Sunday, September 21, 2008


After reading Kek's blog about setting new goals it prompted me into action! I've been fluffing around it seems - doing bits and pieces of fitness stuff but nothing really systematic or working towards anything in particular. I'm really pleased with my running now. Although it doesn't seem much, for me at this stage it's a huge improvement. I can now run 3km without stopping and WITHOUT hurting my foot! YAH. So as far as running goals- I think I should probably just have maintenance for the present time. Swimming is an area where I could definitely improve!! However I'm enjoying now and don't want to end up hating it which would just make me want to give it up completely. Biking is going well and steadily improving- but don't want to go in any events at the moment. So- that leaves me gym/weights as far as I can see or body improvements. So- (again) what I'm going to aim for is to be able to do the assisted pullup on 10kg for at least 2 x 10 reps. This shouldn't be too hard. Then to be able to do unassisted pullups - at least 5 reps. I can do 2 and half so I only need to double my previous best! lol We'll see how I go with that one. In retrospect- I think aiming at running a 10k sounds a lot more fun but I MUSTN'T!!!!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Footy Day!!!

Footy Day on Monday for my guys at TAFE. Guess I'll stun them with my regalia!!. Poor D's haven't really shone this season have they?
It's all a bit of fun and none of us take it really seriously- except that 'black and white ' crowd!
Anyone out there a footy freak??

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Foot Update

My foot is going so well. Not perfect- but managing to withstand the running I'm doing ( which isn't a huge amount , but more than I have been) Last week my calves got sore, especially one of them and I can't for the life of me think of what I did to cause it!! However that too is improving. I read about how others train really hard and wish I could too- however I know if I did then I'd suffer the consequences. Getting old is a real buggar sometimes!!!

Friday, September 05, 2008

This and that

I've found a new swimming pool ( new to me and new as in just opened!!) It's a 25m and therefore seems much more achievable. The other pool I swim at has a dome shaped soft roof , a long draughty corridor to get to it and you might as well be in a big hole as there is no way you can see out! Well this new pool is full of glass windows which lets in light, sunrise and green outside. It's just a lovely place to be, I'm sure I swim better in it.
This afternoon I had a rare day at home. I was so industrious- cleaned and tidied the house more or less from top to bottom ( as long as you don't open any cupboards!) a really good feeling.