Saturday, October 04, 2008

proper re-cap of my week

Mmmm, this week seemed endless. I'm finding it quite tiring working - which is ridiculous, I know. I used to work every day and do stuff, but I've gotten out of the habit. I felt like I was rushing to and from everything. I'm glad it's over.

So, fitness this week included my weight training class, runs on the treadmill, belly dance and curling.

I'm happy with the weight training class - I like the new set up and I've increased my weights. I'm really trying to make sure that I give it my all. When I was working with the personal trainer, I had no choice but to give it my all. It is easier to hide in a class. I have to be mindful of that.

Running has been good. I have increased my speed. I'm doing 5:1's and am drenched when I'm done, so it feels like a good effort. I'm going to try to remember to wear my heart rate monitor. I'm only doing 30 minutes though. I want to get to a 30 minute 5k.

Belly dance was so much fun this week. The teacher has come up with a great method for teaching the class and we were working the whole class. And she ended it with some impromptu dancing. It was great. I have to remember to send her an e-mail to tell her how great the new format is.

Curling. Yikes. First off, didn't realize until after Belly Dance Thursday night that we even had to curl yesterday. I ran into two glitches. I don't know if you all remember, but on vacation in August (my first weekend on vacation, actually - so Aug 1), I twisted my ankle. Well, it is still sorish. When I came out of the hack, I drag with the foot I twisted. I didn't realize until then that my ankle still doesn't stretch that way. OMG - it hurt so bad. And then this week I slept on my wrist funny or something and I've had trouble moving it. Well, of course it is the hand I throw the rock with. It hurt so bad to do the curl. I thought I'd have to beg off the game! Sheesh. We lost the game, but had fun.

Husband & I were going to go to the gym first thing, but we slept in this morning!! So, we will go around 8 tonight, when it is nice and quiet. I'm just going to run. Husband is going to work his legs.

Next week I only work on Tuesday! Woo hoo!! Then I just work Wednesdays after Thanksgiving until my other project is done. Sweet freakin deal, eh??

I have been having so much trouble keeping up with the challenge blogs. At one point I had over 100 entries just from them to read. So, if any challengers are reading - I'm with you all in spirit even if I don't have a chance to comment!!

Tonight we are going to bbq a pork loin on the spit. I'm going to marinate it in homemade by moi jerk spice. Yum.

Have a healthy, on program day bloggers!!


  1. I can't keep up with all of them either so it's not just you.

  2. Anonymous6:00 PM

    I am having a hard time keeping up with everyone too but it's fun trying.

  3. It sounds like you are doing awesome and according to Biggest Loser Blog Edition you are. Congrats on being the biggest loser this week!! It is so hard balancing work and life. I have actually struggled with this since going back to school (I'm a teacher) this year. I keep telling myself that next week will be better, next week will be better, well it has to come true one week right? Maybe Thanksgiving vaation!! Anyways keep up the great work and good luck with your exercising this week.

  4. Whew, you are one busy gal. I get tired just reading about all that you do.

    So glad you are enjoying your belly dancing. It is a lot easier to do some sort of exercise when you are enjoying it.

  5. love the belly dancing and miss my awesome teacher so much since we moved. And I also wanted to say that we have the same running goal. I want to be able to run a 5K in under 30 minutes by the summer.

  6. Sparky12:56 PM

    Glad you are liking your gym class. Sounds like fun.

    The retreat is at a B&B down in Pincher Creek. They have them pretty much every weekend and can have up to about 40 people there.

    You get your room, breakfast lunch and dinner and you get to leave all your stuff on your table in the workshop. I love going there. It is called 'The Bloomin Inn"

  7. Sounds as if you have been very busy, but also very productive! Good fer you!