Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Time out

Seems like I took a time out, and perhaps I have. The training has dipped, and work has taken over for a while even causing a stall in my weight loss. It is not that I consciously tried to avoid training and eat a bit more it just happened. Happily things haven't turned completely sour on the fitness front but its time to get back on track. Wednesday is as good a day as any to start a fresh! I have a new potential training partner for my New Years marathon training and my long time training / rowing buddy has returned to training after his knee injury so I really have no excuses for not training.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Busy, busy

Phew, what a week! I know that I have been over-compensating to a degree after the health scare that proved so very distracting... but I am now running out of steam a little. Happily a new routine is coming along, one where I am in the room more of the time rather than having my head in the doctors office. At the moment I have been busy busy in work rather than in terms of training. A few runs should set things back into a real balance.

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In the meanwhile I did manage to update my 'Weight page' and include this month's weigh in. The trend still looks great though things clearly have slowed... once things have settled down I'm going to set about losing a few more pounds ahead of the serious business of the marathon training plan in the New Year.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

That feels better

The evening after my first long run since the half marathon and I feel much better for it. I was not intending to have such a long hiatus after the race but among other things a major health scare proved too much of a braking force on my training. It is some weeks before I have to kick the training into high gear for the marathon attempt so at least I have time to get back into the swing of things.

I watched some of the New York marathon on TV this afternoon while my kids rushed about around me. It was amazing to watch the shear speed of the elite runners, sadly I didn't get to see the mass run. Motivation is flowing freely having watched inspirational runners, had a good run, and most of all having received the good news this week that my worries were not (as I had feared) cancer. More running, more work, and more of many many things now.