Baby we were born to run! – with #hotpants

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Have had some trouble getting onto wordpress for the last couple of days, has anyone else noticed this? Comes up with an error message of some kind. Not being much of a computer whiz, the only thin I was really able to do was hit the refresh button, and after that didn’t work gave it up as a hopeless situation.

I have been trying to improve my meringues throughout this past week. We had spare egg whites on Saturday night from Spaghetti Carbonara, so I whipped up some cocoa macaroons. I don’t think I baked them long enough though, I prefer harder meringues and these had a gooey inside.

Mmm, pretty much pure sugar!

Anyhow, I’ve managed to cover 11 miles since last Thursday, which has resulted in £11 for charity thanks to the Samsung Hope Relay. It’s kinda depressing that a half marathon is longer than that in one run, but I am getting there, slowly but surely! Covered 4 miles last Thursday, 3 on Saturday, a nice easy recovery run on Sunday and another 3 miles on Tuesday.

I’m finding my Viva hotpants to be incredibly effective, but I have been running slower when wearing them. My average mile time is down by around 20 seconds, but the HotPants provide extra resistance, which means that in those airy shorts that tennis players of old used to wear, my mile time would probably be faster.

What I’m exponentially more excited about is the 2 week challenge I’ve been attempting, which comes to it’s end on Friday! I don’t think I’ll quite manage to lose two jeans sizes, because it’s going to take me a while to get to a size 6, but I am hoping for several inches of size reduction. Let’s wait and see!