Another kilo gone and managed to cover the sprint tri distances again, although it was more of a challenge this week. I managed the cycle ok as part of my commute in London but it's not so easy to do the swim /run so I planned to do them at the weekend. However, this weekend we went to Devon so I had the choice of doing the 400m in 8m pool or the sea. I choose the pool as I am not a masochist and even though it wasn't really anything like proper swimming I still felt a sense of achievement at that mental tick once I had finished (I'm clearly starting from a very low baseline). The run was equally challenging. To break up the long drive home we stopped half way at the David Lloyd gym in Bristol. I really didn't want to run but Matthew wanted to watch the Liverpool match; even I think it's a no-brainier to choose running over watching football. I started running (well the 'old-lady shuffle' as we call it) but soon realised I was in direct sunlight and got too hot, so I finished 1km and changed machines. I then got bored and changed machines. 5 treadmills later I could conclude the best one was by the window overlooking the field, and I had done the 5k - TICK!. I really need to have structure and plans like this to train - if I'm left to decide what to do on a day-to-day basis I'd probably not actually do anything other than design plans on spreadsheets. I have been known to spend longer on a running graph than the run would actually have taken and then not done the run. I have been known to not run because my Garmin wasn't charged. But now I am a bit more experienced, I try not to do that lame stuff quite so often. On the other extreme I was reading a diary of someone following an ironman training plan who was saying she worked, had kids, moved house etc. and if she could do it anyone could, easy! But she then went on to say that sometimes she got up at ...... 4am !!!!!!!' to train ( yes 4am - the one in the middle if the night) in order to get everything done, LOL - is that really normal? A big upside this week was going to a meditation evening after work. Meditation has been a huge help to me over the last few years. Apart from meeting some very lovely, kind people it helps to stay focused in the present which I find is so much less stressful than hanging out in the past (depression) or worrying about the future (anxiety). Just bobbing along in the NOW is where it's all happening and tri ( well my version of it) is all about bobbing along.