Hee hee - I apologise for being this smug, but well .... I just am!!!
I've had my meal out with friends at the Indian restaurant, and I still have one point saved for the week. It's like having my cake and eating it!
What's more, I've had a really nice night out, and don't feel like I've denied myself anything. I've stayed off the booze tonight, as I still haven't drunk since my return from Scotland, and I can't quite be bothered to break the dry spell now. I had a chicken tikka starter, and then a korma main - but I shared the dish with my friend Sheena, and had it with plain boiled rice, and only used half of that portion. This meant that even with crisps devoured in the pub beforehand (as dinner wasn't til 9 and I'd been out running at about half 4 and not eaten since), I'm still in my points for the week.
I did another 3.5km route this afternoon on my run, and did it in the same time as Wednesday's run. The difference with today's was there was far more gradient involved, and about half the route was off-road, either over footpaths or on the common. I ran out as far as the common and about half way across it, then I'd already decided before the run that I'd use the big hill up as a walking breather. I actually did jog up two short stretches of it, then ran across the shallower incline at the top, very quick walk over the crest of the hill, then ran back down the hill and ran through the park to take me home. Taking the breathers (or knowing I was going to be taking a breather on the outward run) meant that I could push myself to lengthen my stride a bit and more run than jog, so that made for a nice change from my usual slow, steady maintaining pace.
I'm heading off for a bit of morning shopping tomorrow with some of the girls, then we're off to Jon's parents place to lounge in their pool for the afternoon, have a barbie and play croquet (how quaintly English!!). Hopefully, Sunday will be a day for quiet lounging and going for a walk.
Have a good one, folks!
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