Thursday, 4 November 2010

A short note

Numerous things mean I'm not running much at the mo. Some I dislike, some I don't mind but overall a lack of 'want' is happening currently.

I haven't been back to Ashtead Running Group since my first session. In fact, I haven't run full stop since my first session. Annoyingly, that first following Tuesday was the day I was held up at work for ages then when I got home, had loads of little things to do and then the following Tuesday was just late back from work again and now the motivation has dropped but I think therein lies the other problem. My shitty job.

When I get home, occasionally stressed, I know that a 'blow the cobweb's away' run would do me some good but what I find is that I'd rather spend that precious hour giving George some cuddles and getting him ready for bed and then after, spending some time with LG than out running. It's just where my priorities are at the moment and I'm not going to beat myself up about it.

This is obviously no good for either keeping weight down or lowering blood pressure (I think a new job would help that) so it's just a case of trying to eat healthily so I don't balloon in weight.

As for Grim, I'll be there... I wouldn't miss it for the world. All the mud and water is so much fun but I think eatingtrees may end up leaving me for dead. 8 miles with little training through mud, water and cold. Who could ask for more!


  1. No worries, there are a few of us who will be bringing up the rear as well!

  2. You should not feel even the slightest twinge of guilt. Now is when you need to spend time with your family and running and exercise has to fit in only if it can.

    But probably the most important thing is to find a new job.

    Good luck

  3. To quote a line from your good self from back in the days where we used to go straight to the pub after work for a de-stress session and vent spleen at each other; "The only bit of work you should take home is the wage".

  4. If there is anyone who can do a challenge on little training it's you - remember a while back when you ran 10k (I think that distance) after not running for 40 days (I think that time?)!!!!

  5. You are not alone in finding it tough to get out there. We have had -18C with wind chill and snow so all I've done is eat. It takes me miles and miles to get the pounds off and only a few hours it seems to put it back on. Good luck getting motivated.

  6. You're not alone! I have had a very 'thin' year in running terms, which has had the opposite effect in spare tyre terms....! Despite belonging to a really great club ( I haven't been to a meet since I ran really badly at the Truro Half in September. I'm only now starting to feel like I'm really getting back into it. Having clear goals really helps, and Janathon looks great for that. It'll certainly help with the slightly bigger goal my brother and I have set for ourselves in 2011 (! Being part of a group helps, another bonus of Janathon! Good luck with it all...! Jules