Long time no type, as it inevitably does from time to time work and life take over. Which is not an excuse (but it is really) and all the best-laid plains for my fitness journey/ weightloss all fell to shit, to be honest.
January has started off well with a mixture of early morning gym sessions, BodyPump, and a few runs here there with every intention of running the Eastleigh 10k. But, as many good intentions often do they feel by the wayside very quickly. Days off became quickly filled with activity and rehearsal for 9 to 5 (which if you are in the Romsey area over the next 7 days you should defiantly come and see) along with some horrific whether it was easy to convince myself that there wasn’t time and basically hibernate.
Then the countdown to 30 Began.
On the 29th March, the clock began ticking down to the big 3 0. Not that age really as much of a bearing on my life because it doesn’t but as most of us do we reflect on what’s happened over the past year …………or 29 and compare to where we are now. Obese and unfit is not how I want to enter the next decade of my life. Especially considering that my 2019 Walt Disney World 30th extravaganza as now been booked (525 days and counting (yes this will feature heavily(sorry not sorry))). I don’t want to look back at my trip of a lifetime and now be able to enjoy any photos with me in them.
So here I am on my latest renewed effort (attempt number 1 million and 1). I’d be lying if I said that writing the blog again was the first step on this journey. I have been running for the past two weeks. Thanks to Eastleigh 10k being rescheduled due to bad weather I decided 11 weeks was enough time to get me back on track and run the race. I am pleased to report that it is so far so good two weeks in and I’m back up to 7k.
The next few weeks will be focusing on training and be getting ready to post a time in Eastleigh (finishing is good enough we will go from there). I am thinking about mixing in some weight training but mostly aiming to get back the speeds I once had (I mean I ran the Southampton half 2 years ago in just over 2 hours I will get there again).
But I need to establish some ground rules for myself I think going forward
- Run, if its 20 minutes or an hour it all counts
- Don’t be too hard on your self when A) You can’t run B)The run hasn’t gone your way C)Results in arent coming quickly enough.
- Blog, but if it’s to much leave it. I love writing the blog but it can become a chore when it’s done every day (I a new appreciation for anyone keeping up vlogging/blogging and having a fulltime job) and I want to have something reasonably interesting to read.
So there it is 29 years and 25 days in and trying to back on track again but I’m not going to say that it’s the last time I start again and to quote Pasek and Paul… This is me.