Wow, Friday already

            No way am I giving up on getting back to running

Got to stop having these mid morning starts as lose so much of the day but then again as we have a brunch instead of breakfast and lunch it works well for the food intake.

Today’s brunch was 2 dry fried eggs, 2 sausages (Tesco Healthy Option), 3 bacon medallions, baked beans, grilled (well oven cooked) tomatoes, potato slices and 1 x 50/50 thin plus of course 2 mugs of lovely black Americano coffee.

A little bit of an outing in to Horsham Park to place the new signs in the store room and then a walk in to Horsham for a little bit of festive shopping. Back to the car and back to home and out of the flipping cold.

Evening meal was a large portion of Chilli Con Carne with boiled rice followed by a nice Banana and Custard Muller Light Yoghurt as dessert.

Only treats for the day were 4 small Pink Panther wafers.

Did a set of exercise for my knee and will do another set before bed.

All in all a pretty good day


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.

Nibbled on a few satsumas and a banana during the day and for our main meal we had ½ a LARGE jacket potato covered with home made Chilli Con Carne followed by a nice Muller Light yoghurt as dessert.

Wednesday and middle of week already


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.

    Our 100th and seems like a lifetime since I last ran


getting there food wise

      Really trying now!!

Seem to be making a vast improvement where my food stuff is concerned.
I have even stuck to only having 25% of my allowed syns so as to resist the temptation of having too many munchie bars

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 :D :p
At least she can use the Pink barcode wristband we got for her at either of them =))

     click image to see list of junior parkruns

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.

           Click the image to find out more


Still bored and nothing happening

       Just tired of not being able to run

Flipping fed up not being able to run or even walk long distances. Knee just does not seem to be getting anywhere and now looking like end of Jan before I can start to even try it ☹ ☹ 😡 😡

Remembrance Sunday

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.


Thursday, Friday and Saturday

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.

Wow, Mid Week already (Wednesday)

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.

Quick breakfast of banana and black Americano coffee, plus a Tesco cereal bar.

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.

Tuesday yet again

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.