Monday, 30 June 2014

30 June and what a fair month it was

I am delighted to begin training again for a half-marathon. It's a distance I love.  End of October, 15 weeks away.  So, I plan to be 7 -10 kg lighter by then too.

30-minute mid-week run. Ran up the hill and the tower stairs, twice.

Lots of fun yesterday getting fresh plants for the garden.

Sunday, 29 June 2014

28 - 29 juneathon. going going gone

28 saturday - I felt sick from food I ate on Friday. Walks were okay.

29 sunday - 5 k beach run.

I looked at the calendar and crunched numbers. I would like to run the Amsterdam half marathon in October. Next week would be 15 weeks of training.
A worthy goal to help me choose wisely when eating.

I can do it.

Friday, 27 June 2014

runaway juneathon 24-25-26-27

24 - lift heavy. really heavy. really fun
25 - SCUBA diving. very fun
26 - have trouble lifting arms from DOMS.  not so fun.
27 - cycling

weight-loss results have been GREAT!  I am making great progress on my goal and feel wonderful.

Sunday, 22 June 2014

19 - 22 June hang head in shame for falling behind on blogging

19 thursday - weight lifting; dog walk
20 friday - run
21 saturday - walk
22 sunday - run 5 k - intervals (with audiofuel)

today's run was the first time I felt like a real runner after returning from my hiatus.

hiatus sounds like it should be a pretty place somewhere. it wasn't.

I'm glad to feel like a runner again.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

18 June

45 min run on the beach. 

17 June

Lifted heavy. Skipped rope. Walked dog.
Cleaned up my eating, and seeing good results on the scale.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

16 June

One hour beach walk, soft sand
Five loads of laundry, three flights of stairs.

Sunday, 15 June 2014

15 June

happy father's day!
short dog walks.
lots of BBQ and sunshine

Saturday, 14 June 2014

14 June

biking in the dunes
dog walk
"running" errands.

Friday, 13 June 2014

13 June

hup hup Holland. Watching the world cup counts as a juneathon activity, right?

Good thing I also took the trail bike out into the dunes and onto the beach. one hour. fit!

Thursday, 12 June 2014

12 June

Walking. thought about lifting again, but need a little more recovery time.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

11 June

ran this morning with the dog. heavenly.  lifted heavy stuff this afternoon. practicing my double-unders. Getting more and more of them!

I feel really good.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

10 June

a lot of sitting and getting stuff done. And enjoying the fine work of the gardener who did a major yard clean up. Dog walkies. Visualisation. Calling it done.

Monday, 9 June 2014

09 June

cannot spend my whole day helping my husband get ready for exercise rehab, without taking some time to care for myself. That is the challenge of the care-giver. I get his medication every morning and forget to get a vitamin for myself.

Today - dog walks x2 in very hot weather. Hot for us anyway. 26 is hot enough (mid-80's).  10 minutes with the kettlebell. And then 4 with the speed rope. I am too sweaty to continue.

Sunday, 8 June 2014

08 June

20 min mediation
60 min power yoga
dog walks!

Saturday, 7 June 2014

07 June

stunningly beautiful day, which I spent mostly working at a computer. dog walks x2 & bike ride to the garage to pick up my car.  

I had the inclination for some yoga briefly but I napped instead.

Still wishing the arthritis in my hand would move out.

Friday, 6 June 2014

06 June

Easy, simple. Five km. 40 min jog on the beach with the pup. He's limping. I'm not.

Thursday, 5 June 2014

05 June

increasing activity levels!

I jogged with the dog this morning. Will no doubt take him out again this evening.

Fast bike commute 30 min x 2 (rain going; wind coming);

20 min cycling aerobic fitness test at the University Gym (passed, pronounced over-fat).

Fun with medicine ball and bounce-back "rebounder".

Then some 20kg deadlifts, strict presses and then clean and presses. I finished it with Tabata timing plank and side plank.

That was enough.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

04 June

today - chigong and tension release exercises.

really delicious.

plus the inevitable dog walks!

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

03 June

skipping rope in the sunshine. dog walks x2

Monday, 2 June 2014

02 June

30 minutes jogging with the dog. further than yesterday. I threw in a run up & down the stairs at the tower today.  the beach looks gorgeous. the temperature is perfect.

bonus today - 4 minutes skipping rope and countless up-n-down the stairs to do the laundry. putting the washer on the 2nd floor seemed like a good idea at the time.

Sunday, 1 June 2014

01 - June

time just keeps on going by faster & faster.

juneathon day 1 - 2014. done. 30 minutes running in the dunes with the dog.  I have plans to move some more today, but you know the saying about best-laid plans.