Talking about "VLM", what are everyone's goals / A races for next year ?
I am going to TRY to;
Run under 75 again at Tunbridge Wells HM ( big shift at the coal face will be required to do that )
Run a PB at London 2 months later.
Have struggled a lot with my weight for the last 2 or 3 months always stuck around 11 1/2 stone, I feel cr ap at 11 1/2 stone & good at 11 stone, fingers crossed my weight seems to be finally moving in the right direction. In the wider scheme of things, I eat well, but eat too much bread, need to only eat bread 2 or 3 times a week, instead of grazing on bread & other junk that seems to stagnate the, or at least my metabolism, I like eating, but there must be some kind of compromise. Just need a little bit more discipline.
At my worst I was just over 14 1/2 stone & in terrible shape, very much like a beached whale, things had reached a real nadir by the start of 2005 & if I hadn't got in to London Marathon that year I doubt if I would have been able to turn things round.
Now when I am in good nick I am around 11 stone & never go above 11 1/2 stone. On the otherhand I like eating, I get pleasure from it & all this worrying / fretting over your weight which most people on here probably identify with isn't exactly the path to happiness is it ?
I probably borderline obsessive about it, what I see on the scales can affect my mood one way or the other, in many ways I admire people that don't have any of the guilt about eating / weight.
Another one I've just remembered; was running around the block & two schoolkids maybe around 14 / 15 were approaching a boy & a girl. Anyway just as I was running past one or both of them screamed really loudly & it startled me, long & short of it is they both got a severe military boot camp style dressing down / barking at especially the poor young lad who looked like he was going to start crying infront of his little girlfriend, lots of F words & similar filth thrown in to emphasise exactly why you shouldn't scream at someone when they run past you.
I could be wrong, but I would be highly surprised if either of them pulled the same stunt ever again.