Saturday, July 28, 2012

In my dreams!

I dreamt last night I was running. Funny that, because the only running I've been doing lately is in my dreams. This weeks excuses are I've been up early to go to work and then got sick. Works for me.

I often dream that I am swimming. But in these dreams, my arms won't come up high enough out of the water, and my hands and arms drag and then I get dragged under and can't breathe....freaking out now just thinking about my scary swimming dreams!

I also have started dreaming about running. I liked the one a few weeks ago when I powering up some hills, giving advice to my fellow runners "just dig deep!". Yeah right; because that often happens to me in real life. NOT!

Last night I dreamt that I was running in a fun run. I was going as fast as I could, really working it. But my feet kept tripping and everyone else was passing me and even the people walking were going faster than me. Now that seems more like real life! It was horrible. I gave up in my dream. Gave up. I can't give up. For one, it would be too embarrassing. I have to keep going. I will.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

A new low...

The weight is probably at a new high - but I neglected (!) to weigh myself this week. Maybe next week.

I had a lot of outside (read: paid!) work on this week. I had good intentions of getting out there and running - I even laid out my gear and set my alarm so I could get up and go. Alas, it is Sunday morning and there the clothes sit, lonely, abandoned; as they have all week. Getting toothpaste dripped on them.

The food/diet area has been very up and down too. I made too many "sometimes" food choices. Just this week I have enjoyed:
  • Aportos chicken (it was a wrap - is that OK?)
  • Dominos pizza (they ran out of Thin & Crispy bases - how does a major pizza chain "run out" of bases?)
  • McDonalds
interpersed with:
  • vegetarian quiche and salad
  • steak and salad (and chips)
  • chicken and veges

OK. What's a girl to do? I think I need a goal. I need hubby to decide for sure that we either not be accompanying him on the Alice Springs conference or that he won't be going either. Then I (or we) could enter the Sydney Running Festival Bridge Run. And do the training program. Maybe I should train as if I'm going to do  it, regardless.

Might be time.

If you have had a "slump" what did you do to overcome it??

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Right back where I started from...

Mmm. Guess what happens when you don't exercise and eat whatever you want and drink a lot? Go on, guess! Bet you can't.

OK, I'll tell you what happens when you don't exercise and eat whatever you want and drink a lot. You put on weight. Especially if you happen to be in your mid-40s, having had a couple of kids and have a slack metabolism due to your crappy thyroid (thems my excuses, and I'm sticking to them).

As of this morning, I weigh 77.6kg. Which is where I was at the start of the year. Poo.

I had a thorough medical check this week as part of a job application process. I listed off all the crappy things wrong with me:

  • high blood pressure (on medication)
  • dyspepsia (on medication)
  • left ACL reconstruction
  • migraines
  • sore shoulder
  • plantar fasciitis
Then they weighed me. 78kg. I didn't like their scales - a couple of kilos heavier than mine! But turns out, they were not too far from the mark...

Then I had to do a fitness step test. Resting heartrate was 72bpm. After 3 minutes of stepping up and down, it got up to 122bpm. After a minute rest, it was back down to 92bpm. This apparently puts me in the "good" fitness category for my age group. This is good. It means all that running has been helpful. It means I need to keep running.

So it's back to that old "one foot in front of the other" thing. Just keep running...