Thursday, August 4, 2011

Good Thursday...

Every time I run past this field lately I say to myself...
Today I did just that....
I took a walk up to the spot that always catches my eye and captured it!
I had a good day again today...
Still sticking to my plan ( Yes, I know its early days still )

This morning at 9am I did a 30mins weight workout with the kettlebell...
Biceps, Triceps, Shoulders and a few squats.
No swings besides for the front and side shoulders.
( LOVE Kettlebell )

Then as the weather was perfect, I had to run...there was no ways I could stay at home and miss out on a perfect day for running. I moan so often that I cant run due to the weather....

As I did a 14km ( 8.6 miles ) on Monday
Ran a 9km ( 5.5 miles ) yesterday
I wanted to do a slow, recovery kind of run...
Alas, the first 3km ( 1.8 miles ) of today's run was all uphill and tough.
Ran 6km ( 3.7 miles ) today in 25 degrees ( 78.8 ) which was hot for a morning run.

This afternoon I took my neighbors son for a walk by pushing him in his pram for 35 mins. while she did a 5km once again was uphill to start with ( I puffed and panted ) and then downhill back home..
So another good active day under my belt.

Greek yogurt, 1Tsp flaxseeds ( crushed ) 30g muesli, 1 kiwi, blueberries ~ Green tea

Kefir with 1 scoop Protein powder

Small chicken breast, cauliflower, Apple ~ coffee

Activia yogurt
2 thin cracker breads, peanut butter, 1 slice Goat's cheese ~ Green Tea

Tuna Salad
Green Tea

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

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

All going to plan ~

Taking part in a challenge to do ONE burpee a day, dedicated to a young woman in America who is fighting cancer....

I didn't have time to update my blog yesterday as was pretty busy ~ well for me that is!!
I did a 30 min upper body workout in the morning then later I had a client over for a Kettlebell workout....which I do with her....then went off to have my nails done, home to prepare dinner and hubby's lunch for today....and then off to teach my * Power Ladies * as they call themselves.
So worked out for 2 and a half hours yesterday.

My eating was not 100% where I wanted it to be...
I had 4 fruits instead of 3, one was a banana as I needed energy for my class.
I didn't eat my 2nd snack......was no time.
Other than that...I kept to my plan.

Today....All going well

I did a run this morning with my neighbor....8.8km in 53.29 mins, burned 778 calories
My HR was very high ~ 139 ~ 196....due to the intervals we started at the 6km mark.
Boy did that kill me...
One minute of running fast and 30 seconds of recovery, but no walking.
We reached 5km at 29 mins, which I was happy about.
I did chose a road run this morning with very little inclines.
Now that I've decided to do the Half Marathon on the 4th September, I am really motivated to get my training done ~ will not be running everyday...but every 2nd day.

On waking I had warm lemon water and coffee....both made and brought to me while in bed by my hubby!! ( he spoils me )
For breakfast I ate something new I bought from the American shop....Creamer something...not oats..with 1 Tsp Flaxseeds
Tasted okay....will have it once a week...and then had a banana for energy ~ Green Tea

Snack was Kefir with 3tsp protein powder

Lunch was Fish with cauliflower and coffee

Snack will be ~ Greek yogurt with Blueberries and Green tea

Dinner will be ~ Chicken, veggies ~ sweet potato and Green tea.

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

Monday, August 1, 2011

New Day, New Week, New Month

I took this photo of myself...after my run this morning ...we had to post a picture of ourselves on group today, the start of August.
Great that its a Monday and the beginning of August, good for new beginnings.

When I looked out my bedroom window at 6am I saw that it was going to be a good summers day...finally...some sunshine. Am praying the whole of August will bring on the good weather as June and July were terrible with so much ran, I never got to run outdoors much.

A few months ago I set out to do a Half Marathon on the 4 September in Fulda, but with not getting to train the longer distances, it was never longer than 10 km ( 6.2 miles ) I decided I had left it too late and was not going to run it anymore.
After sharing this with my neighbor who said she would do it with me, she has about 4 half marathon's under her belt, she has motivated me to do the marathon saying I'm running fit and just need to do a few longer runs and will be ready.

So today I ran 14.11km ( 8.7 miles ) without walking and felt was harder in the beginning that the end as the first 7 km ( 4.3 miles ) is mostly uphill...
I plan to do 16 km ( 9.9 miles ) next week. the following week 18 km ( 11.18 miles )
The last week 18/20 km ( 12.42 miles ) and then I will be ready...for the 21 the next Saturday
In between I will do shorter and faster runs...
I know I will be fine...I saw today that I felt great and could have gone further.

My new training program started today...

Day one was all run of 1 hr and 34 mins
Tomorrow is weights and I teach a class tomorrow night for fun....

Today my eating was just where I wanted it to be.

Breakfast ~ 2 boiled eggs, 1 slice wholewheat toast, Apple, Green Tea
Snack ~ 100ml Kefir with 1 scoop protein powder
Lunch ~ Fish and Salad
Snack ~ Greek yogurt, flaxseed and 1 tsp of organic peanut butter
Dinner ~ Chicken pieces cooked with onion and mushrooms, broccoli and cauliflower, 2 Tsp Quark.

Had 2 cups of Green Tea, still got one to go before bedtime
2 Coffee's
Over 8 glasses of water.

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

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Weeks recap

My weeks training results.

I trained in total of 9.5 hours this week
I trained 13x

I mixed it up again by:-

Rope skipping
2x Ab workouts
Indoor cycling
Power Walking
Taught Aerobics/Boxing class
2x Kettlebell workouts
All workouts included interval training...
Ran 4x
1. 8.7km
2. 12.4km
3. 6.28km
4. 6.21km
Total of 33 km
NO WALKING at all ~ all running

I'm happy with my weeks eating and training and getting ready for the new 6 weeks plan which will start tomorrow...Monday!

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