Sunday, July 26, 2009
Firstly... I must hang my head in shame. My fellow challengers... I have not done a whole lot this week... I could try and make excuses, but I won't. It wasn't a complete write off, but then again, weigh-in Sunday hasn't come around yet :)
Monday- mmm... I'm still getting over my birthday.
Tuesday- mmm... rode my bike to/ from work/ to run some errands, all together about 20km. Does that count? LOL - didn't think so.
Wednesday- umm.... DH and I rode our bikes to/ from the fireworks. Suuuuuuuuuuper easy ride about 25km I think. Better than complete inactivity right?!
Thursday- I had the very important task of wedding dress shopping with JP. I did not plan ahead so I didn't do anything today either.
Friday- 5km RUN! YAY for some type of activity! GO ME!
I'm not justifying my lack of workouts but LOOK AT THESE STATS!!
Same run as my "measuring stick" run on July 2, 2009
Max HR 192/ 180 avg
This is a PR for me, so I'm pretty excited! I cut almost 6min off my time!! How does that happen? I'm checked my watch over and over and still can't see how I could have messed it up, so I'm chalking it up to: 1- slacking on first try and 2- improvements due to my "Rest" Week?
I was/ am pretty fried after today's run. Felt good to push through. I was feeling kind of blue today, maybe that helped propell me forward? I know all about the importance of HIIT but sometimes, all I really need is a run, you know?
On another note- LOL- I shared with my twitter fam my little power mantra. It's what I say in my head when I need to keep going/ pushing. "ZOOM ZOOM!" Yes, I actually say this! Over and over and in time with whatever music is on my itouch at the time :) And it really does help!
I would love to hear what your Power Mantra is! Share! Share! Share! :)
Saturday- Cath & the Kettlebell Part II
So because I'm a total noob and because Trish's intro class didn't cover all the moves, I signed up for another Intro class at a local gym (is it fate that there just happened to be one today? Perhaps). I still have yet to get my kettlebells! AAAAH!! I want them now! (Patience young grasshopper, there will be plenty of time for practice and more pain!! )
Because I was still flying high from my 6min improvement on my run yesterday I decided I would bike there from home. It's about 8.5miles one way. Getting there was ok, arrived a little sweaty, but it was ok. :)
Class was 2hours of solid instruction. I learned ALOT and really think it was worth the time and money to learn more. Honestly, if you're thinking of taking up kettlebells proper instruction is a MUST. The instructor is an RKC that follow's Pavel's methods very closely. There was lots of opportunity to ask questions and practice proper form. Tried out the TGU for the first time. That is one tough exercise! So much to remember! We tried the shoe on the fist and I'm proud to say I didn't drop it on my head :)
We didn't really work too much on the snatch since it's more of an advanced move, so will need to work on my swing and strength prior to tackling that beast.
Here are the stats from my workout
Max HR 179/ 132avg
Link of the week- www.EatBC.com
We've been trying to source our food locally and I found this great website! There's a restaurant, farm & distibutor finder and a complete list of foods that are in season. Very useful!! :)