Am not happy with my ear – makes me wonky and feel like throwing up. Particularly don’t like it while I’m driving and it goes stupid! Hopefully today will be a better day than yesterday, but I’m doubting it. Not planning on doing anything physical today; got a truck load of work on, and need to try and get the place together for the lush of my life, who comes home tonight at 11pm.
Ear, please be good today. You can be shitty again tomorrow, but please be nice today!
15.7 plus 5.5… and we have a winner, ladies and gentlemen!
total to date: 21.2K
(we’ll ignore the fact it’s taken me a week and a half to run a half marathon!)
I got to do boxing at lunch – which was great and made me sweat for two hours afterwards (god forbid they ever decide to run an hour circuit!), and my arms will be like jelly tomorrow.
The person doing pillates didn’t show up tonight, when I went there ESPECIALLY for it. Troll.
So I play squash for 45 mins and got all sweaty again. Luckily it was raining on the way home – which means that I was still wet by the time I got home! As for stretching, it’s on at work at lunch tomorrow, and I’ve made sure that no nasty tradesmen are going to interupt me this time, and I’m sooooo going to be there. And I saved myself $10 too. Troll. Pffft.
And the biggest NSV news? I *almost* did a real chin up today! I’m so pleased! My eyeballs got to the top of the bar, so hopefully by this time next week, I can show the lush of my life one whole, complete, all on my lonesome chin up!
I hope today is better than yesterday, but workwise, I think it will be worse. Best I work like the proverbial and get on with the crap that needs to be done.
Hope I get to do boxing at lunch today. And this evening, I’m going to try pilates. With a bunch of people I normally wouldn’t associate with. That’s me getting nervous/paranoid/weirded out…
Wish I knew how to shrink it better!
As you’ll notice, I did walk a bit – I wasn’t feeling the love. Remember how I was saying how hard we are on ourselves? I was feeling cranky because I a) hadn’t completed the training program b) only went for 22 mins and c) ran like shit… Turns out that a) I still scored 73% on the run b) have only run for around the same time for the last couple of sundays, and c) am still up on my evening min/km times.
And notice that red zone there? That was me doing around 14Kph. Don’t ask me how though…
It was difficult to run slower than I usually plod at, and also difficult to maintain a pace. But, it was my first attempt, so I just use this as a bench mark. I think this afternoon, ear willing, I might go for a little 15 min assessment run.
Alrighty. How’d I do with the Week 6 objectives?
1. Repeat swimming – 100m in two strokes. Nope.
2. #RunForJapan – $5 per kilometre. Yes, but ongoing. 12.2K so far
3. Get through the week! Hmmm. That’s debateable.
Week 7 Objectives?
- Get rid of this shitty ear.
- Drink more water.
- Plan meals like I’m supposed to.
- Do 5K cross country on Wednesday.
- Attempt to get to 20K by next sunday for the RunForJapan fundraiser.
Hell. I’ll be happy just to be running again. Tomorrow, I’m going to go for a walk even, I don’t care if it’s just to the end of the road… today was hell! And if I don’t come good, then next week will be week 7.1. I’ve done it before, I’ll do it again.
I was just updating my Weakly Roundup page for Week 6, and I noticed how stupid I was being.
I’d spent the second half of the week feeling like a lard ass who was completely lacking motivation, dedication and drive – because I’d had 2 days this week with no exercise. Then I realised that if I was reading someone elses stats, I would be impressed by their effort of getting out there and doing it at all, that they kept going back for more, and I think I’d even be a bit inspired… so why can’t I cut myself some slack?
I’d spent the second half of the week feeling like a half a failure because I have been eating crappy. Although my food choices are okay (??) I haven’t been eating enough to cover what I’ve been doing, and I am still yet to achieve a good balance. I know what I need to do, I’m just too lazy to do it. I’ve also found that getting enthusiastic about eating is difficult when you’re not hungry. If you’re only going through the motions because you have to, you just eat stuff. Sure, it’s low fat, high GI, protein/carbs unrefined WHATEVER, but it’s still eating crap.
How to overcome this? Alright, like the guy said ‘You know what you have to do, you just have to put it into practice’. I am happy with the way that the exercise is going at the moment (dispite having ‘moments’!), so I should concentrate on eating better – for the next week at least. Breakfast is easy, I got that one down pat last year, so I need to work on the other two meals of the day. And no, I don’t really like to snack unless I absolutely must – ie sugar levels dropping, temper fraying, – I find I eat too much. So I’ll concentrate on meals. One of the best ways I’ve found to keep yourself honest, is meal planning. Which has completely gone to shit since the lush of my life has been away (Things are so much easier when you have a companion who is also supportive and encouraging, don’t you think?), so I think the take home message for today is meal planning.
(I think this calls for a new page, and an updated objective list too!)
Saw the doc, and she put me on cold and flu tablets – which now carry a warning about exercising in the heat while taking them. Given I live in the tropics, and it’s always bloody hot, I’m not taking any chances.
Contrary to my opinion earlier today that I was on the downhill slide to hospitalisation with vertigo, I now think that things are moving in there – cos it got very, very itchy at one point. Which made me delieriously happy, and made my work collegues look at me very strangely while I was wiggling my finger in my ear furiously and grinning like a loon…
Hopefully tomorrow I won’t feel so odd, and will be able to partake in some light activity. Gym opens at 8, remember? And no swimming without ear drops and plugs!
The scales have not been kind this week, and I know it’s all due to eating badly – ie not enough, and not properly balanced. One more week until the cook gets home, and I’m so looking forward to it, I’m grinning now. Maybe it’s the tablets?
I’m starting to feel crummy – my ear is not being kind… although it’s not hurting, it’s making me feel very wonky, and I don’t like it. I had a dizzy spell at work, so I have to go back and see the doc in the morning. She reckons there’s pressure behind it, and I’m betting it’s water from the pool. Damn my eardrums (but not so’s they stop working or get worse pls. thx)!
Did squash for an hour – which was good to shake out the cobwebs. My back was a little sore this morning from boxing on Tues and the run yesterday, but seems to have come good once I tripped over my feet and almost assed up on the court. I’m SO glad noone was looking, I felt like a right dork!