Friday, 8 May 2009

Training's going well

I had a good gym sesh today. I'm 8 weeks into my 20 week plan (culminating, of course, with the Olympic distance triathlon on 2nd August - you can sponsor me here), so I thought I'd try a mini triathlon this fine Friday evening.

I did 40 minutes on the bike, which came to 17.5km and burned 360 cals (you gotta take those with a pinch of salt!)
I then ran 20 minutes on the treadmill at 10min/mile pace, which came to 3.3km (or 2 miles) and burned 275 calories.
Then I hopped in the pool and did 900metres straight, in about 15 minutes. I took it nice and slow, trying to stretch out my arms. I like doing 50 or 100 laps without stopping, just cruising, but I also know I need to work on my speed. Anyway, that came to just under half the distance of the tri, and I was fine for that, so I know August will be no problem! I did this in 1.5 hours, so I should be course for my 2.45 tri time *fingers crossed*

I also managed to put together a photo montage of our wedding - only took me 51 weeks! Well, just in time for our one year anniversary. We hadn't used our vouchers for Habitat yet, but I finally decided to get the 55cmx55cm black frame with a multi-photo mount. I got some photos printed today at the local print shop and they look great! I'm inspired to prance around in my wedding dress on the 18th!

Hopefully we'll get some sunny weather this weekend, as Ronan and I are planning on doing a pub walking tour in Sussex. Walking and pubs, two of my favourite things! All in all, I'm getting super excited about summer and can't wait for it to be here so we can do more outdoors activities. A year ago exactly, Lauren was here in Brighton and it was absolutely sweltering! Here's to hoping for a bit more of that kind of weather soon!


  1. I just made my donation today! I'm sorry it's not very much. If I get a great paying job in the next couple months, I will surely donate more!

    I went to the beach on Friday with Nick to work out. Man, running on the beach is rough! I was so sore this weekend. I hope I can keep it up!

    Is your photo montage online? I want to see it!

  2. Thanks so much for donating! :):) It's coming upt!

    Working out? Wow! Nick IS a good influence on you! what else do you do for fitness?

    It's not online, no, but I'll take a pic and send it to you. x

  3. Wow, can I just say that is a fantastic photo! So many photographers try to overdo it or they're just amateurs. That looks so pro and it's tasteful too. Who did your photography? Do you have his link?