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Holiday Training

Posted by Tubby Paul on July 25, 2013

Well as you may or may not be aware, I am now officially in my training phase ready for my first ever half marathon, the Perkins Great Eastern half marathon in Peterborough, (if you can, please follow my just giving link and donate!) but I am very aware that I need to be ready for it! Now while 13.1 miles is not a huge great distance, it is still quite a big first challenge for me, a man who always hated running! 

I have found a training program on line that I am following, I also have an app called Endomondo on my phone which tracks my runs, and using their website I have just planned out my holiday run routes from where we are staying, so there is no messing around, the routes are already stored in my phone with maps and everything!  I really am liking Endomondo, I do plan to write a full review when I get time. I only have the free subscription, however I really am thinking about upgrading!

So my run routes are organised, my x-train days will be spent on the beach, either swimming or shuttles in the sand, and instead of my usual weights program, I will be doing a body weight circuit of press – ups, burpees, squat jumps, crunches, dips and heel taps, so i should be okay there too.

Yes my diet will not be as good as normal, but our eating habits as a family have changed, so yes there will be some treats, it will not be as bad as it used to be!

The only thing I need to remember now is to pack my trainers, and enjoy my holiday, knowing that it wont have hampered my efforts to run the Perkins Great East Run, and hopefully raise lots of money for the Royal Air Force Association!

See you in the gym (or on the beach!)

Paul

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Me, a progress picture

Posted by Tubby Paul on July 16, 2013

I thought long and hard about if I should share this or not, I am happier with my body now than I ever have been, although there is still a long way to go until I have the shape I want!

But this is me, it is honest and unedited, and it will be good for me to look back on in the future!

In Progress

See you in the gym,

Paul

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The Bad Habit You Must Break by Age 44 | Men’s Health News

Posted by Tubby Paul on July 13, 2013

Glad I stopped st 32! And the health benefits have been brilliant, I’m fitter than I have ever been.

See you in the gym

Paul

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Food to Run On

Posted by Tubby Paul on July 11, 2013

This is an older post, I am gutted Andrea has stopped updating this blog, but hey, we all have other things in our lives! Lets face it the best I have managed of late are a few re-blogs! This one is worth a re-blog, even if just for the list down the left of the best minimally processed foods for runners.
See you in the gym (or on the pavement!)

Paul

Jello Legs

Every day my news feeds on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, WordPress, Bloglovin’, MyFitnessPal are flooded with advice on what one should and shouldn’t be eating to live a healthy lifestyle. Some days I’ll be told to drink red wine to keep my muscles strong, others it provides me no benefits. Some days grapefruit is great for me, other days it’ll give me breast cancer. Some days red meat should be part of my healthy diet, other days it’ll shorten my lifespan. Most days I just feel like a headless chicken set loose in the supermarket.

So to simplify my decisions in the grocery aisle I created the following rules each item must pass to make it into my basket:

– whole grain flours only
– no refined sugars (chocolate is of course an exception!)
– no artificial sweeteners
– no trans fats

Some may…

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