Tuesday, July 26, 2011
So, on Day 101 (Monday):
I got up, got dressed, grabbed a bottle of water and Sophie and headed for Highwoods. I was only a couple of hundred yards up the road when my left knee started to complain.
I slowed to a strolling pace and persevered, and after a couple of minutes the pain was replaced by warmth spreading down my leg and a sort of numb tingling. It then stopped hurting, so I kept going, and we walked, albeit at a slow pace, around the first two fields and then, rather than risk pushing my luck, we came home.
After breakfast, with my knee feeling a bit 'odd' but not painful, I headed for Waitrose with Wilbur for a top-up shop. That went fine, and so, after a cuppa and a cakey thing when we got back, I got on Tigger and jogged for 15 minutes. That was to check timing for my own random game generator for my Wii Fit Plus. :-)
I decided to do a little Sparking before generating some random exercises. And half an hour later I did just that, then went to get up and do the exercises ... and my knee gave out!
Boy, it was hurting! The pain eased to a dull throb within a minute, but I could only hobble about, and not make any move which involved my knee twisting, like it does when you turn around suddenly. As I moved about the pain eased further, until it was ok for walking - with care, but I still couldn't do anything ambitious without a sharp pain shooting through it, and every time I sat for more than a few minutes I had to start the process all over again if I got up for any reason. My contortions would have got me work in the Silly Walks Ministry!
Being a sensible girl, i.e. I know when I'm beaten, *grin*, I decided to call it a day exercise-wise, and see how my knee was after a good night's sleep.
This morning it felt a bit better, but not good enough that I wanted to push my luck, so for the first time since I started the 1000 day challenge, I ordered a complete rest day for myself, and that is what I have had. I've done no walking,
no dancing with the Wii,
no games. :-)
Now, I'll admit to being peeved about that at first, but as the day went on, I actually started to enjoy the rest. :-) The only problem now is that I have the usual leg issues from prolonged lack of exercise. I.E. I can't sit still, and my legs are aching. LOL
Never mind. I plan a little light exercise tomorrow, as long as I can honestly say my knee feels better. And if it isn't I'll do some upper body workout at least. I could have done that today really, but I was enjoying my enforced day of rest too much. *grin* Nothing nicer during a day of rest than sorting through hundreds of cloud photos for my Big Project! :-)
So, today can't be Day 102, and I don't know whether to start back at day 1, or just call tomorrow Day 102 instead of today. :-) It's messed up my Route 66 and Land's End-John O'Groats stats too. Hey, I have 45 mins before midnight. If I start jogging or cycling now...
On the plus side, I have at least done my Body Test on the Wii Fit Plus today. That makes, according to the animated balance board, 13 weeks without missing a single day! :-) That means I've had the Wii Fit Plus for three months now. :-)
Hope your day was a good one!
Sunday, July 24, 2011
A leaf, it fell upon my foot,
To lift the leaf, I was unable.
Twas made, you see, from solid oak,
And fell from Grandpa's dining table!
Couldn't resist! Saw an old Les Dawson special today, and he sang this little ditty. I've remembered the words as best I can. He does make me laugh! :-) Anyone remember his piano prowess? LOLOL
So, today has been a mad cardio day. I have achieved 13,087 steps!
Danced to six songs (18 mins)
Walked two miles with Leslie Sansone (32 mins)
Completed my Wii Fit Plus Lottery Challenge:
Rhythm Kung Fu (beg),
Driving Range (iron),
Tilt City (beg),
(Total 21 mins)
Wii Fit Plus Jogging (48 mins)
I've reached Springfield, MO on Route 66: 588 miles (599 mins in 8 days)
I've walked 30.5 miles in 8 days on the Land's End-John O'Groats walk.
I'm back on form! :-)
I lost a pound overnight! Now 12 stone 8 3/4 lbs. Yep! :-) Looks like the Saturday morning weigh ins are a bust, because they have consistently made me a pound heavier than I am on a Sunday morning. Odd, that! So I'm sticking with Sunday mornings, seeing as they seem to like me. :-)
Hope you have all had a wonderful weekend.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Rain, rain, go away!
Come again another day!
All us Sparkers want to play!
Sun, Sun, please be kind!
All that heat we really mind!
A breeze and shade we'd like to find!
Take whichever one suits your current weather problems, and sing away! :-)
Exercise. Most of my week has been walking - Tesco Extra, Town and Highwoods, and I've been pretty tired for some unfathomable reason, so not a lot of Wii Fitting. But never mind, because I still got the exercise in, and I did a lot of Wii-ing today! :-)
Day 97 - Thursday.
Town and back on foot, via Waitrose. (7758 steps)
I happened to mention to the checkout girl the other day that I was sorry that they were no longer stocking my favourite fruit juice, and that I had to give my money for it to Tesco instead. The girl offered to find out why they had stopped stocking it. Turns out that someone will ring head office on your behalf, and then ring you to let you know what the outcome is. And they did. I got a phone call the next morning to let me know that they were only stocking it at the larger stores for now, but to keep an eye on the shelves because the policy might change again. I am very impressed with their customer service. :-) The girl even made a point of telling them that I had to buy it at Tesco, in the hope that this might get them to change their minds. LOL
Day 98- Friday
Highwoods Two Field Stroll (4338 steps)
Stroll rather than my usual speed because I bumped into that lovely older gentleman I mentioned before as we both reached the tunnel together, so we strolled and chatted while our dogs played, sniffed and socialised with the other dogs we came across. :-) It was very pleasant! :-)
Just Dance and Just Dance 2 - 8 songs (24 mins)
Day 99 - Saturday
Wii Fit Plus:
24 yoga and Muscle exercises (43 mins)
Cycling (30 minutes)
Lottery Challenge updates:
Tightrope Tension Beginner
Rhythm Boxing Advanced
Ski Slalom Advanced
Rhythm Kung Fu Beginner
(total of 16 mins)
Just Dance/Just Dance 2
6 songs (18 mins)
I dropped my food ranges down a little because of not getting a lot of hard cardio and strength exercising in this week, but it didn't stop me struggling to get my fat down and my protein up. Not been a good week for either of those. My weight reflected that this week. 12 stone 9 3/4lbs (up 3/4lb). Maybe it will drop tomorrow, but we'll see. :-)
Water has been fine. At least the minimum 8 glasses every day.
I forgot to log my exercise on Route 66, but fortunately it allows you to add multiple days, so with the last three days logged, I have reached Waynesville, MO, which is 498 miles in one week. :-)
I like that you can also click on the little spots on your route map so you can find out about the places you have passed each day, and if you go to your log page, it tells you each day where you went and what you did to get there.
One very minor little hiccup is that it only allows a maximum of 90 minutes/miles a day, so anything over that is written down but not added to your distance. :-) So far I've only lost three minutes, so not too bad. :-)
LAND'S END to JOHN O'GROATS
Have passed St Ives, and am heading for Truro. Have walked 24.7 miles in the last 7 days, and this is actual distance. :-) Looking at the map, it looks like I'll get to California WAAAY before I reach John O'Groats. :-)
Well, I'm still tired, so I'm hoping for an earlyish night. :-)
Hope your weekend is shaping up well.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Astonishingly, it didn't rain. It looked like it would, and we thought it would, but we made it to Tesco Extra and back without getting wet. :-) I actually remembered to time the walk each way this time. Well, almost. :-) I checked the time when we left the house (exactly 12.30pm) but forgot to check our arrival time at the store. Fortunately, the first thing I did there was get some cash out of the cash dispenser, and the receipt was timed and dated, so I was able to see that it was 1.05pm, so it takes 35 minutes to walk there.
It took 40 minutes to walk back. Dragging a heavy Wilbur slows us down a touch, plus we keep to the paths on the return trip rather than try and bounce a full Wilbur through the fields, so a corner that gets cut off on the way there doesn't get cut off on the return.
It also showed us that we spent a whole hour in the store! How we managed that beats me. We do end up going round in circles there though, because money problems being what they are we have to get what we NEED first, and then, if there is any cash left, we can get what we WANT! On this occasion I had a money off coupon, so I needed to get to £40 spend to get the £6 off the total. We were ever so good. We bought groceries only. :-) No DVDs, CDs or Games. :-) Just a stock-up shop at a discount. Shame in a way, but it needed doing.
So, that was an 8556 step walk (nearly 4 miles).
My hips were moaning a bit this evening, so I did 18 mins of Just Dancing, and that is my lot today. :-)
Food was slightly off. I went over on my fat. I thought I fancied a couple of mini pork pies for lunch. They put me over my fat allowance, and I have to admit that I really didn't enjoy them all that much. I guess tastes change as you move down this lifestyle path. I could have bought jam and cream doughnuts today as well, but I walked away without a qualm. Shame! I think I'd have enjoyed them more than the pork pies. LOL
That's me done for the day. Tired again, and looking forward to my bed. :-) Sinuses are playing up a little,which doesn't help.
Hope you are having/have had a Wonderful Wednesday!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Today I walked Sophie up at Highwoods for the first time in four weeks. It was lovely to be up there again. :-) Walked the three field circuit and then headed back home (50 mins). Other than that, all I've done is dance to six songs (18 mins) and played a lot of snowball fights on my Wii Fit Plus (13 mins)
I was going to do some strength training, but I didn't quite manage that.
Reached McLean, IL on Route 66 (68 miles today)
Land's End to John O'Groats = 10.4 miles in 3 days.
I stuck a label on the sitting room lightswitch today. Tara is a Harry Potter fanatic, so the label says 'lumos'. It took her two hours to notice it! LOLOL
Other than that it has been a quiet work day. I've been glued to the computer staring at beautiful photos of clouds for something like 7 hours in total! I do like my clouds! :-)
Have you seen my cloud?
I have some help looking out for it:
If you see it, do let me know. :-)
An atheist was spending a quiet day fishing when suddenly his boat was attacked by the Loch Ness monster. In one easy flip, the beast tossed him and his boat high into the air. Then it opened its mouth to swallow both. As the man sailed head over heels, he cried out, "Oh, my God! Help me!"
At once, the ferocious attack scene froze in place, and as the atheist hung in mid-air, a booming voice came down from the clouds, "I thought you didn't believe in Me!"
"Come on God, give me a break!!," the man pleaded. "Two minutes ago I didn't believe in the Loch Ness monster either!"
Hope your Tuesday is/was Terrific!
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