Thursday, January 03, 2008
Well, I can tell that I dropped the habit of running. But it shouldn't be too painful to get back into it. Saturday I took my new iPod for a run. I don't know how on earth I ever ran without music. I'm very pleased with the Nike + iPod after just one use. It seems to be calibrated fairly accurately right now (it's an accelerometer that tracks how far you run in addition to time, etc), which means that I should have more flexibility in where I run. I love my trail because it's quiet and familiar, but sometimes I use not knowing a route as an excuse not to run.
My weigh in this weekend was sad, and I haven't had the heart to enter it into the SparkPeople weight tracker. But Sunday morning I'll weigh in first thing and no matter how bad the news on the scale, you'll see it on my little progress bar down below.
The last couple days I wallowed in New Year's laziness and soaked up love and attention from the boyfriend. It was great - but didn't accomplish my strength training, nor run number two for the week.
Oh well, I should be up to a night time run after I get home from work - just around my neighborhood. I'll see what my new gadget tells me.
Hope everyone else is having a great start to 2008.
Friday, December 28, 2007
Sorry for the silence all. I just got back from my lovely holiday trip, and I was so busy I didn't get to sit down to a computer at all. (Except to do some last minute work on some essays, which was... well, really dumb during the holidays. But, I have applications that must be apllied!)
Anyway, this Christmas was the runner's Christmas! My mother and sister got me a set of UnderArmor cold weather tights. Awesome stuff. My boyfriend got me an iPod nano with a nike + adapter - with an armband so that I can wear it running. Can you say - oh my god! So, tonight's plan is to finish my grad school applications and get my brand new iPod set up and get some music on it so that I take it for a run tomorrow. (In my new warm tights!!)
Hope everyone else is having a lovely holiday. I'll be back to posting updates on OHR and strength training this next week!
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Right, haven't posted this in a while. I should, cause it helps keep me ACCOUNTABLE!
Monday was upper body:
Modified push-ups: 2 sets of 12 reps (ow ow)
Lying tricep lifts: 2 sets of 12 reps (getting easy, may increase these by 1 rep)
Boxer: 2 sets of 12 reps (getting easy again, also... feel silly)
Isometric Bicep towel-hold: 1 set
Isometric Should towel-hold: 1 set
I'm considering getting hand weights. I was looking at them at target and they're cheap. I could do a wider range of upper body exercises if I had them, and my arms definitely need toning...
Friday, December 07, 2007
I've mostly pulled myself out of my funk, but now I'm in the dusting-myself-off phase. I've managed to find excuse to not log into the site this week. But... now that I've shaken up the stress a little bit and told it who's boss, hopefully I can baby step right back onto the track. Which will be... a relaxing run tomorrow and getting back into the meal planning phase!
I'm still hovering around 167, where I was. (Which was actually a slight increase from what I'd gotten too.) So, I'm hoping that before Christmas I'll see a steady down turn again.
So much for my Yule challenge. Bleh.
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