Tuesday, July 31, 2007

1st Week of August

MONDAY

Running was good. Made it back to our starting point in 39 minutes. Home Work out later on for 90 minutes. I'll stop writing about my food until things get better. I'm cheating heavily with ice cream right now. I'm not boasting - infact, I'm hiding my head in shame. (smile)

TUESDAY

Day of Rest

WEDNESDAY

Our run this morning was 42 minutes. RP was full of energy and it was hard keeping up with her. I was abusing her in my heart and each time I strove to catch up with her, my pace would slip again and she would keep on going ahead and increase the distance between us again and I would have to try and keep up with her once more. I told her so (that I was abusing her in my heart) when we got to a railway crossing and had to wait for the trains to pass. She told me thats how she was abusing me too on Monday when I was full of energy. LOL! We run again on Friday. For my home work out, I think I'll just do some squats and lunges. Not enough time to do all the others.

THURSDAY

  • 3km walk

FRIDAY

  • I think I should be out of my recalcitrancy by next week - Monday at most.

I got tired of waiting for registration/entries for the Nike RunLondon 07 to open so I could enter for the race. I had wanted that to be my very first 10km race but up till now, there isnt any information on when that race will take place or when registration starts either and so, I, on the spur of the moment entered for this race. The race organisers had been sending email reminders to my mailbox for the past month that entries were closing soon and it was my last opportunity to enter and all that..... Somehow, I just couldnt resist the lure anymore.

So that is going to be my very first 10km race and it takes place on Sunday in 8 days time & I havent been training for it!! Oh dear, Oh dear!! LOL! Have to increase my running to 1 hour daily runs at least this coming week. I'm excited and apprehensive - all over again just like during my first 5km race. LOL!! There's always the walking option if it gets too tough. (smile)

SATURDAY

We'll be going on long runs the entire length of this coming week. Today's run was the first of the long runs series. I ran 2 laps of 3km each, with each lap taking 30 minutes . Made me question seriously the wiseness of entering for that 10km race on saturday when I've never run more than 6km but lets see how it goes. Filled in my marathon forms. All that remains is to post it. Hoping secretly I wont get a place. LOL!!

SUNDAY

  • Day of Rest

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

4th Week of July

MONDAY
  • Brunch - Fish
  • Snack - Avocado
  • Dinner - Soup
  • Snack - Meatballs
  • 2 Litres of Water

My doctor says I've got a sprained waist so I've got to rest it and try to sit upright or on upright chairs and not on easy or reclining chairs. Should start my exercises by Wednesday - hopefully, I would have recovered fully by then.

TUESDAY

  • Lunch - Soup + plenty, plenty meat
  • Dinner - Soup
  • 1 Litre of Water

WEDNESDAY

  • Brunch - Salad
  • Snack - Avocado
  • Dinner - Salad
  • 1.5 Litres of Water

I feel much better today thanks to Ibuleve and Neurofen. I should start my normal exercises tomorrow.

THURSDAY

Today was good. Our run was 49 minutes and RP had more energy than me - I was terribly rusty. Home workout - 80 minutes. I didnt do any reverse curls or situps though. Started to do them but stopped when it seemed as if there was going to be some pain. Dont want to push my luck when I'm recovering so beautifully.

  • Brunch - Cauliflower & Brocolli
  • Snack - Avocado
  • Dinner - Roast Chicken
  • Snack - Avocado + tomatoes
  • 1.5 Litres of Water

FRIDAY

  • Brunch - Chicken
  • Snack - Avocado
  • Dinner - Soup
  • 1.5 Litres of Water

SATURDAY

I've moved to wk 5 of the running podcasts after a month of running to wk 4 and the music is so much lovlier than Wk 4's and faster too. I'm going to be running to Podcast 5 for the next month before I move to Podcast 6. Today was wonderful. We ran our entire route without stopping and made it back in 35 minutes. I must say its all thanks to the podcast. First of all, I set out to run to Wk 5, Day 2 but somehow, even when it got to time to rest and walk briskly and we were still running, somehow, we both knew that since we had come that far, we might as well run to the end sicne the finishing point was almost in sight - and we did it. We've both agreed we'll keep on trying to run the entire route without stopping the rest of this week and then work on our speed the upper week. Whoowee!!!! We were both ecstatic when we finished. Home Workout - 90 minutes.

  • What will I eat? My store house of Atkins foods is diminishing rapidly! Maybe stir fried courgettes for brunch? LOL!!
  • Breakfast - Avocado

Monday, July 16, 2007

3rd Week of July

MONDAY

60 minute homework out. My waist is gradually getting better - I think.

  • Brunch - Soup
  • Snack - Avocado
  • Dinner - Sprouts
  • 1.5 litres of water

TUESDAY

  • Brunch - Fish Soup
  • Snack - Avocado
  • Dinner - Soup
  • Snack - Avocado + Chicken Piece + tomatoe

Our run this morning was quite good compared to last week - 43 minutes. We seem to be making it back home faster now. I'm still running to Week 4 of the podcast and was able to make it through the brisk walk and runs at the right times unlike previous weeks when I stopped for breathe even when he hadnt yet said it was time to stop. I'll move onto podcast 5 next week.

WEDNESDAY

  • Lunch - Fish
  • Snack - Avocado
  • Dinner - Salad
  • Snack - Chicken Piece
  • 3 Litres of Water

Our run this morning was good. We are running 8-10 minutes laps effortlessly now. Finished the entire run in 37 minutes. 45 minute home workout after.

THURSDAY

  • Breakfast - Avocado
  • Lunch - Chicken Pieces & Gizzard
  • Dinner - Fish
  • Snack - Chicken Piece
  • 2 Litres of Water

60 minute home workout today. My waist still hurts but I intend to take painkillers today. Looking forward to the race on saturday.

FRIDAY

  • Brunch - Avocado
  • Dinner - Fish
  • Snack - Chicken Piece
  • 3 Litres of Water

Today was a day of absolute rest. No home workout, no running, nothing! LOL!!

SATURDAY

  • Breakfast - Brocolli and Sprouts
  • Snack - Avocado
  • Supper - Fish
  • Snack - Chicken Piece
  • 2 Litres of Water

Our race today was lovely. Could have been better, but there is always the next race to do work towards. I've been very meticulous with my meals this week. Cut down my portions drastically and I think it may have produced some results already that will have my ticker moving a wee bit. Will share the good news next week - still keeping my fingers crossed that the good news will last till then. (smile) LOL!!

SUNDAY

  • Brunch - Avocado
  • Lunch - Fish
  • Snack - Avocado + Chicken piece
  • Dinner - Vegetables + Meatballs n sauce
  • 2 Litres of Water

Monday, July 09, 2007

2nd Week of July

MONDAY

I've snapped out of my moodiness and depression now. We were supposed to go running this morning after our weekend rest but my RP isnt feeling too well so I may go to the running club instead later on today. Did a 60 minute home work out instead. My press ups are getting better. Going lower than before now. So excited about my progress I did about 5 more reps just to be sure. LOL!!

  • Breakfast - Omelette - (I'm a lazy girl when it comes to making food sometimes)
  • Lunch -Chicken
  • Dinner - Cucumber Slices
  • 2.5 Litres of Water

I dont know why my shin splints like messing me up each time I run in the park. They acted up again today during my run and I was in pain and was the last as usual without any 10km runners in sight sef. Chei!! LOL!! Finished in 46 minutes though. Will run again tomorrow morning. I'm going to try and stick to not eating after 7pm and see how it goes.

TUESDAY

Our run this morning was good. We finished in 44 minutes. I guess we are having fewer minutes of rest in between runs these days. 60 minute home workout after.

  • Breakfast - Chicken
  • Lunch - Fish
  • Supper - Small Chops at an event I attended
  • 2 Litres of Water

WEDNESDAY

  • Breakfast - Omelette
  • Lunch -

We went running this morning. Finished the run anyway in 44 minutes. Thursday and Friday are our days of rest and we start running again at the weekend.

THURSDAY

No running or home work out today. Ate a bit of cake my RP baked for her birthday but took some sennakot after.

  • Brunch - Salad
  • Dinner - Aubergines
  • Snack - Avocado
  • 1 litre of water

FRIDAY

No exercise earlier today. Maybe later on in the day?

  • Brunch - Aubergines
  • Supper - Broccoli & Cauliflower
  • Snack - Avocado
  • 2 Litres of water

I've run out of Ketostix. Need to get some more.

SATURDAY

Lazy Me and my RP didnt do any running today. Why? Our inability to banish sleep from our eyes and rise from our beds at the appointed time of 6am. LOL!!

  • Brunch - Fish
  • Snack - Avocado
  • Dinner - Plantain & Ewa

Should do some exercises (home workout) later on.

SUNDAY

  • Brunch - Salad
  • Snack - Avocado
  • 1.5 litres of Water

I am in pain - my waist. I was in the kitchen yesterday afternoon and decided to do a little stretch when reaching out to get something and felt some discomfort and stopped stretching. But too late - cant bend, squat, twist, the pain is horrible. I really dont know what happened. I'm hoping it will go away soon. My race is on Saturday and I've been looking forward to it. I really do want to run not walk. LOL!!

Monday, July 02, 2007

1st Week of July

MONDAY
  • Brunch - Chicken Pieces
  • Snack - Atkins Crunch Bar
  • Dinner - Plantain Porridge
  • Snack - Avocado
  • 2 Litres of Water

I was planning to go running this evening but my butt and thighs hurt as if all my other runs have not been the same 5km distance I ran yesterday. So I'm giving today and tomorrow's home workouts and running a miss. Will start all over again on Wednesday or Thursday. Havent weighed myself yet but will do so before this week is over.

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY

  • You wouldnt want to know I sinned to the MAX! Lol!!

I guess if one dosent post for sometime, then it means the person was cheating. Well that was true. I woke up on the wrong side of bed on tuesday and when the first carb passed thru my lips, decided to give my body a break or a treat and indulge in carbs a little and did I indulge - Breakfast, lunch and dinner + snacks for 2 good days! Didnt take any sennakot either and my ketostix were surprisingly still pink. Maybe they're bad (the ketostix) or my body has just refused to recognise the presence of carbs? Who knows. LOL!!

THURSDAY

  • Breakfast - Omlette
  • Lunch - Salad

I'm back to normal and Atkins now. Depression and indulgence over. We finally ran today after a long hiatus. It was good. Finished our route in 50 minutes although we both felt so rusty and our knees were aching. We were both consoling each other that tomorrow will be better. Did a 30 minute workout afterwards. I finally weighed myself today. Progress since last weigh in - nil. Maybe I have been building muscle cos my arms seemed so muscular in my pictures. I was complaining to my RP about my woes and she recommended fat burning tablets - Thermobol that Atkins dosent agree with everyone. So maybe that may be my next move - taking the fat burning tablets and dieting as well. I havent lost any KG or IIBS at all!!

FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY

We went running this morning on our 5km route and made it back in 48 minutes which wasnt bad at all. We're resting over the weekend and starting training again on Monday. I dont think I'll put up any posts this weekend. Thats most likely cos I'll be eating whatever I like. Sticking strictly to the rules will start again on Monday.

Buki and Vickii hope your race went well. Hey, pls do let me know how to register for the Run London race. I'm interested and there dosent seem to be any entry form on their website.

 
ss_blog_claim=ef692c558628efc54b5e3b49d35c7832