Thursday, October 09, 2008

Stop the treadmill, I want to get off!

I have been busy busy busy. Trying to fit in going to the gym for weights sessions and a cardio session, plus slowly building up my running, as well as turning up to work and trying to get through my inbox. Oh and family…yes….remembering to at least sight them once a day for more than a passing glance! It has been very hectic this week. I can't believe one long weekend (last weekend), having half of today and all of tomorrow off, and going to Melbourne would generate this much activity….but it has. I'll be so glad to get on that plane tomorrow (it is Qantas so keep fingers crossed) and just sit there for an hour or so and tune out.

The original plan for going to Melbourne, many months ago now, was to run the marathon. Then this was revised to the half marathon. This was changed to the 10km. Now I'm going to a Gluten-free expo which happens to be on this weekend, at the Exhibition Centre. These days little things like this can get me very excited! So no Ewen, no running for me this weekend.

Thanks SpeedyG for your thought - I am definitely feeling much better now and my running kinda resembles running these days.

iliketoast / Tesso - chocolate, on the whole, is gluten-free. How cool is that!!! (ok there are things I can't eat chocolate-wise but there is still enough for me to occasionally indulge in) And Tesso, you commented previously about Gym Maintenance 101 - or more precisely asked what it was. As part of my Cert 3 Fitness course, we have to look at the equipment in the gym and the types of things that can go wrong, break down, loosen, etc and how to repair them (or at least the basic uncomplicated stuff). Very underwhelming but I'm sure its very useful information. My usual response however when things break down is to delegate!

Monday, October 06, 2008

An entree

I finally feel like I am well on my way to full recovery. This morning I ran a 6km interval session and I felt great during and after the run. Lately each run has been really hard work, the pace has been oh so slow, and I've been so relieved to finish - I really wasn't enjoying it. But I persevered because I missed the feeling of freedom when running and I knew it must still be there somewhere. And today I tasted it again - an entree so to speak! Admittedly it was only 6km and the pace would not be considered fast by many people but for me oh boy, it felt so good. Woo hoo!

And fortunately I managed to fit my run in during the morning because then the showers came and it got very soggy and very cool outside.

Then this afternoon I did a lower body and arms weights session. Can't you see my halo sparkling?!

Plus this weekend I also managed to complete and lodge 4 tax returns and complete my Cert 3 Fitness assignment - a maintenance log and schedule for 2 types of pin loaded weight machines, a cardiovascular machine and free weights (now that was exciting - NOT!). And the reason for all of this activity?

We are having a long weekend next weekend in Melbourne - can't wait!