Friday, 30 November 2007
Thanks to everyone who has sponsored my daughter and me to do the Santa Fun Run in aid of Helen & Douglas House on Sunday.
So far I've raised over £200 for this great cause. That's fantastic, everyone has been very generous.
Pictures to follow next week!!
Thursday, 29 November 2007
Out for a slap up meal tonight at La Fontana in Hanney, courtesy of the project I've been on again this year...
After frogs' legs to start, I followed up with a massive T bone steak. Now that's what I call a steak!! I need to up my meat intake, it's good for building up my muscles (that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!)
Wednesday, 28 November 2007
Tuesday, 27 November 2007
Tomorrow is officially a day off, but I might squeeze a quick trot in if I can!
Monday, 26 November 2007
Sunday, 25 November 2007
Mile 1 - 11m09s
Mile 2 - 12m28s
Mile 3 - 12m00s
It's the 2 mile Santa Fun Run next Sunday, so I'll be doing my "long" run on Monday instead (having a few days off work).
Saturday, 24 November 2007
Friday, 23 November 2007
Thursday, 22 November 2007
Tuesday, 20 November 2007
My suit (for the Santa Fun Run) turned up today. My wife says I look dashing but I'm not convinced! If you'd like to sponsor my daughter and me to run the 2 miles in a couple of weeks, please do!
The page for this is at http://www.bmycharity.com/ulenandlauren/
Today I tried out a slightly longer route for my "daily 5 minute" run, upping it to 0.7 miles and I did it in 6m45s. Tomorrow's a day off (as was yesterday tsk tsk), then on Thursday I've sorted out a better route at 0.8 miles which I hope to stick to for a week or two and then I'll be aiming to do a mile a day from December onwards.
Sunday, 18 November 2007
Today as it's Sunday it's back to the "long" run. I wanted to do 3 miles, and decided I'd do at least 2 and see if I felt up to the 3rd. Which I did!
32m35s was just a bit better than last week, but on the whole fairly consistent:
Mile 1 - 10m01s
Mile 2 - 11m11s
Mile 3 - 11m23s
I may extend my daily run tomorrow a bit, and soon will be running at least a mile a day.
Monday, 12 November 2007
I'll be there with my daughter running the 2 miles through the streets of Oxford, though you'd be hard pushed to recognise us as we'll be running along with 600 other Santas!
Sunday, 11 November 2007
Saturday, 10 November 2007
Friday, 9 November 2007
Training in the winter sucks; it's cold, dark, windy & wet. Time to get my home gym sorted...
Thursday, 8 November 2007
Tuesday, 6 November 2007
Sunday, 4 November 2007
Next Sunday I want to up my weekly "long" run to 3 miles...
Saturday, 3 November 2007
Friday, 2 November 2007
Thursday, 1 November 2007
Having chomped up another kilo of carrots yesterday for my daily half-litre of carrot juice to take to work, I decided to have a go at the apples that were turning every so slightly wrinkly in the fruit bowl.
I quartered, de-stalked and de-cored 8 apples, and then let them loose in my juicer. This produced 2 glasses of an interestingly cloudy green drink, quite dissimilar to the apple juice that you'd buy. Of course the difference is that apple juice is pressed, so just the juice is squeezed out of the fruit. It can be quite sharp. I was pulverising the flesh and the skins, so I ended up with a much more subtle-tasting drink. Not so thirst quenching, yet much more flavoursome (imho). And then when I cleaned out the pulp it was very very gloopy apple purée (quite unlike the dryish remains that carrots leave). My wife pointed out that this was just like the kind of baby food that comes in jars. Perhaps I ought to start a sideline in producing foodstuffs? How about The madasaboxoffrogs tasteless gloop company...
Running 13.1 miles in memory of Carl
|I ran the Silverstone Half Marathon on 15th March 2009. I managed the 13.1 mile course in 2 hours and 4 minutes. Not a bad effort for my first Half Marathon! I returned in 2010 to run it in 1 hour 54 minutes, and plan to do it again in 2011. I decided to run this in aid of The PSC Trust and PSC Support in memory of my brother Carl, who died from liver failure in November 1997. If you'd like to sponsor me for this - please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org|
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