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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.



legcramps - Wednesday Apr 03, 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; 

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 1 / STRENGTH 3 / SWIM 1


This week is shaking out to be the highest workout week so far this year. BF convinced me to do another group workout with him this morning before I left to drive back home. It means I will have to work an extra half hour at the end of the workday today, but it might have been worth it. It was a build, which just means there goes another workout that has left me feeling surprised about the fact that I can still walk. My quads are ON FIRE.

I still need to get a bike ride in today, so that should be interesting. It's gonna be done at home, on my trainer. Getting some cardio in on VERY tired legs is a great way to condition your body and mind to prepare for difficult endurance events. This will help me come May 4th when I am feeling like I can't run another minute of my duathlon; it will remind me that I CAN DO HARD THINGS.

Hopefully the workday will just breeze by quickly; I have a lot of to-do's to get done, so back at it I guess.

P.S. BF wanted pizza for supper last night but I got him to compromise and we had breaded chicken chunks with rice instead. Maybe not the healthiest thing in the fridge, but a better choice than pizza! I'll save that for the weekend ;) ;)

Horn_of_plenty on 04/04/2019:
It's so great you have some of your exercise equip at home, like the bike. much more convenient since you exercise often, it's a convenient add-in to your routine. I like my weights at home...and i have the apartment steps for cardio....yeah, that's still enough for me ;)....next Winter, you have me considering buying a bike for my apt...for the cold months, when you just want to be home in the evenings! I see a bike more convenient than a treadmill....maybe i'll find an elliptical? Do you have any advice on what i should look to get for the Winter months when it's dark, i just want to get home and do something at home? (just a consideration)

yeah, pizza i don't like either. it raises my blood sugar and then just drops it. i always get cravings later on after eating it for more sweets / sugary / carb-laden food!

legcramps on 04/04/2019:
I don't know about the cost of one, but a spin bike would be so cool to have in the house I think. You can set the resistance so that you can spin fast, or climb mountains out of the saddle, and the saddle is more like the seat of a real bike and you can make a bunch of adjustments to fit your body's height and positioning.

I guess it depends on what type of cardio you want to continue over the winter months. If you're trying increase your running time/speed/whatever, a treadmill would probably be more effective, right? But if it's leg strength and cardio endurance you're looking for, the bike is a great alternative - and much easier on the joints!



legcramps - Tuesday Apr 02, 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 - 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         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 1 / STRENGTH 2 / SWIM 1


Oh my goodness, the group session yesterday was ALL ABOUT LEGS. I'm surprised I can even feel them today.

Best thing about today? REST DAY. LOL.

I was really wishy-washy about getting to group training yesterday. I was very close to backing out, because I knew my body was still recovering from Sunday's three-hour workout extravaganza. Then I looked at what the workout was going to be, and I honestly thought that it looked like fun. It was soooo hard. But of course, fun as well. Now we will REALLY see how my body holds up through the week!

So far, I can say that I had a lot of energy after group training. I even had enough energy to do a few household things once I got home (having gotten home around 8:30p.m., that's saying a lot!). I feel a good amount of energy this morning too. When I wasn't exercising on Mondays, I definitely felt more sluggish through Tuesday and Wednesday until I could workout again.

I had good foods throughout the day yesterday, but missed supper because I went to group training and then didn't get home until late and got busy doing other things. So I had some snacks with hummus instead. I think it was a good choice as an alternative to a cooked meal.

Today i'm closing my office door at work so I can get a report done by Thursday morning when I have to present it. It's about 1/3 completed so far, so I have some work to do. And I might have to cover for a co-worker this afternoon, and my boss is home sick. This always happens when I have a deadline!

Donkey on 04/03/2019:
Way to go on the workout! That's very inspiring! It's been a while since I've felt like that about a workout, before or after.


Horn_of_plenty on 04/04/2019:
I took a rest day, too, yesterday. I was going to be productive at home but instead just ate and went to bed shortly after. I see that i'm going to need a few more early nights before going away on Vacation at the end of this month, too. The long sleep sessions help me have good strength sessions. :)

good idea to close the door, that is a way to get things done! Once again, i discussed this same idea with my coworker YESTERDAY! people were bothering her, i did not read your entry yet, and she mentioned she should just close the door if she doesn't want people interrupting her! ;) it's the best approach, yes! once in awhile, it's good!



legcramps - Monday Apr 01, 2019

Weight: 0.0

THIS WEEK:

MONDAY - Work 8-4; Workout 5-6; 7 hours 51 minutes

TUESDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 5-8; REST; 

WEDNESDAY - 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         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 1 / STRENGTH 1 / SWIM 1


Yesterday was three hours of activity for me, but it felt awesome and I wish I could do that every weekend! Now to wait and see how it affects me for the rest of the week LOL. My strength session was only 15 minutes long, but it was a brutal 15 minutes if that means anything!

On Sunday I did a test run for the run/bike/run event that i'll be doing in May. I am very happy with where i'm at so far, and I think i've got this first event in the bag as long as I can maintain my current fitness level. It would be great if I could increase my run speed this month, but i'm not going to push too hard for that. I'm happy where I am.

HoP - Definitely compression socks would help to alleviate any fluid build-up or shin pain in your calves after running. They do decrease blood flow to the area, so I wouldn't wear them all day or night, and I wouldn't wear them during a workout if you'd consider the workout to be endurance training. One other thing i'd recommend is rolling out after a run. You can find foam rollers almost anywhere these days, and they're great for myo-fascia release (releasing connective tissue from muscle and bone), which if left alone, creates trigger points for pain. If you have a rubber ball, i'd use this also on your arches and on the heel of your foot. There is a connective muscle right in the middle of your arch that goes all the way up and around the shin bone - if you can catch that spot, you can release that trigger point as well, helping to create less shin pain after a run or hard activity. Hope that helps!
 
My exercise plan is usually - Monday GROUP, Tuesday REST, Wednesday BIKE, Thursday RUN, Friday REST, Saturday STRENGTH, Sunday BRICK & SWIM.
 
My eating lately could definitely be better. BF is doing a challenge through the gym for the next few weeks and has some nutrition goals to meet; he has always supported my attempts to improve my health so I am happy to support his as well. It will help me get back on track. I'm pretty good through the week, but the weekends have been a free-for-all for the last couple of weeks. Yesterday, we prepped protein balls and cut up a bunch of fruit and made salads for the week.

horn_of_plenty on 04/01/2019:
Nice Sleep. I really just seem to always want more sleep. Ever since i had a few bad panic attacks like 3 years ago, i've been sleeping better than ever since. Perhaps it has something to do with taking 15mg of a seratonin uptake medicine (not a really strong dose or strong medicine but perhaps this is why i like a longer sleep or just that i really do better with longer sleeping). i'm going to actually google it. as a kid, i remember staying up late and always being tired even as far back as 6th grade. in high school too, i was definitely very tired at times. i remember it. not sure all kids feel this way? Now, i prefer not to head thru my days this way, and prefer to get sleep to feel better except that i am not usually able to sleep as long as i want to LOL. just a fact of a working person, but i can plan better for sure!

Like i was saying, i might start to do recaps like you are regarding the # of workouts per week but i do recap them at least in my mind and on my phone - making sure i workout enough on each part each week.

I do know what you mean by a brutal 15 min strength session! i guess you didn't do too much resting during your drill!

Yes, i bought a roller. as i was telling you, it's like one of the "hardest" material ones, not any give to it. i do now like you told me that when a part is tender, relax the body into the roller rather than just roll back and forth when you feel a tender spot.

yes, i have a ball / other device that works a hair better, and i keep it on the floor at work to roll my foot but only use it occasionally but it's good!

THANK YOU SO MUCH for the tips...i will continue to use those pressure point releasers. that's the exact problem i have always had with pressure points and connective tissue and def i get pain bc of tightness in arch of foot so thanks for mentioning that.!

great job on your prep.

i had my earlier weeks of indulgence and now i find myself getting somewhat back on track, leading into my trip in just less than a month now OMG!

legcramps on 04/01/2019:
Yes that's right! Now I remember we talked about foam rollers once already ;)

I feel like people 'say' we need less sleep as we age, but I don't believe that. I can literally feel the difference in my level of functionability (is that a word?) when I get lots of sleep as compared to very little. Especially over a long period of time. Good sleep adds up, and you CAN catch up on it!


Horn_of_plenty on 04/01/2019:
i agree fully with what you wrote. maybe when we are 70 we'll change our minds as to what we need at that point! but i also notice a huge difference for the same reasons you mentioned.

i have a coworker who has 3 little kids at home and i NOTICE him exhausted at work...it does affect him and i am just so glad i am not getting his hours of sleep. he even changed his schedule to come in now an hour later as i think he's also noticed he needs more sleep (he was getting sick a lot, gained weight)...i am sure he wants to feel better! i don't know all the reasons why he changed his hours, but i do know i changed mine in order to get a bit more sleep.


Donkey on 04/02/2019:
I would be interested in hearing about the effect, if any, your weekend workout has on your energy levels and overall performance during the week. Interesting!

legcramps on 04/02/2019:
I will keep you informed!



legcramps - Friday Mar 29, 2019

Weight: 0.0

THIS WEEK:

MONDAY - Work 8-4; Workout 5-6; 7 hours 39 minutes

TUESDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 5-8; REST; 7 hours, 19 minutes

WEDNESDAY - Work 8-4; Workout 5-6; REST; 6 hours, 24 minutes

THURSDAY - Work 8-4; Workout 4-6; Coach 6-8; 8 hours, 11 minutes

FRIDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 4-8; Workout 8-9; 7 hours, 8 minutes

SATURDAY - Drive about 8 hours! REST;

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 1 / STRENGTH 2


I left work a bit early yesterday so I could get to the city earlier; I had to pick something up for work, and then I thought i'd get a workout in before I had to start coaching. I got a 40 minute run in, and then when I went to get changed I realized that my first coaching client cancelled. So I decided to get in a strength workout also! After that, I coached my group session and then got to go straight home. It was kind of nice to be able to 'catch up' on my workouts, although I had to take a salt bath and use my 'air socks' last night to try and alleviate some soreness in my legs. I'm wearing compression socks to work today - my body is not used to two hour workouts anymore!

I had a conversation with my manager yesterday about the frustration i've been feeling at work lately; i'm not sure it's going to help, but i'm a little more hopeful than I was. Time will tell.

I coach again after work today, and then my last workout for the week is a bike ride so i'll hopefully do that after coaching. BF and his daughter are coming to my place tonight (that's the current plan anyways) and then tomorrow we are driving her back to her mom.

I am hoping (and praying) that I get to go lane swimming on Sunday. It's been three weeks, and I miss it so much!

horn_of_plenty on 03/29/2019:
do the compression socks help? i also realize they might slow down blood flow or is that not true? bc of the compression?

do you have any advice on how to heal / relieve soreness when implementing / starting more cardio up>? i'll need advice for this Spring when i start jogging again! I am thinking it's going to go far better than the previous 2 summers :)Each summer i have increased my ability and strength so i am really eager to see what i can make in the form of cardio improvements this year! Additionally, i did do a lot more walking this winter than the previous ones. And next year, i will jog thru winter.

Interesting to see your workout breakdowns. Looks like in order to fit so many different types of training in each week, it's usually 1-2 sessions of each rather than 3 days of anything.

if you plan for lane swimming with not too much of any other commitment sunday, it'll happen ;)


Donkey on 03/30/2019:
Curious to hear if your boss had any constructive ideas, or if it was more of checking in, i.e. "this is where I'm at".

My IRL friend who runs a lot wears compression stockings for runners -- they come in cute colors and styles now. I would recommend them to Horn, if she reads this :)

legcramps on 04/01/2019:
Not many, to be honest. There was an "is there anything I can do to help" suggestion, but my work is not appropriate for my boss to be taking on. It was definitely a 'this is where i'm at' conversation, where I expressed my frustration with my workload when others do not seem to 'take up the slack' when they can.


Horn_of_plenty on 03/30/2019:
yes, horn read it!



legcramps - Thursday Mar 28, 2019

Weight: 0.0

THIS WEEK:

MONDAY - Work 8-4; Workout 5-6; 7 hours 39 minutes

TUESDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 5-8; REST; 7 hours, 19 minutes

WEDNESDAY - Work 8-4; Workout 5-6; REST; 6 hours, 24 minutes

THURSDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 4-8; Workout 8-9; 8 hours, 11 minutes

FRIDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 4-8; Workout 8-9; 

SATURDAY - Drive about 8 hours! REST;

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 1 / BIKE 1 / STRENGTH 1


I skipped my workout yesterday in favour of more rest. I have been struggling with a migraine headache for the last few days and it wasn't doing me any good yesterday. Every time I looked around, my head zigged when it should have zagged. Let's just say I didn't get much accomplished.
 
I had a run on the schedule for tonight's workout, so we'll see how i'm feeling once I get to it - I might switch it out for the bike instead.
 
I overdosed on yogurt parfaits yesterday; I ate two containers of greek yogurt with lots of berries, pineapple, and topped with granola - one for breakfast, and one for supper. Fortunately, the yogurt didn't bother my stomach (yet). The granola was delicious and I added so much fruit because I need to use it up before it goes bad. I made another one this morning for breakfast, but used only half the yogurt in the container (they are the single serving containers).
 
Definitely feeling a little low lately, and like i'm complaining too much - about work, and being sick so much, and now the headaches. Maybe i'm just rundown; maybe i'm feeling unappreciated. Regardless, it's a reminder that I can only do my best when I feel my best, so my priority should ultimately be ME. And if that's not enough for someone else, then that's their problem.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/29/2019:
regarding yogurts, i have come to realize that they are so small, they don't fill me up and so lately i have one, sometimes with fruit, and then an iced coffee at home after just to fill my stomach. they are small and not filling as stomachs usually get full from 2 cups, and the yogurts are around one! i never realized so clearly about that until a couple weeks ago.

Lately i feel the same as you and it's because i'm still not sleeping much. I tried, but due to some changes in schedule, things didn't work exactly as planned this week. basically i have learned that it helps to work on getting more sleep and have the goals, but not to get too disappointed i guess if it doesn't work out exactly. it's just frustrating bc i prefer to wake up feeling good rather than feeling like i am SO NOT READY to get outta bed yet! LOL

also, i know more sleep would help with my trainnig....as well as my emotions...as well as my productivity at work.

this week, i think most days were around 7 hours sleep. for me it's not really enough overall - i don't wake up feeling refreshed especially the days after a workout.

legcramps on 03/29/2019:
Yeah, 7 hours doesn't do it for me either. People that hear that usually call me a princess, but if you think about it we spend at least a third of our lives sleeping, so it should be a worthwhile sleep, right?!


Donkey on 03/29/2019:
Ha ha when I read about the yogurt, I was picturing in my mind those large containers of yogurt, not the single serving size. If you have to overdo anything, yogurt and fruit are a good choice!

Regarding feeling down... I'm not sure I'm the one to contribute any insight. As you may know, I work in a very negative environment, so it's hard to stay positive. I've had days that turn sour by 9:30a.

If you find a way to work through the "feeling low", please share it!

legcramps on 03/29/2019:
Yeah, it gets that way around here sometimes too. I am very influenced by how others are feeling, and if the environment is negative, it doesn't take me long to sink down into it too. Mindset is huge here - need to keep working on the positivity and just block out the losers!



legcramps - Tuesday Mar 26, 2019

Weight: 0.0

THIS WEEK:

MONDAY - Work 8-4; Workout 5-6; 7 hours 39 minutes

TUESDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 5-8; REST; 7 hours, 19 minutes

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

THURSDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 4-8; Workout 8-9;

FRIDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 4-8; Workout 8-9; 

SATURDAY - Drive about 8 hours! REST;

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 1 / BIKE 1 / STRENGTH 1


I had to adjust my schedule to take on another coaching shift on Thursday; covering for someone else. It's going to be a tough end to this week, but I can do it.

If you can believe it, more computer troubles today! It's really beyond frustrating at this point; not to mention the tech I talked to when I phoned it in was very ignorant and proceeded to lecture me about using a computer that wasn't mine without first asking me what the issue was or if I had a good reason to use a different computer (I did). Holy Balogne!

I had to stop and take some deep calming breaths. I'm better now.

I took out some frustration during group training last night after work; it definitely pushes me more than I would push myself. A nice addition to my weekly totals. It does make me more hungry than normal; I had steak for supper with potatoes and snap peas. Speaking of food, my stomach is letting me know it's getting close to lunchtime.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/26/2019:
darn oh darn! i was typing to you and i think i forgot to press send...i'm going to try to press send tomorrow morning at work!?


happy-1 on 03/27/2019:
Ha. Can I have your self-discipline and time management skills when I grow up? Seriously.


happy-1 on 03/27/2019:
Hugs. Ghost in the machine. Don't let it blow your cool. You are right to push for repairs.


Donkey on 03/27/2019:
That's so frustrating about your computer problems. You did well to breathe deeply afterwards. I've had situations at work where I've had to go for a walk around the block to reset myself.


horn_of_plenty on 03/27/2019:
oh! i thought i replied yesterday but really you wrote AGAIN about computer issues...so i just remembered how i wrote to you about computer issues the day before LOL....i'm having HUGE computer issues currently bc i'm trying to do my coworker's time sheet today but the app to do the time sheet is not opening :( and she is out...and it's time sheet finalization day...super annoying!

i like how you do a summary of the types of workouts you do durign the week....i'm thinking to replicate something like that on my entry. I'm going to be pushing the cardio come May thru the end of this year. I hope to see major improvements as i am not really doing cardio besides walking since the fall...so i have lots of room to improve once i reinstate jogging and speed exercises!!! i can't wait to be outside & working on it!



legcramps - Monday Mar 25, 2019

Weight: 0.0

THIS WEEK:

MONDAY - Work 8-4; Workout 5-6; 7 hours 39 minutes

TUESDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 4-8; REST;

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

THURSDAY - Work 8-4; Workout 5-6;

FRIDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 4-8; Workout 8-9; REST;

SATURDAY - Drive about 8 hours!

SUNDAY - Workout


I don't know how well this week is going to go; i've already managed to completely exhaust myself today at work. I've become frustrated with numerous people over menial tasks, had an obscene amount of computer issues for one day, been stuck in a meeting that ran through my lunch break, and am met with superior attitudes from colleagues who need to be knocked down from their pedestals. I. Am. Done. And I still have to be here for two more hours.

I was perfectly willing to execute the amount of energy it would have taken to get through the week with a smile and some graciousness, but no. Not anymore. I am full up with the way this world works. All the things are just so absolutely RIDICULOUS.

I'm signing myself up for another training session after work tonight. I've looked at it - it's going to be a tough one. But I need it to be a tough one, because there's some anger I need to vent. 

I haven't done weekly summaries of my workouts in a while; it's always nice to know how much i'm working, even if it doesn't feel like I am some weeks:

Feb 24-Mar 2 - RUN 2 / BIKE 2 / STRENGTH 1 / SWIM 1

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 - RUN 1 / BIKE 1

There, now we're up to date!

Donkey on 03/26/2019:
Rough Monday! The computer problems alone would drive me nuts. I hope your workweek improves. There's always hope!

Where are you going on Saturday?


horn_of_plenty on 03/26/2019:
Great sleep Monday! last night i was gonna go to bed early but got distracted online trying to buy tickets to things in Paris and it took over an hour to go on the sites and make sure i had the correct dates, times and then had to download the tickets! LOL i couldn't believe it took so long. Glad i've started working on this trip early! if i weren't working online, i'd have gone to sleep even earlier!

It seems as a person who works out, that there's NEVER a thing as too much sleep!? As somewhat of an athlete, i am just always ready to rest / sleep extra. I am always feeling like it helps me produce stronger workouts. but i'm not talking 8 hours, i'm talking to sleep 10 hours for me is nice a few times a week but lately just on the weekend i do this somewhat. i cannot even imagine going back to the days where i slept 6 hours only each night and sustained myself on coffee and energy drinks...my skin was broken out and i was always injured. with more sleep, i drink less caffeine and look a lot better too.

We get computer issues at work too. Lots of problems with Excel and it freezes or just takes a long time to save files or open them.

I love seeing all those runs...i'm going back to running after my trip. (not before as i don't need any weakness or problems leading into a long week of walking around Paris!)



legcramps - Thursday Mar 21, 2019

Weight: 0.0

THIS WEEK:

MONDAY - Work 8-4; Workout 6:30-7:30; 6 hours, 21 minutes

TUESDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 6-8:30; REST; 7 hours, 39 minutes

WEDNESDAY - Work 8-4; Work 5-7; Workout 7:30-8:30; 5 hours, 38 minutes

THURSDAY - Work 8-4; Workout 5-6; 7 hours, 52 minutes

FRIDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-8; REST;

SATURDAY - Workout 10-11;

SUNDAY - Workout 2-4;


I knew i'd be close to getting 8 hours of sleep because I fell asleep HARD once my head hit the pillow last night. I'm not sure if I even moved, because my ribcage was really sore this morning (usually happens when I don't move much through the night, and lay only on one side).

After my work meeting last night, I got a few groceries then did a workout on the bike trainer at home. Tonight I have a run scheduled, so I took it easy on the bike to try and save my legs for the run. I will also be using an air pocket leg compression/lymphatic drainage system on my calves later tonight to try and ease any discomfort in my calves and shins from the run.

Supper last night was Hello Fresh Mexican style pork tacos. Delicious!!! Wow!!

Looking forward to getting the workweek over with! It's been busy every day, and with working late last night, i'm just over it!

Donkey on 03/21/2019:
Nice picture of dinner - wow! I hope you will have the opportunity to catch up on sleep soon.


horn_of_plenty on 03/21/2019:
Beautiful dinnner indeed ! Also wonderful sleep!

I’m so looking forward to my shorter routine and trying not to totally procrastinate on it so I can also get to bed tonight I’m a timely manner !

Good idea to think about how you should work out last night in order to have a successful workout today - I’ve been also working on that type of moderatation!


Horn_of_plenty on 03/23/2019:
i totally am in the mood for some ground turkey flavored taco style!



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