.5lb loss; 3.5lb total; 3.5lb in 2018.
Well firstly I’m happy to report the first goal I achieved this week was managing to stay on my feet while running with Pete on Friday. Having frightened the life out of him two weeks previously, when I got my foot stuck under a drain cover that hadn’t been closed properly and then flinging myself to the floor in a tantrum. I honestly don’t know who was more relieved at the end. He told me later that he had been out to buy extra big plasters, just in case.
The run itself was ok. It just highlights how grossly unfit I am at the moment. We followed the normal ladder plan ie start really slow and then increase the pace every two minutes until you fall off the top and have to stop. In days gone by, I’ve managed two ten minute sessions with four increments in each ten minutes. On Thursday I managed no more than two.
But, I’m quite pragmatic about it and hope to see some significant improvement over the next few weeks. I’ll keep you posted.
In other news, I mentioned last week about goals. I fully intended to talk about the Cotswold Half Ironman or Beachy Head Marathon or getting through a whole week without craving doughnuts. But I unexpectedly entered Ironman Lanzarote instead. Yes, I know we’ve been here before ( I can hear you sigh!) But this time it’s different, I promise. It was unexpected in that G offered me an ultimatum – either I entered or he would – and I know it’s going to be easier to do it myself than worry about him doing it. And there’s now a deferral policy in place which means in all seriousness, I have potentially two years to do it in.
The success of completion is down to two things: 1) Improve my swimming so I can get out of the water around 1 hour 30 minutes and 2) lose a lot of weight… quickly!
I’ll keep you posted on that too.