New Soilman: Fitter, faster… but not leaner

Bit of a breakthrough today. I managed to run non-stop for just under 5 miles. At no blistering pace, admittedly, but still. An hour’s continuous running, just three months ago, would have been a risible notion. I got breathless heaving my arse out of bed.

On the down side, I’ve lost not an ounce of weight. Admittedly, my ‘diet’ has been pretty desultory… but I’d hoped that the exercise alone would do some good. It hasn’t.

Hey ho. You win some, you lose some. I may be fatter than I was at 30, but I’m fitter. I’ll settle for that.

7 Responses to “New Soilman: Fitter, faster… but not leaner”

  1. Sarah Says:

    Muscle weighs more than fat. So you may have more muscle mass, less fat and still weigh more.

  2. Amy Says:

    Running is a bit like allotments; it feels like all the hard work happens at the beginning but with a bit of determination and maybe some good luck you’ll get the rewards later.

  3. Damo Says:

    Good on you….he says sat on the sofa munching through a pack of Doritos! Must get that bike out of the garage!!

  4. Eliane Says:

    Well done. Keep going. Partly because reading your pre- and post-run tweets is hilarious.

  5. Tanya Walton Says:

    Well I think it’s a major accomplishment soilman….one step at a time is better than nothing!! And just think how quicker you will be at digging the plot!!!

  6. Jo Says:

    Well done. You may not weigh any less, but you will be better toned.

  7. The Idiot Gardener Says:

    Race you to the pub! Pies are half price…