Wednesday, May 08, 2013

today i ran W7D2 of c25k. it was still challenging, but i did better than last time. last time, i had to slow down my pace a little bit about half way through the 25 min run. this time, i only slowed down a bit when there was 5 mins left, and i bumped it back up for the very last minute. so that means i was only going at the slightly-slower pace for 4 mins this time (rather than 12 last time). my goal for w7d3 is to run the whole thing without slowing down at all.

NRFWfL aftermath report.... very minimal soreness, legs are perfectly fine, only shoulders are slightly sore.. it must be because i was trying some more challenging pushups than i usually do. i can't yet do a "real" pushup.. 4 weeks ago, i was only doing wall pushups. now, i do them at ~45 degrees.. i have a low countertop that i use for my hands.. my feet go back until i'm in a straight line. so, more weights next time for sure.

went on a family bike ride last night, with my youngest in the bike trailer (she's not quite fast enough yet to keep up with the rest of us). the whole family did 5K, including a bit of our favourite trails. i was very impressed with the kids. we covered 5K in 28 mins, not bad! as long as the rain holds off, i hope to go on a long solo ride tonight, or me/hubby/youngest together.

i've been tracking my food for the last day or two. no, i still don't enjoy doing it. but i wanted to get a clear picture of how my calories/carbs/fat/protein/fib
re breaks down. i'm completely in range for everything, so that's good. now that i've cut out all the pop/chips/chocolate/fried foods, it can be hard for me to hit all the calorie goals.. i'm vegan, and i eat lots of veggies, and they are filling without being calorie-heavy. if i have a smoothie and some hummus everyday, i'm pretty good though. i'm not trying to cut carbs, but i am trying to be crab-conscious.. having a sandwich on a whole wheat wrap instead of 2 pieces of bread, etc.
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