#half marathon training
The boy works a weekend night shift every 8 weeks. Friday and Saturday night 6pm to 6am so I’m not going to see him this weekend which sucks. Sometimes its nice to have a weekend to yourself but we bought a fricken flat this week, I just want a massive hug from him.
Plus I’ve spent the whole week confused about what day it is so it really doesn’t feel like a Friday. I’m starting to worry that I’m going to wake up tomorrow morning and because the boy won’t be there I’ll be on auto pilot and start getting ready for work.
I’m not sure why (ok, maybe its because I’ve been told its going to be nice weather) but I’m really excited for my run tomorrow. Hopefully I’m getting my mojo back because I’m really not sure if I’ll be able to bust 10 miles out!
I guess this week has been so stressful that it’ll be nice to clear my mind and just run. Running is the best therapy.
Witness the fitness.
So amongst the stress of flat purchasing, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.
I have some exciting news (besides becoming a home owner), the flat we’re buying is about a 5-10 minute walk from the old gym I used to go to! Granted the actual gym is a little on the small side, to the point where they used to have a 20 minute cap on how long you could spend on a machine if it was busy but it’s not too bad! I liked it while I was there its just my current gym is the bees knees and I’m going to miss it.
The one massive thing they have going for them (besides the Olympic pool) is the classes, oh so many classes, all the classes I currently go to and so much more. With how far away my current gym is from work and my schedule and stuff, I’m limited to what classes I can make but once we’ve moved in and I join this gym again I’ll have such a choice of what to go to!
I decided a while back I wanted to switch my workouts to the morning and this is the perfect opportunity to do so. The boy will be getting up early to commute to work so I’ll try to get up the same time he does, it’ll take some getting used to but as soon as I’m in a routine I’m golden. I’m already quite the morning person, I just need to turn into a earlier morning person. HA! As its so close to home, I should have plenty of time to run home, shower, make lunch, eat breakfast and still get to work on time. There are morning sessions I can make of body attack and body pump so I won’t have to sacrifice them.
Although there’s sooooo many classes in the evening (and ones that I can do back to back) that I might change my mind about the morning workout thing ;)
But most importantly, living so close to a gym and work means I should have time for ALL THE RUNNING! Which will be handy with a marathon to train for…
I’m pretty excited :D
Indoor Allotment →
If you’re not growing your own herbs already then we’re sorry to say you are missing out. “But I haven’t got a garden!” we hear you cry. Being short on green space is no longer a valid excuse – it’s time to save money and liven up your kitchen (and your food!) with the Indoor Allotment.
Except I’d have to replace coriander with something else because it is evil.
#isle of man
Guys in the coffee shop this morning were talking about £1 coins and I informed them that I was from the Isle of Man and that we have £1 notes there.
Then my housemate was moaning about this country and I told him if he doesn’t like it then there’s a boat in the morning (a popular saying in the IOM).
Feeling extra Manx today.
I might have to have chips, cheese and gravy for dinner.
You have some pretty nasty friends :/
The one I mentioned about the weight thing did something way more hurtful than that. When I first started my job I was on a junior salary. I absolutely LOVE my job. Her comments:
'I don't care how much I loved my job, I wouldn't work for what you do'
Nearly four years and two pay raises later, this is exactly what she said to me after the second pay raise:
'Oh, you earn more than me now'
No congratulations, no well done, no I’m so happy for you, just remarked that I earn more. She came to me weeks later moaning that she hated her job and I really didn’t know what to say.
We’ve kinda drifted apart since then…
My favourite thing about losing weight is when people say to me..
'Shit, you're nearly the same size as me now'
They say it in a way that makes them out to be MASSIVELY uncomfortable about it.
I enjoy that.
I enjoy making people really uncomfortable.
I had this with one of my old friends. I think she always had it in her head that she was big but at least she wasn’t as big as me, she would make sly comments here and there that insinuated as much.
I’m probably about 4 dress sizes smaller than her now. I feel kinda guilty about it but I sort of enjoy that it seems to make her feel really uncomfortable, she hates that I’m thinner.
#half marathon training
Today I was invited to go bouldering at the weekend, I instantly said no.
Partly due to the fact that I’ve got 10 miles scheduled and I’ve missed the past two long runs due to being ill then in London and my half marathon is in 4 weeks and I’m starting to panic! Then I thought about it…
I haven’t attempted climbing since school. I think it was 200lb+ me saying no to bouldering. I no longer have 70lb extra weight to carry around, I’m stronger, I’m fitter, less embarrassed and less self conscious, maybe 135lb me likes it, maybe I should give it a go.
So I messaged my friend back to say I’m up for it. I should have time to fit my run in as well, just maybe not on the same day ;)
YAY to me trying new stuff and getting out of my comfort zone!
'We need to eat protein, we do not need to smoke' →
“People who eat diets rich in animal protein carry similar cancer risk to those who smoke 20 cigarettes each day,” reports The Daily Telegraph. We have decades of very good evidence that smoking kills and – fortunately for meat lovers…
I’m guessing everyone saw the articles yesterday about the dangers of high protein diets and how they’re as bad for you as smoking?
I’m not a big fan of super high protein diets but I see the importance of protein in my diet and how much my body needs etc so I’m glad the NHS has released something about this. I was worried it would go the same way as fat, all of a sudden instead of everything being labeled low fat you’ll get low protein stuff, going low protein will become a thing.
'Relying on a single type of energy source in your diet is probably not a good idea' - Everything in moderation folks.
Emma the stress head.
#one born every minute
Nothing like 7 chocolate digestives to turn that frown upside down.
I’ve had a very mixed day. Kinda felt like crap, had a stress over flat stuff, my stomach has been a bit off, got super excited that our offer had been accepted, had a mega stress about all the paperwork that will be coming my way, annoyed that I couldn’t focus at work, got upset after epilepsy nurse seemed baffled about my ongoing seizures, annoyed that I have an appointment with the neurologist next week without much explanation, kinda felt like I was getting period pains despite not having had one for about a year and a half so became paranoid about that.
It got to a point today that I was beginning to stress about being stressed. A seizure trigger can be stress… which instantly makes me feel a little anxious about high stress situations! STRESS STRESS STRESS!
BUT I came home, had a cup of tea and a million biscuits while watching One Born Every Minute and it made me feel quite good. Yes, buying the flat is going to be a mega stress but at the end of it I’ll be a homeowner. Yes, all the epilepsy appointments and drug changes are a pain but in a few months time I could be fit free. Yes, eating 7 biscuits probably wasn’t a great idea but I did walk to and from the hospital today so it isn’t all bad. Yes, all those women were in horrible amounts of pain but they all had beautiful babies at the end.
I’m rambling again but the moral of the story is a lot can be solved with tea and biscuits, rationalising everything is good and buying a flat probably isn’t as stressful as pushing a baby out.