Monday, November 28, 2011

Monday's Run

Slow. I had only eaten cereal, granola bars, and a cream soda (plus water). Plus I'd had trouble sleeping last night. Lots of walk breaks; achy right knee; achy left shin. Still felt good to get out and run though.

2.43mi, 32:54min

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving run

Great run. No walking at start, went right into run. After a while my right knee started bothering me, felt tight or something at the inside back, and a little bothersome below the kneecap also to the inside. It felt, or at least sounded, like my left foot was hitting the ground harder than my right. Inside left shin a little achy too.

2.36mi, 30:48min.

P.S. I also ran last Wednesday, through my old neighborhood: 10min walking warm-up (0.6mi mostly uphill), 33:33 running with walk breaks (2.3mi fairly flat), 11:15 cool down (0.5).

Friday, November 18, 2011

Time flies

I finally went running again today. I didn't realize until just now that it's been 6 days since my last run/workout. The run was 2.2mi, 30:48 min. 14 min/mi.  I need to get that down to 11 min/mi & add in push-ups, sit-ups, etc.

I've recorded a yoga & a tai chi workout on tv, but I haven't fine either of them yet. I've been really tired, esp in the mornings. Plus as soon as I got back from TN, my sinuses went haywire, mostly stuffy & quite annoying.

I need to create or find a comprehensive workout plan. I also need to get a new tube for my bike; the front tire's flat now. I've been driving to & from work these last 2 weeks partly due to the cold mornings & no gear for biking in it, partly due to not getting up early enough to walk to work, but DH found all our gloves & some hats.

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Tuesday I ran 2 miles on a treadmill. At about 4.5-4.8mph, 0 incline. I forget at the moment how long it took. I'll have to check mapmyrun.
Yesterday we got to work out at a customer's gym (I'm on a business trip with 2 coworkers). It was poetry pretty nice: they had a weight room with treadmills, etc. and a Crossfit kind of set up. I don't like weight machines & didn't feel like running on a treadmill again so soon & no trails outside, so I found a 12kg kettlebell & did some swings. The handle was painted & the paint was chipped and uneven. Plus I didn't have anything to wrap my wrists wirth. I did a little bit of LC & tried a snatch but the bell hurt my forum too much. I did a single hand swung ladder & then a 2-handed overhead swung ladder them some cleans. I finished up with some leg swings, grapevine-like steps a la RW.  My back muscles all the way up into my neck are sore today from all that.
Today I walked 3 miles on the hotel treadmill while doing laundry. It took 55:57 min. I was going to work on my 15 min/mi walking pace but wasn't quite "feeling it." Can't wait for tomorrow! :P (you know, all that 2nd day after soreness)