Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

No matter what your affiliation is, you have to admit this is pretty funny

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Getting Lazy Costs and Active Irritation

I took 5 days off (read too lazy to do anything) last week. Ran/walked on Monday, nothing Tuesday or Wednesday, ran/walked today. I am currently icing my shins. Lesson to self: keep moving or you'll be sorry.

On a side note, I tried to register for the Big Pumpkin 5K through last night and got an error message when entering my credit card info. I emailed and referenced that this was the 2nd race I tried to register for through that I've had a problem with and needed to verify that the information didn't go through. I promptly recieved a response this morning stating it was an issue with the information I entered not the site. Irritating since I had triple checked the info I entered, but pleased that it didn't take them 3 days to respond like last time. Tried to register again this morning but this time the site wasn't working at all, interesting...My fault you say. So I try a 3rd time this morning, because I am persistent (read stubborn) and finally success. (with the same information I entered last night, I am just saying)

On another side note: Work Slim Down Challenge, not so good. The scale is moving in the wrong direction, ugh!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Troubled on Tuesday

New batteries, 3 miles, 28:50. Funny how you can run faster when you are trying to quite the worries in your head...

Monday, October 20, 2008

Dead Battery

MP3 batteries died before the end of mile 1. My running died shortly thereafter. Laziness or slump?

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Running School

Yesterday I got this email

Dear Ann,

Welcome to Wellness Works - a monthly email to help you live a healthy, active lifestyle all year round. Distributed each month to all Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk participants, Wellness Works will keep you motivated and help you live well and thrive in 2008 and beyond!

Join us at one of these upcoming Events
from Jeff Galloway

* Our next session of
Running-Getting Started begins on Monday, Oct 20, 6PM at the Galloway School (near Chastain Park). This 12 week program is an introduction to running with lots of walking. Even if you've never run or walked consistently in your life, Getting Started will show you how to get started and stay motivated.
* Jeff Galloway's
Running School will give you a plan for staying motivated after KP's fitness program and to make health and fitness a priority year-round. This small group session will include these topics and more: Motivation, FatBurning, Running/Walking Until You're 100, Selecting a Realistic Goal and Training For It, plus plenty of Q&A time. WHEN: Saturday, November 22, 7AM-10AM. WHERE: Phidippides Sandy Springs. SPECICAL PRICE FOR KP Run/Walk Participants: $49.50 (a 50% discount). For all levels of runners and walkers including beginners.
Have a great month, Jeff Galloway, Race Director KP Corporate Run/Walk
Live Healthy Georgia Kaiser Permanente

$49.50!!!! The email states that's a 50% discount which is not true. The actual price is $189. I know because I've looked into it before since I live in the Atlanta area. But honestly I am too cheap for $189.00. So what could I do but sign up. I am if nothing else thrifty and I couldn't let a savings of $139.50 pass me up. Oh yeah and it could make me a better runner.

Here's what is said on the website about the Running School

At this highly motivating class taught by Jeff, he gives you the information you need to reach your goals. Jeff's school offers a unique system of elements that has reduced injury rate down to almost zero, with a very high rate of success. You’ll receive an individualized running form evaluation and priority email access to Jeff, after the class. The format allows everyone to ask questions at any time, so each can get the individual info needed.

I'll be sure to report back. I hope I don't find myself thinking what the heck am I doing awake at 7:00am on a Saturday in the cold with these crazy running people...

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Week 3 of Slim Down Challenge

Normally I weigh in on Monday to meet the Thursday 5:00pm weigh-in deadline. This week I am waiting till Thursday morning. Enough said.

PS no running going on.
PSS I am actaully eating m&ms while I type this. (Someone help me..)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

No New Developments

I particpated in the Atlanta Challenge recently. A 8 or 12 week program, can't remember, designed to promote a healthy lifestyle. This was my beginning assessment...

Your BodyAge is 36 compared to your chronological age of 41. BodyAge is calculated
from the results of your assessments and how you compare with others of your same age and
sex. Ideally, your BodyAge should be at least the same as your Chronological Age. Your
obtainable BodyAge is what you can realistically reach with a well-rounded wellness program. Consult with your fitness trainer to set realistic goals in fitness and lifestyle changes to reach your obtainable BodyAge.

This was pretty good news. They told me I could actually reach an obtainable body age of 29. That was very exciting. Today was the post assessment ~ not so exciting. I am pretty much the exact same. I think my body fat % was better but that's it. I know I should focus on the fact that at least I didn't go backwards. But working out 4-5 days a week in my target heart for 40-45 minutes and trying to eat right and no real results. Well that just stinks. I am tired of getting up at 4:30 to be to the gym by 5:30. I am tired of the treadmill, and you don't even want to get me started on the elliptical. But what's a chubby girl to do. Is my future dismal? They say as you age you have to up your activity to get the same results. I want better results. More of the same is depressing.

Now what? Well my company just launched an 8 week slim down competition. Started last week (Sept 29). The competition is made of teams throughout the company. I along with 3 of my co-workers are on a team. You weigh weekly. I thought being faced with failing in front of my co-workers would ensure success. Now I am not so sure. If I keep up my current routine. I may finish right where I started. I could break out in a cold sweat just thinking about it. Fail in front of my co-workers. I am too type A for this. Ok I have to pull myself together and start working off some poundage.

The first week went ok, the scale showed a 1.2lb loss. I say ok because I know I could step on the scale today and it could show a 2lb gain. Up and down, up and down, depending on the day of the week, time of day, etc I usually have a 3lb spread. Well there's no where to go but down from here (fingers crossed)

Oh, I did run 2.5 miles this morning ~ had to cut workout short because of the 8:00am post assessment requirement of no exercise 2 hours before.

9/29 starting weight 125.5

end of week 1 weight 124.3