Tuesday, July 25, 2006

I just wanted to tell you......

That i'm sore. I went and did a 7km run last night and was feeling ok during the run, besides a little bit of a niggle in the quad and stepping in a puddle! but when i sat down and iced my leg and did my stretches I was limping again. It has down this previously but I thought I was over this stage. I am sore again this morning. I don't think going to the gym and doing 30 mins on the cross trainer and doing a pump class yesterday really helped it either. So no running today but hopeing to run tomorrow morning as I have it off. My eating has been really clean this week as well.

There we go I have had my whinge. Feel better now

Have a great day

Love amy

I am still here

Sorry I haven't posted for awhile but I am still here. I was house sitting last week and had to travel further to work and work has been really busy. I went running daily when I was house sitting as the friend I was doing it for lives near the beach and has a dog. I would run for about 40-50mins. My leg is still playing up a bit and my muscles, especially my hamstrings have been getting really tight. I am still easing into the running thing again and still doing cross training with the x-trainer and the bike. I am off for another run tonight. I was also able to use her gym membership (my gym to far away) and my boyfriend was staying with me so we went to the gym together. It was great because he is really into weight training and he really pushed me. I wish he could be there all the time. I have also been eating pretty clean.

I had a massage on saturday and it felt soo good. My work has a massage therapist in the complex and because I know her quite well i was chatting to her the whole time. When she was doing my quads and hammies I would have to bite on the towel because it hurt so much. It does feel better now though. I think i'm going to have one every few weeks.

It didn't take long to get back into reality after my long weekend away. I did not want to wake up on tuesday morning. I hate alarms!!

Hope your all having a great week.

Monday, July 17, 2006

I didn't want to come home!!

I have just had the best weekend with two really close girlfriends. We have been down south and my abs have had the best workout (from laughing that is!) We went to wineries, went out to restaurants went to the cheese and chocolate factories. It was so much fun. I really didn't want to come home. I even went running everyday while i was away. I was so impressed!! My leg was quite sore the second day from running so I half walked, half run the next day. But I was out for about 50 minutes each day. I have got all my motivation back and I really just hope I am ready for the half marathon. I feel average now though because of some of the over indulgences. I can't handle to eat a lot of wheat and dairy so i'm feeling very average now. We didn't eat too many crappy foods but just too big a portion sizes. I am so looking forward to eating well again this week and really getting stuck into my running.

I'll report back later in the week

Love Amy

Ps. Well done to sue for her comp!!

Saturday, July 08, 2006

I love Sundays!

Sunday is the only day that I get to have a sleep in and not wake up with an alarm. I woke up at about 8:15 this morning, ate an orange and grapefruit, tided my room and got ready to go to the gym. I had an awesome workout today. My leg is still improving. I went for a 9km walk yesterday as well as a ride. I did the cross trainer at the gym. I haven't been able to do this since I did my injury so I was so happy when I could today. I'm going for a very light run early in the week and then slowly build this up. My dad ran 18km this morning so I am so eager to be back running with him.

I have felt pretty flat this week and having a few 'fat days'. So I have been eating really well the last few days. I this I was just retaining water and this has gone now. Hopefully this week will be better. I have been too scared to weigh myself because scales can be nasty things!! I thought with the way I have been feeling i'll just miss my weigh in and weigh in next week.

I'm going away next weekend for a girly weekend with my two best friends. It was be so good to catch up and chat all weekend. We are going down to Molloy island (between Margaret River and Augusta) at my boyfirends holiday house. It should be nice. I am going to try and stay eating right and just indulge in a few wines. The wineries in Margaret river are so good!!

Well i'm off to go have coffee with these two friends to sort out what we need to take away. I think it is just a nice way to catch up!

Enjoy the rest of your day.

Love Amy

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

One of those moments

I had one of those moments yesterday when I just look in the mirror and absolutely critise everything about myself that I wish I could change about my body. After that I felt down in the dumps so to speak and just felt miserable. Why do we do this?? Thank goodness today is a new day and don't feel so bad about myself today. The best thing is to take each day at a time. We all have good days and bad days.

Well my leg has still been very sore and i'm starting to get anxious as the half marathon is only 9 weeks away and I have not run for 3 weeks tomorrow. I really just want to get out there and run. I have been riding (this doesn't hurt my muscle) and have started walking everyday. It is when I stride out that I get my pain so by walking fast I am building up the muscle I tore without putting too much strain on it. My physio (and collegue) has told me not to push it and I am trying so hard to take his advice coz I don't want to make it worse. I tried to run yesterday during my walk but I was nearly in tears after about 30 seconds. That is when I pulled the plug as if I continued I knew I would do more damage. I went for an hours walk tonight and going walking with a girlfriend tomorrow morning and a ride and upper body weights tomorrow. I do know it is improving but too slowly for my liking. I feel like all my leg muscles are sooo tight, like Ineed to put them on a stretching machine for a few days. I think I am going to start pilates again to help regain some flexibility. I always feel more 'stretched' after doing a class.

I can't believe it is already wednesday night- this week is flying by. Hope you are all having a great rest of the week and i'll write again over the weekend

Love Amy