18 January 2009

Fellrunners in Mankini's

Hilarious chat on the forum today, about fellrunners wearing mankinis, could this be the new kit?

Photos coming soon...not to be missed!

17 January 2009

Fat Girl Running...

Beginners diary...

I already have a runners diary online, which calculates how much i have ran, calories, and much more, but as i have stated my nickname is FAT GIRL RUNNING.

I am a fat girl, there is no shame in this, i have in the past been slim, once was size 8 in clothes, had a 22in waist, and thought i could eat as much as liked. But eventually it catches up on you, and having taken the pill at 22, by 26 the weight started piling on, i blame most of this on the pill i was taking, that tablet has now been discontinued, but its the reason my weight started piling on, its not the excuse for why i am fat now, there is no excuses for that, i am now obese, not a nice word, and no, i am not proud of being obese, i am only a size 16 in clothes, which in X amount of years i have doubled in size, again nothing to be proud of, but its a fact.

I have tried ALL the diets, every single one you can possibly think of, i have probably done, or contenplated on doing. I have lots of diet books, lots of healthy eating recipe books.

The lack of exercises i feel was the cause, because at the age of 26 i passed my driving test, i then had a car, i then stopped walking, i must have walked easily 20 miles a week, to and from work, or to and from college, so i guess, the car is to blame! still, thats the facts!

And after trying all the diets, and healthy eating, and walking to work, etc etc the one thing i have always wanted to do was run...

Always wanted to learn to run, but come on... FAT GIRLS DON'T RUN!

Well this FAT GIRL DOES! and its only been my 2nd week of running, but i feel trapped today, i want to go out and run round the block, but because of the tonsilitus and antibiotics etc, i have to rest, which is why i am about to emulsion my living room ceiling.

I have to do some kind of exercise, keep the muscles moving, otherwise the last 2 weeks would have been a waste.

My first run was with Andy, he is a personal trainer and also a friend. Because i have a disability, which has its disadvantages, i had to have my first run with Andy, as he can teach me the proper way of breathing, or the best exercises to do after my run, gives encouragement too.

So, my first run, couldn't even run 40 yards, the beginners running programme, states we have to in the first week, run, walk, run, walk.

So the first week is 3 runs of 4 mins fast walk, 1 min run, and this continues until its 30 mins of walk/run exercise.

The 2nd run, Andy told me i had run possibly 1/16th of a mile, and the rest walking, of which was 1 half miles.

The 3rd run was with a friend whose nickname is Pilgrim, he said i ran 1/2 a mile out of 2 miles, which is not bad on tonilitus. bad weather too, blumming crazy really, raining, windy, and freezing, is this really a clever idea, err no! not really under the circumstances.

But, FAT GIRLS got to start somewhere!!!

The training has to be stopped for one week, while i get rid of the tonsilitus.

I love my Job...

There is not many people who can say they love their jobs...

I have worked in alot of jobs where i have hated the place, hated the bosses, hated the thought of being nice to people i really could not stand the sight of!

But 8 months ago, i applied for this job i have now, and it was a struggle first, not i guess of the job, but for many other reasons which will come apparent eventually on this blog, but what i fought with most was my own self-esteem, my own self-belief.

After going back to work after the Christmas holidays, i really enjoyed last week, the girls in the office we share are all very nice. In 8 months i have never heard any of them argue with each other, which for an office of all women i would say thats an achievement.

I have two bosses who are really nice people. One is my boss who is on the same wavelength as me, both Leo's, both from large families, both similiar ages. At first in the job, i thought i never get along with her, because she is super intelligent, and the only degree i have is in life experiences! but we do get on well.

Her desk! it has to be said, she is the No.1 post it queen, she has more notes than the whole of blogger site has on its blogs, and piles of organised piles (clutter or mess), but as i am in the administration role i try to do the work, file it, and my desk is tidy.

Her desk, she knows, she says "My desk is in the process of being tidied, its all organised piles".

My boss also has senior moments, which i have to say rub off, luckily when i have lists of work from her i save them in a folder, so if she cannot remember something its filed away.

I am still alittle apprehensive of talking on the telephone, especially when i have to say... Goodmorning, this is X speaking, and then i have to give the LONG title of where we work, which is a word i cannot pronounce, so i know i say it wrong every single time! HAHA!!!

And there i thought excel would throw me more! But i really do love my job!

My kind of Pink...

Don't you love the background colour, its my kind of PINK!!!

I actually have my bedroom wall painted in this colour, way before i got this blog.

I love pink, the FELL PONIES are fellrunners who have their own vests, and pink is one of the colours, the day i have the fitness to run on the fells, i will be a proud owner of a pink vest!!!

Fellrunners are a different species of runners, i have every admiration for fellrunners, the strength and determination they have is second to none.

I fell onto this forum purely by accident, as i was seeing a guy called Des, who organises races, and i thought i go have a look at what actually fellrunning was, has i had never heard of it before.

And just before Christmas, time of the dreaded tonsilitus, i fell onto this forum, which i have to say, firstly accepted me, until, they realised i was not a fellrunner.

But 700 posts on, i feel they have accepted me, i am only a beginner, but you got to start somewhere...

And Pink, yes i do love pink...

Decorating is exercise...Right?

This is now the 6th week of feeling unwell, first 2 weeks had flu symptoms, then it went onto sore throat, each time i went to the doctor, they said it was a virus, and no antibiotics could be given, so eventually on the 4th week i went to another doctor, who first took a swab test of my throat, two days later the doctors receptionist rings, to tell me i need antibiotics as i have septic tonsilitus, there i have been going to the doctors feeling like crap, and each time they fobbed me off and i had to go home with such a painful throat, so i take the antibiotics on the 4th week, great it clears, 5th week i go back into work, all this time i have to add was over Christmas, so i had used up my Christmas holidays being ill.

So this is the 6th week i am on a 2nd course of antibiotics and thrush medicine, because antibiotics are reknown to give you thrush!

Which means i have to not run this week, the week i was better i did run, love it, i got the urge now to run...

So as its the weekend and i am on my 2nd course, and i am not allowed to go out running, i decided if i wear the decorating white mask, i can do some emulsioning, because its exercise...yeah?


The walls are emulsioned with the base coat, yes 2 coats and still its a base, and now i have to stop painting the ceiling, as i have been using that paint thats pink but within the hour turns white, well i have a HUGE living room, and half way in its turned white, its now dark outside, and the lightening in here is utter crap, so i have to stop now, wash up and start again tomorrow when i have finished work.

I cannot wait to get some colour on the walls, feel like i just need a long sleeved jacket right now, with all these white walls and half ceiling painted.

Don't you just hate painting, it would have been so much more fun going for a run!!!

I have to do the gloss, but that has to wait till i have got rid of this throat infection, otherwise it will go worse with the fumes, i might possibly do the gloss in the spring, when i can open the windows, its too cold out there to open them.

Listening to...

My painting music playlist...

Bon Jovi - Never say goodbye
Guns n roses - Night Train
The Killers - Human
Semisonic - Secret Smile
LeAnne Rimes - Can't fight the moonlight
Shaggy - Oh Carolina

And the list goes on to really really sad crap, but peacefully enjoyable!!!

Anyone have any ideas on downloads for me, for painting music, email me!

Reason for the blog

I have recently started running, to my friends i am called this is the title i gave myself.

I shall be chatting about diets, health, exercise, and generally taking the P about life in general.

I shall also be chatting about the people in my life, and also the ones i have come across in the past, that have been down right rude, or have been the most wonderful people i have ever met!

Its a journey is a blog, i have a silly funny haha sense of humour, so i may sound as dippy as can be, but then i am into quantum physics, so i might blow your mind with science, who knows!

But right now, my passion is running, or it shall be once i get past the mile marker!