It's the first one for 2015, the first one where both BM & I are eating the 12WBT way, the first one since the first one where I'll be making a conscious effort to mindfully add more movement to my days, the first one where I'll be a runner, the first one where I'll be using the tracker etc to keep accountable, the first one in a long time that I've done all the preseason tasks, well all but one, and I'll show you that one in a minute.
Prior to this round I only cooked the sort of meals that were fairly simple, basic, easy, you get the idea. Stuff that didn't require much imagination. When it came to 12WBT meals I rarely made them because I was too busy using an excuse, which went something like "I'm focusing on getting my mindset right - if I try to do it all at once I'll fail miserably" and "we don't really eat all that modern shit" well, it didn't work surprise surprise and when I did cook something that was more what our usual fare looked like, I generally doubled the recipe. There was rarely any leftovers, but if there was he'd take them to work for his crib - that's miner talk for lunch so it's really no wonder that my weight loss has been slow and hovering around the same 5kg mark for months.
So I'm pleased to say that so far a whole 3 days in every meal we've had is from the 12WBT recipe index, and made exactly to the recipe except for a couple of minor changes like less yoghurt* than the recipe calls for or omitting the Wasabi instead of being doubled.
Each individual court is 30.5m long, and there are 3 laid end to end. When you include the gaps at the end and between the courts they come out at 100m.
The first time I ran them with Madam Lash, we walked one court (30.5m) and ran one until I ran out of foof a very technical term. Then I went back by myself and ran the whole 100m at a time with a short break between the lengths to regain my breath until I got to 1km!
OMG. There is seriously NO EXCUSE that is valid as to why training is impossible when you have kids.
I think she'd done it about 4 times when she ran past, saw me watching her, and called out "Hi Annie" How embarrassing to be caught out basically stalking someone that you actually know, but didn't recognise... In my defense, she was incognito with a hat and sunnies, and I had never met her kids. That's the story I'm going with anyway...
The second time I went back alone I ran 2 lengths of the courts non-stop, so 200m, until I got to 1km. My short term goal is to build up my stamina until I can run 1km non-stop.
During pre-season, one of the tasks we have to do is to clean out all the garbage food from our kitchens. Which really translates to 'clean out your fridge and pantry', and it's always the one that I have trouble with. Not necessarily because we have a lot of crap in our house, but because its such a big job. It's just not one of my favourite jobs... and my pantry is in a bit of a mess at the moment.
I'll get around to it sooner or later.
Probably in time for the next round.
Now this is the part I'm most excited about. My first Fun Run for 2015 is The Twilight Running Festival in beautiful Brisvegas! It should be a great run, and yes I will run some of it, the route goes along the river, over a bridge, and this is the bit that could freak me out past a huge cemetery. At night. In the dark. There could be zombies...
I'm really loving that I have been an inspiration to my family, and that they have decided to join me.
But there's one person joining me that I'm most excited about, and it's an old friend that I haven't seen for 24 years!!! I'm also hoping to catch up with the very gorgeous Cocogirl somewhere along the way. It's going to be a real family affair, and BM will be there at the finish line to take our finishing photo.
All in all my 2015 is shaping up
to be a pretty good year.