Saturday, September 11, 2010
Today will be just that. CRAZZZZYYY busy. Well to start the day off- my neighbor decided to shoot off fireworks - 3:50am. This woke my son and I up. Luckily both of us got back to sleep. I got up at 5:40am = to lead probably the last Boot Camp as fall is here and people are busy now with kids activities, etc. Well of course - everyone bailed again. Not happy about that, but LUCKILY I checked emails first and saw the messages. Last time I was down there alone running. I am going to work out regardless, but I don't want to waste my time if people are not committed. Anyway I am injured as I have been crying all week, so probably this was a blessing in disguise not to lead this. We always start out with running/walking on the track. I need to rest these feet. The left foot- its better today, but the pain is present. The right ankle now - smidge pain. I went out and got new hot/cold ice packs, got some athletic inserts for my sneakers, and I iced my left foot only last night. I am also taking aleeve. Hopefully this and constant stretching will help. I have a race tomorrow- 5k. My damn headphones broke so I am going NO music. I can do it. It will be good practice as the half marathon I am doing doesn't allow any music. SO today- everyone bailed- I decided to do the Last Chance Workout on Exercise TV. This is a nice half hour work out- of cardio, strength training, etc. I love it. Then I tried about 10 minutes of some Crunch Workout. I am not good with learning moves- this is why I stay away from any aerobic or zumba. I just have trouble picking up the moves they throw at ya. After that I did my bread and butter- 125 sit ups- 5 different kinds with 25 reps each. AAAHH. Feel good. Nice to give the feet somewhat of a breather. It's basically been 3 days now of no real running. Hopefully tomorrow I will feel good and run with minimal pain. Pain Sux. Eating wise- I can not believe it but somehow I stayed under yesterday. I had only ONE day this past week where I was over calories. I did notice though - 3 days I was over on fat. OOPS. Maybe that is why I am 156 again. Up 2 from last week. Not good. Official weigh in is tomorrow. We shall see if I can bring it back to where I was. Otherwise. Moo has to lay off the ice cream. We just have such a great rapport. Damn you mint chip.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Well the pain in the foot- still there. Not good folks, not good. I have been trying to lay off the running- only ran the day I injured the foot- 12 miles Sunday 9/5, Monday I did the long walk with the kids in the stroller- 5.2 miles, tuesday only ran 5 minutes inside, Wednesday did run 41 minutes- 5.25 miles, Thursday - NO running, today NO running. I just rode the bike for 30 minutes. Now that was boring. I did watch my local news so that made the time somewhat go by, but really the bike I can not take. It's dull. Plus to me - not that challenging. I had it at level 6 and set to manual. I did up it to level 7. I rode for 11 miles and burned almost 300 calories. Eh. Then I did the eliptical machine with arms- 11 minutes. I did 1.35 miles and 156 calories. Again= eh. This is not as boring, but still- not too challenging. Had it at level 5, and increased to level 10. Then I come back down to level 7 and stay there until I am through. I next did my sit ups- 125 total, 3 sets of 30 planks, and then I tried to stretch out as best I could. I am feeling the pain- I do not like it. It feels like it's spreading up my left leg as I think I am trying to compensate for the ache and I am walking funny or something. I am listening to all of your suggestions- I am resting it, I iced last night and will try that hot and cold treatment, and finally starting to add aleeve in as my med does. YUKKO is all I can say. I hate this sheet. I am frustrated royally as I have a 5k where I was hoping to PR finally- break 23 minutes. I have a feeling that this will not happen if I feel this crap. Then I have my big half marathon. I am more focused on that. I will rest after this 5k for sure next week. Really rest the foot so it can rebound. Then I will try to squeeze one longer run in before this 9/25 race. Hopefully this will do the trick. Took a peek at my weight. Ooops- 156. I was over yesterday in calories. Could be the reason. A little bit of an ice cream social over my house this week. I had been good, but I think I am getting close to TOM visiting so I am sure this is part of this. I sort of go on an eating frenzy. We don't weigh in until Sunday so hopefully I can get back to where I started- 154 or better. Hugs and love coming your way from me.
Thursday, September 09, 2010
Ok the damn left foot is really hurting. I am not liking this. I will be a big girl and SUCK IT UP but come on. How many injuries do I have to deal with this year? Not fun. I decided to stay away from running completely today- even for warm up as today is my strength training day. I did the Fit test on the bike - 5minutes and got an ELITE rating. Love ya right back bike. Then I kicked it with my work out. Tried to work everything. My shared fitness tracker highlights it all but did my usual- 3 sets of 15 or 20 /3 different machines, ride bike for 2 = do that 3 times. I did 3 sets of 10 - REAL pushups today. I was slacking big time on those as of late. Felt it too. Funny how your body will lose that strength if you don't keep at it. I also did the lower ab sit up I hate- felt that too. Again- sticking to my September monthly goal= 5 types of sit ups, 25 each, various leg lifts, and finally 3 sets of 15 bridges holding a 10 lb weight. I was tempted to do a quick 5 or 10 minute eliptical, but decided- I really need to give that foot a break. The pain is there- even walking so that is not nice. I know I can run- it will just be with pain. There is NO way, after the hell I went through with the race organizers to switch from a relay team to solo runner, the 12 mile prep run where I was lost for about 7 miles with out staying on point and running my arse off for a PR 9/25 in my half marathon. I am there so no way am I quitting. After I am going on a gals weekend away to Lincoln, NH- home of Loon Mountain. No skiing- too early. Just sight seeing, good times, etc. Have a superb day.
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Strange- what a storm driving into the office today. ROUGH. Lightening, thunder, raining buckets. YUK. I was 28 minutes late. Oh well- I decided to be nice and bring in donuts and donut holes for the office mates. There is a guy that works out of our AZ office who is always so generous. He sent me the delish chocolate cake for my birthday last month. Anyway- he's here this week working out of the Boston, MA office, so I figured he deserves something. The donuts are from a shop in my town. They are supposedly the best. I am not trying to sabbotage others by bringing these sinful treats in... I just know they all love this stuff, so I did. I have NO problem saying no to the circle of hell. That is what a donut is to me. It's crap. I have never really liked donuts- even as a kid. Heck I even worked at Dunkin Donuts as a teenager. Not tempted. Anyway- was trying to be nice so they are behind me in my cubicle. Enjoy guys. As for me- I again went to the Farmer's Market yesterday. Grabbed some delish rasberries, a couple of colorful peppers, and finally an eggplant. I wanted to try ONE more time, to make some baked eggplant parm. I did fry them too- in olive oil, but used eggbeaters to coat. This time I did it right. I washed it, peeled it, then used papertowels to get all the moisture out. Then I double breaded them and fried in the olive oil. Next I layered them with tomato sauce, a sprinkle of mozzeralla cheese, and baked. HEAVEN. The dinner was great. Served pasta and sauce with it. I had one and a half helpings. I DID NOT have any chips and salsa, nor did I have any ice cream. I was also UNDER calories for the day. I did notice I was high on the fat for the day, but not too bad. Did not weigh in. Again- trying to break that tempting habit. Today I wanted to test now the damn left foot. It's been aching on the left side since the 12 mile lost run. I ran inside on the treadmill. Went a smidge late so I only ran 41 minutes- did 5.25 miles. Not too shabby. then I stuck with my September goal of doing my 125 sit ups. Did 5 types - 25 each. Sweet. Felt ok running- ran fast, but did have to jump off a couple times to kind of rotate the left foot. Dull ache. Will ice today. I have a 5k race this weekend. Then 9/25- here I come half marathon. Stay dry kiddies!
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