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Back to rychan's Blog ( Created 23 March 2015 | Last Edited 23 March 2015)
Back on the run
Catching up with y'all
After a while being lazy, I've spent the last week on holiday completely away from tech and boy oh boy was it a fun week!

Fun games, getting to grips with my fear of heights which is apparently still there and getting to know the wifes side of the family better, which was great!

So I've decided to get back onto the fitness / losing weight wagon, aiming to complete a 10k run in under an hour for August bank holiday. If I can get under 14 st that would be a bonus, I've waivered around 15st for too long for my liking and this podge in front of me has gotta go!

I'm still coding things by the way, mostly web stuff still as there's a bit of a backlog of stuff at the day job but last years games should be getting finished and ported somtime soon also.

In terms of training, I'm doing a 4.5 - 5k jog every other day starting from saturday just gone and I'm looking into what arm exercises I can sort out for my typist like arms

Wish me luck, as I'm gonna need it. Next year, all going well I'll be aiming for a half marathon.

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Posted : Tuesday, 26 May 2015, 13:23

starting to get back on track now. 3k of jogging / walking tonight completed. Hopefully will be good to do the same tomorrow! Feeling pretty unfit so no more fizzy pop!

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Posted : Monday, 08 June 2015, 14:25

5k done tonight, kept off the fizzy pop so far, apart from a can of dr pepper today, felt pretty rough this morning.

Also, I decided to turn the gamejam / 10k / gamejam thing into an event to raise money for the gamers charity Specialeffect, if anyone's interested I can PM you the link of course

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Posted : Thursday, 11 June 2015, 00:24

Another 5k last night, the walk back up the hill was the most tiring though!

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Posted : Thursday, 11 June 2015, 02:58

Seems you're back to full health again, now. Great stuff!

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Posted : Thursday, 11 June 2015, 06:11

Aye, it's getting back for sure.

Not feeling it too much in my legs the next day either, which is probably a good thing, I think the walk back is doing a decent warm-down for me.

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Posted : Saturday, 13 June 2015, 03:20

aaand the doc explains why my eyes have been leaking for the last week or so, conjunctivitis! Oh well, still keeping on keeping on

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Posted : Saturday, 13 June 2015, 03:25

One thing after another! It never ends!!!

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Posted : Saturday, 13 June 2015, 03:28

It seems to be a theme of late doesn't it! Still, all good over here, hoping to put some bits together on the refresh games site today.

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Posted : Saturday, 13 June 2015, 14:18

Just over 3km tonight with one walking break for a minute after hitting 2k, not bad. Wwill time myself again starting tomorrow again.

Think I should easily be able to do 3k a day so long as I cool down properly.

That's what this is all about now.

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Posted : Saturday, 13 June 2015, 14:28

Remind me in a couple of weeks..
Today my sister swam a mile across Lake Windermere, so that cost me a sodding fortune in sponsorship!
(Mostly because she did it for Child Brain Injury Trust.. Couldn't very well ignore that!!!)

So, yeah, kinda sponsored out, today!!!

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Posted : Saturday, 13 June 2015, 14:59

No worries, I kinda felt a little weird posting it so early on tbh.

That's an awesome feat by the way and a worthy charity also!

I remember Lake Windermere as a kid on my holidays to Keswick and the Lake District, including, of course, the pencil factory That must've been bloomin' freezing!

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Posted : Monday, 15 June 2015, 13:57

So stats fans! Tonights 5k time is 26:52. Quite happy with that, found my pace towards the end of the run i think and only stopped twice to walk for a minute.

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Posted : Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 14:35

Bit slower tonight, 5k in 27:32, that's okay though, again, two stops, but the first stop to walk was after 14 mins. Yesterdays was after 7.

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Posted : Wednesday, 24 June 2015, 13:31

Okay, 3k in a fairly sedate 17:21 followed by an uphill 1k in 4:56. Bit of a push on that one!

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Posted : Monday, 06 July 2015, 14:44

Tonights run, not so good. Chose to walk back up the hilly way to tell my legs off will retry tomorrow / wednesday.

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Posted : Wednesday, 08 July 2015, 16:18

3k - a okay tonight, back to 5 again on friday perhaps.

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Posted : Thursday, 09 July 2015, 05:09

Keep it up!

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Posted : Thursday, 16 July 2015, 15:01

Are you still on target for the Just-Giving run?

...or is that out the window, now?

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Posted : Friday, 17 July 2015, 05:59

Just about on target to do it, not sure if I'll make it under my hopeful time of 1 hour though, been feeling constantly tired out of late, probably need to cut back the coffee and colas.

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Posted : Monday, 10 August 2015, 14:43

There've been more runs before tonight btw but tonight is the first of my less than 2 weeks to go runs, so I've upped the distance to 7k and completed that in around 45 minutes tonight. Looks like I'll be just over an hour at this rate but that's cool, finishing will be good enough at this point!

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Posted : Monday, 10 August 2015, 15:31

Awesome! Hope it all goes well for you.

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Posted : Tuesday, 11 August 2015, 01:01

Fingers Crossed

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Posted : Monday, 24 August 2015, 04:41

10k completed yesterday and my official time is.... 1:10:00 yay!

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Posted : Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 01:03

My legs are just about back to normal again now, so, time to train up for the next run, not sure when / where

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