Tuesday, June 06, 2006

We have a Grandson!

Yes, we are proud grandparents again. This time we have a grandson, born on Monday to my son Peter and his wife Jocaine, little brother to Talia. His name is Samuel David and he came into the world at 9lb 6oz two weeks early! He's just beautiful and I'm not in the least biased of course!!

Everybody is well and very happy!

Monday Training


5mins on windtrainer as a warm-up
Abdominals exercises
3 x 15 crunches
3 x 15 reverse crunches

Evening - 5.30pm
Running at Parliament House
Distance: 8.45km
Calories: 473
Fastest km: 5:23

Yes, I went to training even after hearing the news of Sam's arrival but my heart wasn't in it and my legs objected violently! Such dedication!! Straight after the training I raced home to shower and go to cuddle our new grandson.

Session: Warm-up lap of PH with all the in and out bits - 1.62km
3 x 1.5km loops with the long sides solid and the short sides slow
Cool down loop of PH

For me there wasn't a lot of difference! I did push myself on the long sides but it still didn't work for me. Fortunately I had company at the back of the pack although my buddies weren't there tonight. Neil took the session as speedygeoff is still away so the majority ruled that we stayed where it was lit which meant the session was not hilly for once!

Gym session

Single arm dumb-bell row - 3 x 15 reps
Machine Chest Press - 3 x 15 reps
Body Weight Squat - 2 x 15 reps (I used a swiss ball against the wall)
Dumb-bell Static Lunge - 2 x 15 reps
Dumb-bell Side Lateral Raise - 2 x 15 reps
Dumb-bell Biceps Curl - 2 x 15 reps
Triceps Cable pushdown - 2 x 15 reps


Mr B met me at the gym and showed me how some of the machines worked and went through the basic exercises with me. It was such a help as this is my first time doing these resistance training exercises. It took over an hour to get through all this and I'll probably be sore tomorrow!


  1. Lovely baby, lucky to have such a grandma I think! Running as he was born!

  2. Oooh. Congrats Nan :-)

    A tough weights session by the way - I like it :-)

  3. We'll have to compare notes on our weight training!

  4. Congratulations, and give him many hugs, and after all your hugs are exhausted, give hin another hug from me.

  5. Congrats to the baby, and don't forget with gymn you can live longer!


  6. Congratulations, looks just like both the grandparents.