Monday, 6 August 2007
New Start 36 - sunny evening run to Abney
Well, thank God the scales have relented and shown a small loss this morning - just 2lbs down but they're moving again. I feel a lot thinner so suspect it was water retention. Actually that makes sense as I was drinking like a camel all weekend but not peeing like a horse (sorry to be so indelicate!!).
I had a good day at work and nipped out at lunchtime for some desperately needed work clothes. I bought a pair of size 12 black tailored work shorts in DP's along with 2 size 12 tops (one a fitted white blouse with puffed sleeves - very french looking and the other a pretty red tee with sort of ruched neckline). It's nice to be able to dress in a really feminine way now - I used to shy away from too fitted styles and everything I wore was really simple as I thought too much decoration looked terrible on my heavy figure. Now I can get away with all sorts. I'm never going to be a frilly girly girl but love that I can try new stuff and wear tight fitting clothes without worrying about lumps and bumps! Now I want to show off my waist and back and hips - well - everything really....I'm just a big show off...
Got home and had my now traditional lemon bar and coffee with D, sitting down by the pond. He's fitted the pump to the pond and is going to buy some fish this week - how exciting - real live fish - hope they last. He's also fitted a load of lights round the edge of the decking and on the bridge over the pond which will look great at night. Not sure how often we'll go down there in the dark but it sounds good!
I cooked him supper while he tidied up then went for a run. I fancied something a bit more adventurous than my usual local runs so deciided to head over the big hill to a pub called the Barrel at Bretton. It's a massive hill then a long downhill followed by another massive steep hill but there is a pub at the end of it! I knew I couldn't make it there and back so D said he'd pick me up and we'd have a drink.
Anyway, set off, got all the way up the hill (which is the one I did in the last run plus another 5/10 minutes of uphill on top!!) and made it all the way to the top without stopping. Was truly amazed. Trouble is - I think the excitement destroyed some brain cells 'cos I ended up taking the wrong path at the top so had to change my destination - luckily I found a pay phone to call D as there was no mobile signal up there. I ended up running along a gloriously sunny deserted back road for a few miles (mostly gently uphill) with Shelagh chasing hares and birds and having the time of her little doggie life alongside me. I met D at a gliding club right at the top of a beautiful hill overlooking a lovely valley.
It was a really special run for me as I got that runner's high thing I have only previosuly heard of, never experienced. I was gabbling like an idiot when D picked me up. I truly loved it and feel so fresh now that i an't belive I ran for an hour and 20 minutes including some serious hills. Next time want to go further - next time I will not take the wrong path!!
Anyway, was briefly tempted to eat when I got in - crooked thinking regarding treating/rewarding myself for such good run I suspect. I managed to distract myself by saying to myself that I could eat but only once I'd gone upstairs and downloaded my photos. Now, of course, I'm sitting at the computer posting this and have no desire to eat. Clever eh??
Have a great evening everyone.