Friday, July 29, 2011

On hold!

My running training has been somewhat put on hold, as this week I started boot camp. (I got a free two-week pass).
I tried to continue on as planned, but my 4km run on Tuesday just HURT after Monday's session, and after Wednesday's session, I could barely move! So Thursday I had a rest day and not feeling too bad after today's session... although I have a suspicion I did not push myself hard enough this morning!

We did do a bit of running in each of the boot camp sessions, so it's not like I'm not running at all... anyway my shins were hurting a fair bit Wednesday too, so probably best that I'm not running too much. I'll get back into it after the two week trial (although I'm enjoying it a lot, so I may extend it???)

I'm thinking tomorrow I'm going to do a bit of a run on the treadmill at the gym (less impact on the shins) just so I'm keeping up (to an extent) with the program... then maybe a light swim, and yoga on Sunday to stretch it all out ready for Monday's boot camp sesh!

Today I had chocolate cinnamon oats for breakfast, salmon sushi for lunch, a protein bar for a snack (one that tasted very much like a mars bar, mmm!!), and for dinner I had a microwave meal of beef cannelloni *gasp*... haha. Then after dinner I had various snacks such as ABC spread with quandong jam on a piece of wholemeal bread, a couple of crackers, a bit of berry yoghurt... yeah, wasn't very hungry all day but got the munchies after dinner!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Today I went for a 7km run, and ohmygosh it was slow... I don't know what was going on but I just couldn't get my legs to happen... lungs were fine, just the legs were failing. Kinda similar to the run on Tuesday? Thursday's run was great though.
It's been a bit hard though as last week and the week before I was at a really full on course where we worked from 7am-9pm most days. I tried to get in a few runs but it meant skimping on sleep. I probably managed to go for 4 decent runs in the two weeks. I suppose that's not too bad but this week I feel like I've lost all my fitness!
I've set up a little plan for myself only increasing my distance by 10% each week so that I get up to the level I'll need for the City to Surf in about 5 weeks time, so hopefully that should go well.

Hmm, today I have eaten so so so much food, it's ridiculous. Almost all healthy, except for the small bag of banana bread pretzels - seriously, who invented those?! Amazing... even more amazing is the lack of anything banana related in the ingredients, yet it tastes like banana. There's not even "artificial flavour", so I fail to understand. Oh well. Lindt 85% is also seriously amazing.