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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Thoroughly hacked off!!!!!

I don't like to moan...... I can be a moaning old biddy at times, but I like to keep my blog carefree and peaceful. But I have a major whinge to air.

I have been training HARD for the race for life (at least it feels pretty hard) I have studiously increased my jogging times and decreased my walking intervals as per the recommended timetable, training 3 times a week including once with my sis.... and it is HARD! (Are you getting the picture of how HARD it really is :-) ?) This week we (my sis and I) started week 5 on Sunday which was alternating 5 mins jogging and 3 mins walking 3 times. I failed miserably at the first 5 mins jog but managed the rest, so today had planned to re-do that repeat (Mostly because the next one encompasses an 8 mins jog which I know I'm not ready for)..... well I was here deciding to go out and MrNoo said he would come with me. I should say that I bought him a pair of running trainers for Christmas which I never expected to see used. Anyone who knows MrNoo will know that he is not of an athletic build, and neither is he what you would call "fit" !!! Great, thought I... i can have a fairly easy time of it and just concentrate on improving my breathing and not worry too much about length of runs... more on quality!!! Knowing that when i started I could barely jog a minute, I expected a similar maybe slightly better show from him......

Well, how wrong can a person be? He barely broke a sweat and I had to give up before him every single jog..... I am miffed..... nay heartbroken......... (to say nothing of knackered, breathless, half-dead, red-faced and sweating like an animal!). I have trained for 2 months and he comes out the first time ever and squarely shows me how it's done. Bless him, he was gracious and commented that he did used to run cross country (30 years ago!) But i am a little demurred to say the least! The only good side to this is that I now realise I have a permanent training buddy..... and my beloved man who has been supporting me from the sidelines all this time has no excuse whatsoever for not joining in and helping me on my way!!!

See there's a silver lining to every cloud!! :-)

10 comments:

  1. you're narked? i'm narked too - i've felt so vituous over our achievements and no amount of telling myself that mrnoo does a reasonably physical job (well he's not deskbound in any case) and that he likes the outdoors will compensate for the fact that that just isn't fair!!! let the sympathy roll in!!! sis

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  3. I take the dog for my too occasional attempts to become a runner (-Mr J & son are in training for the Leeds 10k & run two or three times a week, so their company is NOT an option!) I refer to them as a RALK. I run(?!) until the dog notices I am running & speeds up. I then walk for a bit! You have my sympathy!

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  4. Well I am full of admiration for you Noo. You know I am planning to walk the RFL, ( goodness knows what my back would say if I attempted to run ) so anyone who jogs/runs/breaks sweat is fine by me ;-)

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  5. Well thats not on is it, its not fair! My husband does things like that all the time, cooking, he knows a better way, fitness, he just does it, they can't knit though can they!!? :) You have done so well with the training, keep on running.

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  6. I am amazed too at your dedication to training, I could walk it but any running would kill me! As for Mr Noo, well they do that to us don't they!!! Men!!!

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  7. It's like the athlete that has the trainer following along in a car eh...they seem to get the easy bit and you do the hard work...just remember he isan active rush around type of person...and maybe that cross country 30 yrs ago has never left him....xox p

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  8. Well done you for trying, such a worthwhile cause. I wish you loads of luck and happy training with hubby.

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  9. It's all relative really he mind have been saying privately that you were a real revelation and took him by surprise and that he was glad his secret training had paid off?

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  10. Anonymous5:38 pm

    Had the same problem with your Dad!! I reckon it's muscle memory, mine had nothing to remember!!!
    M
    XXX

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