Jango, the d is missing
Jango is my favourite music app when running. You enter an artist you like and it plays tracks by them and by similar artists.
Today was all 3rd wave ska which I find has a perfect tempo and bounce to run with.
Aquabats - pizza day!
"Hooray for Pizza Day
Hooray for Pizza Day
I miss Pizza Day
The best day of the week”
GPOY when a selfie goes wrong edition.
I got to bed just before 2am, so after a quick Skype with Amy, we concurred that the best thing would be to get some proper sleep and skip ParkRun. I awoke at 11am and went for a 5K run. It was hard. Really hard. My legs felt like lead and I wanted to stop, but, I carried on and shocked myself with a sub 30 minute 5K! It also goes to prove that you don’t need to stop when you think you do. My marathon training called for intervals over undulating terrain. We have long steady hill near me, but nothing I’d class as undulating. May have to go and explore the area for somewhere suitable.
I’m now getting some database work done at the office and eating my BBQ chicken, philly, rocket and hot sauce wrap.
You see that menu? That wasn’t to choose from….we got one of each (and more) BUT, I had a normal amount of each, I drank only soda and lime and dropped four very inebriated friends home!
I’ve got my favourite shoes on and I’m off to my first Christmas party of the year! The food at the place I’m going to will be amazing, so moderation and no booze will be my test.
I can do this !
Weight Watchers yesterday was great. I really like the leader, the group is small and everyone seems friendly! She send me a nice welcome email too.
Cooking for one. So you’re saying fat people are single Weight Watchers? Eh? Eh???
I need some new inspiration in the kitchen rather than eating the same few things over and over, and these books look good and were on offer.
Today’s run was brought to you by 35mins recovery, Xmas lights and was accompanied by Imelda May.
My training program only calls for durations, never distances. I have to admit that I like it. It takes off the pressure of running a certain set distance.
Here is a video of me trying out the wobble pad for your amusement. I took another but my foot touched the floor so much I sounded like an annoyed horse
1 min on each foot for a week then increase. It really works every muscle from toes to core!
[yes I am in my PJs]
Today I ran the first true interval in my marathon training
Run 6 minutes at threshold
90 seconds walk
It was cold (hence the red legs Amy!) and hard work but I did it and kept my pace up.
I also made my way through all of my assigned stretches and am now considering converting my spare room into a gym, place I can spread my yoga mat, place I can use kinect sports games. Hmm needs more thought as there is already stuff in there
Ham, rocket, Philadelphia and hot sauce wraps for lunch and a lovely engagement card from my co owner Chris!
Return to weight watchers this evening. Roll on 5pm. I’ve started tracking early like a boss
Today saw my first time in England (and just second time ever) trying out Yoga. It was much more sedate than the session I went to in New Zealand, but I did enjoy it very much. Just taking some time to focus on balance, stretching and letting my mind relax was actually very enjoyable. A few points
- Having a spare tyre makes some of the moves impossible
- The urge to break wind occurs far too often (with associated hilarious repercussions I’m sure)
- I think I will wear a slightly longer t shirt next time to stop exposing my tummy every time I high five the sun
- Ridiculous pose names are ridiculous - reverse dog….really? REALLY?
- I felt silly saying OOMMMMMMMM
I went to the gym on the way back and swam 1000m before picking up supplies to cook dinner.
Another variation of my curry was attempted. It was alright. Not my best. Given that I was counting points this time I left out the 0% Greek yogurt and also didn’t cook the veg down as much. Next time will be better. Still, all that in the picture for just 15ww points and I am confident that I can bring the points down a little more. Also Pataks curry pastes - top stuff. The spices were richer and you don’t end up with all the calories that you normally get in the full size jar which contains a lot more oil, butter, cream etc. The paste is just very concentrated spices and it made a big difference.
Whilst walking from my house to my car I couldn’t quite work out where the “Jingle Bells” were coming from, until I realised it was from my bag of new Christmas decorations. I always loved the decorations my grandparents had which were made from thick foil and they open out or fold up. I found some! In fact I may go back and buy more for the office too. This will be the second Christmas living by myself and I really ought to be less of a humbug and make a little effort.
Clean clothes mountain is almost complete. Why isn’t there a company who launder your clothes in the aircraft hold on your way home? Wait. I think I may have had an idea. Don’t tell anyone. I’m going to be rich rich rich!