Last Monday I weighed myself for the first time in a while. I was inspired to do so because my stomach has been gradually protruding slightly further over the top of my jeans. My suspicions were confirmed when I saw that I was about 4-5lbs over my preferred weight. No surprise, as my eating has been pretty out of control for the last couple of months or so, and I've been complacently scoffing cakes and biscuits and hoping that the running would burn it all off. It didn't.
I tried to be good this week and cut out the snacks, treats and puddings, and when I weighed myself this morning I was 3lbs lighter again. Yay, only 1 more to shift! But I really must get into the habit of healthier eating more permanently...sigh...
We got our new car! It's great to be driving a slightly smaller car (Ford Focus) instead of a big old banger (Vauxhall Zafira), and the new car is SO much smoother to drive than the poor old worn out old one.
The same day I picked it up from the garage, I managed to slam my finger in the car door. OUCH! It was one of the most painful things I can ever remember doing (yes that includes childbirth!). The doors shut too easily, I'm used to them needing more of a bang. Anyway, it still hurts, and the finger's been swollen all week, but so far the nail is still on.
I haven't run with my running group since January. At first I just missed a few weeks due to other commitments and being busy, but having not been for so long I just haven't felt any enthusiasm to go back. It's such a huge group that it's hard to feel a part of it, and I just found it a bit cliquey. I wouldn't rule out going back again though.
On Thursday I ran with another local group. This group is much smaller, designed for all types of runner from beginner to speedy, and it was very friendly and sociable. Much more my cup of tea! The trouble is, they meet at 6.30pm, and Pete's not usually back from work that early, so I can't imagine being able to go regularly.
The next 2 weeks are school holidays, which means I'm really going to struggle to do as much running as I'd like. I've also got a load of work to do (exam writing) which is due in the day that Rob and Emma go back to school / nursery, so I'm going to be busy in the evenings too.
Hooray, it's the holidays! I'm looking forward to hanging out with both the kids, and we're going to visit my sister and her family next weekend. And of course there will be Easter chocolate too...
The Stats: I cycled 10.5 miles, and ran 18.6 miles last week. Good enough!