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Sunday, October 05, 2008

If I eat anymore, I will seriously explode. OMIGOSH, I can't get full. There have been days this week when I've eaten nearly 3000 calories. What the heck is up with that?

Tomorrow begins "taper week" for my next (7th) half marathon. What a weird experience it always is to run a 6k run after so many double digit distances. I only have 8 days until the big day, though, so I guess I'd better start following the rules.

OH! and the prescription for my out-of-whackness.... squats! Lovely.
Next week I'm back on the ST wagon. Go me go!!



Wednesday, October 01, 2008

I had such a great run tonight. The stars must have been alligned just right or something. The weather was a little warm for my liking but the route was good and the pain came and went. 6 kms and 41 minutes later, I'm elated!
I ate well today (except for the smile cookie) and I drank over 3L of water.
Tomorrow, I'm doing BodyFlow. I can't wait. It's been too long.

OH and I weighed in at 121.5 this week. A gain of .5 pound. bleh.

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IAMAVICTOR 10/1/2008 5:14PM

    Way to go P!

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Battle of Alberta - week three day one

Monday, September 29, 2008

The challenges for this week are:
Nutritional - stay within calories 5/7 days
Cardio - at least 30 minutes on 5 days
Strength - 50 squats, 50 push ups, 50 crunches, 3 planks 3 days (carried over as requested)
Stretch - remember to stretch after every workout
Blog - at least twice to keep yourself accountable

Last week, I had a bit of a struggle with the challenges that I set up.
~ I only did the strength training once
~my fruits/veggies were low on a couple days. This week I aim to change that.
~ I completed three solid half hours (and then some) of cardio.
~ I stretched after every workout
~ I blogged three times

My only issue right now is that the therapist that did my analysis on Friday told me to take it easy with the ST until my chiropractor had a go at me. That's not until Friday SO my nicely scheduled classes for 9:30 today and Thursday have to be missed. (DANGITALL) I cannot afford to do any more damage. Instead, I'll make sure that I do the stuff that I set up in this weeks challenge. Since she corrected my form on most of these, I should be able to do them without harm. And I'll still go to the BodyFlow class on Wednesday.
The big (BIG) thing this week is calorie control. I've completely lost my focus on this one and it's time to get it back. Gotta get back to walkin' the walk. I haven't been much of a leader lately and I'm not really the "do as I say, not as I do" type. emoticon


Fresh Fitness Assessment, etc.

Friday, September 26, 2008

I went for a postural analysis today. Long story short, it's safe to say that I'm a little more than a little out of whack. My right shoulder is lower than my left, my right hip is pulling back farther than my left. My core, although strong, should be even stronger..... and the list goes on and on. I'm in need of a little bit of rehab. I'm not doing my squats, lunges, shoulder presses, alternating arm/leg lifts right. *sigh* I'm still trying to decide whether or not I was better off not knowing. BUT at least it's all fixable. Next Thursday, I have an appointment with the chiropractor and then a 45 minute massage. HOPEfully, that'll take away some of the issues but, after that, I'm looking into a program that will keep me in alignment. I mean, I can't demonstrate exercises if I cannot do them myself.
I bought myself a bathing suit yesterday. I'm a little uncomfortable with the amount of leg I'm showing but, let's face it, I've seen worse legs in less bathing suit so I'm going for it. :~) I'm taking the kids swimming tomorrow so we'll see how that goes.
I have the weekend off!! Next week, and the week after, are pretty full so I'm not going to do much more than my 20km run to make sure I'm well-rested and able to handle 14 days of activity I have coming.
Oh! and I booked my consultation with InnerSpirit Photography, too. I guess it's now (October 3rd) or never, eh?

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TURBOMEL 10/2/2008 11:28AM

    So how did the bathing suit fare at the pool? I'm sure you look fantastic Penny! Wear it with pride - you worked damn hard for it!

Good luck with the therapy. It will help.

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IAMAVICTOR 9/29/2008 6:52PM

    Can I ask what made you go for a postural analysis? Were you having trouble doing some exercises or in discomfort? I'm sure the chiropractor and RMT will help and they may be able to offer some more info as well.

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FITGIRL15 9/26/2008 11:36PM

    InnerSpirit photography, eh? Sounds like something that I should book... I would love to get a photo shoot in early December... I can't wait to hear about your consultation!

Also, I think we are ALL out of alignment to some degree or another! Just a fact of life for us active types! The more you move, the more chances there are for things to get out of whack! The massage and chiro together should work wonders! I am jealous, I need some of that kind of TLC too! Just finding time to book it!!! That's the hard part!

Have a great weekend, Penny!

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Unexpected day off

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

So I call in to work today and tell the manager that I'm going to be a little bit late and she asked if I wanted to take the day off. How can I refuse that offer?
Now I have to decide what to do this morning... my afternoon & evening are filled with running. I'm torn between napping and more cleaning/organizing. Hm, I could probably do both.

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FITGIRL15 9/26/2008 1:07PM

    OMG, how NICE!

I could think of MANY great ways to spend a free day! :)

Enjoy yours!

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KWASYLIW 9/23/2008 11:11AM

    You could call me! I am home trying to decide what to do with my morning as well...hahaha!

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