Tuesday, October 5, 2010


So dark and dreary outside today. Cold, rainy.
My plan for today was to go for a run after work, but by the time I got home, I was slightly soggy and just felt like staying in. So instead, I dug out an old favourite:

Turbo Jam!
I did the 20 minute workout which was perfect for me today. Tons of fun. The music in Turbo Jam is great, not the usual non descript techno music that’s in most videos.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Week-End Over

Sigh… I need more week-end.
I’ve been on a money saving kick so part of that means limiting my week-end activities to things that won’t lead to spending money (i.e.. walking around the mall to browse = not good). This past week-end, I decided to just veg at home. The husband is at work during the day so good opportunity to get some stuff done.
Saturday morning, after spending an hour watching Gossip Girl and knitting, I set off on a run. I set the nike+ for the basic setting as I just wanted to see how far I would go. I’d turn around once I felt like it.
I ended up running 7.5km in 58 minutes. This is the furthest I’ve run, my pace wasn’t too bad (8ish minute/km – combo of running and walking). I was pretty beat for the last 2km though. Hopefully this will make 5K seem like a walk in the park.
Note to self – when its 10 degrees Celsius outside, a t-shirt doesn’t cut it. I was chilly for the first 20 minutes of my run. Time to bring out the long sleeve shirts.
Saturday evening I did half of the husband’s P90X Kenpo video with him but my legs were pretty tired out, so I left him to go read a book.
Sunday morning I did half of Jillian Michaels’ No More Trouble Zones with my 3 pound weights. I like the moves in that video and it feels challenging, but I’m not feeling it at all today. Maybe need to move onto the 5 pounders.
Sunday evening did another P90X video with the husband – Stretch X. Exactly what I needed! Felt wonderful. It’s really a good full body stretch – you even stretch out your fingers. I was jelly afterwards.
Eating is on track (I’m targeting 1700 calories per day), joints don’t hurt. Overall a good week-end.