Submitted by Carol Levesque on Sat, 2010-03-27 13:54
This week & next are my most intense training period for the half-marathon I am doing in April in Waterloo. On Thursday this week I ran 7 miles and this morning I ran 12 miles.
Next week I will be running my usual 5 k on Monday & running intervals on Tuesday (5 miles + warm up & cool down). But here's the kicker, I will be running 8 miles (13 km) on Thursday & 13 miles on Saturday. Ouch!
Submitted by Carol Levesque on Thu, 2010-03-04 21:34
Woke up early this morning to go for a 10 km run. Now I'm not a morning person by any stretch of the imagination but I'm starting to enjoy my Thursday morning runs. Feels good to get that out of the way and the weather was beautiful today.
I went to Hero Burger for lunch & ate a 6 oz burger, fries & vanilla milkshake. Pretty much wasted my 10 k run. Oh well, it was good, but I'll never get all of that food again. Probably just stick to the burger & go only once a month.
Submitted by Carol Levesque on Wed, 2010-03-03 21:42
Wednesday is usually my crossing training day. Depending how I feel. Usually I go to spin class, but I got out of work early & headed over to the Y & decided to get on a stationary bike & just listen to my music. Definitely didn't feel the energy as I usually do in spin class. Music pumping & the instructor's motivational yells. Gave up after 35 minutes.
When I got off the bike the my hamstrings were killing me. That would be from the deadlifts I did the day before. Note to self... stretch.
Submitted by Carol Levesque on Tue, 2010-03-02 22:47
Today was Day 2 of my new workout program. I did the pull muscle group.
Submitted by Carol Levesque on Mon, 2010-03-01 20:58
Started a new exercise program today. It's my 3rd different routine since the new year. I find that changing it up every 4 to 6 weeks keeps me from getting bored and more importantly motivated to keep at it.
I do a 2 day split, divided by push/pull exercises. Day 1 and 3 are push exercises and day 2 and 4 are pull exercises. Today I started with the push exercises.
Submitted by Carol Levesque on Fri, 2010-01-01 14:16
There were quite a few great movies out this past decade. To come up with the top 10 was difficult.
Here it goes:
2. Return of the King
3. Fellowship of the Ring
4. Star Trek
5. Return of the Sith
7. 40 Year-old Virgin
9. The Dark Knight
10. King Kong
Submitted by Carol Levesque on Thu, 2009-12-31 13:24
Since everybody else seems to be doing this, I will write some of my Top 10 of the last decade.
Let's start with music. In no particular order:
Submitted by Carol Levesque on Mon, 2009-11-23 12:29
I start a new exercise program this week since it has been 6 weeks since I started the last one.
Submitted by Carol Levesque on Sun, 2009-11-15 12:16
I signed up last weekend for the Waterloo Half-Marathon. It raises money for the St. John Ambulance. The race will be on Sunday April 25th, 2010.
I also started officially training for the half-marathon this week. I am using a training schedule I found on the Toronto Women's Half-Marathon website:
Half-Marathon training schedule
Submitted by Carol Levesque on Sat, 2009-10-17 12:01
I have started up my gym membership again. This summer I did lots of running outside, but the cooler weather and short days have prompted me to go back indoors.
This week I went back to the gym. I am doing a 2 day split work out:
Day #1 & 3
lever pec deck fly
dumbbell incline bench press
lever seated hip adduction
dumbbell shoulder press
lever standing calf raise
cable triceps pushdown