Monday, 29 June 2009

15 week challenge

I've signed up via
Amy's blog to motivate myself for the next 15 weeks. I'm a bridesmaid October 17th, so this coincides perfectly.

I have 15 weeks to get to goal weight - let's do it!

This week's challenge is to recreate a sinful recipe - a good challenge since this week I have been literally DREAMING of pizza, and fries, and the new Texas Wrapster from KFC. Drool!

Tonight, I threw into a pot some ultra lean beef mince, chopped tomatoes, kidney beans and chilli powder and while I went spinning, it simmered away nicely.

When I got home, I put some sweet potatoes in to roast and ta-da...chilli cheese fries!!

Sunday, 28 June 2009

5 miles and counting

Today's eats maybe weren't the best...there was vanilla icecream consumed first thing.

My flat was so hot this morning that I couldn't stomach cooking, I was out of smoothie ingredients - so icecream it was!

Lunch was chili/bean soup and three of my homemade chicken tenders.

Dinner was roasted aubergine/peppers marinated in harissa paste and served over couscous.

I wanted to run 5 miles today, but I just wasn't fueled up properly I think. I went before dinner, so all I'd had was soup and icecream - note to self, soup and icecream may not get you through 5miles round the park!

I stopped to walk twice, but still made it in 1 hour, 5 minutes - I'm a slow runner, what can I say! 5mph is my go-to speed. It doesn't seem to matter the distance I'm going, it always averages out to be 5mph nevermind if I think I'm doing a shorter, faster run or a longer, slower run - I just can't seem to help it!

Now, it's time for bed. It's my turn to be in the office early this week, so have to leave at 6am tomorrow.

- CJ

Thursday, 11 June 2009

OMG...what have I done??

So, last night after a particularly good 6k run...I did something a little crazy.

Now, keeping in mind that I only started running in January and have never entered a race before, I have been seriously toying with the idea of running the London marathon. To the point that when the ballot opened, I registered. I figured that it would be a sign if I got in that I was meant to do it.

But for the past two weeks I've been obsessed with the idea of the Sony Ericsson 'run to the beat' half marathon in September.

Last night I entered, and now I'm terrified!

115 days!!!

- CJ