|Taken at St Pancreas Station, London|
What with cycling to work three days last week, parents coming to stay last weekend and the usual array of other distractions I've "let myself go" a little.
I went to the gym this evening. I did some stretching and didn't feel brilliantly supple and a little stiff doing some other things. So I decided to go for a treadmill run, just for 5 miles, rather than my usual 6.2 miles (10k). I did it alright, albeit sweating more than usual and I knew I'd pushed myself more than usual. My time was 38 minutes, which on its own, isn't too bad for me but I could just tell I was getting out of shape as I felt quite tired at the end of that. Ordinarily I could keep that pace up for another hour - but not today as I'm definitely off peak.
While I was on my way there, I stopped off at Sainsbury's who are doing free cholesterol testing. Now I know there's going to be some marketing going on there but considering the hassle of getting it done at the Doctor's surgery it was worth having it done this way.
The result wasn't too bad at 5.01 but I'm normally lower.
So, taking 10 days off running has already had an effect. Eating the wrong foods has had an impact so I must get back to the normal regime, especially with such grandiose ideas for this year!