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C25K – Day 2

Was a bit easier, and managed to get round a little quicker than Day 1. But as I got a new mountain bike at the weekend I have been spending time on that, good its more excersise but it did mean I tired myself out.

next run is tonight however! and its the last run of the first week! Can’t remember how big of an increase week 2 is, hopefully not much!

C25K – Day 1

Today I went for a run following the guide i found at http://www.c25k.com/ in my bid to get fit (yeah yeah I know I have been saying it for years now) but I was well prepared, new running trainers and shorts bought at the weekend and podcast downloaded (which I could add my own music to).

It is a really good way of starting to run (sounds silly but after lazing about for years it makes sense) as it tells you to walk for 5 mins to warm up, then comes the first 60 second run, then 90 seconds of walking and it alternates like this for about half an hour finishing with another 5 minute walk to cool down. I enjoyed it and covered quite some distance (which I will track), I’ll be honest, I did sometimes take a bit more of a break then it said and stopped twice to get my breath back but I do suffer from astma so am easing myself into it, but I ran for all of the 60 seconds (a couple of times a little bit longer) that it said to do.

Next run is friday as you’re supposed to take a day off inbetween, going to be tough to make myself do it on a friday but I will try and stick to it after all in 9 weeks I’m supposed to be able to run 5k or 30 minutes non-stop *gulp!*

Goodbye old friend

For years I have been a big drinker of coca cola or coke as its now known. It’s no big surprise to anyone that coke is quite bad for you, full of sugar and stuff but still I drank it. That was until lent this year when I decided to help myself get healthy I would give it up (for lent).

During this time, especilly the first few days I missed my drinks of coke a lot, I got moody and very tired at night. It wasn’t nice and a few times I nearly buckled and poured myself a glass.

I stayed with it and easter sunday came and I poured myself a glass… it was ok… not great but I drank it, now a few days later I poured myself a glass and couldn’t drink it, it just wasn’t nice. In a way I am a little sad, I used to love the taste but I suppose this is for the best, I have lost weight and people say I am looking better…. I doubt it’s entirely down to not drinking coke but it must be a factor.

So anyway, goodbye old friend.

At least I still like a good ol cup of tea🙂

End of an era

I was about 15 when I got my first mobile phone and since then until April 1st 2009 the only phones I have owned have been Ericsson/Sony Ericsson phones. In a way, I’m a little bit proud of that fact, whilst others were playing snake on there Nokia’s and having the ringtone that Dom Jolly used in Trigger Happy TV for his giant phone I was happily composing ringtones (with the help of guides from the internet) and… that was it, I don’t think my first phone had a game on it. This Phone was the

Ericsson A1018s

Ericsson A1018s

Ericsson A1018s

A beast of a phone, look at it… it’s huge! but it was my first… and second phone as I lost the first in a history class. It wasn’t a bad phone (in those days) but was hard to carry around… especially with an aerial that big. Funny thing is, I still have this phone taking up a drawer.

So I had that phone for a few years, at this stage I couldn’t care less what new phone came out, I just wanted to phone and text and that was it. Then when it came to finally upgrade I chose the…

Ericsson T20

ericsson t20

ericsson t20

This was a special version as it was a special edition Tomb Raider version, which meant it came with a free Tomb Raider PC game and tomb raider images stored on the phone. Apart from that the phone was like any other, from the outside there is no difference. I did love this phone, it had its own version of defender, tetris and breakout. This phone I had for ages and pretty much wore it out. I think I still have this phone somewhere… still have the tomb raider game! (it wasn’t very good)

Sony Ericsson Z600

z600

z600

WOW! This one folded in half, and had two screens, the big main one and one on the front flip which showed the time and who was phoning you… really useful! AND! my first colour screen phone! ALSO! my first phone with a camera! Oh the possibilities that this phone brought, what extra fun you could have, I forgot to mention that this also had WAP access (which cost a lot to access) A big step up for me, and I enjoyed it, I was starting to get the best phone I could get when it became time for me to upgrade my phone and I am really glad I chose this it was a very good phone up until the day I turned it on and it wiped itself, lost all sounds, and the screen resembled Windows 3.1. I wish I could say I was joking but I’m not. Still a great phone

Sony Ericsson K700i

sony_ericsson_k700i

sony_ericsson_k700i

The smallest phone I ever owned. This could take video’s and it was good, nothing majorly special it worked and had a cool aluminium back to it.

Sony Ericsson w810

Sony Ericsson w810

Sony Ericsson w810

Probably the best of the lot, This phone never ever let me down and I loved it until I wore the battery down. I only got this because the carrier I was getting it off was offering a free Sony PSP if I took out a £35 a month contract… so I signed up as I really wanted a PSP… turned out I had to get an older phone as this had only just come out. So I just left with the phone, and swore at the rip off and fake advertising poster they had in the window. But I got a great phone out of it… and a few months later I got a PSP… then sold it again for a Wii… what comes around gets traded for something better (I want a PSP again btw… I miss it)

Sony Ericsson k850i

sony ericsson k850i

sony ericsson k850i

So here we are, the latest of my Sony Ericsson phones and what will be my last. I chose this over a Nokia N95 after I read bad reviews of that phone, kinda wished I had ignored them now as this phone was ok for a few months but those tiny buttons were very hard to get used to and the 3 touch sensitive buttons just below the screen always get pressed by your cheek whilst you in a call… very annoying! Also the plastic above and below the screen is held on by touble sided sticky tape/plastic…. trust me, I’ve seen it as they have fallen off many times leaving glue everwhere (especilly on the screen) and the battery died very quickly so it needs charging every couple of daysw which drives me mad as it doesn’t seem to matter if I use the phone or not. I will be glad to see the back of it.

So what am I getting to replace and end the era of Ericssons…

iPhone

iPhone

The iPhone of course!

And I can’t wait

Wham bars

I used to love these as a kid, not too fun now with my teeth covered in one sat in a busy office. No one can understand me when I speak now… *sigh*

A weekend where I did something..

Path by the River Irwell

Path by the River Irwell

My weekends are usually quite boring. Mainly my fault since I end up not doing much but this weekend has been different, yesterday day time was pretty much the usual, but last night I went out and had a nice few drinks with a couple of friends and today went on a bike ride for a couple of hours. I seem to do the same route pretty much every time but I enjoy it, the only bad thing is when I’m half way I’m in the bottom of a valley and need to climb up again to get home… very tiring!