Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Gosh, I almost feel like it's confession - except as a non-Catholic that would be weird.
Since March - I've been continuing to follow Pete Cohen's Programme. I've been a bit up and down with things in general. Things have been a bit weird at work due to the takeover and it's been a lot more destablising than I anticipated. Each week seemed to bring news of job cuts in different parts of the business and although we are very in demand it is still unsettling.
I've joined a running club. Okay I'm in the beginners group at the back most of the time - but I'm a member of a proper running club - and have a licence to race - This is the girl who used to bunk off rather than run when I was at school to avoid the humiliation of being lost on the cross country run. Even better than that I managed to find another couple of people who are just as mad as me to do an urban adventure race in Sheffield. Here are some videos of the sort of thin we will be doing - it's a bit scary as a prospect but also very very exciting.
Some time ago I told myself that when I lost some weight I would try climbing - but I didn't want to do it until I was thinner because of the person on the other end of the rope. Well I've joined a bouldering wall so no ropes and I'm climbing already. I even have my own shoes and chalk bag. I'm not that good yet but it's fun!
Don't wait until you are thin to do stuff unless it is buying smaller clothes!! it's really not worth it - if you want to do things, make them happen.
I ran my first 10 mile race in some real heat ( yes it does happen in the UK it was about 30 centigrade) I managed 11 minute miles so I was very pleased.
Weight wise- I'm lower as I had a sneaky look on my MIL's scales today - but I'm not reporting in for real until I finish the 6 week challenge on Pete Cohen's site. That's in 17 days time, the race is in 27 days time ( Gulp!). Things are good. I'm happy and having a great time (all things considered).