Sunday, December 04, 2005

Back to Tuesday
Activity: Run
Distance: 6:06km
Time: 34:27
Location: Kaleen block
AHR: 157bpm
MHR: 168bpm
Calories: 342

Comments: A bit slow today. It was a cool grey morning and my average pace was only 5:40 per km. In the evening we went to our AGM Board Dinner (the actual AGM has been postponed for a couple of weeks - phew) at the Federal Golf Club in Red Hill - very nice setting and meal and I did relax with a few glasses of champagne and put this dreadful working week to the back of my mind so that I could enjoy the evening.

Morning Activity: Swim
Distance: 1km
Comments: Oh dear this swim was indeed slow!

Evening Activity: Yoga
I worked until 11.30pm tonight but I took an hour and a half break to go to yoga - no way was I going to give that up for anything!! I had great success with my shoulder stand and we practised some very tricky stretches and some really good calf stretches - ouch, but good pain! I was so glad I went as it helped me face the workload back in the office later.

Thursday and Friday were spent at work without a break - midnight Thursday and started at 7.30am Friday but we delivered that tender with two hours to spare! I was so exhausted on Friday evening that by the time I arrived home after a couple of glasses of wine and a large piece of cake to farewell our work experience student, I was completely exhausted. No way was I moving. The whole family deserted me for the weekend - Mr B to a squash tournament and the girls to the coast so I totally vegged out! I have seriously eaten too much junk food this week. I finished a box of chocs ( a pressie from the work experience student) tonight and a tim tam AND a mug of hot chocolate - I needed those endorphins!

Saturday 3 December
Activity: Run
Distance: 17.20km
Time: 1hour 42mins
Calories: 1087 (that burnt off the choccie)
AHR: 154bpm
MHR: 212bpm
Average pace per km: 5.57

This was the epitome of long slow distance! I didn't leave the house until 11am and I was caught in a head wind heading out to Gungahlin then on the way back I was caught in the rain - it only lasted five minutes but enough to drench me. I listened to my ipod on the way and at about the 12km mark I was suffering from incredible stitch just as Maroon 5 sang "it's getting harder and harder to breathe" - oh boy, I agreed with every word at that stage! Yes, it hurt but I had to run off all those cobwebs and bad eating habits from the past week. I felt better for having done it but my legs were burning and I tried speedygeoff's trick of icy cold water on my calves in the shower. I think it helped. I felt really tired though as I trudged around the shops trying to concentrate on the thought that Christmas is not far away.The mall was very very busy. Tonight I decorated our Christmas tree. The silly season is upon us!


  1. Please Explain.!!

    5:40 kilometres per hour is almost a slow walking pace.

    Or did the champaigne kick in at some stage, while doing the calculations?

  2. Slow is ok sometimes!

    I just sent you an email with instructions for you pretty banner - let me know if you have questions.

  3. Ok Friar - oops - definitely the champagne! I'll fix it!
    Susan - I followed your instructions and it didn't work so I'll email you!