Two steps forward….

So it was all going really well. I’ve found people to run with. I’m enjoying running. I’m feeling fitter, healthier, happier, faster even… sometimes… I met this fitness instructor on Wednesday, who gave me some really good ideas for my run training, and also reassured me about the bike (it’ll be fine!) and talked a…

Denial

Saw the doctor yesterday about something completely unrelated to all this running/ cholesterol/ blood pressure stuff. But, inevitably, we also talked about cholesterol and blood pressure… and my weight! The doctor suggested I go to Slimmer’s World (or similar). I nodded politely, but there is NO WAY I’m going to do that! But then I…

Music

Had to run alone this morning. Luckily, I’d made an iPod playlist with lots of happy songs that I hadn’t heard for a while. Unfortunately… I couldn’t change the order or skip songs once I started running, because I was measuring time/distance etc. using the little Nike app. (also on my iPod). This meant I…

The last time I ran a marathon (part 1- the race itself)

We were doing some clearing out. I came across a notebook from my PhD days. Inside, I’d written about the time I ran the London Marathon. I’d forgotten I’d written it, and hadn’t read it for 13 years, so it was brilliant to read all about it. I’m copying it here word for word, so…

List (and some good news about cholesterol)

So a slightly more positive week, on the running front. Also on the general health front. I got the results back from my cholesterol test, and my total cholesterol level has decreased since last year, which I’m really pleased about. It’s not quite where I want it to be, but it’s a start. Also my…

Crunch time (and list)

Yet another run on Thursday with the club where someone had to run (more slowly) with me at the back. Yet another week where I’ve PUT ON weight. (Yes I know I’m looking slimmer, my clothes are looser, and weight does fluctuate etc etc and it might be muscle…. and all that… but…. I want…

List

Only two runs this week. The “cows” run yesterday, and a good tough run with the club on Thursday (ran to Eaton Park, 4 x 1km, ran back to Waitrose). As before, someone kept with me for all the running, including the reps. They’re really so supportive. Must actually join up this week. Usual cycle…