Saturday, January 30, 2010
Not that I mind having no Ipod...but I wonder if I always sound that loud on the pavement. I did miss the way the music paces me.
I dont like to have no actual "numbers" on the run...how fast to here and there, how much further. But I had nothing.
OH well, all charged up now.
Nice blizzard yesterday; didnt run in that. In fact spent so much time coordinating kids and getting back to work, didnt do any more than 38 minutes of Wii. Stupid WiiFit. lol
FOr our birthdays we invested in a Bike Trainer that turns our bicycle into a stationary bike. Im going to love it. Warm basement tho.....going to sweat like hell.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Ankle? Sore. Ice soon.
On a good note, I just broke 100 km for the month. Only 1400 left to go! :):)
Sunday, January 24, 2010
But I played a game of hockey AND had a soccer game tonight so it isnt like I did nothing; cross training is important! lol
Saturday, January 23, 2010
1. Despite being able to describe in detail how coat colour is inherited in horses, and dogs, and cats for that matter, I cannot for the life of me gain the interest to learn how to run the Surround Sound System/DVR in my basement. Even tho Im told a 4 year old could do it.
2. I cannot stand tape. Masking tape is the worst although hockey tape is getting to be a close second. Stickers are unpleasant. Especially when they are stuck to the bottoms of socks, on jeans, or god forbid, on me.
3. I would rather do almost anything than deal with a crowd of people. I often feel like my head might literally explode right off my shoulders when there are too many people around.
4. Im running the Cabot Trail Relay this spring! That means I need to take 30 seconds off my km time. I doubt I can do that. SIGH. Im also contemplating a full marathon this year or next.
5. After all those years of teaching stamping classes I would rather do almost anything else other than planning and carrying out one more goddamn class. Including the above mentioned "getting with a crowd of people". I hate it that much.
6. I actually picture and think OMG in my head when something leaves me speechless; with long, drawn out OOOO...MMMMMM...GAWDDDDDDDD.
7. I like brown. I think it should be considered a fashion statement for clothes, acceptable on any scrapbook page, go on any wall in my house, be in every picture and included in most meals. My mother actually calls me bland; I like MANY shades of brown. ;) that isnt bland.
OK I hate tagging people; Im not sure I even know 7 people to tag!
7. Yes, I Knit!
Ok I doubt any of those people will actually do this. But someone must be tagged.
not true. I dont usually tag someone on these. WHat is wrong with me tonight?
OH. I just dont want to go mark assignments.
And it was cold. Like...-19 with wind chill. It bothered me far worse afterwards; not so bad while running. I thought it was colder yesterday. Brr.
Friday, January 22, 2010
8.2 km about 54 minutes (cant actually remember) time.
Nice sunny day; cold. -6 feels like -12 temps. Dressed warmly; sweated a lot lol. Scarf kept nose from freezing.
Heel sucks. I ran hills again and it complained. Not a word from my knee tho. Maybe yesterday's chiro appointment fixed my knee completely ;)
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
SO today I got up and its going to snow so Im all like "gotta run before it snows." and I did. And although my knee hurts getting in and out of the car and the heel twinged when I put on my sneaker...neither stopped me from running 8.4 km.
So what do I do? Keep going? Complete no running? I cant do that! lol ok I dont want to do that. Im looking at 500 calories a day here! lol
It hurts to bike (knee). It hurts to ride the pony (heel). SIGH I wonder if it hurts to Wii Fit? It would only take me about 3 hours a day to burn that many calories. SIGH.
Monday, January 18, 2010
After my run on Friday night I felt a little sharpness in my left heel. When I pushed off my toe. Or stretched. Little ice, but it felt worse later on.
Saturday it was very uncomfortable to walk. Running actually might have felt better but I decided not to go; skating was ok tho because the skate is so supportive and restricts movement; Foot doesnt move much.
Sunday I also didnt run, but I did skate; noted a pain in the right knee, under the kneecap. Just an annoying feeling. More ice, more rest. No soccer; had a 4H meeting and didnt try too hard to get done early as it was first meeting and I didnt really want to run on that artificial turf anyway with the pains in the lower legs.
So to Monday; not feeling quite better (especially knee) but I thought a short easy run would likely be ok. So off....actually didnt hurt worse to run; hurts worse to walk.
So my question would be; do I rest and see if these irritations go away? or run through them? Ive no idea. SO I will try nice easy runs for now :)
Friday, January 15, 2010
And it was a good run. I ran up the hill (where the crows roost.....EW.) and up the bigger hill. And then down the very big hill. Which got me moving so well I kept up that pace for 3 more km. Then another km cool down and I was back at the pool. Slowing was actually hard; this was all done on flatter roads.
I may be getting a little jumpy on the traffic; I think there are more rude cars in truro than anywhere else in Canada. Blah bastards! Particularly the ones crossing the sidewalks; I can only stay on the sidewalks; I cant vanish from your way just because you want to ignore your brakes. Its so unpleasant to run in town. Damn their streetlights and paved sidewalks lol.
so 5.6 km more done in 35.46 minutes; much cooling off and climbing hills lol was a very good run :)
Longer run planned for tomorrow but Ive no idea when; its a busy day!
Thursday, January 14, 2010
8 km in 52 minutes. 61 km down and 1439 left to go lol.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
It was COLD. I mean breath frozen hanging in the air cold. -15 with wind chill. And sunny with that impossibly blue sky. So on go the clothes and sneakers and Garmin that OMG is out of battery and Ipod to match SIGH better go get some charging started! I digress.
With temps about 0 C I put on a coat over my long sleeved shirt. -5 I add a hat. May keep gloves on.
- 10 with wind chill of -15...I added a sweater and a tank top; and added a scarf. I was too hot. BUT I always end up cold and I needed the scarf because last 3 runs Ive come home with numb frozen lips. Ew. Dont enjoy the thawing.
The snow was crunching and a little slippy but it was perfect for running. And I didnt go anywhere tooooo busy because I wanted to have some space on the side of the road so I went up Valleydale.
8.4 km in 59 minutes isnt setting any records but it sure was nice to get out there.
After class and dinner I went to Hockeyville where there was some pick up ladies hockey and CASSIE CAMPBELL visited the rink for a CBC interview with the Deuvilles and she met us all and signed my shirt ;)
Monday, January 11, 2010
My legs were restless and twitchy today so I thought the run was just what I needed; they still feel tight and uncomfortable.
44.7 km down...how many more?
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Friday did SFA. No reason. i guess that isnt true if you count Wii Fit as an activity then I wasnt completely inactive. I did Dance Dance Revolution as well but I suck at it; I guess I was still "moving".
Saturday was spent at a swim meet and the way the times fell I didnt really have an ideal stretch of time despite being prepared this time for some running and gym work. Taylor had a 5 hour break; too long to be hanging out at the pool. 2-3 hours would have been ideal lol. Not enough time between any of the other races. lol
Sunday - wasted most of the morning then got in an 8 km run. it was -6; starting to get very cold. My face was numb and my hair froze into sweaty hair-cicles. I started to drip as soon as I got into the house gross lol. And I had frost all over me; even my gloves which stayed on the whole way, where normally I would have pulled them off. Brrrrr it was stinkin cold. lol
Ah well. Winter is here. Now where is that snow?
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
7.2 km today 47.13 minutes on hills; did fartleks with only somewhat increased and decreased effort; effort rather than speed because there were a lot of hills. its slowly getting easier to maintain a faster speed. Really slowly.
25.6 km done, 1474.4 to go.
So why do I want to run with others?
Accountability. Plain and simple.
Take last night, for example. It was a damp, chilly day. No not cold, Im not complaining about cold. hhahaha just damp. Bone chilling damp. I came home after picking up the kids, climbed into cozy warm clothes, and since the house was chilly and I hate making fire, I got a blanket and snuggled in.
And would have stayed there til morning which would have gotten no exercise done, and would have played havoc on my back which doesnt love laying around as much as I do. I would have fallen asleep, missed the hockey game, gotten no "work" done for the next day, and missed all that quality time on the couch with Scott while he yelled at Team Canada to "come on".
But I had made plans. I planned! a run with Coralee. We are going to go at the least once a week I think. I cant cancel on a planned run. I cant leave her hanging. This worked really well last year with Tonya; we ran a lot of evenings. But so far she's been no show (dig dig) and Ive made a new plan.
So I dragged butt out of bed, put on the running attire, and drove to town. Where there are lights and sidewalks of course lol. Coralee was already there waiting so we took off and although yes it was a little slower than I usually would have run, it was also better than laying on the bed, better than sleeping through the evening, and I added Wood Street repeats....yeah 2 of them hahahahah yuck. And got the workout in. All runs cannot be "go til you puke" runs. Some need to be fun.
So another 5.4 km in, 18.4 total, and only 1481.6 more to go this year.
And a plan to run not only next day, but another date with Coralee on Friday night.
Monday, January 4, 2010
8 km today; up in Bible Hill on the sidewalks. Fun. Time wasnt great; 54 minutes. But with the ice and water I guess I will take it.
Hockey and soccer games on the past weekend will have to be sufficient. Taylor has a swim meet in the city this weekend and Im going to miss Sat morning hockey. Im thinking tho on Saturday I will see if there is somewhere at Dalplex that I can do the run. There was at the Dartmouth Sportsplex an indoor track if I had been thinking and taken things to run in. Ok I checked it out; there is a track and I can get a day pass and get access to it all! More than the track ;) I can handle that hahahahahahh
Tomorrow Ive a planned run with a friend; maybe I will hunt up some other friends for the rest of the week. I need to get in 22 more km before the weekend to be on track for a great year end total ;)
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Last year I wrote down almost 900 km of run. I didnt include all the runs and I didnt always get them accurately but when it matters I will have a secretary to do that for me ;) until then I will wing it.
In 2010 I intend to increase distance to 1500 km. Maybe a little bit optimistic but it breaks down to less than 5 km a day so its totally doable. I also would like to shed a few more pounds and inches. I bought a scale today; my first scale ever. It does body fat analysis and hydration status. Now Im not stupid enough to think this would be an accurate measure but it might be interesting and might give an idea of trends. And hydration could be interesting; Id love to see what it is before and after a run lol.
I also want to try to do something active daily. The tv just had a commercial that mentioned that 60 minutes a day of activity. Where do people find the time? There isnt that much I can just leave out of most busy days. maybe I should walk instead of eating? lol. no wasted minutes.
I ran on New Years day. It was cold and snow kept me on the road but I did the 5 km run. I did not run on the 2nd of Jan; a snow/rain mix kept me in, I still have this lingering cold and cough and Im not pushing it in cold rain. I did however play hockey so I did some activity and feel ok about that. Maybe a little Wii Fit tonight? Gotta get back on that thing sometime soon.
Tomorrow- still expecting crappy weather but I will get out if possible even if just for a run up and down the hill. a couple of repeats would do the job.
5 km down, 1495 to go.