Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A new plan for training! 29 July 2008

I've been struggling recently to get lunchtime runs in between meetings. And it has been hot in London the last few weeks. So starting tomorrow, I'm going to dress in my running kit and take my usual train ride at 6:30 am, half an hour to London Marylebone... but this is the new part... I'm going to run to work instead of taking the three tube rides I take normally. I bet I can get there in about the same time! OK, I'll have to add a bit of time to shower and change into work clothes, but it just might solve my run/work.life balance problem.
My "body sculpting for women" is not producing the outstanding results promised by the book of that name, either. Probably the same root cause, I'm just not getting the workouts done. I've noticed a woman the last two nights going home on the train who is not young, but looks fit and one can't help but notice that she has arm muscles. Not the super-obvious, Madonna-like "I workout in the gym 4 hrs a day" kind, but just nice "I take care of my body" ones. So, I'm inspired to keep working at lifting, too.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

19-20 July Weekend walking around Withering and Thorney Island

Work has been crazy busy! I have 70 meetings scheduled in June and July (ARG!), so getting the lunchtime run in has been impossible and I just don't have the self discipline to do it after I get off the train .

But I finally got a Friday of and after a late start, we drove to the south coast and stopped at Arundel Castle to stretch our legs. Too expensive to go in...but we bought a great chocolate mint ice cream to share. Strolling about with no time constraints was glorious!

It seems that our National Trust membership does not seem to be of much use in southeast England.

We walked 13 miles around the coast and woods near Withern and then stayed in a noisy campground. The next day we walked almost 10 mi around Thorney Island after giving our names at the military barracks. Windy but mostly sunny and we were tired but happy to get outside.

Back to the grind on Monday