Sunday, March 07, 2010
Today I completed a 20 mile race, which did involve a significant amount of walking, but I made it! I am so pleased with myself. I can't believe I did it.
Every single part of my body hurts, my head is pounding and my lungs are burning. I keep coughing because I am ill, but I nearly suffocate myself every time I cough!
And that is all, because I am exhausted.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Ok, so I am a little frustrated. I gained 2 pounds this week, as no, its not muscle-the vital measurements are also increasing-hips, waist, arms, etc. The only measurement that decreased was my calves and that was only 5mm, so I could put that down to holding the tape measure differently.
My weight has remained pretty much the same for ages. I was 159 at the start of the year and have since been fluctuating around 153-156, which I consider to be mostly due to monthly changes, not any particular loss or gain.
No, I haven't been fantastic at tracking my calories, but part of me thinks that running like a maniac several times a week should really allow me to be a little less particular about the calories. For example, I ran 10 miles saturday, 11 miles Tuesday and 12 miles yesterday and guess what, I am gaining weight this week.
So yes, I am getting super fit. Yes, I am proud of myself for that. But I do just wish my body would give me some sort of reward for it.
Maybe I need to get back into a bit more strength training. What's most frustrating is that even my thighs are all wobbly still-how is that even possible. I wouldn't expect my waist to shrink, but some toning after all that running would be much appreciated.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
LAst night, I was exhausted. i didn't run because I was so so tired. And I am this morning too. I dont know what is wrong with me at the moment. I also convinced myself that Tuesday is my normal running day, so I will run tonight instead. I now guarantee it will be horrible weather and raining, whereas last night it was just cold.
I am genuinely scared of the prospect of running 20 miles and I nearly gave up, but I was saying that to my boyfriend and he was like 'no, my girlfriend is not a quitter'. And he's right-I'm not.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Ok, it's serious now. In 13 days I have to run 20 miles. I ran 10 miles on Saturday, but it left me pretty exhasuted for the rest of the day. I aim to try and run at least the same distance, preferably more, this evening. However, this is likely to be greatly influenced by the weather-it is getting to be really rather cold and the wind is picking up. I hate when its so windy I cant keep my headphones in, because I have nothing to distract me from running. I need to do it though.
In terms of calories, I have no idea what I ate last week. But I did miss both karate sessions, so I probably shouldn't be suprised at gaining 2 pounds. Though I must admit to being rather annoyed by running so far and still gaining! I am trying to be healthy, really I am!
Monday, February 08, 2010
It is getting very close to my 20 mile race-4 weeks away, which leaves me with 3 weeks of training time. The aim is therefore to get as fit as humanly possible within the next 3 weeks. This will involve daily exercise, including running, swimming and karate and it will involve healthy, wholesome, natural foods. No alcohol, no caffeine, limited fat and sugar and some mega carbs and protein. The aim is to lose half a stone while building up some muscle and really improving my cardio fitness. It's only 3 weeks-how hard can it be?!!!!
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