Weekly Update 2

Where to start? Overall I’m feeling good about the changes I’ve made so far and my newly developed habits. Most importantly I’m feeling good about myself; I’m feeling happier; I have more energy. There are days when I do feel sored after an intense run or a long walk, but it’s not that bad.

Monday this week I found a gift on my desk from someone at work, thank you Hadley. It was a book, Younger Next Year, I’ve been reading it any chance I get. I’m learning a lot from it and have started to implement some of the advice in it. I’ve ordered the accompanying exercise book.

Exercise

  • Lots of walking – In the past 7 days I’ve logged 7 walking logs in my run keeper for a total of 26 miles walked. I purposely get off the train many stations before my stop to walk for about an hour in the afternoon/evening. I’ve also walked to train stations further away from my house to get in a 40 min walk before work. One I left my car at home to walk to the train station in the morning and in the evening.
  • Jogging/Running – Sunday I went out for a morning jog. I’ve never done that before; shin splints were bothering me during this jog. Tuesday I went out to the beach for a jog in the evening. To my delight the shin splints were gone and PF was barely noticeable! My couch to 5K app moved me to the next level, two 8 minutes of jogging sessions. I felt great after the 31 minute program (5 min warm up, 8 min jog, 5 min walk, 8 min jog, 5 min cool down).
  • Today I’ll be going out to Deer Island for our weekly Pena 5K. I’m hoping my time will improve. The last time I completed it in 33 min and 32 seconds, about 3 minutes improvement from the previous week. I hope to be closer to 30 minutes this week.

Health

  • Plantar fasciitis is getting better
  • Shin Splints showed their ugly face during the weekend, but disappeared during the week

In the bedroom:

  • I haven’t removed the TV from the room yet, BUT I haven’t turned it on in a few days. I believe I will completely remove it this weekend.
  • Shades are blacked out.
  • I brought an old school alarm clock, so I can leave my phone outside the bedroom. 
  • Early riser – due to work circumstances I’ve had to get up early for about a week now and I don’t hate it! I’ll try to keep getting up early going forward and go for a jog or walk in the morning before heading to work.

Diet

  • During the weekend I gained a few lbs because I love food and have no self control over it yet. Mom’s cooking is so damn delicious!
  • Breakfast- I’ve been good during weekdays. I’ve been eating veggie omelette switch feta cheese.
  • Lunch – I’ve been good during the weekdays too. I’ve tried to get smaller portions and healthy choices from work’s cafe.
  • Dinner – I could do better here. Currently I’ve stopped cooking because it takes long and by the time I get home it’s too late. I’m getting my food cooked by my friend’s aunt. She cooks all kinds of stuff, some healthy and others not so much, but all delicious:)
  • I’ve tried to avoid rice
  • No soft drinks

That’s about it for now. I’ll try to keep these short in the future. I’ll also try to post throughout the week after activities.

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9 thoughts on “Weekly Update 2

  1. Wow! You’re doing so great 😀
    Just a thought … but if you are not hurting running on the beach it might be due to the soft sand – it’s heaven for the feet. I don’t think I could run as much on roads as on the beach. When it hurts what is the surface you are running on? Might make a difference, but you never thought about it.

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    1. I should clarify, I’m running along the beach not ON the beach, not on the sand. All my walking, jogging and running has been on hard surfaces (cement and asphalt)

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    2. You know, I’ve never tried running on the sand. I’ve always heard that it’s a lot more difficult. Lately I’ve learned that I should try new and ignore ‘they say’ and try for myself. I’ll have to try running on sand soon.

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  2. Dont feel you need to shorten your posts – I like to read all that you have been up to. Seems things are going pretty well and all that walking is fantastic. One thing though, I think you mean ‘shin splints’ 🙂 Have you been to a specialist running shop to be fitted for your running shoes? If you have the wrong shoes for your style of running, this can cause shin splints. Hope your 5K went well. Keep up the great work.

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    1. Thank you for the correction 🙂 English has always been my weakest subject.
      Shoes – I went to a specialist running shop for my first couple of shoes, I have wide feet. The shoes I’ve been wearing for the past month are not from the specialist running store. Today I’ll be using my ‘older’ shoes for the 5K.
      Shin splints have been an issue for me in the past, but I’m glad things are getting better.

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  3. Well done keeping up the healthy habits!

    I’m the same with evening meals. By the time I get home from work it’s late and I’m tired and don’t want to cook, eat and wash dishes. Some nights I cook but don’t wash up, but that just means more dishes for the following day so mostly we just have something really quick that only needs one pan or an oven tray to heat it up. It’s something to work on!

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