Temperatures have been hovvering either side of freezing in London this week and we had a little bit of snow on Thursday night. The new excercise routine has been going well this week and I did two sessions at the gym including two 15 minute jogs on the treadmill.
Friday morning meant going down to the park for a date with my personal trainer. Without that date there is no way I would have left the house much less gone outside to exercise. Which is quite stupid because look how gorgeous it was out there! Having said that, there weren't many other people out and about. A group of (other) hardcore women doing a bootcamp style group session nearby. A few people pushing prams and walking dogs.
Anyway my PT did what I am paying him for and pushed me to do much much more than I would do myself. I ran (ahem jogged very very slowly) not just once but twice around the park!! I thought I would need a few more weeks of building up to going that far and wouldn't even have tried. This got me thinking quite hard about the power of the mind and positive thought. I didn't come up with any earth shattering conclusions though. Sorry.
I have pretty much spent all my spare time sitting around on my bum knitting since Lexie was born so I am completely mystified how I am able to actually jog for 3 miles. But I'm loving it!
This week I have also spent a lot of time catching up on the hundreds of blogs I follow in google reader. In one of the meanderings I caught up with Paula (the Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl) who I have been following since I first discovered blogs. She has set up her own online running training business. Very cool. The main point is that she linked to this fantastic app - Walkmeter. I love it. As Paula said its fantastic for people motivated by gadgets and have an obsession with data.
Now my task set by my PT for this week is to sort out a place in the New York marathon. As he said - until I have that its just an idea not a committment.
Here I am again looking very red faced but feeling energised (and secretly quite pleased with myself) after a good hour and half of exercise.