christmas, fitness, running


admin / December 26, 2013

So I went for my first run outside yesterday. I totally couldn’t do it lol

Run 1 – Distance: 0.22 km | Pace: 8.47 | Speed: 7.08 km/h
Run 2 – Distance: 0.21 km | Pace: 8.30 | Speed: 7.23 km/h
Walk 1 – Distance: 0.37 km | Pace: 14.30 | Speed: 4.2 km/h

I then did 1k on the bike.

I went to meet Keith at work so decided to go for a long walk, I love walking on Christmas day, and did the following:

Walk 2 – Distance: 4.41 km | Pace: 13.80 | Speed: 4.36 km/h

So I think I deserved the 3 drinks I had in the pub on the way home 😉 then the drinks at home. We opened our presents (not many), had cheese on toast, then I crashed on the sofa, alcohol makes me sleepy.

We had a big evening dinner – honey gammon joint, mash potato, roast potatoes, sprouts, cabbage, stuffing, yorkshire puddings, gravy. We didn’t manage to eat it all so we have left overs for today 🙂

There were actually 2 corner shops open too.

I did some online shopping in the morning:

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Loads of clothes from H&M and also 2 dumbbell bars, I’m also still waiting on my water bottle.

Calories & other stuff

admin / December 24, 2013

So I haven’t stuck to my aim of adding my daily calorie burn and calories eaten. I’m not logging this week but below is my total for last week.

 16/12/2013 – 22/12/2013

calories eaten: 12283  | calories burned: 14195 | deficit: -1912

So not quite -3500 this week.


I didn’t go to the gym today, even if I planned too, I wouldn’t have gotten down the drive to the building. I did however go on my exercise bike at home for 19 mins and did 10k

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drive in using the football entrance

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the main car park

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the main drive, a horses field is on the right of the fence
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the rain got into the cafe

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why the hell are the horses still in the field!


So I ordered a water bottle online yesterday and it is meant to be delivered today before 5pm so that is within the next hr. It is currently still being processed in Portsmouth which is over an hrs way from here. Doesn’t look like I’ll be getting it before Christmas then.


Christmas eve eve

admin / December 23, 2013

So I’ve just returned from the pub where I had a few ciders and now dinner is cooking.


Christmas eve is tomorrow, up until a few years a go I’ve never heard of christmas eve eve and now I just think it is stupid, it has no meaning at all.

There wasn’t many people around the shops this morning when I was on my way home from the gym. It did pick up during the day though.

The weather is horrible here at the moment, not too much rain but it is extremely windy. I keep thinking my windows are going to blow out.


I was not feeling the gym this morning. I went on the treadmill for 10 mins but that is all I could do. I ended up on the bike for 20 mins. It was quite busy too.



the move…

admin / December 22, 2013

So the move to Worthing is getting closer! My mum has agreed that the money she has for our new car can be used for the move instead.
Now how do you apply for jobs when you haven’t actually started your current one? They aren’t going to be happen when they are being asked for references and any potential employer will think it strange that I am looking to move on so soon, but hey it’s not at a commutable distance so I’ll just make something up about needing to more.


This morning I planned to check out a potential running route, I’d actually walked this route before in various stages. I got up at 7:15am once Keith had left for work, got reading then realised it was raining hard so I went to my usual place, the sofa. I didn’t have to wait long and I was out the door.

Now it never dawned on me that I would be waling along a muddy trail and through the woods so of course I was surrounded by wait sticky mud everywhere, I slipped a few times and had to take a small detour due to a tree which has blown over. Overall it was fun and I think in the summer/warmer months it would be a nice route to run.

I haven’t quite got the nerve up yet to start running outside. I could see myself doing it in the early hours though. I’d much prefer a park but we don’t really have them, well not ones where I don’t need to run in loads of circles to get a good distance in.
I don’t know running on the streets in England is so much better than in the USA. I can’t wait to move to Worthing as I’ll have loads of places to run including along the sea front and in the south downs.


I’m looking at joining a Wednesday evening running group, so check back for updates on this

I’m still unsure about my degree, I’m really getting into all this fitness stuff so like the idea of sports & exercise but then my career at present is in care so a health and social care based degree would be too.


I’m in awe of runners who are like an easy run is 5 miles, I can barely make



admin / December 21, 2013

So yesterday I went to the gym again around 8am, I think that is now my fav time to be there, it really isn’t that busy. I went right to the treadmill and ran for 3K, only a short amount of that was walking, I was running at 7.5kph and I think the faster I go the better I am. I used to run at 5 – 5.5kph but couldn’t run for long. Yesterday I ran till I couldn’t breath anymore. I’m really liking it and feel I’m getting into this running stuff.

Also my gym is surrounded with fields full of horses.

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With all the rain we must have had over night one of the field had turned into a lake.
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I went shopping this morning for xmas food and ended up spending £74. I had to haul 4 big backs onto the bus and not we actually have no room left in the fridge or freezer for anymore food.

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It’s quite windy round here at the moment, on the way to Tesco I thought I’d get blown over but it’s not so strong to blow over trees here thank god.
Our flat doesn’t have double glazing in the front due to it being a conservation building but we do have in front of the windows sliding shutter thingies which do help, some of the windows however don’t shut completely as we keep them slightly open to avoid mold.



Eaten: 1326 | Burned: 1808 | Deficit: -482


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Eaten: 1544 | Burned: 1945 | Deficit: -401


Mid week

admin / December 18, 2013

So I made it to the gym this morning. Like an idiot I forgot my fitbit so had to guestimate my activities to add to it. I walk to the gym & back each time I go so that’s 2.8 miles in total which is good.

I actually did my core exercises (except the crunches) and my strength training (except the assisted pull up) then did 10-15mins running & walking on the treadmill. I had a slight pain in my right shin so didn’t push it too much.

Tomorrow I’m aiming to go to a 7:30am pilates class for the first time. I don’t really know what to expect.


While I was out on the walk yesterday, there were school groups everywhere going to or from the panto. Now I hate kids at the best of times but show me a group of loud kids and I’d like to kill someone. Yesterday as we were rounding the corner from the theatre we were surrounded by a group and I just shouted “you’re fucking too loud” they were so loud I don’t think any of them heard me even the teachers as I got no reaction from them. Keith did start laughing though 🙂

You know the old saying “children should be seen and not heard”? well I say “children shouldn’t be seen or heard”. Sorry I can cope with my sisters kids even when they are nightmares and my friends kids, but OMG I hate kids out in public especially those with parents who can’t or won’t try to control them. I’d be embarrassed if my kid was screaming in a shop.


Now what I do love are PUGS! Next year we are going to be getting one as soon as we move and we can’t wait.

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I ate well yesterday and kept it up today. I have a thing for sushi. You don’t get much for your money but I just love it.


Eaten: 1590 | Burned: 1950 | Deficit: -360