Month: July 2015

To Honourable Men

In honour of all men raising kids theirs -or not, single or alone for whatever reason- i say a BIG BIG HUMONGOUS THANK YOU for the great job you are doing.

From waking up all hours of the  night to soothe away a nightmare or take them for a wee, or monitoring a fever, you are a superman.

From school trips to paying the bills to sitting up and helping with homework. From holding hands to cross the street, or just to walk together and tell your little people about your childhood, you are a SUPERSTAR!

The world is infinitely better with you in it.

You make all the little girls want to marry you (or a man just like you), they will smell a bad woman a mile away; and all the boys want to grow up to be just like you.

I take off my hat to you, and i cursty in respect.

All Night Long…

I saw this video on telly…it’s been so long my body just got up on its own volition and moved to it…It felt so good! *deep breath and smile*

I hope you dance too 🙂

Enjoy!

Marathon training

So here i sit on rest day, and i am happy to say that i am training to run the 21k Stanchart marathon in October. I just did two runs this week but i tell you i can feel the soreness, and that makes me so happy. Means my body is getting stronger.

That gives me just about 14 weeks to train for it.

I admit that it is tough! Tougher than i thought it would be…then my knee is making it hard for me to go down stairs…So i am wondering if i should just train for the 10k…? Lord knows i want to be injury free for the rest of the year.

I am using the bupa training programme. You can google it and find out more.

If you have any links to stretches or nutritional information, please feel free to share.

I am putting my goals out there because that means that i am going to be accountable to you and myself. More importantly, i will push myself to achieve it. 

Splints

Ola!

When i went on my long walk,i did a short run to test my shins and to my joyous surprise, the splints were gone WOOHOO!

After a month of strength training and no running it was good to jog without pain.

I did a short run in the beginning of and i found out that i had run the fastest ever time in 13 runs.

Rest truly does work wonders for the body.

I think i can start on my training for the half marathon in October though i will take it a lot slower this time around and not push myself so hard. Now that i know better, i will add a lot more strength training and yoga to my regimen, along with vegetables.

I may have to start lower than where i left off but that ‘s ok. In life mistakes are there to teach you lessons.

Failure can each us lessons that success cannot.

Happy running.

Back on track..

Last week i passed by the bakery i usually pass daily and don’t give a second look. I stopped and took a short look at the display case and ordered a cup of tea and one of the pastries. To be honest, it was worth it.

It melted in my mouth. I thought that it has been six months since i rewarded myself with some good cake. I dragged my feet out of there but my mouth remembered that feeling all day. That scenario was repeated for four more days *wails*

So now, I am home for a visit and my mother mentioned that i have added some weight *gasp!*

I had been feeling lethargic and not liking myself for not getting any exercise and the good endorphins going so i quickly organised a lunch date with my friend Mr N (more on him later)

I went on a long walk and a bit of jogging. I tracked it and it turns out i walked 4.8km and walked back 5.5km.

It felt so good! Energy restored and all is right with the world ooommmmmm

The interesting thing i found out the morning after is that, only my hip joints hurt. In the past when  have walked 10k, my leg muscles and Achilles hurt for days. I think it helped that i broke that walk into two.

I can say that i am back on the fitness wagon.

Don’t give up, everyone had bad days. Pick yourself up and keep going. Don’t quit. Believe in yourself.

Updates

Hello hello dear reader,

Last i was here i told you that i had registered for the Totalfit challenge by Mr Shut Up and Train.

I was doing well up until day 17 or so…then i fell off the proverbial wagon. I don’t know what happened (actually i do, a long unplanned weekend with friends…sigh) and somehow it has now been a week and a half since i have done any kind of workout 😦

It is not that the workouts are boring it is just that maybe i may need to skip the next workouts. I may be getting too used to having them come by every so often and i may need to skip them so as to get my discipline and motivation back on track.

I hope you’re doing better than i am.

Happy exercising.