So I best chat blogging about running. Just in case you think the depths of my exercise regime is limited to pressing buttons on cameras, here's a summary of what I've been up to.
Monday: 8 mile walk. 3.5 mile run with step reps. Found a cracking steep, stepped path over by Strathleven. Did eight reps of about 45 second turn around.
Tuesday: Not much today. Had to take my car to the garage to get new tyres (they had actually gone beyond the dangerously bald stage) and then Cairn has his first immunisations in the afternoon. He was pretty hot and grumpy, so I didn't want to leave him.
Wednesday: 5 miles over hills whilst my Sis enjoyed some bonding time with her nephew. Then I went for a 3 (ish) mile walk with my Sis. I bought a pedometer a few weeks ago and I aim to do at least 10,000 steps a day - not including running.
Thursday: 10 mile walk over the Balloch Horseshoe. It was very windy today. Pushing a buggy against gale force winds, is like trying to roll a boulder up a hill. It's a good workout for the arms and calves, that's for sure. The weather forecast was for heavy rain, but we were blessed with sunshine. The rain started as soon as we got home.
Friday: The weather was awful (notice the pattern here?) so we went to Braehead. Got my 10,000 steps walking round the shops. I'm not sure whether that's desperate or genius :-) In the evening I did a 3.5 mile easy run.
Saturday: This run was part of my upping-the-mileage plan. The most I have run is seven miles, so moving up to 10 was a bit of a jump. I choose the undulating (f-king hilly) route round the Balloch Horseshoe.
I forgot to mention in previous posts that I had a one-to-one session (stop chuckling) with personal trainer extraordinaire, Dario. He showed me a few moves to shift my mummy tummy (or mummy belly as Sonic called it!) and generally tone up using a gym ball and resistence bands. I know Dario sometimes reads this blog, so I best be careful what I say. Lets just say I haven't been as dedicated as I should be. The heart's willing but the body aint. Dario's coming back in a couple of weeks, so I best stop pretending I use it for more than sitting on to watch TV. The best thing about the gym is that is seems to roll about and get in Sonic's way :-) :-)