As often occurs with me, I manage half a year, then give up, but that’s not quite the case this time. My attention has been elsewhere with a small side project (which is also now defunct www.netplayers.co.uk ) and a big one still in place (www.thenorthstand.info). The latter covers following the Falcons and uses a twitter handle of @northstandkp to build content and followers. I am genuinely surprised by traction its gained, but its been fun posting on match days and writing the odd preview and review.
But in fairness, that’s not the only reason for not posting, I’ve lost my way a little, in all facets of life if i am honest. Any semblance of behaviour in sport/fitness/food has left the building, the work life balance screwed, a poor tinder experience put me off… so its a tale of woe.
Its taken a while to even attempt to get out of that. The good news/bad news, is that just one bit of work to do next, and then off the the gym/sauna I go. I will keep kit in the car, so i can go and do that. Don’t worry its not xmas/new year related, just seen a change on the horizon, and I am going to move my self.
Once the gym is working and I am behaving better, I am going to redo C25K having faltered at week 3 last time. This time can i get to the end???
Enough for now, but I will endeavour to write more!
So time to bore you again with another running update. I’ve sacked of the chirstmas partry and even didnt unpack the TV from its box to go out running. What has become of my life? It felt a little easier, and the spilt times are more even. Did drop of after interval 4 and the last one, but I was tired by then!
Today is a rest day and then back out again on Sunday or Monday. I will decide soon enough.
Lets see what Garmin tells us this week:
I would add I do like the Garmin, but the share doesnt quite work as i always end up resizing the frame to remove scroll bars. Its just a few pixels out, but you would have thought they might have fixed it!
So i’ve made it to the end of week 1, 3 runs done, in awful cold weather, bad light, and tiredness. But the most impressive thing for me, is that I made it off the sofa and thats a really good stepping stone.
Saturday morning was by far the hardest for a couple of reasons. The first being it was saturday morning! and the second was i went out too fast, and i knew it by the end of the first interval. So lesson learned there i think. I also had some trouble with feet and footwear and the orthotics. So I am going back for a reassessment.
Well with out further ado, the disappointing stats….
So next up is week 2, which sees more running and less walking. Still interval based but an extra 5 minutes of running three times during the week.
Wish me luck… i may yet need it.
Well after convincing my self I couldn’t do it, it will hurt too much, my knees wont take it, I’ve got up off the couch and ran (if you can call it that) along to the NHS podcast for couch to 5k in 9 weeks. I’ve done the reading thought about it, and am now planning to make it fit into my weeks.
You can learn more about the NHSC25K here, but the short version is that in 9 weeksyou should be able to run 5k or for atleast 30 minutes. At the moment that seems a stretch, but tonights first go, which included running for a whole 8 minutes went ok.
I’ve tracked my run, with Garmin Connect using yet another toy, so here goes…
If has worked you should see it above!. You will notice, roughly, a 5 minute brisk walk to warm up then intervals of 60’s run then 90 secs walk and repeat… I have to repeat this 3 times this week with a day off in between. The challenge now is how I feel in the morning.
So if it goes to plan, another run on Wednesday or Thursday and then for the weekend. i will let you know how I get on…
An interesting session in wet and windy conditions. Made more interesting by the appearance of more Rugby league apprentices.Certainly they have youth and enthusiasm on their side, but lacking discipline. It seems to be deemed ok to break some of the important simple rules of the game that are there to keep it safe for everyone. The justification of its just Bob or Jim is not acceptable and next week will see a clamp down. I did call shoulders a few times, but the sin bin comes next….
When everyone is playing the game as we should its great, lets not let it get spoiled.
So we’ve tumbled into another week and there is no end in sight! We’ve got visits from another local company coming in to see what we do and how we do it, so there is a bit of presentation stuff to be done tomorrow. Really light prep is complete but its enough to keep me moving. Some mind maps and pictures done to give overview of the what but no so much the how and that we will take them through. Its going to be, very reactionary, it has to be almost to give them something out of the day.
But before all of that, we’ve got more practice calls for our payroll colleagues which is more of a challenge for me being non-payroll based, bit i suppose it keeps me entertained. Oh dear. Wish us all luck with that one.
Tuesday night saw a rejigged Ceroc night at Gateshead to allow for a change due to my mothers birthday plans. Nice to see some new people there, and I hope i introduced them and helped them get over the initial hurdle. Its disapoiting though to see others, not easing off and letting the new ones gain confidence slowly and pick up at own speed rather than full on head in etc… But, thats not my issue, nor is it in my control.
Lastly for now, APR season, I must do it, I really must.
And the weekend is nearly upon us and tonights exercise was cancelled by the power of rain, lots of it. This means i’ve done nothing, nada, nowt, zilch even.
its time for bed!
My word its been a long day, which started with the sniffles, I suspect its a precursor to man flu but hey ho. I’ve taken some VIT C energy drink and that just turns my pee a funny colour, but hey ho. A long patchy morning and an equally longer afternoon meeting didnt raise the mood any either. From this didnt want to, but i did attend the gym. Now everything hurts.
Another busy, but less busier than the rest, day. A bit of tidying, some laundry, some work, and a few phone calls see’s the day out. Tonight was regular touch rugby night, and the weather through a small spanner in the works, Continue reading