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legcramps - Thursday Apr 18, 2019

Weight: 0.0

THIS WEEK:

MONDAY - Work 8-4; Workout 6:30-7:30; 6 hours, 16 minutes

TUESDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 5:30-8:30; REST; 7 hours, 5 minutes

WEDNESDAY - Workout 6-7; OFF; TATTOO! 5 hours, 40 minutes

THURSDAY - Work 8-4; Workout 6-7; Pension Presentation; REST;

FRIDAY - OFF; Workout; 

SATURDAY - Workout;

SUNDAY - Workout;


Mar     18-24 - RUN 2 / BIKE 2 / STRENGTH 3; average sleep 7 hours, 1 minute

Mar     25-31 - RUN 2 / BIKE 2 / STRENGTH 3 / SWIM 1; average sleep 8 hours, 18 minutes

Apr         1-7 - RUN 2 / BIKE 2 / STRENGTH 3 / SWIM 1; average sleep 7 hours, 52 minutes

Apr       8-14 - RUN 1 / BIKE 2 / STRENGTH 3 / SWIM 1; average sleep 7 hours, 27 minutes

Apr     15-21 - STRENGTH 2


Here is the new tattoo that I got:

I love it, just a slight amount of colour in the eyes, and the white highlights which HURT A LOT but was so worth it!

We got another strength workout in before we left for the city yesterday. I think I will be taking a rest day today; I want to sit in on a pension presentation tonight at work, and then get my butt to BF's for the weekend, so there won't be a lot of time for a workout, plus my tattoed leg is a little sore so I want to take it easy until tomorrow anyways. Lots of different plans for the weekend so I will still get in a good number of workouts this week.

I will definitely be trying to catch up on sleep this weekend - this week and last week haven't been the best for getting enough rest, so I really want to try and re-set for the next couple of weeks leading up to the duathlon. Just SO grateful to have some days off :) so absolutely grateful!

We ate out last night at a buffet restaurant. Very high-end for a buffet; I had a lot of protein/meat. Shrimp, sirloin steak, ribs, brisket, and salmon. Yes, all on the same plate LOL. Followed that up with a couple different types of salad, and a small serving of rice. But, yeah, mostly meat! It was delicious.

Today I have already overdone it on breakfast. I was super hungry. Hopefully lunch will be a little more reasonable than breakfast was; planning for some leftover potatoes and pork roast, but might throw that in the freezer for next week and have plain rice and eggs instead. We'll see how much time I have.

RE: the pension presentation: it's always good to know what my options are should I ever decide to move/take another position somewhere else. I've already put 18 years of my life into healthcare, and have been paying into a pension for most of those years. It absolutely will play into what I do for the next 10 to 12 years career-wise, before retirement.

BearCountryGG on 04/18/2019:
YEAH for pensions......so worth it. D retired just before his 49th birthday and is now 70....21 years worth of pension is a lot more than he paid in...we are so grateful for that...then at 62 social security kicked in for both of us too and we have lived very nicely on it all. We didn't have this option but anyone that has the ability to pay into a 401K with matching employer pay in is throwing away free money if they don't take advantage of that. I love your tattoo...did you get it done all in one day?

legcramps on 04/18/2019:
Yes, it took him about three hours altogether!

I almost pretended that I had to pee just to get an extra break at the end LOL; I really had to suck up some pain at that point.


horn_of_plenty on 04/18/2019:
first, that tattoo is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!

legcramps on 04/18/2019:
Thank you!


horn_of_plenty on 04/19/2019:
3 hours is a LONG time to get a tattoo. mine took ONE hour and i'd just about had it with the patience of sitting still and the piercing of the needle! but i'll agree 100%, the tattoo you have is really, really nice! i just love the design! very artistic and beautiful. you choose it well!...plus, you make me want to get another someday, like for my 40th bday or maybe earlier....i'd get it as a reward for passing the court officer test if i do - if i pass that test, there'd be a huge celebration, let me tell you! (the test is not any time soon!)

dang that meat sounds delish! that is tasty...and i like how there was a variety of salads, too!

WOW, that is SO AWESOME that you've been at the same pension / career for 18 years. I have to tell you, if you put in 20 years into my union, you get free healthcare for LIFE until you die. I only have 8.5 years in which is why i am not so set on staying on my path. i feel i could just survive on what the majority of the country gets when they retire. it's not special but i'd get by.

this union that i work for is one of the only unions providing a health care plan even after you retire and only after 20 solid years working. it's good for so many, but, for me i'd take the chance to change careers and lose the healthcare upon retirement (court officers do NOT get health care when they retire....you get the country's medicaid/medicare whatever they call it that seniors get...)

i'd totally try to do what you can for your pension, that free money you get based on your years you put in. i know it's hard, but if i were you, i'd try to stick it out...and retire later rather than earlier, then you could just do personal training / gym group training later on.


Donkey on 04/19/2019:
That tattoo is amazing! Wow!

You made the right choice to attend the pension meeting. Definitely worth it. I hope that you can catch up on sleep.


happy-1 on 04/21/2019:
Love the tattoo... How Athena.


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legcramps - Tuesday Apr 16, 2019

Weight: 0.0

THIS WEEK:

MONDAY - Work 8-4; Workout 6:30-7:30; 6 hours, 16 minutes

TUESDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 5:30-8:30; REST; 7 hours, 5 minutes

WEDNESDAY - Workout 6-7; OFF; TATTOO!

THURSDAY - Work 8-4; Workout 6-7; 

FRIDAY - OFF; Workout; 

SATURDAY - Workout;

SUNDAY - Workout;


Mar     18-24 - RUN 2 / BIKE 2 / STRENGTH 3; average sleep 7 hours, 1 minute

Mar     25-31 - RUN 2 / BIKE 2 / STRENGTH 3 / SWIM 1; average sleep 8 hours, 18 minutes

Apr         1-7 - RUN 2 / BIKE 2 / STRENGTH 3 / SWIM 1; average sleep 7 hours, 52 minutes

Apr       8-14 - RUN 1 / BIKE 2 / STRENGTH 3 / SWIM 1; average sleep 7 hours, 27 minutes

Apr     15-21 - STRENGTH 1


Strength session yesterday went alright in the end but I sure didn't feel great during it. If I would have pushed through it I probably would have lost my cookies at some point! But I made sure to take the breaks I needed even though it made it an 'easier' workout than I was hoping for. That's OK. I had a snack before the workout, which in retrospect was a mistake. A snack before a workout is usually OK if it's outside of two hours, but for whatever reason my body didn't digest it within that time frame so it wanted to come right back up. Not a great feeling.

I recovered like a boss afterwards; took a salt bath and put on my air socks. Got all my stuff packed up for the rest of the week. I'm heading to BF's after work today; I have a couple sessions to coach tonight and then we're off to the city tomorrow to get tattoos.

After today I only have one more day of work - Thursday. Just going to take it one day at a time, and get through it so I can really relax for four whole days! I can't wait!

Horn_of_plenty on 04/16/2019:
i was talking to something and sometimes THEY TOLD ME that vomit feeling is bc you are pushing your body to a limit? do you think this is true?

those King air socks look good. I cannot afford them right now, but, may ask for doctor's note to recommend them and see if i can get reimbursed later on in the Spring / Summer :)...yes, gonna try!

i'm excited to hear about the tattoos?! will it be your first? i am happy about my tattoo and wouldn't change a thing! i got it in a place that is wrinkled when i sit, but, i love it very much (Rosie the Riveter on my lower hip). will yours be black and white or with a little color? cool!

i THINK you mean you have thursday off and work tomorrow!? was that a brain fart? LOL. i'm mean!

legcramps on 04/18/2019:
Yes, feeling the need to vomit while working out could definitely be because you're pushing your body to the limit! But in this instance, my heart rate was not very high. My perceived level of effort was not even that high - I could physically feel the undigested food coming back up. Yuck LOL.

I did actually lose my cookies a few times in the past during a workout, and it was totally because I was pushing myself right to the limit. These days, i'm much better at moderating my limits and not going ALL OUT - i'll leave that for the extremists LOL, I don't need to feel totally expended to know that I had a good workout :)

I really like my air socks :)

I'll see if I can post a picture of my new tattoo in my post today; it is not my first one, and it is actually a cover-up over my very first tattoo I got probably 18 years ago.

Nope, I had Wednesday off, I work today, and then i'm off for four days :) I know, why didn't I just take today off too? Meh, I should have, but I didn't!


Donkey on 04/16/2019:
Ooo tattoos! You're brave! I've toyed with the thought of getting one but have not been brave enough to do so. I might go the piercing route instead (LOL)...

Look at all those days off this week - how lovely!


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legcramps - Monday Apr 15, 2019

Weight: 0.0

THIS WEEK:

MONDAY - Work 8-4; Workout 6:30-7:30; 6 hours, 16 minutes

TUESDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 5:30-8:30; REST; 

WEDNESDAY - Workout 6-7; OFF; TATTOO!

THURSDAY - Work 8-4; Workout 6-7; 

FRIDAY - OFF; Workout; 

SATURDAY - Workout;

SUNDAY - Workout;


Mar     18-24 - RUN 2 / BIKE 2 / STRENGTH 3; average sleep 7 hours, 1 minute

Mar     25-31 - RUN 2 / BIKE 2 / STRENGTH 3 / SWIM 1; average sleep 8 hours, 18 minutes

Apr         1-7 - RUN 2 / BIKE 2 / STRENGTH 3 / SWIM 1; average sleep 7 hours, 52 minutes

Apr       8-14 - RUN 1 / BIKE 2 / STRENGTH 3 / SWIM 1; average sleep 7 hours, 27 minutes


Finished off another good week of workouts; I did some tire flips on Saturday in preparation for the Femsport competition in August - really wanted to see where I was at - and I have some work to do. I can flip the smaller tire - around 180lbs? - easily, but I think they flip tires that weigh around 260lbs. I tried to flip one that's probably over 300lbs and I did it twice, but super slow and you have to do six flips total in under three minutes. 

Eating was good, too. I upped my egg game, but missed the carbs that I had been taking in. I did notice that I lost a pound of weight; not sure if that was from cutting the carbs or overall over the last month, since I weigh so infrequently, but it could have been a mixture of both.

I'm really looking forward to this week - four days off out of seven! That's incredible! I should be able to catch up on EVERYTHING this week, LOL.

This morning I had eggs for breakfast, with a slice of toast and peanut butter. I just can't cut out my carbs!

Horn_of_plenty on 04/15/2019:
toast is not bad for you! lately, i'm toasting bread for all my breakfasts. it tastes so much better toasted than not!

that's totally awesome that you are practicing for the tire flips! you have a good amount of time to perfect the flip and even better that you have a cheerleader on your side doing it with you. i wish i had someone, a trainer, to help me with the jogging! i need to jog to beat a test, not concerned with anything more than the beep test and another agility run involved - i may hire a trainer later on.

have a wonderful week! i'm having a good week too! sleep helps! this productive weekend has set me in the right tone for the week!


Donkey on 04/16/2019:
Whoa, 4 days off! Jealous! You've got me thinking that I might do better trying to get 8 hours of sleep rather than 7. Hmmm...


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legcramps - Friday Apr 12, 2019

Weight: 0.0

THIS WEEK:

MONDAY - Work 8-4; Workout 5-6; 5 hours, 57 minutes

TUESDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 6:30-8:30; REST; 7 hours, 27 minutes

WEDNESDAY - Workout 6-7; Work 8-4; Workout 5-66 hours, 21 minutes

THURSDAY - Work 8-4; Workout 5-6; 7 hours, 17 minutes

FRIDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 5-8; REST; 6 hours, 43 minutes

SATURDAY - Work? 8-1; Workout;

SUNDAY - Workout;


Mar     17-23 - RUN 2 / BIKE 2 / STRENGTH 3  

Mar     24-30 - RUN 2 / BIKE 2 / STRENGTH 2

Mar 31-Apr 6 - RUN 2 / BIKE 2 / STRENGTH 4 / SWIM 1

Apr        7-13 - RUN 1 / BIKE 1 / STRENGTH 2 / SWIM 1


I took a complete rest day yesterday. I still was not feeling great and I wanted some extra rest this week as I haven't been sleeping enough lately. It was the best rest ever! And I feel so much better today so I know it was the right decision.

Might be taking a shift for tomorrow at the gym; will find out for sure sort of last minute tonight, but that's ok. Someone switched next weekend's shift with me, so i'll just be working possibly tomorrow and the 27th for Saturdays this month. Well, and I worked the 6th also LOL.

I'm feeling hungry. I had eggs again for breakfast, but I think i'm missing the carbs from the usual breakfast I have, which is almost always toast and peanut butter.

Horn_of_plenty on 04/13/2019:
yes, coffee, with the acid and also with milk is not conducive to making a sore throat better!

i also MUST include carbs at meals. when i don't, i feel deprived.

i used to do the real low carb lunches at get fast energy from caffeine with lunch, so unhealthy was i to do that!

did you run out of bread to make toast?

thank you for your really great advice, it was really helpful to read it. i appreciate it so much! you are always on the ball when seeing thru things.

legcramps on 04/15/2019:
Definitely was trying to stretch out the remaining bread that I had before grocery shopping, but I also have been neglecting eating eggs lately and eggs are such great nutrition - I just wanted to jump start my way back to eating them :)


Donkey on 04/13/2019:
Isn't it funny how a food can be very nutritional and yet not hold you for breakfast? And I've found, for me at least, that it changes over the years. Yogurt would never hold me, and now it's my favorite breakfast!

One thing I really miss about keto is not being able to have bread. Ahh, peanut butter toast - one of my favorites, even on thin sliced "diet" bread, or one of those low carb wraps. YUM!

legcramps on 04/15/2019:
YES! Exactly, eggs should be very filling and yet, I need the extra carbs to really keep me full until my next meal.


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legcramps - Thursday Apr 11, 2019

Weight: 0.0

THIS WEEK:

MONDAY - Work 8-4; Workout 5-6; 5 hours, 57 minutes

TUESDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 6:30-8:30; REST; 7 hours, 27 minutes

WEDNESDAY - Workout 6-7; Work 8-4; Workout 5-66 hours, 21 minutes

THURSDAY - Work 8-4; Workout 5-6; 7 hours, 17 minutes

FRIDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 5-8; REST; 

SATURDAY - Workout;

SUNDAY - Workout;


Mar     17-23 - RUN 2 / BIKE 2 / STRENGTH 3  

Mar     24-30 - RUN 2 / BIKE 2 / STRENGTH 2

Mar 31-Apr 6 - RUN 2 / BIKE 2 / STRENGTH 4 / SWIM 1

Apr        7-13 - RUN 1 / BIKE 1 / STRENGTH 2 / SWIM 1


Had a great, restful night and a good sleep, but this sore throat is still bugging me. Today i'm going to try some cough drops and green tea and see if that helps.

This morning I had eggs for breakfast. No coffee yet, so we'll see how much of a headache I get this morning from not having my usual coffee LOL.

Otherwise, just another day at work. I have a run scheduled for my workout today; legs feel pretty good so hoping that it will be a good workout!

horn_of_plenty on 04/11/2019:
it always takes time, for me a week, to get rid of a cold.


Horn_of_plenty on 04/11/2019:
why didn't you have coffee?

legcramps on 04/12/2019:
I thought it would give my throat a rest, coffee was irritating it quite a lot.


Donkey on 04/12/2019:
Is it possible that you have a strep infection that keeps flaring up? Maybe it's allergies?

legcramps on 04/12/2019:
Yes, it could be allergies - 'tis the season!



legcramps - Wednesday Apr 10, 2019

Weight: 0.0

THIS WEEK:

MONDAY - Work 8-4; Workout 5-6; 5 hours, 57 minutes

TUESDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 6:30-8:30; REST; 7 hours, 27 minutes

WEDNESDAY - Workout 6-7; Work 8-4; Workout 5-6; 6 hours, 21 minutes

THURSDAY - Work 8-4; Workout 5-6; 

FRIDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 5-8; REST; 

SATURDAY - Workout;

SUNDAY - Workout;


Mar     17-23 - RUN 2 / BIKE 2 / STRENGTH 3  

Mar     24-30 - RUN 2 / BIKE 2 / STRENGTH 2

Mar 31-Apr 6 - RUN 2 / BIKE 2 / STRENGTH 4 / SWIM 1

Apr        7-13 - RUN 1 / BIKE 1 / STRENGTH 2 / SWIM 1


I can't keep up my pace from last week; it's only Wednesday and i'm pretty much done for the week after another early morning group session. I also still have a nagging sore throat, and I started coughing up phlegm yesterday and this morning, so i'll be taking it easy after work today and probably just heading home to rest. I'll have to get in my bike workout some other time, maybe Saturday since i'm not supposed to be working this weekend.

Literally even my hands hurt after that workout this morning, LOL. Yes, rest is definitely in the cards for me.

BF made sausage and rice for supper last night, and he sent some home with me for today. I think I will make eggs for lunch - I feel like i'm lacking in protein this week and I haven't had eggs since the weekend which isn't usual for me. I did have breakfast this morning, very quickly eaten toast and peanut butter, but I am fairly certain I will be hungry again shortly so I brought a protein bar to work to have for my morning break.

It was a busy day at work yesterday, and my desk is scattered with things that need to get done. Better get to it!

Donkey on 04/11/2019:
Protein is a good idea, but there's no substitute for sleep. Eggs are almost the perfect food, but lately and sadly, I've had an aversion to them. I think it's the smell.


horn_of_plenty on 04/11/2019:
if i had to guess, the reasons for your minor (thankfully) colds are lack of sleep. but, i know that to do as much training as you do, it has to be fit in somewhere.

it's only colds luckily and you do get over them fast i see.



legcramps - Tuesday Apr 09, 2019

Weight: 0.0

THIS WEEK:

MONDAY - Work 8-4; Workout 5-6; 5 hours, 57 minutes

TUESDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 6:30-8:30; REST; 7 hours, 27 minutes

WEDNESDAY - Workout 6-7; Work 8-4; Workout 5-6; 

THURSDAY - Work 8-4; Workout 5-6; 

FRIDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 5-8; REST; 

SATURDAY - Workout;

SUNDAY - Workout;


Mar     17-23 - RUN 2 / BIKE 2 / STRENGTH 3  

Mar     24-30 - RUN 2 / BIKE 2 / STRENGTH 2

Mar 31-Apr 6 - RUN 2 / BIKE 2 / STRENGTH 4 / SWIM 1

Apr        7-13 - RUN 1 / BIKE 1 / STRENGTH 1 / SWIM 1


I woke up with a sore throat this morning, yuck. Hopefully it goes away today. Workday wasn't the best, I got lectured by an employee because she felt like she needed to pick a fight with someone (just that kind of person), so I took the high road and just ignored her in the end because I honestly couldn't even understand what she was trying to say, nevermind defend myself against her words. And I have better things to do to keep me busy.

Like go to another group training session! Which was great, by the way. It's so nice to have a place to go where people are actually NICE! And POSITIVE! I kicked my butt and got a heck of a workout in.

Signing off early; I have a meeting starting soon. Have a great day everyone!

horn_of_plenty on 04/09/2019:
good job just taking her nonsense and walking away. great advice to myself and others here. not worth picking fights at work :)

I hope you feel better. lately i can sleep for DAYS!!!!! i think i'll sleep well in Paris, as there'll be so much walking that at night it will be easy to fall asleep! lately, not sure why, i'm so EAGER to hit the pillow at night, despite getting way more sleep than you do.


Donkey on 04/09/2019:
If it helps... Queen Bee at my work is a lot like that. She'll just have some kind of bee in her bonnet and start in on someone. I've gotten better at noticing when she hones in on me -- like yourself, I try to avoid. Who needs that?

I hope you are not getting sick again!


Horn_of_plenty on 04/09/2019:
taking a look at those air socks online tonight!



legcramps - Monday Apr 08, 2019

Weight: 0.0

THIS WEEK:

MONDAY - Work 8-4; Workout 5-6; 5 hours 57 minutes

TUESDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 6:30-8:30; REST; 

WEDNESDAY - Workout 6-7; Work 8-4; Workout 5-6; 

THURSDAY - Work 8-4; Workout 5-6; 

FRIDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 5-8; REST; 

SATURDAY - Workout;

SUNDAY - Workout;


Mar     17-23 - RUN 2 / BIKE 2 / STRENGTH 3  

Mar     24-30 - RUN 2 / BIKE 2 / STRENGTH 2

Mar 31-Apr 6 - RUN 2 / BIKE 2 / STRENGTH 4 / SWIM 1

Apr        7-13 - RUN 1 / BIKE 1 / SWIM 1


Ugh, crappy sleep :( All the coffee in the world wouldn't help me today.

And yet, onwards we move.

My focus and concentration ended around Thursday of last week. Friday was a complete nightmare trying to just get through the day LOL; I was seriously out of it. I messed up at work and while coaching (thankfully, some people are very forgiving!) and was really just a big mess! Which rolled over into Saturday LOL, but once again - forgiving people - so that was good. I did rest on Friday, but Saturday I decided to do a bigger strength session than I would normally have - four strength sessions for the week was maybe a bit much. I was pretty sore and dead-tired leading into Sunday.

Sunday morning we had an awesome breakfast of eggs, hashbrowns, and asparagus. It was so good, and gave me some extra energy for our swim workout later that day. After that one hour workout, I prodded BF into going outside for a run with me. He wasn't having a great day - his swim wasn't what he wanted it to be, and he was frustrated with his effort. He struggled on the run also, but he did it while I reminded him that he's been working out harder than me and was probably just freaking TIRED! We got our run done and immediately jumped on some mountain bikes for a quick one hour rip around town.  Three hours of working out, and one tired but much happier BF for the rest of the night :)

I've been taking a glutamine supplement before bed most nights for the past couple of weeks, and taking epsom salt baths, to help me with muscle recovery. The glutamine is in powder form, and I take about a scoopful each day that I workout. Aside from that, yesterday as soon as we got back home from the bike ride, I put the air socks on - I used them a total of three times yesterday LOL, I really wanted to make sure my legs would recover! Plus, you can really relax with those on since you really aren't able to multi-task LOL.

P.S. they are called Fit King Leg Air Massagers. Air socks for short ;) I can say that while i've been using them for about a month now, they have really made a huge difference in the way my calves and feet recover after a hard workout. Normally, i'd be struggling hard with shin splints and very sore feet, but (*knock on wood*) I have not had to worry about that since using them. I think the air socks are entirely making this difference.

horn_of_plenty on 04/08/2019:
ty for the air sock and glutimine as well as other recovery info here. i'll look into the air socks!

will write more later!


thinkpositive on 04/09/2019:
Impressive work outs! Sounds like the air socks were a great help.


horn_of_plenty on 04/09/2019:
I did use the foam roller last night....it helps so much, my legs are always SO TIGHT and i feel a difference even after a couple minutes of use. must use it MORE!

if you are doing the same strength session 4x a week i'd say it's a bit much too, that you can lessen it to 3x tops...with sufficient rest between sessions no?

legcramps on 04/09/2019:
Yep, absolutely. It's not the same session each time, I always change it up, but it's still one (maybe even two) sessions too many, when I need to focus more on cardio right now!



legcramps - Friday Apr 05, 2019

Weight: 0.0

THIS WEEK:

MONDAY - Work 8-4; Workout 6:30-7:00; 7 hours 51 minutes

TUESDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 5-8; REST; 8 hours, 11 minutes

WEDNESDAY - Workout 6-7; Work 8-4; Workout 7-8; 5 hours, 56 minutes

THURSDAY - Work 8-4; Workout 5-6; oops didn't have my watch on

FRIDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 5-8; REST; 7 hours, 15 minutes

SATURDAY - Coach 8-2; Workout;

SUNDAY - Workout;


Mar         3-9 - RUN 2 / BIKE 2 / STRENGTH 1 / SWIM 1

Mar     10-16 - RUN 1 / BIKE 2 / STRENGTH 2

Mar     17-23 - RUN 2 / BIKE 2 / STRENGTH 3  

Mar     24-30 - RUN 2 / BIKE 2 / STRENGTH 2

Mar 31-Apr 6 - RUN 2 / BIKE 2 / STRENGTH 3 / SWIM 1


I sat on the couch yesterday after work for about half an hour before getting my butt into a pair of leggings and going out for a run. It was nice to be able to run outside again - a bit wet and muddy, but I got to do some puddle-jumping to really kill off my calves ;) LOL

I am getting slightly better at running; still taking quick breaks every mile or so, and yesterday I needed those breaks just to give my legs a rest. They were still so sore. But when I ran, I ran. And my lungs somehow persevered. If I can maintain this pace for my duathlon in May, I will be so happy.

I had leftover meat sitting in the freezer, so I decided I wanted that instead of 'breakfast for supper'. I had the leftover hamburger meat, cooked veggies, and rice. It was way more satisfying than a waffle would have been :) although the waffle is ALWAYS a good choice LOL

After that, a quick bath with epsom salts, and into the air socks once again. I have my compression socks on today, and at lunchtime I might throw on one of my knee compression sleeves - my knee is bugging me, but only slightly. Sometimes, it's from using the air socks (don't know why?), so i'm hoping it will resolve itself in time.

TOM arrived this morning, so the rest of my workouts this week should be interesting. I mean, DIFFICULT. Coaching tonight after work, and then tomorrow 8-2, so hopefully I won't have much time to whine about how i'm feeling!

Donkey on 04/06/2019:
Good job on the running! The epsom salts bath sounds lovely... I don't know why I don't do something like that.

What is an air sock again? I'm wondering if I should look into a knee sleeve for myself. Every so often, my right knee gets very sore. I think it's more arthritis and PF related. If I do my PF stretches for my right foot arch, the knee seems to feel better shortly after that.

legcramps on 04/08/2019:
Check my current post for info on the air socks ;)

I use knee sleeves pretty often, since i've had arthroscopic surgery on one knee already. Even if it's arthritis-related, there may be benefits to using compression in that area if you experience inflammation. Of course, it's always about finding the balance - in work as well as recovery, so mixing it up between ice, compression, and elevation might be the answer too!


horn_of_plenty on 04/06/2019:
Overall, great sleep in comparison especially to other weeks :) nicely done, Legs! I am currently inspired based on my poor performance on eliptical I was so grateful to get off after 20min so I am inspired to do better !!!! You will be my cardio inspiration (and donkey ;) but I hope you share recovery techniques and what you learn do’s and don’ts of cardio training with us as you continue your journey !!

legcramps on 04/08/2019:
I will, for sure!


horn_of_plenty on 04/06/2019:
When you have a waffle for dinner, do you have any protein also with it?

Ty for epsom salt reminder

What are air socks ??

Tom lately does effect my energy levels too

legcramps on 04/08/2019:
Yes, I will add a scoop of protein or I will use Kodiak cakes as my waffle mix, which already has a certain amount of protein in it.

I will talk about my air socks more in my current post :)



legcramps - Thursday Apr 04, 2019

Weight: 0.0

THIS WEEK:

MONDAY - Work 8-4; Workout 6:30-7:00; 7 hours 51 minutes

TUESDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 5-8; REST; 8 hours, 11 minutes

WEDNESDAY - Workout 6-7; Work 8-4; Workout 5-6; 5 hours, 56 minutes

THURSDAY - Work 8-4; Workout 5-6; oops didn't have my watch on

FRIDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 5-8; REST; 

SATURDAY - Coach 8-2; Workout;

SUNDAY - Workout;


Mar         3-9 - RUN 2 / BIKE 2 / STRENGTH 1 / SWIM 1

Mar     10-16 - RUN 1 / BIKE 2 / STRENGTH 2

Mar     17-23 - RUN 2 / BIKE 2 / STRENGTH 3  

Mar     24-30 - RUN 2 / BIKE 2 / STRENGTH 2

Mar 31-Apr 6 - RUN 1 / BIKE 2 / STRENGTH 3 / SWIM 1


50 minute bike ride last night DONE. Wow. It was not easy. I wanted to quit about ten minutes into it haha, but after about twenty minutes, I got more comfortable with my legs being so uncomfortable and was able to stay on for a lot longer. If that makes sense LOL; basically, I just pushed through the muscle soreness.

Then I sat on my bed with my air socks on for the next half hour LOL. My calves feel pretty great today, but....

I have a run scheduled later. If i'm going to be honest, this week isn't about CARDIO, it's about PUSHING THROUGH. My cardio is holding up just fine through all these workouts, but it's my LEGS that are dying on me. Likely because my strength sessions in the past were based solely on upper body - so now my legs are getting extra attention and i'm pretty sure they don't want it. But I know that if I just persevere through this week, and possibly next week, the gains I make will be phenomenal, so long as I continue the awesome focus i'm putting into recovery.

Supper last night was pork roast with cooked vegetables. I don't know what i'm having for supper tonight, so that's a little like dangling a carrot in front of a horse. I might make myself breakfast for supper. I like breakfast.

Horn_of_plenty on 04/04/2019:
what a fun entry this is! so happy and spirited!

recovery is a lot of training isn't it!? thank you for reminding me of this...i have to do more:) my legs always do feel better after rolling them and they are def looser after rolling.

keep up the good work and enjoy your dinner...ahem, breakfast!!! :)

proud of you !!!

when you keep a positive mindset, like you do, the possibilities are GREATER!


Donkey on 04/05/2019:
I agree with Horn - loved this diary entry! Pushing Through --- that really spoke to me.. and of course I always live to read about lower body workouts, cardio or weights.



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