So this week just gone I have been busy racking up as much walking as I could without taking time out of other things. Walking into work one day, taking my lunch out to the park and walking a couple of laps, not taking the lift using the stairs, walking to a meeting across town rather than ordering a taxi - all of which have felt great and haven't left me overly tired.
The bullet-point for the week summary runs something like :-
- everyday this week I crashed through the 10,000 steps mark, topping out at 20,868 one day.
- ran on Tuesday (5km) and Thursday (8.3km)
- ran at a better pace than I have in months in both run sessions
- dropped another 1.5lb of body mass
- my trousers are definitively looser and my back is feeling much better
- generally noting that my face looks less puffy and bloated - even got a complement from Mrs.H. that I was looking better (!! heheh)
- made some great choices around food without feeling that I was depriving myself
|Fabulous dinner earlier this week - Honey mustard chicken thighs with spinach and peas (something from a BBC Good Food recipe I think)|
The next measure of 'progress', or moreover my current fitness, is the Milton Keynes half marathon on Monday. I am really looking forward to it
even though my race pack was lost in the post and I have to go to the trouble of queueing for a replacement on the morning of the race (the race pack and number arrived at the eleventh hour, so I'm all kitted up and ready to go). I have a huge soft spot for the town, and the event as it where I ran my first ever marathon four years ago (time flies). We are travelling as a posse and if the weather plays ball a good time will be had by all - I don't mind rain while I run, the family stood watching tend to have a much clearer preference for the dry.
|Just have to remember Monday is a half-marathon and not one of these :-)|
Have a good running weekend and I hope your projects and targets are going well.