2012 Wk 4, On your bike

This past week only involved two runs, which was pretty disappointing. However, they were both much better than any of the other weekday runs I’ve done this year, I reckon. I also think I know why. On Monday evening, I suddenly decided that it was the time to start eating properly.

There were three main reasons I decided to get an app. The first was to find out more about the foods I was eating (have been surprised at the calories in some things and the lack of in others). The second was accountability, as knowing you have to programme in the food you eat makes you think twice about excess snacking. The final reason was encouragement to have breakfast, of which I have never been a fan.

Mr C said “I give it a week,” and I wholeheartedly agreed. It has been a week, and I’m still using it, so that’s good.

Anyway, this relates to running because I think the way I have eaten this week compared to the way I used to eat has given me more energy. I can also base this on the run today (Monday of week 5) also being really very good. This was my Wednesday run, where I was finally back to strength and improving on the 3.5km that I debuted with in early January.

Definitely heading in the right direction now, I think.

I didn’t get to do my weekend longer run, but we’ve managed to get our hands on a snazzy exercise bike. I’m keen to have it in the house for days like Thursday last week, where it was tipping it down and I wasn’t keen on going out. Instead, I can cycle. I had a go on Sunday, and did alright, considering I haven’t “ridden” a bike for a long time.

Can’t wait to get back to the running route next weekend though.

One thought on “2012 Wk 4, On your bike

  1. I hate running, partly because I am so rubbishy at it. Those professional long-distance runners glide, carrying the momentum from stride-to-stride, whereas for me every step is like a new effort as I lollop like a giraffe.

    I enjoy cycling, but only cycle to get somewhere. Exercise bikes seem a frustrating idea pedaling to stand still. Maybe this has been done, but I would think an exercise bike linked to a computer such that virtual trips could be made would be much more inspirational. Then a ‘rider’ could take on John o’ Groats to Lands End in their own living room, then maybe move on to coast-to-coast across America, to give a sense of accomplishment and targets to aim at.

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