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legcramps - Wednesday Apr 24, 2019

Weight: 0.0

THIS WEEK:

MONDAY - Workout 6-7; OFF;

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

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

THURSDAY - Work 8-4; MASSAGE 4-5; REST;

FRIDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-7:30; Workout 7:30-8:30?; 

SATURDAY - Coach 8-2; Workout 2-3;

SUNDAY - Swim 1-2; Brick Workout 3-4;


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 - BIKE 1 / STRENGTH 6; average sleep 6 hours, 41 minutes

Apr     22-28 - STRENGTH 2;


I got rooked into doing another strength session this morning, so that's two for the week already and now I really need to focus on cardio for the rest of the week. In fact, I might try to get outside for a run after work today, because tomorrow I have a massage scheduled and i'm sure I won't feel like doing anything after that.

So run today, and then a bike ride at the gym on Friday. Then, Saturday and Sunday are open for whatever, as long as there is a swim, a bike, and a run in there somewhere LOL ;)

So, the duathlon on May 4th. There is a long course and a short course. I've done the long course before, so this year I thought as a good lead-in to the summer, I would try the short course instead. The short course starts with a 1.5km run (just under one mile), then transitions into a 10km bike (6.2 miles), and lastly back into a 1.5km run.

My 'A' goal is to finish it in 50 minutes. I will be pushing hard to reach this goal; barring anything extraordinary happening or the weather being really crappy, I am going to goose it for as long as possible and just try to hang on until the end.

BF has changed up his nutrition plan to balance out his macros a little better. Once the duathlon is finished, I will probably join him and change mine up a bit as well. Right now i'm just eating what I want; majority of what I eat is healthy but I definitely indulge. I could be watching this a little better, which will only help me over the long run. I don't usually watch what I eat too much, because it leads me into negative thinking and self-destructive habits, but i'm hoping a little cut back will still be ok. I guess we'll see!

BearCountryGG on 04/24/2019:
I agree...the more I control what i eat the more I crave what I shouldn't. The more I eat what I shouldn't the madder I gt at myself...it seems to be a never ending battle.

legcramps on 04/25/2019:
Right? It's silly, and no way to live!


Horn_of_plenty on 04/25/2019:
Have you noticed that longer sleep leads to better workouts?

Like you, i have noticed it's a real pull for me also each week to do cardio vs strength! and like you, that's exactly my plans moving forward. Cardio & Strength!

I am eager to read more about the duathlon! it's coming up really soon!

i can't wait to hear more on your training,and also any plans for changes in nutrition!

legcramps on 04/25/2019:
Yes, definitely longer sleep equals better workouts!


Donkey on 04/25/2019:
I'm with Horn -- it well be interesting to read the impact, if any, your food changes / choices will make.

legcramps on 04/25/2019:
Yes, especially if I can stick with it longer than a few days at a time LOL.


Donkey on 04/25/2019:
PS your stated observation on my entry was very helpful. I actually hadn't considered that aspect.



legcramps - Tuesday Apr 23, 2019

Weight: 0.0

THIS WEEK:

MONDAY - Workout 6-7; OFF;

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

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

THURSDAY - Work 8-4; MASSAGE 4-5; REST;

FRIDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-7:30; Workout 7:30-8:30; 

SATURDAY - Coach 8-2; Workout 2-3;

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 6 / BIKE 1; average sleep 6 hours, 41 minutes

Apr     22-28 - STRENGTH 1;


Well, that was a crazy weekend. As you can see from my workout summary, I didn't do much cardio. That might hurt me in a couple of weeks from now, but it is what it is. I still did a lot of working out! Like, A LOT. OUCH.

I spent the weekend at BF's, and whenever I lead with that in a sentence, you know it's going to mean there was a lot of things packed into each day, but here are just the work outs:

Friday - we met up with a group of gym friends and pushed out a two hour workout that was probably meant for marines.

Saturday - started with a group session at the gym, proceeded by tire flips and tire pulls out at a friend's place. She had the tire that we flipped weighed - 340 lbs. So that was fun. After those two hours of working out, BF and I finished the day with another hour and a half of mountain biking through the local trail system. I had to push my bike up a lot of hills. I was not happy about that, so new goal for the summer is to work my way up to not having to get off the bike at all through those hills. It's a lofty goal.

Sunday - another sweaty strength session at the gym, but I only managed an hour before waving a white flag.

Monday - yet another one hour strength session in the early morning before BF left for work. Then I napped three times. Pretty much gonzo for the rest of the day, and it was a beautiful day - but this girl was way too overdone to get outside to enjoy it! BF landed a three hour bike ride today. I was half-thrilled and also half-overcome-with-envy at his levels of energy. Oh well. We can't all be superstars.

Tuesday - nothing. LOL. seriously though.

It was a pretty fantastic four days away from work. I can't say i'm coming back all refreshed from getting lots of rest and relaxation, because that didn't happen (see above), but I will say that i'm much more mentally and emotionally rested than I was when I left. And that is a good thing, so as not to go postal on anyone here at work. And even though there was only one cardio session completed in the whole week, I bet I made some incredible muscle gains in the last four days.

Now. Get through this week with as many cardio workouts as I can possibly get in, and then it's a week mainly of rest next week, leading up to the duathlon. I've so got this. Please don't get sick.

BearCountryGG on 04/23/2019:
Some serious exercise there!!!!


horn_of_plenty on 04/23/2019:
GOOD SLEEP!, VERY NICE!

sometimes a break from cardio is ok, assuming you worked out in another way.

love a marine workout, those men are hard core!

oh, now i see why you slept - many days off!

i want updates on the duathlon!


Donkey on 04/24/2019:
Wow, what a weekend!!! I really enjoyed reading about it. Sounds fun, exciting, challenging!

I am getting excited about the duathalon!!!



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.



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!



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...



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.



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!



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