Saturday, October 25, 2008
Wow. I'm a bit sleepyheaded.
I knew I wouldn't be getting to bed EARLY last night -- I'm just not on the right sleep schedule for it -- but I didn't think it'd be like 2AM.
I made it to work, got the start up done in time and whatnot.
AND last night I packed a gym bag and food items to fuel up before heading to the gym after my shift. HURRAH! So I am all prepared to head over there and brave my fears.
Rowing machine, swimming. And!!! My first time using my HRM in the cardio area of the gym. Didn't think about that before. Oh and in the pool of course. Well.
Friday, October 24, 2008
I just realized I met my goal of running a 10K distance by the end of the month!!! :D
Even if I can't run a long run again until Nov 1st (Bunny 10K!), I did run 6.55 miles last weekend which is more than a 10K distance. WOOHOO!!! HaHAH I was so caught up the the downer that I forgot to recognize the accomplishment.
Also -- I work tomorrow morning, but here's my plan. Bring my gym stuff, go to the gym after work, swim, try the rowing machine, do some weights. :)
Friday, October 24, 2008
I didn't oversleep to the point of being late to work -- but it was close!!! My alarm was set as a backup giving me 30 minutes between waking and when I'd have to leave and I slept right up to it.
I also forgot my lunch at home in my rush, but my DH is bringing it to me. :D YAY!
I made the most amazing dinner last night!!!!
1lb tilapia filets (chop into 1/3" cubes)
1/2 lb shrimp
1-2 red chili peppers (chop those up!)
1 green onion (chop that sucker up, too)
1 tsp minced ginger
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1-2 tsp fish sauce
1 tsp olive oil
1 egg white (beat till frothy, using only 1 Tbsp of it)
OK! So put all of the above EXCEPT for the tilapia in the food processor. Pulse until you get a thick paste. THEN mix the paste with the tilapia cubes, heat a skillet with either more olive oil or some cooking spray (I used spray). Form the mixture into 4 patties and COOK EM UP!! :D Get them nicely browned on both sides and they should feel springy when done.
OK PEOPLE -- SO FREAKING GOOD. My DH is flipping out at the delicious offerings I'm presenting this week. :D hahahaha. I made sweet potato fries to go with these and served them one patty per pita half w/ some fresh spinach to accompany them. The patties come out to about 165 calories each (if I'm remembering correctly... you can check my tracker from last night for ALL the details) and they're really nicely sized - and of course, delicious. Add one 60 cal pita and a bit of spinach and the calorie count is not astounding. We each ate two and some sweet potato fries and I think that came out to around 600 calories. I had about 8oz raw potato worth of fries, though. So let's say you had less potatoes and one patty, even with a whole pita -- still a very satisfying meal for not much. YAY FISH AND SHRIMP for being a lean protein! :D hehehehe.
*DH just brought my lunch. What a sweetface.*
Um, but I guess that's about it. Nothing to report in excerciseland. I have to work tomorrow morning. Yeah. Gonna go to the library today but not going to check anything out -- just have to drop off some books. (I say that, but I'm sure I might see something screaming my name...)
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Can't run. Can't do squats. Can't do basically anything with my lower body unless I want to get in a pool. And I used this as an excuse to today do some wimpy pushups and triceps extensions and that's all I did. Oh and some dumbbell rows. I could have done abs but I didn't. So I'm feeling a little laziness guilt again. I'm aggravated about the knee thing so I'm like, screw you excercise!!!! If this is how you're gonna treat me!!!!!
I think, oh let's do KB, no -- a KB swing is a squat. Everything I want to do with my KB requires squatting type motions. And then I'm like, hey ArcTrainer! No -- that's much to close to a stairclimber motion. Jumping Jacks make me put that in out motion on my leg... I guess I can do jumprope (maybe?), swimming, I swear one of those links said cycling was bad but all the other ones said it was ok, running in water is supposed to be ok... I think oh hey, how about some yoga? But I'm nervous about holding some squatting/lunging type positions or something.
I guess I should just get over what I can't do and just do what I can and rest. Because apparently that's what I really need and I'm just having a hard time accepting it. :P
OH and DO the things I CAN and not just sit and mope about what I CAN'T do. Yeah I think that's pretty vital. I can take the opportunity to use my HRM in the pool for the first time, maybe.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Found a great article:
Gonna keep looking and possibly add to this entry as a resource for myself, but yeah. I run against the direction of traffic, almost always on roads and I guess they are "crowned" at least somewhat, and my left leg is the one that has problems. And when I ran around the track and had problems with my left hip, it was the inner leg which is what's mentioned in this article. There's also a new excercise to try which seems to be pretty cool.
Says to seek medical treatment "if injury doesn't respond to self-treatment in 2 to 3 weeks." At least I know that. I also know now NOT to massage on the side of the knee where the pain is because that aggravates the friction causing the pain. *DOH* But to massage the band on the side of the thigh.
Different Stretch from Runners World:
Has some interesting info, but especially because it says to AVOID SQUATS. Guess what I did a bunch of today... and side kicks that eventually went down to no height. YEAH. Also this and other articles say definitely no stair climbing. (NO ARGUMENT FROM ME ON THAT ONE!!!)
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