Vicky decided to leave me asleep this morning while she went down and fed the swans & ducks and then came back in for a while and eventually we both woke up at gone 9am. As we were late starting the morning we opted to have another brunch morning so cooked ourselves a mix of 2 Sausages(Healthy Option ones), bacon medallions, potato slices, baked beans and some oven cooked mushrooms with a dry fried egg. Plus, of course for me, a large mug of black Americano coffee.
Slept in a bit as seem to have picked up a touch of the sniffles, courtesy of Zac and Abi 😵, so decided to go with a full blown brunch meal. Scrambled eggs, baked beans, 2 x Tesco Healthy Option sausages, 3 x bacon medallions, oven cooked mushrooms and a toasted 50/50 Thin. Plus of course 2 x mugs of black Americano coffee ☕☕
I now need to stay warm in the garage while I fit the velcro straps to the new parkrun Caution Runners signs. Fitted all the velcro and worked out how we can suspend a couple of other signs from trees, so a nice busy afternnon and now time to go pick up Abi and Zac from school(s)
Nibbled a bit of fruit during the day, satsumas and an apple, and by the time evening meal time arrived just didn’t feel that hungry so nibble 8 seafood sticks and called it a day. Overall I am happy with how the day went.
Last three days I have been 100% on the ball and really trying to stick with it. Have started to use Turkey Mince for cooking as it is labeled as only 2% fat content and I reckon it taste quite nice. Going to try making some burgers with it for a change.
Been having a nice simple turkey mince and potato curry with rice for evening meals and have just cooked a pleasant Chilli Con Carne to have with either Jacket Spud or rice.
Just ordered a pair of cheap Trail Shoes for Abi as she has got into doing junior parkrun (yes that is correct NO capital J or P) and needed a pair for Horsham as the ones she has already been bought seem to be for Laleham use only
At least she can use the Pink barcode wristband we got for her at either of them
I have recently given a presentation at 2 primary schools (Abi’s and another local one) all about junior parkrun and the interest from the children has been really good but it is all down to whether the parents can be bothered to get up on a Sunday morning to take them. One of the Mum’s at Abi’s school said not to hold my breath as she has found a large majority of the parents there are very complacent about encouraging their children to do anything that involves them actually having to get involved, even simple things like reading at home. It is a shame as so many of the children asked me about it later when I picked up Abi from school.
When they have run so many they can get awarded wristbands that the Head Teacher has said, if they take them in, she will present them at assembly and then they will be allowed to wear them at school.
Myself and Michelle walked over to the church for our local Remembrance Day parade and were surprised at the gathering from the village. Nice simple ceremony but actually was started and finished 2 minutes early as we could bear the last post being blown, in the distance, from other local villages and I checked my watch (satellite controlled) and the other villages were on time but we were ahead by 2 minutes.
Spent the rest of the day resting my knee as I now realise that walking 2 miles is not really resting it and will not help me get back to running any quicker, in fact I now think it may delay it.
Apologies for a single post for 3 days but been a tad busy and without the incentive of running I am struggling to:
a) lose any weight or eat properly
b) to post up on here daily
I seem to start each day with good intentions of eating properly but come the evening it all goes out the door and my mouth seems to attract the wrong things and then the next day it starts again. I have tried to replace the running with some walks but there are two problems with that, it is not resting my knee and it just doesn’t replace the running as it really is a bit boring.
Saturday I was on set up at parkrun and walked the course so did around ¾ mile and although I initially intended walking the course, for two reasons I decided not to, one was the fact that I realised that having done 3 longish walks during the week (1.4 forest walk, a 2 mile and a 2.4 mile fast walk) a 3 mile walk on a muddy course was probably going to be pushing my luck a dn the second reason was that my car was coming back (supposedly after 11 but arrived at 9.45) and I needed to get all my stuff out of the loan car.
Was meant to be an early start to take the kiddies to school but Michelle decided to stay home today so it was not necessary and we had no need to pick them up as their father was coming down to take them out for a few hours after school.
Lunchtime was a small snack of a 50/30 Thin with some ham slices and seafood sticks.
During the afternoon me and Vicky decided to go out for a little forest walk at Fittleworth Common. Only 1.2 miles but quite hilly and muddy but we did manage to collect quite a few nice Sweet Horse Chestnuts for consumption later, also stopped a lot as Vicky wanted to look at all of the amazing trees and views, planning on returning tomorrow with my camera and take a few photos.
Evening meal was a nice Chicken& potato Omelette with a Muller Light yoghurt as dessert.
Nice lie in this morning so started the day with a nice portion of Overnight Oats, banana and black Americano coffee.
Lunchtime came very soon so had a 50/50 thin with some ham, watercress and sliced tomato along with a nice mug of tea.
When I went to pick Zac up I arrived 45 minutes early to put a pair of cross trail/road shoes and do a mixed terrain walk. Most of it was road with just over ½ mile across a field and around the recreation ground. Even tried 4 x 30 second gentle jogs as well, just to test the knee, and feel very confident for a return to running in 4 weeks as planned as there was no problems at all.
Evening meal was a steamed chicken breast with some pre boiled new potatoes cooked in the oven, plus some baked beans. A Muller Light yoghurt was the dessert.
The start of yet another week saw us driving up to spend a day with Chris, a very busy day as well and eventually arrived back home at 17.30 feeling shattered.
Breakfast was 2 Weetabix, milk, a banana and a mug of black Americano coffee.
Lunch was a simple snack of seafood sticks and ham with some baby plum tomatoes.
Evening meal once again let me down as what with feeling a tad shattered it was a quick reach for the easy stuff and ended up with a baton filled with 2 Tesco healthy sausages and some bacon medallions.
Soon retired to bed and slept like a log.