Lamb is my favourite meat, apologies for to the veggies reading my blog. A bit a chopping but an easy recipe and the manchego mash is utterly yummy.Continue reading “Slow cooked Spanish inspired shepherds pie”
That moment when the inevitable happened and the London marathon was postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Of course with the current situation it was not completely unexpected. Those training weeks in limbo, but 9 weeks of training were done and you have to focus on that. Gaining fitness and losing inches. Continue reading “Postponement”
April 2020 marked my 30 year anniversary of moving up north and to Kendal. It feels like a lifetime ago and can’t imagine living anywhere else. I have lived here longer than I haven’t.
There is always the debate are Jaffa cakes a biscuit or in fact a cake. Either way these beauties are perfect with a cuppa!Continue reading “Jaffa cake fingers”
Bananas taste much better in a smoothie or cake FACT. Super easy to make and a great use for black bananas in the fruit bowl!Continue reading “Banana, pecan and cinnamon loaf”
Not a great start to the week, luckily it was a less intense week of training. Mind was on overtime with work. Trying not to compare myself to others, seeing what everyone else is doing in the run up to london marathon.
The end of the week was better, back on track, runs completed. Felt much better and happy. Also lost another 2 inches when measured at Club, core and more.
Just need to hope that the current coronavirus doesn’t postpone the marathon!
Another week and at the half way point, current status in a relationship with a marathon training plan. As I do every week, a check of the plan and see how I can fit in the weeks ahead training.
The week started off well and managed 2 runs with Annie who I’m running the marathon with. It was great running with her and getting her out running.
Had no time to fit in my long run so one day was a double run day. It’s not ideal as the point of long runs is to build endurance. But miles are better than none.
Managed 2 of 3 strength training classes. Sunday’s was a right off due to too much gin/wine consumed the night before! You’ve still got to have a life whilst training.
Nearly getting to the half way point and not getting any easier. As I’ve said before if it was easy everyone would be running a marathon. I read somewhere you train so you can tolerate the pain, how true.Continue reading “Week 7”
Week 6, another week of pushing my body and getting stronger.
Managed to juggle time and get to all my exercise classes. It was tough and could feel the miles I’d run in my legs.
When you’re in a relationship with your training plan, each week is a balance of getting the training in and having a life.
I decided to do my long run on Friday night as had a social weekend ahead. There was a break in the weather before storm Denis arrived. I felt smug as the miles ticked off and the weather was fine. My smugness was short lived as the heavens opened with 2 miles to go! I’ve never been as wet in my life. The hot shower felt so good.
Another week done. My body is proving to me it’s strong and we’ve got this.
So as the image says, it takes 4 weeks to notice a change in your body. 4 weeks of training and yes I can see a difference in my body. It’s not been easy but if it was easy everyone would be toned.Continue reading “Week 5”