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What did the postie try to deliver today?

15 Jan

OMG! OMG! OMG! I think my Team SOAS kit has arrived… I’ve received a “Sorry you were out” note through my letter box and the main clues on it are that:

    • it’s an international item
    • it’s a parcel
    • it’s too big for my letterbox
While you were out card

Team SOAS parcel?

I really hope it’s my kit. I’m so excited about it! I’ve been gear hungry ever since I first saw it!

Today’s been a hectic day with me cycling to various locations in the city for meetings, but I’ve also managed to fit in some online reading and some exercise.

I went back to Weight Watchers for the first time this year and was pleased that I have lost 1lb since 18th December 🙂 I now weigh 10st 9lb (149lbs or 67.5kg). I’d like to get back to 9st (126lbs or 57kg). I know that a lot of people think that it’s not a good thing to focus weight and I am trying to concentrate on eating healthy food, but I also want to be slimmer.

After WW, I went to the Lordshill Road Runners Wednesday night training session:

Wednesday LRR training

Wednesday LRR training © Kevin Yates

It’s not easy to see me, as I’m hiding behind someone! It was a hill training session in the rain. I’m annoyed at myself as I don’t think that I pushed myself as hard as I could have done, but I was feeling tired.

My lovely friends at Try Tri have been checking out new locations for events and recorded this video today:

It’s really cold here right now, so I think they’re crazy for going in and trying the lake. I reckon their secret location is the beautiful Kingston Maurward in Dorset. The lake looks really clear (and perhaps a bit shallow). Hands up if you think Chris received a GoPro camera for Christmas!

I also read this interesting article: http://breakingmuscle.com/swimming/im-a-triathlete-i-dont-kick-when-i-swim It dispels the myths around kicking when swimming for triathlons and is worth a read.

I followed a link from a fellow Team SOAS athlete (Hi Cheryl!) to an interesting article about tokens (medals, tshirts etc) from races and race numbers and what people do with them: http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/news/articles/2013/12/all-that-glitters.aspx#axzz2qU7aZshD  I tend to take photos of my race numbers for my blog and the medals all go into a pile of stuff that I never look at again. What about you? What do you do with your race goodies?

Some really sad information that I read on several blogs today was about the death of a fellow runner Meg Cross Menzies who was killed by a drunk driver in Virginia. Runners are being asked to tweet photos of themselves running in her memory on Saturday January 18th with #megsmiles.

Anyway, that’s it for today… I’d love to post more, but I really need to start getting some quality sleep!