Monday, January 31, 2011

Pop goes the knee....


This morning while doing my sports active I felt that familiar *pop*. I haven't felt it in a really long time, since before I got my foot done. I grew up with this pain, no one could ever figure it out.

Mention it to our chiropractor this
Morning - so he did some extremely painful things to it. A particular maneuver called 'grip and rip' brought tears. He was the first erosion to ever grab the knee and knowexactly where the pain was and why. It does feel better, despite the bruising.

So tonight I'm hanging on the couch with the ice pack and the hot pack. Might drag put the painkillers too...

On another note, I lost a pound! Yay me! But lost about 6inches. My body's odd, but I'm a heck of a lot more Fit than ever before.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Around and around I go

Where I stop nobody knows.

Especially today, hop on the bike and ordained
My heart out. I have a new spinning app. Well that is just plain FUN!

I went 35k but I lost track of time. Shorty and I hanging out watching cartoons (and the Lincoln logs). Oops.

At least it was fun and relatively easy. *gasp*

On a whim I stepped on the scale too, ha ha ha ... Yeah. Same 'ol, same 'ol.

Well, tomorrow is another sports active day (whimper, sob). Ok, it's not that bad - I sweat buckets and get all out of breath but the workouts are not as hard as previously. Yay me.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Whoops missed a week.

Not the exercise part...but the blog part. Life has been busy, one kid is sick. Miserably, snotty, watery MESSY SICK. thankfully not the barfy sick (although I think that sometimes barf is easier than boogers).

I've been doing the EASports. I have a problem with challenges. I can't let myself slip, I get really darn depressed and cranky when I do. So, I've been kicking my own ass. along with that snotty trainer on the game. She's MEAN! she's NASTY! and doesn't let me slack off. But then thats also partially my fault again.....I just HAD to change it to the medium setting. Smartass.

My back hurt really bad this week, could barely bend down to tie my shoes it hurt so bad. OW.

Of course the chiropractor lectured (with a smirk) me on proper stretching, and the need to work on my core. yeah yeah...I know.

So, I've got an appointment on Monday morning with the exercise therapist at the health centre. she's going to work me through a bunch of workouts (I think) that will help with my core. I'm not exactly sure what she's going to do to me, she seemed nice when Iwas introduced last week. I asked what I need to wear, they said "whatever you workout in at home" hahahahahaha....yeah. THOSE don't go out in public.

We shall see.

Time to go wash the good running bra....

oh yeah! thats what else I didn't share on my 'gear post'. My running bra! I love this thing!

I have the Juno, by Moving Comfort. Got it from the Running Room for $60ish dollars - MUCH more affordable than some that are available for the....bustier girls. extremely comfy, don't put it on with anyone in the same room though as it can cause extreme laughter.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Things that make me go FAST! and keep going!

My gear...

My bike - a huge leap up from my $100 Canadian Tire Special oh so many (I'm not saying how many) years ago.

2011 Trek Lexa SL

My snazzy shoes - Bontrager Race Road

I went for the mens shoe over the womens, the mens are wider, and since I have wonky was logical. So much fun to clip them into the pedals (another oh crap will I fall moment), and just ride!

Awesome pants! Got them for Christmas! I ran in them on New Years in -15ish temps. Not warm but I wasn't frozen either! they hug every little curve and suck it in tight.

Adidas Supernova Running Tights

Another Christmas present this year was...


so much FUN! Now all I have to do is remember to turn on the receiver on the watch when I'm using the HR band.

I think thats pretty much everything I have that makes me go fast, keep strong, and keep going!



a day off, and now....Workout 3

insert ominous horror movie music here.

I was scared. After workout#2 - I was terrified! because it doesn't let you slack off! ARGH!

Ok, today was upper body. that shouldn't be so bad - then it starts with these insane split squat jumps - 80??!?! oh dear god. I made it, it wasn't pretty but I made it.

Running, hey I CAN do that! yay!

Lots of sweat, and after a kiss on the forehead from my cheerleader "ew Mommy why are you all watery?"

I'm still extremely sore from workout2. but not as bad as yesterday. the back is giving me grief today, and the foot is cramping a bit. Good thing tomorrow is a chiropractor day. I'll have him tweak it a bit.

I don't like rest days. There's that little voice in the back of the head that's telling you that you're being lazy and need to get moving! But, I know that if I push - bad things can happen. Then I go and do something silly like make an amazing dinner. least I didn't have dessert or snack after dinnertime.

My tactic to not snack - brush my teeth. Sometimes it works....sometimes not so much, but it worked last night. Ok...I was asleep on the couch by 9.

Now for a healthy lunch.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Workout 2, OH DEAR GOD...

I did workout #2 of the 9week program on the EA2.0

Yesterday wasn't too bad, I was sweating like crazy by the end. But, it wasn't too bad. I could feel the burn. ha ha.

So, I figured that it would a week or so before they amped up the workout.


Today, I was gasping, whining, and sweating like a pig. Of course, the program will NOT let you slack off. If you slump a little, move fast, or fall over it stops and tells you to keep going, now lift/lunge/HOLD it! AAAARGH! NO! I don't want to!

The end could NOT come fast enough today. But I did it! Even with Shorty beside me gasping (as only a 4 year old drama queen can) - Mommy maybe you should just skip this one. No kid, I can't! I promised myself I would keep up and NOT MISS A WORKOUT! I was even planning on doing an altered workout tomorrow - but oh hell no. I do indeed need that rest tomorrow.

Now, I'm sore. I'm tired, I can feel that holy crap you worked out hard today feeling. I wish I had a bathtub in our bath. but no...we've got a shower stall.

After today's session I am terrified about what the next one will be like.

I'm going to go drink some tea, lay on the couch and whine for a while.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Today's adventure...

the Ultimate Fitness show.

I heard about it last night and decided that I'd go. The Mr would be at the motorcycle show, so it was just me and the kids anyway.

Wow...lots of spandex (but not the icky scary spandex, the nice spandex).

We talked to lots of people, saw lots of neat booths - personal trainers, gyms (all very pushy and not willing to take no thanks for an answer), foxy kickboxing, holistic medicine, chiropractors, massage people. and the like....

I was most impressed (and slightly terrified) of the booth for Tri-it. but as we walked by, stopped and talked to them. they were really nice. Starting a beginner triathlon training program next month (I might just take them up on that one...). They also gave me a calendar of the upcoming events happening from now til next December in Alberta. oh dear....I think I'm hooked.

There's a Try this triathlon at the university in May. Could I? Should I? its only 500m swim, 16k bike and 3k run. hmmm....

Then there's a Womens only in Strathmore in August. hmmm....the lady at the booth said it was FANTASTIC!

There was the booth for the CalgaryHerald's Health club at home challenge. hm, so we checked it out (ok I checked, they whined to leave). So, you're looking at a participant in the 2011 at home challenge. I've been weighed and measured, picture taken (eek). The winner will get a trip for 2 to Maui. and 2nd prize is an elliptical. sadly....looking at all the people registering I don't think I have a chance of winning. That is unless, they all drop out. I seemed to be a lot more fit than most there (I really don't want to offend anyone but its true).

Now to go find a conversion chart to convert my measurements that were taken today.
bust: 99cm
waist: 99cm
hips: 115cm
and weight 193 figure out if I can do a tri by May.

Friday, January 7, 2011

my new toy...PART 2 and a good run!

ticked me off today.

I turned it on, went to get my workout gear on, came back and that same darn page was there. Mocking me with the little e being surrounded by little dots (you know, the 'we're loading' circle of dots). AAAARGH! I only have so much time.


I promised I'd run too, so off I went to run. Wow, thats something I never thought I would hear myself say. I'm going for a just athletic. motivated.

Flip on my movie (I'm currently watching Brother's Grimm - Heath ledger and Matt Damon). and away I go. whew, I went farther today. My pace is getting better. Yay me!

Then there was only about 30 minutes left of the movie, so I hopped on the stationary bike. Rode 25ish k. I lost track of time, so I don't have a good idea of my pace. but I was sweaty!

Workout done....did my new toy load yet?


lots of foul words, internet searches, facebook searches (they have a fan page with many grumpy customers). I'm not the only one with glitches! thats a relief!

It is packed to go back to the store. But, I might be persuaded to try it out again if the changes the techs have suggested.

until then...happy running, riding, munching (celery for me....ok I'm having wings too)

I have a new toy....

The EASport Active2.0

Finally got to try it out for size today. Despite a frustrating hour trying to get the darn thing to load, it was great. I had the workout on easy, just to see what it was like. Tomorrow I'll be upping the ante for sure.

My little cheerleader did a bunch of the moves with me too. Just picture a 4 year old attempting cross punch crunches. Yep, CUTE.

I have also been using my new timed triathlon HRM. It would work so much better if I remembered to turn both pieces ON. whoops.

Today was a great day, physically, mentally, pretty much everything. Then something happened this evening, I'm not sure what but I got grumpy. I don't know why, but every little bitty thing is just ticking me off. Maybe it's because I held the nighttime snacker away. I dunno, but it's not a nice feeling.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Run! Run as Fast as you can! you can't.....

oh, who'm I kidding? I can't run fast!

I hit the treadmill today.

Dropped off the shorty at school, the other two were playing on their new love...the PS3.

I left off the C25K program a couple weeks ago (not precisely sure which day I stopped....) at W4D1. So, today that is what I did!

oh dear...the second set of run 5 min nearly did me in. I was gasping and grunting away...but I did it! I didn't get nearly as far as I thought I did (I thought 5k, but was only 3.25) but hey thats a faster pace than my normal!

I just have to figure out how sync my new HRM and I'd know what my ticker was doing.

and then....a wander around the zoo. with a full backpack it was tough going. My back hurts, my hips are killing me. I think its a good night to hug my icepack and my hotpad. do some stretches and just relax.

then tomorrow....I'm thinking about test driving the new EASports Active I got for Christmas.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Did you know that chiropractors work on joints other than your back?

I had NO idea!

But I have this fabulous new chiropractor, who has been working on 'the foot'. Cracking it, popping it, massaging it, active release therapy too. The first while, holy crap it HURT!!

But weeks of work, there is no more cramping, no more giant knot. WOW! it feels......good!

Then he started working farther up, the calf. There has always been a giant knot right in the middle, that awkward spot that you just can't get right and really don't want anyone else to because it hurts so much. Well, there is a small amount of knot left, but not much.

We had our first race on Friday night, on ice in the cold with a LOT of people. My hips hurt. So on Monday we started working in the hip, I did not know you could make a hip go *pop*. Evidently! Hurt like an SOB, but wow the mobility has improved.

Tomorrow I shall run again!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

2nd day of the year...

There wasn't any real 'working out' today.

But I did do some lifting, moving, shoving, cursing....

Its the day to put Christmas away.

4 hours later, a layer of dust, a layer of sweat (making all the bins fit under the stairs takes an engineer), and a few scrapes from the tree.

Phew....see you next year Christmas!

Now to focus on the FITNESS.

Talking with the Mr about the triathlon. eek, its a daunting concept. but very exciting. He's excited too....WOW. We have come a LONG way haven't we?

Tomorrow....I shall begin.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Hey its a new year!

Welcome 2011.

I'm going to conquer you!

I'm going to RUN!

I'm going to RIDE!

and most of all, I'm going to have FUN doing it!

Today I'm motivated, I'm sore, I feel like phooey. But I'm ready.

Last night I did what I never thought in a million years I would do, I ran in a race, not a race with timing and stuff, but a Resolution Run. 5k around a loop with sub zero temps, 1500 people, and a dayglo orange jacket (a few layers under that orange jacket).

so today, my legs, hips, and back hurt for a good reason. I did something!
yay me!

here's to a great physical year!

and just for fun....I got the EASport Active for PS3. Haven't used it yet....but once the trio are back in school I will.