Midsummer evening

Midsummer evening

Friday, 30 April 2010

At last - she runs!!












I've been conscious over the last few days that Bootcamp2 has not involved as much exercise as the original Bootcamp2010! Sure, I've been to personal training twice a week which is my failsafe minimum and I've managed a few long walks since we've been back from Ireland so it has not been static but I've done less exercise here than on holiday in Ireland...hmmmm

On the plus side I've eaten and drunk way less so I've lost those 2 lbs and kept them off but I needed to re-commit to the self-driven, sweaty stuff. Monday was D's last night so just a walk, no run. Tuesday, personal training. Wednesday a meeting in Liverpool so not back until 9pm so just a hurried dog walk in the morning. Thursday, personal training.


See - life definitely intruding here. So it was imperative that tonight, Friday, I reversed the trend. But what to do??

Here I was inspired by Peridot. If she can start running again (and she hated it the first time round) then what's stopping me? Also, our dogwalker has gone and found himself a job so the walking duties are back on me. And finally, the evenings are finally light enough to do the river circuit. So that's what I did: 3 1/2 miles along the river, up a big hill and then back along a farm track. It's a nice, scenic run. The dogs get to sniff and swim and, in Minty's case, think about chasing lambs until firmly called back and I get some decent exercise. It wasn't as bad as I feared it would be. I managed the big hill despite telling myself at the outset that I could walk it if it was too hard so that's bonus.


The photos are of the route but not taken this evening as it's gloomy and rainy (but of course, it is a Bank Holiday weekend!!). Actually that's not fair - Easter weekend was great...

So - it's the weekend of the big relegation decider between Sheffield Wednesday and Crystal Palace. Wish my beloved Owls luck please. And think of me feeling sick with nerves for most of the next 2 days!! It'll all be over on Sunday afternoon and I will be out on the town undoing all my hard work through drink, come what may...

7 comments:

Peridot said...

Wow! I inspired someone! And to do something I never could! Well, maybe one day....

And you know that your football team does best when I'm actively with you, stopping you from watching them. Hope you're not reading this with a crushing hangover!

love
Peridot x

Peridot said...

Oops - just seen the news re football thingy, commiserations (I won't say 'well, you'll be best of the next lot' as I know nothing about football and that may not be good....)

love
Peridot x

Amber said...

Hey! Missed your posts! And I have to say that dress looks awesome on you! :)

Badger said...

Sorry to hear about the footie...

On a more positive not though, you look amamzing in that maxi dress on your banner heading :)

Badger said...

amazing even....

Becca said...

Really pretty pictures.

Nona said...

Absolutely gorgeous scenery!!! Congrats on the run!!! It's amazing that you can run across all those hills. Very inspiring for me!!!