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May Bank Holiday Weekend

Monday, May 27, 2013

Itís been quite a busy weekend for me. Itís been a five day weekend too because I booked off a couple of extra days.

On Thursday we went to see Star Trek: Into Darkness and it was BRILLIANT!! It was a perfect balance between sci-fi and action and Benedict Cumberbatch was magnificent in his role (I wonít say who he playedÖ no spoilers).

On Friday we went up to central London and visited the Nike store. We both got fitted for new shoes, I bought some but Lucy found that the shoes she already had were good.

Saturday wasnít so busy if Iím honest. I needed to get a lot of stuff around the house sorted, lots of cleaning and sorting out some bills. I also went out for a late afternoon run for a bit of training. I did 3.09 miles in a little over 30 minutes. Not a bad pace really especially as I hadnít run all week. Iíve been a bit naughty this week.

Sunday, we had the Bupa Westminster Mile in St James Park. Lucy and I ran in different waves (there were 22 in total throughout the day). I ran in Blue Wave D and finished in (according to my watch) 6 mins 57 secs (the official chip time is 7 mins dead) and Lucy was in Red Wave B and finished in 9 mins 50 secs. A brilliant time for us both. I wouldíve been happy with anything sub 8 minutes! And Lucy was happy to finish in one piece.

It was a thoroughly enjoyable event and I canít wait to do it again next year. And I canít wait for my next race which is in July. In fact, I have three races in 3 weeks in July and itís going to be brilliant.

Today has been nice too. We went for a lovely walk in the local park and fed the ducks. A great end to a great weekend.

I havenít fasted this week. As you can see itís been rather busy and having the time off work always gets in the way of my fasting routine. Iím back at work this week and back to fasting two days a week. I may also be entering into a friendly competition with a work colleague to see who can make it to 13 stone first. Heís a little closer to it than me but Iím confident that I can keep up my fantastic progress so far.

Until next timeÖ

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    Wow, you had a busy weekend! Fantastic time on the mile and good luck winning against your coworker.

So many people are saying good things about Star Trek that I feel like I should see it, if only for Benedict Cumberbatch. Star Trek has never been my thing, but I love him in Sherlock.

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RACEWELLWON 5/29/2013 9:52AM

    Wow - you guys really rocked that race !! Awesome - I have three coming up this month ! One I am running the Glow Run at night - not timed - that's OK - cause I am hitting a Rib Fest Prior , lol - I chose that race due to the fact that the following day I need to be in Grant Park at 6 am the next day for the First Wave of the Color Run and another race in Milwaukee , Wi - I am really training for the Dirty in August - Looks like fun - Thanks for visiting my Elders blog - to give you a back story- in Nov. 2010 - I broke both legs in a silly accident - so prior to this last blog - I met with the Attorneys for lawsuit - that is being run by City Hall - took a beating from opposing piranha attorney - that's why I was licking my wounds - long story short - the cannot Rain on my parade - Drinking plenty of water this am for last Play off game tonight between Blackhawks and Redwings - huge rivals - Getting ready to be throw out of another establishment to keep up with tradition! Go Blackhawks - emoticon Have a great Day - Lil Racer - Karen emoticon

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CHANGINGSAM 5/28/2013 12:02PM

    Glad you had a great weekend!

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MEADSBAY 5/27/2013 2:58PM

    It is emoticon to have a mini-holiday in May!

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RUNNERRACHEL 5/27/2013 1:32PM

    Great job on your run and all your healthy, active pursuits! Keep up the great work! emoticon emoticon

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RAINBOWCHOC 5/27/2013 12:30PM

    I'm sure the sunshine made it all a bit better too

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DLBROWN93 5/27/2013 12:17PM

    Sounds like a fun weekend. Enjoy!

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