I haven’t told you yet but I recently bought Chalean Extreme (a Beachbody program). I was able to buy a brand new set on Amazon UK for about 30 Euro’s (less than 30 USD). Chalean Extreme is actually a 90 day program and it has 15 different workouts on DVD. I have no intention to follow the program but going to mix the workouts with my Jillian DVD’s and the Turbo Fire program I also bought but haven’t received yet.
Thursday evening we had a little earthquake in Holland of 4.5 at Richter’s scale. It wasn’t close to where I lived but I did feel it. I was sitting behind my desk upstairs and everything was quiet. Suddenly the desk and chair started moving. It was a weird feeling and over in a few seconds. At first I thought that a heavy loaded truck had passed through my street but I didn’t hear it driving. Then I thought it might have been my imagionation as I was a little tired. But then I checked the news at 10 pm and read there had been an earthquake and I knew that was what I felt. There was no damage and no people hurt. There are little earthquakes in my country but they can hardly be felt. The biggest one we had was in 1992 where there was a lot of damage. This one happened in the middle of the night and I remember that I woke up because of it (was living with my parents at that time).
I can’t believe it’s happening again: a week before a race and it looks like I’m getting sick. I’ve catched a cold, got a sore throat, muscle pain and a splitting headache. I didn’t sleep much last night. When I woke up this morning I knew a 10 miler that I had scheduled today wasn’t going to happen. I went to the drugstore to get some medication and take it very slow today, drink lots of water and tea with honey, take a nap in the afternoon and hopefully will feel better tomorrow and will be able to do a run.
This happened to me a week prior to my first 10K ever back in 2009 and the race itself was worse because on race day I still wasn’t fit. Taking precautions now will hopefully get me better before next Sunday.
My meeting on Thursday was very long from 9 am till 5.45 pm. I was tired of course after it and almost skipped my planned workout. But when I got home I decided to still do it, after all it wasn’t that long and I’m glad I did. I did my first Chalean workout (Burn Circuit 1) and I liked it very much. Like Jillian she combines two body parts in 1 exercise. I bought some heavier weights earlier this week that arrived on Wednesday (see below). I’m starting with light weights till I get familiar with the program. The workout was 36 minutes.
September/7 weeks challenge:
Update September 3-September 9
Saturday didn’t go as planned. I baked brownies, those were planned as my weekend snack. But it was such lovely weather and R. and I had a drink before dinner in the garden, had a glass of wine. In the evening I had another one and snacked some chips. From Monday till Wednesday I did great, followed the plan I set up for myself. On Thursday I snacked too much during the meeting and had a glass of wine in the evening because I totally deserved that (in my opinion). Friday was a good day again.
Weight loss? Yes, I lost 0.5 kg (1.1 lbs) this week.
Workout plan September 11 till September 17:
Sunday am: Pace run 6.4K (4 miles) (if I feel better)
Monday pm: Yoga.
Tuesday am: Easy run 7.2K (4.5 miles).
Tuesday pm: Workout DVD (Jillian or Chalean)
Wednesday am: Tempo run 40 minutes.
Thursday pm: Workout DVD (Jillian or Chalean)
Friday: Easy run 4.8K (3 miles)
Saturday: Rest because Sunday is race day.
I snacked too much during the day and wasn’t hungry and ate a cracker with cheese.
Pasta with ham, green peas, onion, garlic and cream.
365 days photo challenge 2011
Day 251 – Thursday September 8
My new weights.
Day 252 – Friday September 9
One of the elementary schools in my village. Sometimes when I see a school I wish I was a little girl again with no worries, my parents who took care of me and all I had to do was to learn things at school and play. Do you ever long back to those days?