I really like my Monday 3 milers. Hal Higdon tells me to just take it easy and enjoy the run - don't try to go faster, just run. So I do. A lovely pressure free run that I know I can do easily.
Today it was drizzling the whole way round - which I actually really like. After yesterday's annoying 7 miles I left all but the bare essentials at home - no bum bag, no music, no earphones. Just me and the rain. And it was lovely. I ended up doing the first and last miles quite quickly and the middle one slowly - because of the ups and downs I suppose.
I promised Suzy ( the Personal Trainer for Wednesday ) that I would run Monday not Tuesday so I would be ready for some speed work or some other type of torture on Wednesday. I am going to make sure I carb myself up so I am full of vim and vigour !!! I'll let you know.
On Saturday I went and had a health check which was quite interesting. I mostly wanted to find out about my cholesterol levels, but they did :
blood pressure, cholesterol,blood sugars,weight.
I was glad to discover that my cholesterol is low, blood sugar normal and heart good. My average pulse was 71. I am, however overweight. Which I knew already. I have lost no weight AT ALL since I started this in August. I have definitely changed shape and I reckon I am adding muscle and slowly losing fat. I am definitely eating more healthily and less quantity.
Well, that's it for today. See you soon ! x