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Running - W1 D3

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Today was hard. Less motivation + looooong walk/run yesterday meant that I really had to push myself to keep going. I know I shouldn't run on consecutive days when I'm new, but having that extra day off when I was sick really messed my plans up. Just this once shouldn't hurt... I hope!

Anyway, like I said it was harder and I was definatly ready to have get it over with. But I did it and now I'm sitting at home (in bed because thats where my laptop is and its soooooo cozy) doing some thinking. I'm thinking about my sore, tired muscles that have been pushed this week. I'm thinking how I like how it hurts. It doesn't hurt in a bad way, just a 'hey, we did something new this week' way. I like it. It makes me feel like I have accomplished something. Even if the scale won't move and I do cave and have a bowl of ice cream (don't shop while on a binge!!!!!!!) I can feel that I have worked hard.

I'm going out tonight for the boyfriends surprise birthday drinks. He thinks he is going out with his friend. Little does he know that his friend and I have been chatting and plotting and when they get to the bar I will be there along with a couple of his friends. I think it will be a nice surprise! Now we just have to get him there. According to his friend he is very resistant about going out and has said that if he does go out he wants to go to a specific bar, unfortunatly not the one the party is at! Why oh why can't he just be compliant? Just this once? I'm going to be sober driver, so I will have a glass of wine at the most and stick to water for the rest of the night. I'm not going to eat at the bar, greasy bar food is not going to help me!

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BEANPOD77 8/28/2010 6:26AM

    Hiya BJ...Job well done...You had a plan and you wanted to stick to it..In my (limited) running experience I have noticed there are definitely runs that are better than others. It is truly 80% mental. One marathoner told me, " it's not your body that gives up, it's your mind" You got through it , and that's a huge accomplishment. Hope you are feeling better?
Hope the surprise birthday gathering came together? Sounds like fun..
Have a great weekend and make sure you give yourself some breaks in running..walking, biking or strength training are great alternates emoticon

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Next weeks plan

Friday, August 27, 2010

Another week draws to a close.

I have lost nothing this week. Not a gram. I know my bad day can't have helped, but come on people! Next week, must loose, no matter what. For my sanity if nothing else. I know I have made progress because my clothes fit better, but for better or worse I am counting on that number on the scale to tell me that my efforts are paying off.

Classes start back on Tuesday. Because Tuesday and Friday are uni days and I have to get up at 6am just to make it to class on time (8am classes can bite me) I will be taking these days as rest days for the rest of semester. No way am I getting up at 5am to work out, that isn't happening, and on Tuesday I don't get home til after 6 and it is dark.

The plan for next week is as follows:

Sunday - 3km walk
Monday - 4km walk + W2 D1
Tuesday - Rest
Wednesday - 5km walk
Thursday - 4km walk + W2 D2
Friday - Rest
Saturday - 4km walk + W2 D3

Week 2 calls for 2 minutes running, 1 minute walking, then repeat 5 times for a total of 15 minutes. Like I said last week, I can so anything for 15 minutes! The way I'm looking at it is last week I had to run for 7 minutes a day, this week it is 10. Thats only another 3 minutes! I can do it!

Providing I don't get sick everything should work out just fine!

AND I'm going to print out my running timetable and stick it to my front door so that it will remind me to get it done. I am also going to do a sort of gold star reward system. Every run I do I will put a sticker on the timetable next to the week. If I do all my runs in a fortnight (6 stickers) I can buy myself something running related, like a new top or something. I work well with rewards and star charts. And I have heaps of stickers from teaching.

Eating wise I have the following goals:

Within ranges
Limit junk food to once every couple of days. A mars bar once a week? Fine. Once a day? Not OK!
Get better at eating breakfast again. I was slacking on this last week!

Wish me luck everyone, and I wish you all luck with your goals for next week!


I have news and stuff to say etc

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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