Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Resumption of the Challenge

Don't you just hate blogs which start and then disappear! Sorry for not keeping up with this, but I have an excuse and I think you will forgive me if you knew what it was.

Last week, I mostly cycled. I think I did 100 miles approximately. I also ran 20k on the treadmill and did three sessions in the gym. 

On Friday and Saturday, I took a complete rest and, sadly for me, ate like a horse after a session on the Moroccan Black. 

 I probably set myself back six weeks. This challenge is one of the toughest things I have ever done. You cannot get off the scales for a second. It's iron discipline. I am consoling myself with the knowledge that I nearly smoked after seven years on Friday (but didn't) and I managed to stay out of the pub after Friday - three double brandies and five pints of cider. 

Last week, up till Thursday, I have never been so busy. I was in constant motion, always cycling, unable to sit down. I even enjoyed the weight session on the Thursday. That, for me, is a breakthrough - I detest weight training. But after the weekend, you may as well forget it in terms of forward progress. 

I shall extend the deadline until October 1st. 

Sunday 10th August 2014

Ran 12.5 miles, half of it, down the trail, in pouring rain, the tail end of Hurricane Bertha. I was drenched before I reached the mansion on Westgate. I listened to DSOTM and finally ran up Halam Hill toward the end of the half marathon. I am running distance once per week. My legs were extremely sore after, and I had forgotten to lube, so certain bits were pretty chafed!

Monday 11th August 2014

Gym session. Mostly unable to move my legs.

Tuesday 12th August 2014

Another gym session. 

Wednesday 13th August

7.5 k on x-trainer and treadmill watching Jeremy Kyle. Legs were okay - slightly worried about my knee. Out the rest of the day so that will be it.