Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Seven quick things

A couple of blogs out there are doing this today, and I don't have anything worth a full post so here goes:

1- Getting up and going to swimming is ALWAYS the right choice. Today we did 15 x 100 (which we do roughly monthly, as a TT). NONE of my 100s (that's metres, folks) was over 1:43, and a good number were in the high 1:30s. Last time I did this (a month or so ago), I was sitting around 1:45 to 1:50, so I'm very happy with today.

2- Work has been BUSY! Good busy most of the time (notwithstanding last week's moan session), and very glad to have a pile of work on in the current economic climate (gracious- I wonder how many times that phrase has been used in the past year!)

3- I have a race coming up, so I get to start doing fun stuff. Last night I did my first interval run. I didn't check my plan before I left, and I think I was going more like "not quite easy" than "quite hard." Either way, my times were utterly uninspiring, but not too bad. I am fairly confident that I'll be in at least sub 1:50 shape for my two half marathons, and that'll do for now.

4- I made Israeli couscous for the first time on Monday. It was a lovely addition to the chickpea and pumpkin-y salad, but I think I needed more salt.

5- Day 1 of officially tracking my weight (got my scales back at last) was a bust. I ate well and gained a pound. I know it's not real (it probably relates to eating dinner at 9pm...) but still! A not real 1 pound LOSS would be preferable. This is why I weigh every day and use physicsdiet!

6- Simon & Garfunkel was pretty awesome, but didn't blow me away. I just don't think "America" needs a shrieking guitar solo- it's quite allright as it is.

7- I need to stop watching old episodes of the West Wing on DVD. Every so often I find myself thinking it's real life. Ouch.

6 comments:

Britt said...

You're kickin butt in the pool! Well done!

SUB6 said...

I like the 7 things idea :) Wheh are your halfs?

SUB6 said...

When not wheh!

Kate said...

Taupo in August, Akl in last weekend of Oct/first weekend of Nov, whichever it is..

Aaron said...

Auckland has sold out, ridiculously early! Hope you got in...

Awesome times in the pool! I feel so very very slow...

Kate said...

Yup! Got in early, entered through work.

You won't feel slow in a few months time- trust me, once you get the hang of swimming you just get faster and faster