Mini Race Day – Race for Life, Aintree – Week 4

Aloha!

Despite the absolutely miserable weather in the UK on Friday, I did my best run yet. I got through seven miles, and it was done easily. I felt like I could have ran for MUCH longer, but I know at what time the hot water in the tank goes cold so compromised my run for a hot shower. I normally don’t enjoy running in the rain and was tempted to bin it for the day, but I’m incredibly happy I made the choice to man up and go. Armed with my rain jacket I managed to complete 11km (because it sounds better than 7 miles 🙂 ).

So I did Race for Life today, a 5km charity event in the UK that raises money for cancer research. It was not on my schedule because I was taking someone else’s place who couldn’t do it. I think it went well, I raised around £20 for charity on short notice and managed a 28:04, so three miles in that time is something I’m happy with!

Incidentally, if you want to sponsor me a pound, text ‘LIKE69 £1’ to 70070 or visit here http://www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/sponsormybreasts . Muchas love.

So to recap, I’ve completed my training plan for another week which really does make me think I may well be able to keep it up. Signing off.

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How to cure a hangover – week 3 – with #hotpants

Had an awful Monday, and by that I mean had an amazing weekend. Managed to get through a bottle and a half of wine (alone) and lost £25 at a casino (overly confident about my blackjack skills while drunk).

So after feeling awful on Monday morning, I felt a run was in order. Initially I wanted to cover 5 miles, but only got to mile 4 before thinking, ‘yep, I might actually die here,’ reversing and running back home. On the other hand, it did seem to get rid of my hangover following my shower. So it seems through sheer dumb luck, I have found the cure for a hangover.

To run or eat bacon, hmm…

Also, I’ve so far managed to raise £18 for charity using the Samsung Hope Relay. Still losing out to the guy who’s on £600   from Peterbrorough (damn you!).

I’ve also managed to complete my two week challenge. This challenge technically was finished on Friday, but I forgot to take my measurements. Anyhow, here they are:

 

Waist: 28″

Top of leg: 22 3/4 ”

Hips: 38″

 

Success! Maybe I’ve not yet lost the 2 jeans sizes that people are able to and have done, but every inch lost is an inch I will never see again! Thank you Zaggora!

I’ll be continuing to wear them during my runs of course,  I’m hoping to get it down to a size 8 before August, and then I can finally show of my legs without feeling ridiculously self concious!

That’s all from me for now, me out.

Get hot, get slim, go RUNNING – with HotPants! – Day 4

In the summertime…

Had a nice relaxing 1.5 mile recovery jog today, I say recovery but I ended up running a 9:30 minute mile which is faster than any run I’ve done so far. Confused… didn’t break too much of a sweat, except my legs due to my Hotpants of course – toned legs here I come!

Spent the rest of the day so far doing some baking. Found a bag of mixed fruit in the cupboard as well as some oats and bread flour, so I mixed it with some baking powder and a couple of eggs and made some biscotti.

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Looks… wonderful?

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Needed to test it, make sure it tasted okay…

It didn’t rise that much, so the biscotti isn’t very wide because of the bread flour bit still taste pretty good. I’ll be sure to get some plain flour next time I’m out.

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Ah well, you win some you lose some.