Hello and Welcome!

I am, and always have been, a notoriously bad blogger. But I'm back to give it another try, one more time.

I seem to have rediscovered my "pep" in recent times, and I'm ready to try some new things, and get back into the things that matter to me... at this stage, this chiefly involves getting fit and losing weight (again!)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

I am still alive... just

Howdy peeps, long time no blog.


Anyway, I've been wandering in the wilderness with all this crap going on, and eating my way through the metaphorical jungle. I have got to cut that out, and today seems as good a day as any to get back on track. Today is also the first official day of half marathon training - it starts out nice and easy the first couple of weeks, but ramps up pretty significantly from there. I think my biggest challenge is going to be "long run Saturday" - I've gotten pretty accustomed to sleeping late and being generally sloth-like on Saturday mornings, but given it's still summer and often quite hot, I'm going to have to suck it up, get up early, and get the run done. At least the first couple of weeks the "long runs" aren't really that long (4.8km this week, increasing by 1.6km per week until we get to 19.2km, eek), so it will give me a chance to get back into a good routine.

I do feel slightly better for getting all this crap off my chest in blog form, even if it hasn't actually helped to make any progress. I should come here more often :p

Just before signing off - I have still been reading other blogs, if not commenting on them to let you know I'm there. I'll try to get back to doing that too. Thanks to those who checked up on me in my absence too, kind words much appreciated xx


  1. What a mess... It is so scary all this job uncertainty. And so hard to get back in the game. I truly hope you find a way through, and so do those who will find themselves without work.

    As for eating your way through it - oh boy, do I hear you... I ate my way through the worst 18 months of my life in 09/10 and am still paying the price. The good news is you have recognised it early.

    Good luck for the HM training. I really am looking forward to hearing all about it. You are so brave. :)

    Take care.

  2. PS - I finally got myself organised enough to get some peppermint leaf tea at work and am using my spotty teapot/cup today. I love it. :)

  3. I'm excited about training :)

    The key to convincing yourself up to run is the promise of a nana nap in the afternoon. I do that all the time. Oftentimes I don't feel like I need the nap after an early run or ride, but the promise that I can go back to bed when I am done is often the key to getting me out of bed.
    That, and sleeping in my exercise clothes, lol.

    I dunno what to say about all the work stuff other than to wish you luck with it all.
    The right decision will eventually smack you in the face, and you'll make the best out of whichever road it is you take.