Sunday, August 06, 2006

My Man Has Returned to Moi!

Mr B managed to miss his flight on Friday and as a consequence flew in on Saturday instead. However he is now back safe and sound with lots of goodies to distribute and it's lovely to have him home again. This morning we even went for a run together and he has certainly not lost any fitness!

I haven't had a very good week with this lingering cough but time still seems to have disappeared rapidly leaving me behind with my blogging! I took Monday and Tuesday off work at the recommendation of the doctor and apart from doing a few weights at home I did very little in exercise for those two days.

On Wed I returned to the gym and worked on chest/back/shoulders but I did struggle with the weights as I didn't have much energy. I coughed so much during the day and my tummy reacted badly to the antibiotics and I ended up missing yoga which was frustrating.

Thursday - interval training
This was done on my windtrainer (bike) at home before work as follows:
5 min warm up followed by 27mins intervals - 1 1/2min easy, 3 mins hard (repeated 6 times)
5 mins cool down - total of 37 mins.

5.30pm - speedygeoff's training session - Dickson Oval
I arrived a little late and missed the first warm up loop. However I made it to the second warm up loop. In spite of coughing lots I really enjoyed the session. It was just good to be running again for the first time since Sunday.

We divided into groups of 3 or 4 again and ran 3 x 1200metre loops changing leaders each time speedygeoff blew his whistle. It was tough but fun and challenging. We finished with another cool down loop.

Total distance: 6.11km

Calories burned: 390

Friday - Gym - Working on legs/arms.
Warm up on treadmill for 6 mins
Leg press - 3 x 15 (55kg)
DB lunges - 1 x 15, 2 x 112 (20lb)
Seated leg curl - 3 x 12 (30lb)
DB standing calf raise - 2 x 15 (20lb)
DB Biceps Curl - 12 x 10lb, 10 x 15lb, 8 x 15lb
DB triceps kickback - I only did 1 x 12 of this as I think this is where I hurt my shoulder and it's been hurting ever since
Abs/core and stretches
Back extension 2 x 15
Bicycle crunches - 3 x 15
Crunches - 3 x 15

Sunday - Medium Distance Run
Mr B and I went for a run from home to and round Lake Ginninderra and home again. It was a stunningly sunny day with a clear blue sky and it was lovely to be running although Mr B definitely didn't let me slack off. Next weekend is, after all, the City to Surf in Sydney - not long now. It is so cool to have my man back home again!

Distance: 15km
Time taken: 1hr 24mins (84mins)
Average pace per km: 5:37
Calories burned: 866
Fastest km: 5:24

Later in the day we visited CJ and Mr CJ in their beautifully renovated home. It's just fantastic. Then later still we visited our little grand-daughter who has just turned 4. All our family came too and we had lots of fun. It was a lovely weekend. I wish it didn't have to end.


  1. What a beautiful weekend for you Strewth and a beautifully written post. Having Mr B back will do wonders for that cold too, I think. I really liked the fact that one of the ways you celebrated having your mate home was to go for a run together. Very sensual, actually. I hope Mr B will get you into shape for the C2S and hopefully we can catch up then.

  2. Look after yourself this week Strewth - I hope you feel better very soon. See you this weekend!

  3. Hope Mr B and you strut your stuff at the city to Surf.

    You must be feeling better now with that great weekend of familyness, and two days off work to get over the cold.