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Friday, August 27, 2010

First things first, if I successfully complete the next 2 weeks of my C25K I'm 'allowed' to sign up for the 5km race of the Auckland Marathon. I say allowed because I cleared it with the boyfriend because we share the money but he wouldn't have said no or anything. He is really supportive of my wanting to be a runner. The 5k is at the end of October, and if i stick to my C25K timetable like glue then I should be in my last week and able to run most of the race. And I won't be running for time or anything, just to finish and to run my first race. I'm super dooper excited, but very peeved that I don't get a tshrit. They are for people running 10km or more :( Maybe next year!

Secondly, I have noticed that this time around (I have tried running before) I am doing much better and it isn't as hard. I credit this to a good diet this time and also not rushing into it. Last time I just ran with no plan and was really hard on myself. This time I made sure I could walk easily first before adding in running intervals. Having that base of cardio fitness instead of no cardio fitness has made things a lot easier. Running is by no means a walk in the park, but it is easier this time.

Thirdly, I wore my new running threads today. Sooooo much more comfortable then my 5 year old trackies and whatever tshirt I could find. And I felt like a pro :) Can't wait to get some more stuff. I've never had a hobby before so buying stuff for a hobby is new and exciting for me!

End of right now time. Thanks for listening

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AMLYST 8/27/2010 9:12AM

    That is awesome that you're feeling so good this time around! I think the best advice, and you already know it, is to ease into it. You will definitely be ready to do your 5k by the end of October! I'm training for my first half-marathon scheduled for Oct 17, and I'm only up to running 6 miles right now (I have 7.1 to go by then . . . EEEEKKKK!)


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Running - W1 D2

Friday, August 27, 2010

I did my second C25K run today, but first I have a confession.

Yesterday sucked. Badly. To start off with I was running late. Then I discovered that my boyfriend hadn't done the shopping like I had asked so I had 2 manderins and nothing else. This is not an exageration, I had nothing else to take for lunch. Right, bad start. Off I go to school. Running late, get there and the bus to rippa rugby had left without me so I had to get back in my car and drive to the fields 1km from my house (FML). On the way there I went to the bakery. Oh, yes I did. I got doughnuts and a sausage roll. Then since I'd already stuffed it up I had a moro bar then Burger King for dinner. Argh. On the bright side, since I was coaching a rippa team I was walking around and running up and down the field most of the day. In the mud. Ever run in mud? Don't, it's not easy. And my shoes were a write off by the end of the day, they went in the bin (Not my new Nikes! My old, cheap running shoes!!) I was also yelling directions and cheering, so that all burns calories...right?

So that was yesterday. Today was better. There were muffins though (don't go shopping after a binge!) I ate OK and I just got back from a 1 hour 10 minute walk/run. I did my intervals and they went OK. I also stopped at a park to swing on a swing and not have a care in the world for a little while. It was nice.

Today was my last day of placement, but I am going back on Monday to say goodbye to the kids and my AT. I was very sad to be leaving. You get very attached to the kids!

Whew, long post.


Feeling unwell

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Well, I'm glad I went for a walk yesterday instead of having a rest day because I woke up this morning feeling crappy. By 10am it was clear that I'm coming down with something. So I'm taking today and probably tomorrow as rest days. I don't want to wear myself out more, because I get sick when I'm worn out. Still plan on running on Friday if I'm feeling up to it.

I hate being sick. But thats what happens when you work in schools! This is the thanks I get for teaching children how to read and stuff?

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BEANPOD77 8/25/2010 5:04PM

    Take care of yourself and I hope you recover quickly!

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DARACOX 8/25/2010 12:39PM

    Rest yourself and drink lots of fluids! Hope you feel better soon! emoticon

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AMLYST 8/25/2010 7:00AM

    Hope you get to feeling better soon!

Hang in there!

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SLIMMERKIWI 8/25/2010 6:44AM

    Hope you are feeling better soon! Good for you for realising when you need to take rest days, too, because too many people try to push through sickness and work out like there is nothing wrong - not normally the best of ideas!


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LAURIE404 8/25/2010 6:22AM

    aaaw. I hate getting sick. It is hard enough to get out of bed as it is, but it will pass and don't give up! Take care of yourself and when you are better, do what you can. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    Hope you feel better soon!!!

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Rest day?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Today is a rest day. As usual this morning I set 2 alarms, one at 6 and one at 7.30. The alarm went off at 6 and I woke up, considered working out, decided not to and went back to sleep. BUT now it is the afternoon and it is BEAUTIFUL outside. Seriously, we haven't had a day this nice around here for a while. So I'm going to lace up Pearl and Mavis and take them for an afternoon stroll. I'll move my rest day to Sunday probably, since I work that day and just keep powering through until my planned rest day on Thursday. I love that I actually want to exercise and be outside. This is very new for me, I'm strictly an inside girl. Much to the annoyance of my cousin in Canada, who is very annoyed that I live in a beautiful country and don't go outside and enjoy it!

I have heaps of school stuff to get done tonight after my walk. Mundane things like typing and printing name labels and importantly boring things like getting my folder up to date and ready to be handed in next week. I love teaching but I really don't love the paperwork that goes with it!

I'm on my own for dinner tonight since the boyfriend has band practice. I have no idea what to have, which usually leads to pizza. But I know I have a chicken kiev in the freezer so I will probably have that with some veggies and potato. Or I have quinoa.... I could walk to the supermarket and get some stock to cook that in... Oh now I have possibilities!

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LAURELSPARK 8/24/2010 8:43AM

    I'm headed outside myself. I can't decide between a bike ride, walking, or weeding (which really needs to be done).

Lately, I've been fixated on broccoli (with orange sauce) and cherries when I need something to eat and no one else is around. Thank goodness there is no pizza in the freezer; that is my "cheat".

Have a fun day!

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RANDI_D84 8/24/2010 12:54AM

    I absolutely kick myself on those days when I wake up and know I should go to the gym but sleep instead. We have also had some amazing weather the last few days and I really hope it lasts! I have found that Sundays are the best rest days because I'm usually exhausted from a busy weekend or running around and late nights that it's just nice to sleep in and not think about working out. It sounds like you were leaning more towards the chicken kiev (amazing) and I hope that's the direction you took your dinner to! Enjoy your week!

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I still get to be a teacher!

Monday, August 23, 2010

My teaching is going great! I was evaluated today, my lecturer watched me teach art. Her only negative comment was "who in their right mind teaches art when they are being evaluated?". The answer is ME! And I'm not in my right mind, I'm going to be a teacher and you have to be a little crazy for that! The lecturer then continued by saying that I have all the makings of a fabulous teacher and she is sure I will go far! WOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO

In fitness related news, I went for a 3km walk this morning. I ran a little because I felt like it, but I'm sore now, so I'm glad tomorrow is a rest day! I know it isn't recommended to run 2 days in a row when you are new, so I won't be doing it too often. I was just pumped, got caught up in the moment! Pearl and Mavis are serving me well and I looked forward to my walk because I know I was going to be able to wear my shoes!

In eating news...yeah... It was my boyfriends birthday last dinner last night at his parents who can't cook healthy if they tried. I managed to snatch some cauliflower before it got covered in cheese sauce and cheese, so that was fine. I also had a potato and some of the roast pork. There was no gravy, which was a good thing because I can't say no and I drown my plate in it. Then there was the cake.... Chocolate mud cake

Yes, I Rick Rolled his cake. He appriciated it. We are weird, but OK with that.

I had 1/12 of the cake with a dollop of whipped cream. I didn't, however have the magnum ice creams that were on the table, I only had one piece and I didn't have the leftovers when I got home. I took some of the cake to school and gave it to my associate and the teacher aide and I had a piece with my lunch. The rest is going to school with the boyfriend tomorrow.

We have also been eating out quite a bit for a few reasons but I have been halving my portions or sharing with the boyfriend, as well as trying to make good choices! I'm getting there!

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SLIMMERKIWI 8/25/2010 6:48AM

    Luv the cake - looks DEVINE!!!


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BEANPOD77 8/23/2010 5:35PM

    How's this for ironic..I have not heard that song in absolute years..Then today, right after reading your blog, I get in the car to drive to work and guess what song starts playing on the radio!! Now that's almost spooky !!!
Congrats on your evaluation...Teachers that love what they do inspire a love of learning in their students..A truly honorable profession!

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DARACOX 8/23/2010 4:04PM

    I LOVE that cake! Hilarious! My hubby's bday is in October and he would totally love that! emoticon

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BUBBLEJ1 8/23/2010 3:45PM

    Amlyst - It is an internet thing... You would be watching a video on youtube or something and all of a sudden that Rick Astley song from the 80's, Never gonna give you up, will start playing. That is Rick Rolled! There are some examples on youtube

This video explains it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KT--

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AMLYST 8/23/2010 3:16PM

    Okay . . . I must ask . . . What is "Rick Rolled?"

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ERZSEBETVWV 8/23/2010 5:54AM

    My husband and I Rick Rolled our wedding! I know our friends got it, but I think the families were a bit confused...

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