Monday, April 28, 2008

“The Man In The Glass”

When you get what you want in this struggle for self
And the world makes you king for a day,
Then go to your mirror and look at yourself
And see what that man has to say.

For it isn’t you father; your mother, or wife,
Whose judgment of you – you must pass,
The fellow whose verdict counts most in your life,
Is the guy staring back in the glass.

He is the man you must please – never mind all the rest,
For he’s clear with you up to the end.
And you have passed your most difficult and dangerous test,
When the man in the glass is your friend.

You can be like another and chisel a plum,
And think you’re a wonderful guy,
But the man in the glass says you’re only a bum,
If you can’t look him straight in the eye.

You can fool the whole world, down the pathway of years,
And get pats on your back as you pass,
But your final reward will be heartaches and tears
If you’ve cheated the man in the glass.

Dale Winbrow

Sunday, April 27, 2008


Couldn't really think of a better title than that. That's all this is going to be... just stuff :)

Yesterday morning I spent at my best friends house, as it was my goddaughters 4th birthday a few weeks ago. I couldn't attend the the party at a kid's play centre, so caught up with her this weekend to give her her pressies. Not that she minded getting them late, it was just like a second birthday all over again! One of her presents was a Princess Game pack with seven different games, so guess what I spent all morning doing!!!! After the games were over it was time to hassle dad to get into their 1mx1m play tent...
She really really wanted Seenie to get in to, but I didn't like my chances...

It was fun to be a big kid again though :)

After my big 2 drinks last nite I had a shocking sleep. Probably more to do with the caffeine in the coke zero than the actual alcohol. But that'll teach me! I got up this morning and had nothing much to do (OH had to clean the boat from the 2 nite trip), so I wandered over to the sports stores. Of course I couldn't walk away buying nothing. I'm so bad at that.
Here's my purchases... and I'm goofing around with my bronze medal from yesterday, and my March monthly medal (that's what it's called - which, funnily enough is a trophy).

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Bronze Medal

This afternoon was a 6km Cross Country Run. It's actually an Athletics North Queensland event - so was officially the North Queensland Championships. I don't think it's advertised very well however, the majority of competitors were in the kids section (and man, there are some fast kids!). It was a killer run in sand dunes - fighting weeds and creepy crawly things that were easy to trip over. My legs were feeling fine, with no muscle soreness after yesterday (thanks again to my skins!!!) that was, until I actually had to run! I felt like my shoes were full of concrete. Foot went great, gave it only a small amount of strapping, but the soft surface certainly helped. I gave it everything I had in the tank, and came away with the bronze medal :) PLUS I won $25 in the random drawer prizes. Yeehaaa! I really like the sound of "I got bronze in the North Queensland Championships!!!" (however I will not add that there were only 4 competitors in my age group... shhh. LOL!!)

Because now I don't have to run Sunday, which is the norm, I'm letting myself have a total rest day, it's been well over a week since I've done no form of physical activity. OH got home from a 2 day fishing trip tonite, and I was keen to go out and DO something, but he's too buggered. So I'm being a rebel and I've had 2 drinks. whoooeeee. So on that note, I'm feeling a little sleepy...

Friday, April 25, 2008

Almost Famous

Check out the May/June edition of Runner's World mag! "On The Road" Section features none other than my home town!!! The club mentioned is the one I am a member of, the pics are where I run and the runners in the pic are my training partners! How exciting!!! I had to work the morning the pics were taken, or else my mug may have been in there too!!!
Maybe some of the runs mentioned there may tempt you as well Kristy!! ;)
Check it out. Page 84 :)


Here's my sister and I (on right) with our Grandpa in 1990 after marching on Anzac Day. Grandpa was a WWII veteran, and every year he and his mate from the war, Louie, marched together. Grandpa had a second set of medals that either me and my sister wore in the march. We took it in turns as we always fought over them :) We were so proud to show them off. Grandpa died in 1994, and took to the grave many untold war stories. My mum said he never spoke about it. All we ever knew was he witnessed one of his best mates being killed by a Japanese sniper by a hand grenade whom they didn't see above them in a tree. We could all understand why he never spoke of it. A few years later Louie passed on as well.
I went to the Anzac March today, as a sign of respect for Grandpa and all the Servicemen that were sent to war. It was really special seeing the old men from various conflicts marching along - all of them so proud. May the ones who didn't return, continue to Rest In Peace.

Naughty Girl

I went for a run this morning, a looooong run. How could I not, I didn't have to go to work!!! I really needed to see how my foot would pull up after a longer run again. It doesn't hurt on a normal day, or at work or RPM or anything else for that matter. And I still have to train. BUT I did a deal with myself, if it hurt, I listen to my body, not be a superhero, and STOP!

I did some fancy strapping work to see if it would help...
Check it out ;) (scuse my old chipped toe polish!)
And this is the bottom. Looks like a full cast eh!
But, it did good! Bit of "hello, I'm still gonna hurt even though you strapped me" niggles about 3kms in, and then slightly on and off throughout. Towards the end was gonna be the challenge. By then my feet were simply numb, so it didn't matter ;) I was out there 2 hours, and I can still walk on it. Yeha! Kept the strapping on for 4 hours after it to keep it compressed, then dunked it in ice and for now, it's doing good :) *fingers crossed*

If I have to resort to strapping it just to get through the next few weeks before I can rest more, I'm OK with that. Must remember to purchase more tape...

Thursday, April 24, 2008


I really really really would love to get to the Gold Coast in July for the half marathon. I've never been to a big running festival and the GC has the rep for being one of the best in Australia. I couldn't imagine anything more exciting than having people line the streets cheering you on as you run past, or crawl. Cost was a factor, considering I'm going to Brisbane in only 3 weeks, then this would be 6 weeks after. But I did some sleuthing and realised that my business could sponsor me to run there! HA! How easy - just wear something with my logo on so it's legitimate, get some happy snaps, and do some mingling with other fitness people, all as a tax deduction. After all I'm there to 'learn' ;) (If any accountants or ATO officials happen to stumble across this, please don't correct me if I'm wrong, I'm happy with my theory!! )

So now the only issue is THE injury...
Coming up is May 11th - 28kms and then June 1st - local half. That's a lot of stress on the bod with only a few weeks recovery between. I still have this silly foot concern. I did as the boss said and rested for a few days, have been icing and putting as much goo and gunk on it as I can. I can feel it just a bit only when I run, but nothing like after the 23kms a few weeks ago. So me thinks it's just the prolonged impact that makes it scream. After the 23kms I thought it was a stress fracture, but I think I would be in a lot more pain during and after running and unable to run at all if that was the case. Maybe it is just a strain from my high heels, as my masseuse originally thought. I'm going to get Amy's opinion... as she's a podiatrist maybe she can give me some advice. I know, I know, I should just see a doctor. But they'll only tell me to rest and ice it... which I'm doing already! However, I'm not that silly, if symptoms persist....

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

My Poor Legs

My Poor, STRONG, legs. They've had a big week, but they're tough enough to handle the pressure ;).
Monday was leg weight training, which is always torture.
Tuesday afternoon I went to the beach for some soft sand runs in the sand dunes. Well that was stupid. As if sand dune runs aren't hard enough without DOMS coming out to play as well!
This morning was what is now going to be a weekly RPM caning, then this afternoon I did a steady, lots of emphasis on the steady part, 40min run. Or jog. It all hurts.
I've been trying to sleep in my skins after the big sessions to speed up the recovery. They do their job very well with the compression side of things... they compress everyting so much, I'm running to the loo all nite!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


The Runners World website has a calculator with some fancy formula to predict finish times for certain races. So of course I had to have a play. Based on a 10 kilometers race at 00:47:52, my projected finish times for the following distances should be: (but remember that 10km on the weekend was a gut-busting, near death experience...)

the mile(1.6k) 6:54
3000m(3k) 13:22
5000m(5k) 22:58
a half marathon 1:45:36
a marathon 3:40:10

Interesting.... It's a dream to run a half in that time (my goal in June is sub 1.55!), but PHWOA look at my marathon time! Gee I'm good ;) LOL! Our local magic mile and the 3km run is towards the end of the year - so now I have a goal, it will be interesting to see how the predictions go!

Up, Up and Away!

Flights - check!
Accommodation - check!
It's all happening now... I'm off to Brisbane in three and a bit weeks (and so not counting), to see my gorgeous friend from years ago, Lyndsay strut her hot stuff on stage in her first comp! The moment she told me she was doing it, I said I'd be there :) It's all very exciting as Carolyn, IBO buddy is also in her first comp, so that's all the more reason to get pumped up!! Andj and I have pencilled in a run date of 15kms so it will be fun running in a different environment. I'm staying with Sue and another IBO gal, and catching up with heaps of other wonderful women, and I just can't wait. Sunday is a photo shoot, so that'll more fun fun fun too!
EEEEeeeeeeeeee I love little holidays!!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

The 10km Race Results are in....

+ a nice little surprise!

Before the run we get our directions and any notices etc etc etc. The monthly medal is also awarded. And I WON IT FOR MARCH!!!! It's for who gets the most points in races for the month, based on the handicap format. Only the 'fast' and 'good' runners usually get it, but I GOT IT!!! I totally didn't expect it so I was SOOO happy.

The race begun. I didn't quite feel I was in a good rhythm, until the 5km mark, it all just felt right, and the clock said I was doing pretty alright too! I sprinted over the finish line to clock in
47mins 52 secs
I was over the moon (again!!). Coach said to aim for either side of 49mins after last weeks efforts - and I knew I could do that. But to go sub 48mins is just AWESOME!!! NEW PB FOR ME!!! By about 2 and a quarter minutes. I am just so unbelievably happy at how I'm running this year. The good thing is, I can only get better as I've only been training with him for 5 months!!! After 3 years of doing so-so, why did I wait so damn long!! Foot's a bit sore, but.. whatever :P
I'm a happy chappy!!!!!!!! Next stop is... oh crap, 28kms in May. Yes, well, we'll see if I even get to the finish line in that one :)


I've been doing 'normal' stuff all day and feeling normal. Till I read Andj's blog (Congrats again girl!!), and the nerves have started to flutter in the belly and the self-questioning has begun. Have I eaten well enough to fuel me? Have I drank enough water? Have I had too much water? (I suffer badly from stitches that make me stop and walk in races... WALK, I NEVER walk, but these are crippling). Did my week off running to rest my foot stuff up my chance of getting a PB today? Will my foot be OK today? ARGH! I drive myself crazy before a Championship race like today's is. Thank god there's only one per month, I would drive myself bonkers.

I intend to come back later and post my results, by then I'll know my answers to those questions. So on that note, I'm off to the toilet... again.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Lost for Words

Now that's not like me, usually you can't shut me up! It has been a few days since my last post, and I have made an effort, only to get to this point and *blank*. And thanks to Kek's nasty poke I will report in on the RPM class. I didn't die (so that's not why I haven't posted since!!). It was acutually a lot easier than I remember, sooo that means up goes the resistance next time slack-arse! And I have booked in for the same class next week. Unfortunately only one of the 8 classes suit my work schedule. How inconsiderate! I was feeling all hyped up after it (was a morning class), so that afternoon I tested my footsie for a walk on the beach. I was dying to break out into a run, but held back. I didn't realise just how fast I could powerwalk. I'm sure the other walkers thought I was trying to get to Brisbane for tea...

And so right now is Filex and Fitness Expo. All yesterday I was doing the "awww right now Kek and I would be wagging the opening address in favour of Starbucks coffee and a catch-up", "damn, now is when we'd be jumping round on BOSU's with hot guys as our instructors", "and now is when we'd have bought one of every style, in every colour and the LJ stand" and "about now is when we'd be feeling all bloaty and er gassy from too many protein samples!" Maybe that last one I don't miss! ;) But, following Kek's lead, I might just head off to Lorna Jane today and just have a look ;) Because I've saved sooo much money not going - Convention, flights, accommodation, food, etc - I think that justifies spending some $$$ here ;)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


I've booked in tomorrow to go to an RPM class. The first one in about a year. I loved them, but could never fit them around work and running and weights. Now that my footsie is sore (some research last nite has me a little worried.. but I'm not going to say out loud what I think it is, coz it might come true ;) ), I'm resting from running today and will cane myself in RPM tomorrow. I remember my first ever RPM class, I was dizzy and pale and felt like death warmed up for the rest of the day. I know I'm a lot fitter now, but we shall see. The instructor is also a fantastic runner. She did the 17kms 2 mins faster than me on Sunday, so I'm very excited to have her kicking our butts on the bikes! That's motivation for me :)


I had a great chuckle on Kek's blog with the shirts she found online! Wonder what looks I'd get wearing a shirt saying that... www.i will not LOL!!

Now I'm off to check out the cupboard for ingredients for the NOT evil sticky date muffins. How divine do they sound!!

Monday, April 14, 2008


This is what my coach had to say after yesterday...

"Congrats on doing so well. You have certainly come a long way in such a short period. Keep in tune with your body though and address any niggles in the early stages. When things are going so well it can be easy to get carried away and believe you are indestructible." (But I am, aren't I?!) ;) But, YAY!! Go me ;)

He's right on the mark though with the injury issues - I must be sending subliminal messages as, I haven't mentioned it to him or anyone as it hasn't been much of a deal... but my bloody foot is not behaving. Ever since THAT incident when I wore heels out for a nite for my birthday (see previous post in March... I wish I knew how to link back to it... anyone?!?), my poor lil foot hasn't recovered. I haven't been going overboard with it, as it does start to ache on the long runs, but yesterday was just too much for the poor lil thing to handle. I've been icing and elevating when I can. ie - not much with work. *Fingers crossed* it gets better soon.

Oh and Kek - it was purple all the way for me!! :)

Getting Skinned

After my efforts yesterday (and no, I didn't get a nana nap), I thought I deserved to get something worth a lot of money that I usually just wouldn't go and buy - some SKINS!

I got the capri style. I felt like scuba steve in the long ones, plus, being vertically challenged, there was a lot of excess SKIN. ;) LoL! It did take me a half hour to decide what colour. It's a big choice you know, aqua blue stitching or purple stitching!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

I Bonked!!!!

(please read previous post before you make assumptions!!!)
I had a muscle-glycogen bonk. (Don't I sound smart!) I was looking for the little purple men but luckily they didn't come today. ;) This morning was our road runners 17km run. It was a handicap start, but one of my training partners left about 20seconds after me, so by about 3kms we were together and pushed each other the whole way. We were flying too! (by our standards). I passed the 10km mark in 49mins, 17secs, which smashes my best ever 10km time (see right). And we were pacing for a 17km run, so I've got high hopes for the 10km Club Championship race next weekend. (ok getting off track here). We held together sub 5min kms till the 12km mark. I guess I had a mini bonk at about 13kms, and thanks to the course director, the last 5kms had a few hills to conquer. Just what you want at that point of the race! I held it together to cross the finish line in.........

1hr 27mins and 25 secs

which is faster than my 16km best time, and only 1 and 1/2minutes off my best 15km time!! I love my training program and my coach, have I ever mentioned that! I love peaking and feeling good and strong!!! I still feel like death when I'm done, need to throw up, but that's all the fun of it. ;)

So once we were in, we had a 5-7min oxygen break, GU gel and drink, and we took off again - of our own accord. How stupid. We planned to do a 2hour run today so were happy to keep running until we hit that time. If we were smart, we would have run the 17kms slooower. Anyway, we took of at snail's pace and this is when I totally bonked. Legs and brain did NOT want to co-operate. But still, we went 3kms down the road and turned back. So throw another 6kms onto the total and today I did my furtherest ever mileage in one go. 23kms. Total running time was 2hours, 6mins and something seconds. Needless to say my feet are SORE and I can only move in slow motion. Burnt some serious calories according to HRM - 948 (being anal-ly exact).

I think I've earnt myself a nap this afternoon, if I get all my jobs done... so on that note... :)

Saturday, April 12, 2008

In just 8 easy steps.

1. Write your name down as interested in a Complimentary Trial Session
2. Book in a time 2 weeks in advance, on a Saturday, requesting a female trainer, for a mother and daughter.
3. Female trainer is happy to work the Saturday as has enough notice to re-arrange usual Saturday schedule, and would love to meet up with you. (Male trainer usually only works Saturday). This is the only session booked for that particular trainer, that day.
4. Trainer re-confirms the session 24 hours in advance by leaving a message on home phone and mobile.
5. Trainer rides her bike into work early to avoid the crazy traffic.
6. Trainer receives phone call at 7am saying yes, we will be there. They discuss what to wear and what to bring.
6. Trainer showers and makes herself look respectable and does other work for 1.5 hours until session.
7. Trainer organises prospective client's analysis and assessment paperwork, and drafts a pairs training session on paper.
8. Trainer receives phone call right on the dot when session is due to start. "We've changed our mind".

Don't get me wrong, I really really really love my job :)

The good points: I can leave earlier and get all the other errands done that I need to do today. And this weekend, the list is looooong.

So, off I go shopping now! :)

Friday, April 11, 2008

So, that's what it's called...


When your body stalls mid-run, it's called bonking. When scientists debate the causes, it's called a food fight. Here's everything you need to know.

By Paul Scott (PUBLISHED 03/01/2004)

Chiang Kai-shek is said to have received news of his army's mutiny while still in his pajamas. Chances are you will be equally unprepared for the mutiny of your own body--in other words, for bonking. We're not talking about the mere cramping of a calf, or the everyday slowing caused by lactic acid build-up, or the deep muscle pain sometimes caused by downhill running.

Marathoners used to call bonking "hitting the wall," but it's actually a bodily form of sedition. In some form or another, it becomes a collapse of the entire system: body and form, brains and soul.

Consider the muscle-glycogen bonk, where the brain works fine but the legs up and quit. Then there's the blood-glucose bonk, where the legs work fine but the brain up and quits. Let's not forget the everything bonk, a sorry stewpot of dehydration, training errors, gastric problems, and nutrition gaffes.

And then there's the little-purple-men bonk. "After about 20-K, I started to see little purple men running up and down the sides of these cliffs," says Mark Tarnopolsky, M.D., who wears hats as both a leading sports nutrition researcher and an endurance athlete. "I knew it was an hallucination, but I stopped in the middle of the race to look at them anyway," he says. "It was kind of crazy."

If you have run a distance race, chances are you have already become an aficionado of the bonk. You remember how your form held until you hit mile 18 and your feet turned into scuba fins. How your motivation held until you faced that last hill and became preoccupied with the idea of lying down on the pavement. Or, if you bonked thoroughly enough, how you began to see beings that belong in Dr. Seuss. And you thought sports nutrition was dull.

And now, the field is undergoing the scientific version of a food fight. The sanctity of carbohydrates has come under question. Endurance athletes are rediscovering protein. Products are making new claims, nutritionists are taking sides. And we haven't even gotten to the reasons why many runners act so weird about food in the first place. But in essence, the science of bonking comes down to 10 laws. If you learn them, you won't merely be on the cutting edge of sports-nutrition science, you may never bonk again.

Read the rest here.

Thursday, April 10, 2008


I was on a business visit to a Naturopath and she did a Metagenics Body Composition and Cellular Health Analysis. (taken straight from brochure.) I've never seen or done anything like this so it was interesting to see the results.
She measured me at 158cm (puh! I always say I'm 162cm). My wrist was also measured to give a frame size - 13cm around.
So after being hooked up to the machine, this data spat out...

Body Composition
My ideal weight is : 51.6kgs
My actual is: 52.5kgs. I'm overweight!!!!!!!! LOL
Frame size: small. no surprises there.

Fat Mass
Ideal: 12.69kgs
Actual: 13.93kgs ahhh, I really am!!! But this is where it gets funky...
% of total weight: 24.17% OMG, that's the highest reading I've ever had, DO NOT LIKE this machine!
% of Ideal Fat Mass: 91.08%
Difference from ideal :-1.24, which means I'm 'underfat'.
So totally contradictory readings there...

Active Tissue Mass (muscle)
Ideal ATM (kgs): 20.12
Actual ATM: 20.67 yipee, something works in my favour!
% of total weight: 39.37
% of ideal ATM: 102.72 :)

It also spat out some other pretty little graphs with hydration levels and other 'Optimal Health Indicators'.
It was interesting to see what it read - the body fat was the surprising reading, from all other scales/machines I use, I never read over 20%. So what is more accurate? I really don't care, as long as; if I'm trying to lose BF and all scales say I'm dropping, I must be doing the right thing!
Conclusion was, in her words "a picture of health". Unless I had a strict goal or need, I wouldn't do it again. I was lucky as she did it just to show me how it works.
Now, about that fat... ;)

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Good start :)

To today. Had a few clients from 5.30am this morning but have had a whole heap of cancellations, so I made the most of my gap between clients and went out for some training. It's getting nice and cool here, so it was really nice running down by the river. However I have bad leg DOMS from yesterday, so my 4min efforts were just that - a huge effort! It's good I do my speed work in secluded areas... I'm sure there'd be many people who would run over to perform CPR if they saw me by the end.

I'm going to get some brand spanking new Asics Kayanos. My feet/ankles/shins are getting sore so I must be due for some new wheels. I tried to order some size 5 and a halves, but they have none left at the suppliers till the new model comes out end of June. Yea - no good, I need them NOW! ;). I'm going to try and order in a 6 (absolutely NONE of the sports stores up here have small sizes!), hopefully I'll have more luck with that. I wear a 6 at the moment, only because I didn't think Asics made 5s. I just double up on the socks :)

Saturday, April 05, 2008

18 in the bag

Was up at 4.45am for the usual long Saturday morning run. 18kms this morning. I was right till about 15kms, whether it was psychological or not - knowing we were close to home, my legs decided to pack up and go home. Except we had to run 3 more kms to get there!
To say my legs are D.E.A.D now is a huge understatement. They were sore already from the sprints on Thursday. Oh and my abs, I never knew my abs could get so sore from sprinting! Add to that my upper body DOMS, oh yes, it's there with a vengeance. I plan on playing lazy buggers for the rest of the day. I sat on the couch for a good 40minutes when I got home from my run (after a shower of course ;) ), only because I could not move - not even to answer the phone. HA!

I'm attempting to put new songs on my i-pod today. Except I can't think of any!! I'm so not in touch with the latest stuff. I looked up the take40 countdown on the net to get some inspiration. Now if only I knew what the songs actually sounded like... ;)

Friday, April 04, 2008


Is on soon. My favourite event of the year. Unfortunately this year for the first one in a few, I'm not going. :( I don't need the CEC's, and it does turn out to be quite an expensive little trip when I add in all the stuff I usually end up buying at the Fitness Expo. As Kerryn said - Lorna Jane will go broke without us! And of course I miss my annual catch up with her :(

I had a call from the Australian Fitness Network earlier this week, just checking up on me to see if I was going as I hadn't paid yet... I was sad to say I wasn't able to attend this year, because I know just what I am missing out on!!

The upside is that I have a friend who is going, who promised to bring me back a show bag with all the freebies!! YAY!!! That would also be one of the bestest parts :)

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Goal Review

As it's already a quarter into the year, so thought it's time for a review of the goals I posted up in January...

To take the studios to a new level Working on it... baby steps. Unfortunately the floods slowed things down in many businesses considered 'luxury' - beauty, hair, fitness, but we're getting there!!
To cut back my hours – realistically I cannot work 14hour days forever. And I have!! However now I feel like I'm not busy enough!!!! Of course.
To take more time out. Yep... as per above.
To implement some different training sessions I’ve been working on. YUP!! A few different processes are going through right now :)

See all those run times to the right, they’re all gonna get smashed!!! ;) I’m working with a trainer who is KILLING me in training. My times aren’t breaking any records at the moment, but consistency and the WANT will get me there. Realistically – the longer distance times can improve, but the shorter ones may just hold their place on the blog board for a little longer!
Well I was right with the consistency and the WANT will get me there comment! I've blown myself away with results! My 5km PB still stands, but surprisingly I gave it a thorough shake-up a few weeks ago! A second-fastest PB can count ;) Some course PBs have been broken though! Yay to me!!
To do my first triathlon!! It’s coming, in March! DONE!!! And loved it!!!
To get my shoulder sorted out for good. Currently in progress! Yea.. sorta happening. I'm sick of babying it...
To respect my body, feed it nutritious fuel, and it will perform better and stronger. Yes, I'm feeding it LOTS of fuel... does sugar count ;)
To be a more giving, loving and understanding partner, daughter, sister, friend and trainer. OK, I must have been and an "I'm in touch with my emotions" mood for that one. That doesn't sound like me! ;)

Not bad for a 1/4 year effort!!

Today's training consisted of upper body training. I've had total rest all year with weights (that sounds bad, does 'a 12-week-break' sound better??), just swimming to keep it going. Bad I know, but I needed to sort the shoulder out. I haven't lost much strength, or size, it just feels a little softer than I'd like, of course. Today I went nice and easy, but I'm getting sore already. Bring on the pain tomorrow.........................................

Went for a 30 min fairly fast run with one of the other trainers, and finished off with sprints. That killed us. Especially at 2.30pm....

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

I'm all Better now Thanks!

It was definitely just a 24 hour bug, thank goodness. I couldn't handle that for much longer. I just felt so weak and drained. I have managed to keep all of today's food in my stomache so far...
Not sure if I push it too much and try to train this afternoon, I'll probably be stuffed after a day at work! Anyway, skates on...............