Submitted by Carol Levesque on Mon, 2011-05-09 10:34
I'm going to be changing my blog in the next month or so. I've recently been learning Drupal and I am going to get my 1st real life crack at it by re-doing my blog. I recently completed some Lynda training videos and here are the links to my certificates: Drupal 7 - Essential Training Drupal 7 - New Features
Submitted by Carol Levesque on Sun, 2011-03-27 17:05
I ran my 1st Around the Bay today. Now I only ran the last 15km as I did the relay with a friend. It was the last 1/2 that I did and it was crazy hilly. Although the 1st few hills weren't too bad, it was the last 2 hills that killed my achilles heals. Specifically the last hill, known as "Reaper's Hill". I ran up the hill. Ok, more like a jog but I didn't walk it. When I got up to the top and started running a little faster I could feel some kind of pull in my achilles heal on both legs. Not good. I had to slow down even though the last 3 km is a slight decline.
Submitted by Carol Levesque on Sun, 2011-03-13 22:05
I've been kind of bored of my previous workout. I hadn't even gotten to 3 sets & max reps (12 for upper & 15 for lower body), but I don't want to get bored, so I'm going to change it up.
Submitted by Carol Levesque on Sat, 2011-02-05 20:25
On Monday, January 17th, I went and saw a physiotherapist in Toronto. Wow, I'm glad I did! She did some stretching and gave me some exercises to do. She also said I could start running again, but to wait another week. She also said I could do other exercises in the meantime, so I was able to get on the elliptical that week. Not a moment too soon. I was going a little crazy since I hadn't done any exercises in over a week. That day I went on the crosstrainer and got back into my weight lifting plan, only doing 2 sets though.
Submitted by Carol Levesque on Sat, 2011-01-15 13:37
This year is not starting out well for me. I have been experiencing back pain for the last 3 weeks. I was still running up until this past Monday. The pain was only occuring when I was sitting @ my desk or when I was in a car. The best way to describe it was nerve pain. Since it had gone on for over 2 weeks I decided to call my doctor about the lower back pain & booked an appointment for Friday (Jan 14th). Since the back pain didn't occur when I was running, I kept at it. On Monday evening however that changed and my back was hurting while I was running. Plus my right big toe was sore.
Submitted by Carol Levesque on Sat, 2011-01-01 22:51
Submitted by Carol Levesque on Thu, 2010-12-30 16:06
I've got 1 more workout for 2010 and then I start 2011! I'm still working on my preliminary training for the Mississauga half-marathon. Starting January 17th, I will be in full swing of my training. I will be using the Toronto Women's Half Marathon training program (17-week Half Marathon Schedule for a 1:45 - 2-hour finish time). I also will be starting a new workout program.
Submitted by Carol Levesque on Sat, 2010-11-27 15:21
I start my preliminary training this coming week for the Mississauga half-marathon. I don't start my "real" training until mid-January. I still will be running only 3 times a week, but my 1st run of the week will be tempo runs. Thursday will be just a regular run & Saturday or Sunday will be my long runs. Easing back into it, I won't be running too long my 1st week or so, but my 3rd week my long runs will be 10k+. Sweet. Getting really sick of 8k runs as my long runs. It just isn't enough.
Submitted by Carol Levesque on Sun, 2010-11-07 22:44
I have been neglectful of my workouts since early September, when I was starting to taper for the marathon. I did get back into the running quickly after the marathon and have been running twice a week during the week after work. Since Daylight Savings Time ended this morning, I have decided to go back to the gym. Running in the dark is not for me. A woman alone in the dark, not so good.
I have come up with a new workout plan.
Submitted by Carol Levesque on Sun, 2010-09-26 20:35
I ran my 1st marathon today! Some how I managed to survive. Not sure how yet. I have to give credit to the little girls passing out bananas on Queen st. I think that saved my ass.
Here is the runkeeper map. Unfortunately my GPS went out on me around 25km, so I had to stop & restart Runkeeper as it crashed on me. So the times aren't accurate but the final time & routing are correct.