My name is ???????? and i am gonna seriously get my sh!t in one sock

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19/08/2013 at 10:53

My name is Happychap and I'm seriously gonna get my shit in one sock.

I've refrained from posting for a wee while.  I have a long journey and I wanted to prove to myself first that I'm in the right place mentally to do this before declaring to the world and adding myself to another list.

So far I've lost 7lb, got myself a personal trainer and a (hypno) therapist.  I'm following paleo and just finally managed to get myself into a really good place. 

Not necessarily in that order...

My target is IM Austria next year where I want to crack sub 15.  My swimming is not great but mostly because I never train.  I really like cycling and generally tolerate the run (mostly because I'm way too fat to enjoy it right now).

I am aiming to lose around 30kg before Austria next year; focus on my swimming in a big way with regular and focused swim sessions and cycle and run consistently.

Red_dog_chris    pirate
19/08/2013 at 14:49

Losing half a stone is no easy task so well done Happy chap!

Did a brick session this morning. Now lying on the sofa.

Lee the Pea    pirate
19/08/2013 at 14:52

Hurrah HC, glad you're on here   Well done on the half stone, great work

My sock needs kicked into touch after a bit of a boozy weekend  Spin tonight, and i've finally got the spindle for turbo through from Wiggle, so i can use that this week (weel, it arrived on Friday but i've actually been too busy to use it.  No, really).  Need to get out running too.

19/08/2013 at 15:00

Have you got your eye on a target Lee?

M...eldy    pirate
19/08/2013 at 18:35

I have been sockless in Devon all weekend  


HC ... wont you be a year early in Austria??    

19/08/2013 at 18:38

Just testing the water and making sure it's ok for you all Melds

M...eldy    pirate
19/08/2013 at 18:44

You are far too kind  

19/08/2013 at 18:48

been to see a sports massage person today to help sort out tight ITB/knee problems. Painful but hopefully useful in terms of sorting my sock out

IronCat5    pirate
19/08/2013 at 18:54

My shit has been going everywhere this weekend, but then I have had the runs .

Other than that my running comeback was going to plan.

M...eldy    pirate
19/08/2013 at 19:21

You need bicycle clips 

Hope    pirate
19/08/2013 at 19:27

Ooh IronCat5... nasty.

I've been quietly stuffing away. I'm trying to get back in to the habit of early training. I'm hoping if I get into it now it will be easier when the dark mornings are here.

This morning's 6am run was rather a shock to the system. 

M...eldy    pirate
19/08/2013 at 19:31

I have a lot of late shifts this week so will only get the shorter sessions in which I suppose given the time of year is no bad thing !!

IronCat5    pirate
19/08/2013 at 19:41

Urgh, dark winter mornings. Very depressing last autumn. I remember not being able to run in the woods in the morning anymore.

Quite sad this time round as we move away to a more urban setting in October. Currently the woods are immediately beyond the back fence.

Edited: 19/08/2013 at 19:43
Hope    pirate
19/08/2013 at 19:43

Ahhh isn't it nice? Just ticking over without the pressure. 

M...eldy    pirate
19/08/2013 at 19:56

I think I need a bit of pressure .. I am a bit lazy  

Cat, how far to the woods from the new house ?

IronCat5    pirate
19/08/2013 at 20:22

About a mile in a straight line. Depends on what access the development (ex-RAF Bracknell) has at the back. There is plenty of green space around the development, though nothing 'long'.

19/08/2013 at 22:00

Sock doing OK, 4K swim, hour time trial on the bike and a marathon on Saturday, bike and heavy white wine usage Sunday, then an hour on the bike and an hours run tonight. Goals need to be getting my running back to a decent speed, very, very slow marathon time.

M...eldy    pirate
20/08/2013 at 07:20

I think I have odd socks ...

Hope    pirate
20/08/2013 at 07:58

MONSTER pile stuffed this morning. First early swim in over a year. 

Yeah baby!!

Happychap, nice to see you on your way towards your goals! Well done on a super start! 

M...eldy    pirate
20/08/2013 at 08:05

Well done fishy   

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