Thank you all for your "welcome back"s!! Much appreciated!
Emzap - life with the baby is busy, but fantastic. I'm just starting to get a little more time into my day and am trying to use it for training and a bit of R&R! He is growing rapidly and will be 2 in October...how time flies!
Paddy - good luck!
What: Watching the Lions vs Aus...maybe a run later Why: It's once every four years (Lions tours or me running?) Last hard: Can't remember Last rest: Yesterday Lyrics: Look familiar, but no
Afternoon all, long time no see. Good to see most of the familiar faces on here and hello to those I haven't seen before.
I'm going to read back a bit when I get home tonight to see what you've all been up to recently. I've done nothing significant this year, been too busy and am trying to get back in the habit. Been out twice this week and once last week. Baby steps...
What: 2.75m easy run Why: Running with a complete beginner in work - good way to ease myself back in! Last hard: Looking at the scales Last easy: Today surprisingly Lyrics: No
Not been on for 2 weeks-ish as I was in Cornwall with no internet and no 3g phone signal for the first week and have been on the injured list this week. Had an incident last Saturday involving a floating pontoon and deciding to see how far into the sea I could bounce off the end! Cue a trip to A&E on Monday as any movement was extremely painful. X-Rays show nothing broken, thankfully. Still in a bit of pain now and restricted movement but it is gradually easing. Doubt there will be much running for the next week or so, but hopefully going to swim again next week.
Good to see some new and old faces...time to go catch up!
What: Nowt Why: On the shelf Last hard: Edge of the wooden pontoon Last rest: All week
Chicka - Enjoy your bike tour! Birks - Liking those lyrics! Alehouse - Sounds like some good stuff at your club...what other events are they represented in?
Enjoyed yesterdays Olympicising! Felt sorry for Becky Adlington but it just didn't click for her. Great swim by the American and Spanish girls! Fantastic cycling and some good stuff from Jess! Impressed with Katerina (sp?) Johnson-Thompson too...looks a good prospect!
Looking forward to the triathlon today...Helen Jenkins should do the business I think...should certainly medal! Mo should also medal in the 10k.
Did 5miles easyish yesterday...felt good! My 'easy' pace is faster than it was when I was fitter/quicker and training properly last year...seems odd. Better start rooting through the HR readings from then and compare.
Righto must dash as Chrissie Wellingotn is on my tellybox!!!
I am very fortunate to be off work this week and next...and have been glued to the Olympics too! I am currently ensconced in the caravan in West Wales with a slightly ropey internet connection which has now sorted itself out. Hence why I haven't been around! The weather here is changeable to say the least. Very heavy showers followed by sun!
In summary...last week up until the Sunday was a good training week with 3 turbo sessions, 1 run and 1 swim. Wanted to do an extra run in there but time ran away with me. Good news though...having hovered around the 14st 2.6lb mark for about a month (and creeping up to 2.8lb the week before last) I lost 1.8lb for a 14st 1lb weighday on Monday. Will have to see the effects of this week though before I get too excited!
This week has been quieter. Went to the 3 day eventing Cross Country on Monday, which was brilliant! It was a 3am start to travel and didn't get home till 11pm but it was very worth it. Even more so when the team picked up the Silver medal the next day! As a result, Tuesday was a rest day (tired and travelling to West Wales!). Weds - 5 mile steady run in hideous conditions. Yesterday was planned to be a swim. But, I am on a holiday park in the summer holidays with a 15-16m pool. Pool was just too busy. Today I will run!! My eldest daughter is threatening to come with me for a bit...secretly hoping she does!
Emzap - Hope everything gets sorted for you today! LMH - Time to channel your inner Phelps/Adlington? Birks - Sounds like a good one!
Off to Cornwall next week...will be taking the wettie to do some open water!
Oh, and I've been enjoying the Judo too...as an ex-Judoka myself I was delighted for Gemma Gibbons yesterday! Most unexpected!