Friday, March 28, 2008

4th Week of March

  • I havent actually gone running this week. Mrs Somebody is around on holidays and the kind of walking about we have done with the entire family I'm sure will make up, up to 6 "10 km races". LOL!! I have been so exhausted all week with another family wedding over the weekend too. Dancing all night on heels. Pheww! Maybe I'll take all of them running with me one of these days to get a feel of running around my neighbourhood - after my exhaustion is over.
  • I can comfortably say that my entry has been confirmed for all the planned races in my sidebar - well except the Adidas Women's Race as entry for that hasnt opened yet and I'm not running the Royal Parks Half. I wouldnt have recovered from the London o2 Half in time for that. These races are a very expensive venture I must say. I'm not sure I'll do all these Great Run Races next year. My pocket doth complaineth. (smile)
  • March is almost over and April is just around the corner. Gosh, I've got to get serious if I'm to train and finish these upcoming races in good time.
  • Wednesday, March 19, 2008

    3rd Week of March

    WEDNESDAY
    • My aim today was to exercise for an hour at least and I think I suceeded. It was exactly an hour between my stepping out of the house and getting back home. I'll break it down.
    • My walk to the park took 10 minutes. When I got there, I began my first lap round the park and was pleasantly surprised when my time at the end of the lap said 6:30 minutes. This was a good improvement from the 8-11 minute laps I used to run previously. I was so happy! I started off on my second lap. 2 minutes into the lap, my batteries died - again. I really should not be so careless but I must admit I was left without any music and finishing that lap was a very concious effort where I was aware of every step I jogged and not as effortless as the first lap. Incredibly, the 2nd lap was 5:50 minutes. But the will to run without any music just wasnt there anymore. (I think I've become spoilt) and so I switched to power walking instead.
    • Power walked round the park: 2 laps of 12 minutes each. Went round the external perimeters and so the distance was much more than the perimeter I ran which is normally the internal perimeter.
    • Then walked back home. So I could say I was active for an hour.

    Tuesday, March 11, 2008

    2nd Week of March

    TUESDAY

    • My new running shoes arrived today. Yippee!! Here's what they look like:

    WEDNESDAY

    • Went running this morning. It was so windy and the wind was pushing me in whichever direction it pleased. Ran to Podcast 2. Kept up with the podcast this time. Trying to build my stamina and endurance up all over again. Hopefully, before the end of two weeks, I should be back to business.
    • The shoes felt good on my feet and unlike my previous runs, I didnt have any complaints. No aching thighs, no aching legs, no aching back, etc etc Lol! Its feels good to be back on the beat. Just have to try and catch up and make up for lost time. The run today was 24:57 (time) and the route was just 2 miles.

    SATURDAY

    • Weather Conditions outside: Wet, windy, dull, not enticing enough to get me out of the house. I kept on telling myself I'll leave in some minutes and ended up not going out even though I was dressed. *Sigh* Have to be sterner with myself next week.

    Monday, March 03, 2008

    1st Week of March

    MONDAY
    • Went running today. Not for too long. Just 22 minutes. It was soooooo cooooooold outside.

    FRIDAY

    • Has anyone noticed my header has changed? To a 'FITNESS' Chronicle. LOL!! Well, Since I'm not winning the weight part, no need emphasizing it in my title so I'll settle on just being fit. (smile)
    • I havent run anymore this week. Recovering from a bout of cold that started on Tuesday or Wednesday I think. But I think I've gotten over tthe worst bit of it.
    • My body aches so much these days I just dont know why. All I do is walk around and go about my normal everyday business but I hurt so much as if I've been running or exercising. It just makes me wonder what is going on.
    • Our 3rd running partner wants us to go running tomorrow. If I feel better in the morning, I just may go running with her. Its been quite a while.
     
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