthiness of the title.

Today I decided would be a rest day, and it's just as well really, because I went to bed about 9 last night, woke up about 11 this morning, but I had a headache and went back to bed about 2.30 and woke up again about 5. Just as well I have a week off really.

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Saturday 15 August 2009

Yesterday I went to the shops, mainly to buy some catfood. I came home with a double bed duvet set and sheets, some capri fitness trousers, 4 pairs of running socks, a pair of padded cycling leggings, a pair of cycling/running gloves, a padded cycle saddle cover, a stopwatch (professional), 2 dresses from a charity shop for when I'm thin enough to wear them, a project notepad, and of course, 3 boxes of catfood.

The day before I had purchased some replacement sunglasses for the ones I left on the train.

I should now be prepared to commence of my fitness regime, which had started half heartedly a few months ago, but now I have signed up to complete the Bath Half 2010. This is a half marathon which takes place on March 7 2010. It's the day before my 43rd birthday.

I have also subscribed to Runner's World magazine for 2 years, which has a free gift of a windproof jacket. As I have to do my training throughout the autumn and winter, it will be invaluable.

I went out to do some training earlier, run for a 1 minute, walk for 2 minutes. I have a 10 week schedule to get me fit enough to run for 20-30 minutes non stop, at which point I can start the official "half marathon" training plan. Tomorrow I will cycle.

Oh my golly gosh - I have just received a phone call from my Slimming World group leader to tell me I have been nominated for "Woman of the Year" competition. This surely deserves another trollbead. I am going to purchase Venus, to remind me that all women, whatever their shape or size are absolutely gorgeous.

I will have poached egg on toast for my lunch, whilst watching the Triathalon World Championship series - UK leg is held in London, on the 2012 Olympic course.

I will quilt later.

Some stuff about the stuff in the blog


Very new at this blogging lark, so forgive me if I get a bit befuddled. User name is derived from my maiden name of George and the fact that by the time the Olympics are held in the UK in 2012, I will look as if I could compete. And not as a sumo wrestler.

For starters there is only one blog with contain my thoughts, but this might evolve into 3 or 4 when I work out what I'm doing.

In the main it will cover my slimming journey, my quilting exploits, my get fit and stay fit campaign, and my photography. Not forgetting my recent TrollBead obsession.

Should I ever get a lovelife you might get glimpses of that as well.