Thursday, February 24, 2011

Hard run today...

I only managed to get 4 kms done today, and that was hard!  I suspect my body just isn't used to running every day, so I may need to do some shorter runs till I adjust.  My time was pretty decent though, got it done in 27 minutes (6:37 pace).  Will have to see if I have time tomorrow for a run, got lot's to get done before I get the boys back!r

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Another 6km!

Another 6 kms done, but it did not go as well as Monday's.  I had all three boys with me, set them up in the mezzanine with a movie on the laptop.  But, Little Man kept sneaking off, so I'd have to stop and find him. Made it very hard to get a decent stride going.  On a real positive, checked my weight this am, and it looks like I'm already down 2lbs from Friday!!!  I'm getting so much closer to my goal, might even make it by my Birthday in 2 months!!!

Monday, February 21, 2011


Had a great run this afternoon!  I did 6 kms (27 laps around the track) in 40 minutes 30 seconds.  I even felt that I could have gone further, but had to get back to the kids.  My Mom had been nice enough to meet us at the rec centre, and be with the boys so that I could get my run in.  As it is Family Day here, they had a whole whack of activities for the boys to partake in.

I suspect I'll just get on the elliptical at home tomorrow, and add some hand weights in for a bit of strength afterwards.  The boys have been joining me for sit-ups and push-ups lately, so it's good for all of us when I workout at home.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Still going strong!

Even though I haven't been posting here, I am still working hard!  I've been using Daily Mile to keep track of my workouts.  It's nice to see how many miles I'm doing, and how well I'm progressing.  You can find me here.  I was extremely happy with my run today.  I started off running 1 km (4.5 laps), and walking for half a lap.  Did this twice.  On the start of my 3rd km, I happened to keep pace with another regular of the track.  We started chatting, and chatting, and next thing I knew I'd run over 5 laps straight!!!  At this point, I decided to just keep going.  I ran the next 18 laps (4 kms) straight, with only short water breaks.  I did this in 43 minutes, not the best time, but considering I just recently started back up again I'm good with this.

I will probably end up spending time on the elliptical tomorrow, as well as get some strength training in.  Next weeks run could be interesting as the boys do have school, but I can still work with this.

Another good note, I'm under 150 lbs again!  My weight had snuck up to 153 in the last few months, and with this hard work, and better eating, I'm now down to 148.8 lbs.  I'm on track to not only run 10 kms this year, but to get down to the low to mid 130's.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Another day done

I wasn't able to fit a workout in yesterday, getting the house sorted out kind of took over.  Rather glad I'd gotten two workouts in Monday, didn't make me feel like such a slacker.  I did make it down to the track this morning, and did my 5 kms.  The time for my 5 kms is rather disappointing though.  Just last June I was running my 5 kms between 30 and 33 minutes, but I do know that I can easily get back there again.  So here is my numbers

Distance : 5 kms
Time : 41 minutes
Laps : Run 2.5 laps, walk .5 lap, repeat.

I just need to keep pushing myself (within reason of course), and get back to where I was!  From that point I can work on improving my time & distance.

Monday, February 7, 2011

I'm on a roll!

I'm pretty impressed with today, not only did I get a great workout on the elliptical this morning, I also got some time in at the track.  Looks like my exercise streak is back!

I did 43 minutes & 3.05 kms this morning on the elliptical.  I felt that I could have easily gone longer, but I had to get Little Man off to swimming lessons.  Tonight while Monkey had his soccer practice, I hit the track (which is right above the soccer field area).  I'm still annoyed with myself that I can only run 2 laps (at which point I walk one) at a time, but there is of course no one to blame but myself.  I was up there for 40 minutes, and did 4 kms.  Still, it's better than nothing, and I will only get better from here on out!

For the first time in a while, I'm looking forward to seeing what the scale says Friday morning, I should easily be back into the 140's.

Sunday, February 6, 2011


I am sore today!  My calves & legs ache, but it's that ache that let's me know I worked hard.  To help my body limber back up, I did some time on the elliptical this morning.  I did 40 minutes and 2.8 kms.  At the end I did some bridges and a few sets of the yoga morning sun salutation.  I'm all set to hit the track with the little man in the stroller tomorrow morning.  I have 3 months before race season starts back into full swing, and I want to get as many completed as I can fit in.