1 race completed last week, 1st race completed in 2012, 1st ever Eastbourne Parkrun and I came 1st! No of course I didn't, in fact I was 56 out of 120, and 15th of 49 females. I treated this more as a fun event than a serious race, and sure enough I didn't run particularly well. I felt pretty tired and finished with a time of 26.03 - about 90 secs slower than my PB.
2 early morning runs when I got up in the dark as everyone else slept. Hard work.
3 miles was the distance of each morning run.
4 times I ran last week, which means I have met my target of 4 runs each week for the whole of January! Woo-hoo!
5 kilometres was the distance of the Parkrun race on Saturday.
6 was the number of days I exercised last week. As well as running I cycled 10 miles on Friday, and did a Pilates DVD on Tuesday.
7 was the number of days that I did all my calf stretches and little exercises to keep my heels fit. I am trying really hard to keep that injury at bay...
8 is, er, approximately the number of biscuits I ate on Wednesday evening with a cup of tea.
9 stone 0 pounds is exactly what I weighed in on Sunday, despite the biscuits. I haven't stood on the scales for weeks and weeks, but my weight is the same as the last time. This seems to be my body's natural size, any slimmer and I would find it hard to maintain (and keep eating biscuits).
10 is the number of miles I ran on Monday on my longest LSR since the injury! It felt like a huge milestone. It was hard going though, and my average pace was 9m34s, which is some way off the speed I need to run a half marathon in under 2 hours. I think that goal may still be a few months off.
In addition, my total number of miles last week was 19.3 - up again! Next week is going to be very tricky to manage, with various obstacles to training, so the miles will have to drop, unfortunately. Possibly not a bad thing in terms of injury prevention, but not ideal for the half marathon I've been eyeing on 4th March!