Saturday, January 16, 2010

Tomorrow::Race Day

So, I went to my physio and I am OK. I can certainly run the 5k tomorrow. I feel so down because last year I could easily run 15k. So, it will be weird to ONLY run the 5, but atleast I am out there running right! That is the goal.

After a good chat with Dr. Leif I have decided to hold off any distances over 15K for the next two years. I am going to wait until all six of my kids are in full day school. I will be almost 41 in two years. Well, in my early 40's I will be in a new racing category (bonus!) and I will have the daytime to train and I will obviously get more sleep and have more energy. This is also important. It is just that I am so GOAL driven. So, I will strive to improve my 5, 10 and 15k times.

I will run half marathons and my first full in my 40's. I am good with that decision no more pressure. I would rather run, than be disappointed if I were to get injured again. So, I moved down from the half clinic, to the 10k gradual build (which goes up to 13k) PERFECT.

Today, I did something stupid...I fell down two garage steps and rolled on my foot/ankle. All is OK. I just need to ice.

So, that is that. I switched clinics, I am still working out to my strength DVD's 6x a week (Dr. approved this for me!) and my 10K training. Now, I wonder what my goal race is?

Friday, January 15, 2010

Week 2 - Friday

I am still here. I have been eating right, and doing my daily tape. Tomorrow will finish up week 2! Four more to go.

My knee is still a bit sore. Off to physio I go tomorrow. Get a check up! I am hoping my 5k race will be good to go on Sunday. If not, I am going to go check out boxing on Monday.

I will not run tonight either. Just want it to feel good!

So, there is my update. Oh, and I am back into my jeans (my smaller--bigger jeans) feels good! So, I must be doing something right!

As for #500in2010. Not a good week that way. I think so far I am only at 3k.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Week 2 - Wednesday

Yesterday, I did my workout. I walked 2 k, and the day before (yesterday) 1 k. I sat down, and when I got up my knee (THE knee) that knocked me out of exercise for 7 months hurt. So, needless to say I felt angry. I iced my knee and I rested it.

I also made an appointment with my physio. See him on Sat.

Today it feels normal. So?! I am not sure now.

I wanted to run last night, and was sad that I could not run. Oh, and my period is on its way today. Grrhhh. After having six kids, the cycle I get is not fun. Well, it never was but it is nasty now. :D

So, all in all I hope today is a good day. I will MAKE it a good day. I am going to try my DVD this morning and of course I am supposed to run for the next three evenings. And, my 5k race is on Sunday. So *fingers crossed*

If my knee continues to hurt, I will drop back in clinics, or maybe stop running again. Not worth it. I am thinking boxing might be what I do next. If my plan does not work...

Monday, January 11, 2010

Week 2 - Monday Weigh In

Well, all of that hard work paid off (and I even slipped in a piece of cake--very small slice) this week.

I am down eight pounds! And that leaves 39 pounds to go to goal of 145.

I worked hard, and MADE/FORCED my self to MOVE seven days this week. I will continue that trend this week as well.

I have my whole week planned out, and I am sitting here in my workout gear. When do I work out? During the day as soon as I get back from dropping off my my big kids to school. That leaves only two kids, and the house is pretty quiet. So, I fit it in where I can.

Usually I walk, but today is SOOOOO wet and dark that I will drive them.

I would LOVE to see my weight dip into the 170' s by next week. That is the plan!

Today, I will do my 48 minute RIU tape.

Happy Monday!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Day Seven - Day of Rest? Not.

Rest? Not really. I ran 8k this morning, and boy did I feel every extra pound jiggling and a blubbering. I felt SO beat down, but I completed it.

I wanted to quit, but I kept pushing. I survived. I hope today was just an 'off' kind of morning. I didn't eat before I ran (because we got home late after a dinner party) and so I felt a bit sick on my run. Hunger. Thirsty. Lead legs. I even had to take an extra walk break.

Yup. Fat and out of shape. Oooh how I don't love that feeling.

Last night was a great dinner out with friends. I skipped the appies, skipped any drinks. Drank lots of water. Ate a piece of homemade lasagna (made with low fat stuff) a half cup caesar salad (no bacon bits or parm) and I left the white sourdough with butter (my FAVE--I am the granddaughter of a baker) and I had a small sliver of homemade chocolate cake with a bit of icing. Delish. I kept drinking water. I didn't feel deprived. I was actually STUFFED! And, enjoyed beautiful company. Isn't that awesome!

We got to bed about 1, and this morning me alarm went off for my run. The whole house was asleep. It was hard to get up and out. So, I didn't get a whole lot of sleep. That is another problem. Lack of sleep for me.

So, that is my day so far! Today we are off to a celebrate a baptism of a sweet little boy Evan. My cousin's second son. So, more food issues to deal with. But hey, food is a fact of life right. Have to find the right balance.


avg 6:56
max 5:12
Calories burned 715! Good score.

As for #500in2010 this weeks total: 27.28k converted to miles: 16.9510 mi (can I round up to 17 here Laura?)