Monday, July 28, 2014

Color Me R. . .Bad

Oh my! I've been bad.  Not only have I not visited to tell my stories, but I really have been bad.  I haven't even told you about Rad!

I never did make it to 5K.  The furthest I made it was to 1.75 miles.  That was five days before Rad.  

Rad arrived and thankfully a few of the people in the group I was in planned to run too.  (My partner had not trained and decided to walk with an injured group member.)  We ran where we could (the color stations bottle necked a bit so there were brief walking periods) and then, just before the 1/2 way point, I caught up to a co-worker who was walking with her daughter.  I walked a little with her then we ran, walked, and ran again. At the end, one person that had run with me said that I inspired her to run because if I was running she figured she should be too. :)

It's been downhill since then.

The whole week after I didn't exercise and I ate crap.  All those bad things that I may normally have in moderation, were not in moderation.  All those bad foods, yup, ate them too.  Pizza, wings, burgers, fries, nacos; that's what I did to myself.

And guess what?  Eating crappy leads to feeling crappy.  

I began to behave again yesterday.  I still felt bloated and icky this morning.  I ate well today and thought about running tonight but I was tired and fell asleep after supper.  I really need to go run soon though, but it's hard to motivate myself now that there isn't an end goal in sight.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

104ºF: A Problem and a Solution

They say there are two seasons where I live:  Winter and Construction.  Winter brings snow and minus forty wind-chills (sadly minus forty is the same in Celsius and Fahrenheit).  Construction season brings rain and/or 40ºC (104ºF) temperatures.  And mosquitos, don't forget the mosquitos!

Today there was actually a heat advisory due to the temperature and humidity (along with a very short lived tornado warning).  How is one to run outdoors in these conditions?  I have two weeks before Color Me Rad and I need to be able to run outside for longer than five minutes.  I don't want to run on the treadmill because I can already run 5k on the treadmill.  I want to run on the pavement to get ready.
Then the solution came to me.  An indoor track!  So I found one at a recreation centre that is not too far away.  They charge for admission by day and you don't have to be a member.  Perfect!  Plus it has a pool so I was able to take my daughter and her friend and they went swimming while I went for a run.  After my run I quickly showered then went into the pool for a short while.  I am actually looking forward to going there again sometime!  12 laps equal one mile so I was able to better measure my distance.  I did two 3/4 mile runs (jogs) in place of the two eight-minute runs (jogs) as per the Couch to 5k app.  And it was great!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Where Have They Gone?

I didn't realize that it has been a week since I last posted.  I weighed myself this morning and I'm finally back to 164.  Of coarse, I will have ruined that today by eating too much pizza!

Since my last post I have done the shred DVD twice.  The push ups are hard but I've never been good at those.  There is a two-minute cardio circuit that I haven't made it all the way through yet either.  It consists of 30-seconds of jumping jacks, 30-seconds of jump rope, repeat.  I figure if I ever get through the whole workout without stopping that is when I will move to level two.  It's probably going to be a while.

It was a sad day for me on Friday. . .I bought a few new bra's. . .B-cups.  Seriously?!?  I have previously mentioned the loss in this area but it was the first time I had to buy a smaller cup.  I have so much that can go away from around the mid-section, why must my boobs go away instead?!?  I will target that mid-section by continuing the 30-Day Shred as long as my get up and go doesn't get up and leave. 
Oh, I have also been running outside.  Yesterday I started Couch-to-5K week four, but I think I may just skip on over to week five on my next run, it's not much of a difference.  The Colour Me Rad 5K is in 18 days!
Lastly, I should say, Happy Canada Day!  I will likely take a walk later to watch the fireworks!