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living in the now

I had the best run this morning ūüôā It was only 6km but it was comfortable and I had¬†a good rhythm going.¬† I did a 4.5km run on Friday and it¬†was total crap!!¬† I struggled bad.¬† It is really weird how runs can be so different.

It was an out and back course which took me up past the cemetery.¬† I don’t know what it is with me but I¬†find it really interesting to run past and look at all the gravestones¬† ūüė≥¬† Sometimes I think I would like to actually run on the roads through the cemetery but thats probably going a bit too far not to mention disrespectful!¬†¬†When¬†I read the names on the grave stones it makes me wonder about¬†the person and families they have left behind¬†and just the way life does in fact go on after you have gone.¬†¬†I find myself thinking alot about my own morality and that life is way to¬†short.¬† It seems to me you start realising this as you get older ūüė¶ ¬†

When I went back to¬†Weight Watchers on Tuesday they launched the new Pro Points program.¬† You no longer work out point value of ¬†food¬†on saturated fat and kilojoules it is now worked¬†on protein, carbs,¬† fat (full) and fibre.¬†¬†¬†A lot of the point values for food¬†have gone up so you really need to know how many points are in what to be able to do it successfully.¬†¬†I have¬† been doing WW for so long on and off over the years I know the point values like the back of my hand but now I am completely in the dark.¬†¬†¬†ÔĽŅThis means I needed to buy the tools to be able to work out new point values.¬† I decided in the end to¬†join the WW E-Tools which is an on-line service.¬† It cost $60 for the month and includes¬†unlimited meetings over month, tool to work out points ( you enter values of food and it give you the point value), database of foods/point value and an on-line tracker.¬†¬†It actually works out cheaper to do it this way than pay the weekly meeting cost plus buy the bits and pieces.¬† I have made the decision¬†to commit to 1 month and then I am going to cancel it.¬†¬†I have lost 4kg and would like to lose another 4kg.¬† I know I just need to keep in the swing of things to be successful, I can and will do this!!

I am doing a six day stretch of afternoon shift at the moment and I am on day 4.  I usually get home before 10pm and I am usually starving by then and this is my danger zone.  I need to find a suitable low point filling snack to have at this time of night and not reach for the crap that is in the cupboard for the rest of the family!

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Spring into Shape #3

I decided on Saturday night that I was going to go down to Alexandra Gardens and enter the third and final Spring into Shape Fun Run 4.3km.¬† The last run that I did was a 5km over 3 weeks ago and I have also¬†been sick for a couple of days last week.¬†¬†I was feeling as though a little jaunt in the fresh air and rain if was going to,¬†would be good for me.¬† It would also give me the opportunity to christen my new¬†Kayano 16’s that I purchased a couple of weeks ago!

Arrived nice and early so I could get a good parking spot and also because I was entering on the day.¬† All went nice and smoothly and I was able to look around¬†at all the stalls leisurely.¬† I¬†noticed they were selling¬†the event tee for $30 so I snapped one of those up which I was really happy about as it was a really nice one this year ūüôā ¬†

It wasn’t long and we were all lining up at the start and we were off.¬† I had a little goal in my head if I could do each km in about 6mins or so I would be happy.¬† Started off good but sort of fizzed out abit into the 3rd km.¬†¬†That Batman Avenue incline was a bit of a grind for me and thats where I took my first walk break.¬†¬†Had a 2nd short walk break¬†somewhere after that but can’t remember exactly where!¬†¬†On the home stretch I seemed to get that 2nd wind and felt quite strong crossing the finish line.¬† So strong in fact that I actually kept running through the people who take your shoe time¬†tag off and past all the drink people, water and the Emma and Tom’s juices they were giving out ūüė≥¬† I don’t know if it¬† just me but I find at the end of my race I like to ease into a walk and not just stop abruptly.¬† Needless to say, my face was crimson and I felt like a wannabe athelete, pmsl!¬†

After I got my composure together I then went back and handed my time tag in and¬† grabbed some water and a¬†juice!¬† I have to say, I have been pretty happy since that run and I had forgotten that feeling of entering an event.¬†¬†My next event will be the 5km Sussan Women’s Fun Run which is a real favourite of mine.¬† I have all my event goals mapped out for 2011 but themain goal is to enter Fun Run at least once a month.¬† Life¬†always seems¬†to¬†get in the way of my training so I¬†figure if I can at least maintain my running and knock out a 5km its better than nothing!

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