Sunday, November 14, 2010
I tried out my new shoes this morning. With the insoles they came with not the fancy custom ones because you're supposed to start with those slowly and not actually run in them right away. My ankle felt good. As far as I could tell there was no pain there. My achilles tendon area felt a little sore but not sharp pain. I guess I need more stretching for my calves. I rolled them out on the foam roller after I finished. I shall try to do that every day to keep them loose.
We went to the Good Guys Classic Car Show for a couple of hours today. It was fun to see some cars that I haven't seen in a while but it amazes me how much the ones for sale were. A Chevy Nova should not be $10,000. Come on, it's a Nova.
We were starving so we left because we didn't want to eat "fair food." We ended up at a nearby kabob place. My husband had the chicken shwerma plate (shwerma, hummus, rice, salad, pita) and I had the veggie plate (falafel, hummus, tabouli, baba ganoush, dolmas, salad, pitas). It was all very tasty. The baba ganoush was very yogurty and the tabouli was mostly parsley- very refreshing since it was pretty warm in Pleasanton.
Not sure what we'll be doing for dinner. I guess we'll figure that out in a couple of hours.
I hope everybody had a wonderful Sunday.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
When I got up this morning, I was still sore from my weight workout on Monday. Upper body, anyway. My arms especially. So I thought, I'll just sleep in and take the day off of exercise.
At work, I'm participating in a fitness challenge with a group of ladies in Nutrition & Food Service. We compete against other groups to see who gets the most fitness hours. You have to submit weekly the number of minutes you did as low, moderate or high intensity. This has forced me to wear my heart rate monitor every time I exercise because I can't tell sometimes (especially doing weights) how intense it is.
Anyway, we got an email from our leader implying we need to step up our minutes. I saw the totals and perhaps some people are fudging their numbers. I figured I'd try to get in a workout today just to add more hours. So I did Tonique which they were showing On Demand. It's a shortened version of the DVD that I have (but haven't tried yet). Pretty good workout. 30 minutes, gets you sweating. I did not use hand weights because: 1. I was trying to rest my upper body and 2. I've never done the workout before and figured it would be good to go without. Then I did just the lower body exercises of Jari Love's Slim & Lean. I got in over an hour of exercise. Not to shabby for a day off.
My foot is feeling much better. I did some extra calf stretches and that seems to have helped. There was some jumping/jogging in place in the Tonique and it didn't bother my foot. Fingers crossed for a good run tomorrow (at no incline and maybe not 3 miles).
I think the water is boiling for my whole wheat (organic, of course) penne and I've got some 3 bean chili and aparagus to have with it. Should be a tasty dinner.
Have a great night all!
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