Saturday, December 29, 2007

Finally got out there!

I put in a run this morning - my first formal workout all week.

Great for celebration and time with family....bad for input and output.

Ran 7 on 2 off, 8 on 2 off, 10 on.
25 minutes running, 30 minutes total time

That is, unfortunately, also my weekly total.

Onward and upward.

Friday, December 28, 2007

The Challenge of The Holidays

Holidays are a challenge for this restoration project.

It is an upset in the routine.
Houseguests, travel, food choices away from home.

And in January there will be two weeks away to Disney.

Should be interesting.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Wow am I going to be sore tomorrow!

For the first time since moving into the new house (Sept), I decide to do the 'Sculpt' Power 90 Video. And since I switched to the level 3/4 for the Cardio, I thought I wioud switch to the 3/4 for Sculpt as well. Add to it the fact that I had to go to the next weight up dumbbell because the lower weight is stuck in the laundry chute (long story!!!!).

Wow - more push ups, including 'decline' (feet up on the chair, hands on the floor), a few burn-out sets, and tons of squats.

So for the week -

1 Run, 1 Cardio, 1 Sculpt, 1 Swim, and an hour and a half shovel!

Not too bad.

Friday, December 21, 2007

A good cardo workout

About 10am (my day off from work and Jennifer was out at hairdresser).
The boys (Andrew and Will) joined in for Abs workout afterwards, and Meg helped me to the jumping jacks and ab work too.

Tomorrow I hope to get in a run.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

So far this week

Sunday - 9 inches of snow - 1.5 hours of shoveling before our open house!
Monday/Tuesday - sore from Sunday, and lazy
Wednesday - Swim 40
Thursday - run 8 on, 2 off, 18 on

I have been leary to run with the snow/ice on the road, but today wasn't too bad - the salt/sunlight has cleared the roads for the most part. Just have to avoid the ice patches at intersections and near the curbs.

Two excellent days of induction too.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Rest of last week a bust

Nothing on Friday and Saturday!

So I got in a run, two swims, and a video workout

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Good Day, both ways

I have been struggling as of late with the input, but today was a good day. I'll take it.
One day at a time.

Output - I did my swim group, which actually isn't too athletic, and then swam 20 laps afterwards.

My neck is sore, at the base of the head and base of the neck itself. Strange.

Meant to get up to run this AM, but Meg was up early and I came downstairs with her early instead.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Two afternoon workouts today

About 4pm I dashed over to the gym and swam a quick 40 laps.

Then at 6:15pm I did the Cardio workout video too.

The big question is do I take an Advil now...or when I wake up in the AM?

Hope to get out for a run tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

dodging the ice

yesterday I woke up to a sheet of ice coating everything. Overnight ice storm.
Then to top it off, the entire day was a wash.....

Today - up and out - ran on road 10 minutes on, 2 walk, 14 on.

One of my best runs to date. The left ankle (the bad one) wasn't too bad today, but the left knee/tendon above it was a bit tight on the second half of the run.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Hitting the asphalt

One of my great anxieties about running in winter is the ice, and fear of another broken ankle (the residual effects I still feel today).

Today I went out for a run and after a few tenative steps on the sidewalk I realized, DUH, that the road was clean and dry. Why hadn't I thought of this. I have to remember to cross from side to side occasionally because of the crowning on the road, but otherwise this AM (granted, it is a Saturday) I only saw 2 moving cars (and one jogger and one dog walker - very different than running in the warm weather in Sept!).

Ran 7 on, 2 off, 16 on. Could have run longer but was anxious about being out later than usual and missing the baby waking and needing me. She is still asleep now.

So other than actual snow falling, I guess sidewalk winter weather shouldn't be a deterent.

Monday - Run and Swim
Weds - Cardio
Thursday - Swim
Friday - Cardio
Saturday - Run PM UPDATE - a quick, hard 14 laps swim at beginning of pool party!

2 runs, 3 swims, 2 cardios

Friday, December 7, 2007

Still on track...

...output wise at least.

Thursday - Swam 42 lengths (35 is half-mile)
Friday - Cardio Video.

Had a small derailing Thursday PM on input, but back on track now.

Stepped on scale Thursday first time since Thanksgiving - still down.

Down 33 since August doctor's appointment (most of which is off since Oct when I got serious about it).

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Pretty good week so far

Input since Monday has been good, including a couple of instances of having to avoid temptation.

Tuesday I did not work out. No excuses - woke up late, didn't get a chance later in the day.

Today- Power 90 Cardio 3/4 with abs.

This week I have luncheon appointments Tuesday, Weds and Thursday so I am challeged to choose well, atkins style. Yesterday I had a chicken caesar salad, 86 croutons.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Off to a better start

Didn't think I would get out today with all the rain, and predicted overnight ice and snow.

But this morning it was windy but not frozen

Ran 6 on, 2 off, 17 on. 23 total.

Not a bad start for the week.


Last week

you can tell I am struggling with momentum when the blog isn't updated as often!

Last week -

Input - blah

Output - 2 rakes, 2 cardio-ab videos, 1 run, 1 beavers