Wednesday, June 8, 2011

New Training Toy

This morning the postman brought my new Kettlebell...
10kg's ( 22lbs ) of pure joy!!
Gosh the box was heavy.....poor postman!!
Hubby mentioned last night as we were going off to sleep
* The postman should be delivering your Kettlebell tomorrow morning *
I was * WHAT *
Didn't even know he had ordered me one.
I had mention to him over the weekend that I thought I could go heavier as I was finding the 7.5kg kettlebell ( 17.5lbs ) not a challenge with the swings.
So it was a lovely surprise.

Monday evening Hubby and I went out for a 10km run...both of us felt really tired, lack of energy, so we took it nice and easy.....Hubby's complaining that his shin is feeling very sore, and struggled with it all of yesterday....this morning he said he is going to take tonight off from running as his skin is too sore...I personally think Hubby does not have the right shoes for running...the shoes are Asic Gel's but I don't think running shoes....more multi training shoes. This Saturday we going to a big sports shop to buy me a few new training gear...birthday gifts from hoping I can convince him to buy a pair of running shoes.
Hubby finds it so much easier to spend money on me than on himself!!!
So lets see...

The way I see it, isn't necessarily the way you see it.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Weeks Review

This morning I asked Hubby to take this photo of us girls who do the Sunday run together...
Two of the girls where not available to run has been ill for the last few days, the other got home last night from Turkey where they spent 10 days on vacation.
Today was really hot....we left home at 9am and it was already 22 degrees Celsius ~ we spoke about meeting early in the future as the heat takes one's energy....for them more than me, as I'm an African girl and can handle the heat having grown up with it.
Today two of us ran 13km and the tall girl did 12km's...the most she has ever done, so I am feeling very proud of her today.
I told my other friend that next week I want to do 14 or 15km....but it will have to be on Friday night as next Sunday I will be in Berlin with my daughter who arrives on Saturday the 11th from Cape Town, (South African )
I've noticed something about me as a runner....I struggle the first 4/5 km....and after that I get into a rhythm and feel I can keep going.
I have to start off slowly...and then at the 5km mark I can run faster...
We never walk during our runs anymore....we run the hills, flats, downhills...
Walking is not allowed...even in the heat...:)

My week review

Monday ~ Kettle bell for upper body in the morning, 10km run the evening.
Tuesday ~ Kettle bell full workout in the morning,
Taught aerobic and boxing class at night
Wednesday ~ Did upper body Kettlebell workout
Thursday ~ Ran 10 km in the morning and did Kettlebell upper body W/O
Friday ~ Day off
Saturday ~ Did Kettlebell upper body
Ran 7km with my neighbor all in the morning ( I was strong this run )
Sunday ~ Ran 13 km with the neighbors in the morning.

Total kilometers run this week = 40km
Taught one Aerobic/boxing class
Did 5 Kettlebell workouts, 2 Full body, 3 Upper body.

Today is day no 5 of the No chocolate challenge and I'm doing well....
There is a few blocks of chocolate in my cupboard...
Its good to have it lying there and to resist, makes me feel powerful!!

The way I see it, isn't necessarily the way you see it.