Mojo and mince pies

Posted: January 13, 2015 in Diet, Janathon, Jantastic, Marathon, running
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You know how some people, having gone for a run (or having gone to the gym to ‘do some weights’ but actually just spend the majority of time chatting), then say to themselves,
“Great! I can now eat a load of rubbish – I deserve it”
Well it worked the other way round for me this evening.
I had polished off the last couple of mince pies (of that box…only one box left now) and whilst I very much enjoyed them, it cemented my plans to go for a run this evening, even though I didn’t actually leave the house til gone 10pm.

It was cold and wet this evening and there would have been very little chance of me going for a run normally* had it not been for:
1) Janathon
2) Jantastic
3) A free, 30-day Strava premium upgrade
4) A new iPod (on which to play classic ‘Soul II Soul’ album ‘Keep on Movin’)

*That is not to say that I ran it abnormally. I think my run was of the fairly normal variety.

I managed to get a Strava segment PB and really felt that my 40 minute workout really had purpose and direction. I’m getting there. I feel like I’m getting better.

At 91.6 kg and a height of 170cm I’m still officially obese though, with a BMI of 31.6 (we have some new scales, by the way).
I normally don’t pay much attention to BMI as it doesn’t take muscle:body fat ratio into account…
…unfortunately, these scales also tell me my body fat percentage is 30.5 (above 24% is ‘high’ for men of my age).
Oh well.

I genuinely feel well motivated at the moment though and I feel that positive change is on the way…

…as soon as I finish off that other box of mince pies 😉

Janathon (day 13) – involving Strava segment PBs, motivation and mince pies – Done.

  1. Shaz says:

    It’s shortbread here that we have left that calls for me to eat it, next I shall not make any

  2. madhat2014 says:

    Hoping to catch some of your motivation. 😃

  3. CeeJayKay says:

    good on ya xxx 🙂 i didnt buy mincepies last year… they are my ‘downfall’!

  4. Maybe I should eat the last of the leftovers myself rather than forcing them on my family!
    Well done on the Strava PB!

  5. Loupie says:

    Well done on your PB

  6. David Faust says:

    I’ve been “obese” since I can remember. I’m not, I just have heavy bones!!

  7. Helen Liz says:

    The scales think I’m obese as well. I think I’m just under tall for my weight.
    My remaining Christmas leftovers is the box of Ferrero Rocher. I’m rationing myself (because I could finish a box of 25 in about 10 minutes) to one a day. Not had today’s yet…

  8. winsometahn says:

    Heading in the right direction – well done!

  9. abradypus says:

    We have the European Chocolate Mountain.

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