Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Week 6 - running to the starting line

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My target is bikini fitness, but I have an interim target of the 5k Race for Life this Sunday. This is exciting. This week I will be...
  • First; calming down. Not running too much and doing lots of stretching. I've got a bit of an ache at the top of my hips and don't want anything to come between me and the finishing line.
  • Second; planning my carbo-loading for Saturday evening. He he. Training for a bikini AND carbo loading. Yet one more strangely lush paradox brought to you by the strangely lush fitness plan.
  • Third; plucking up courage to ask more people at work for sponsorship. Eek. That seems hard. You know - they are real people and everything and might not want to fork out.
Every now and then I read posts about people who plan to be optimistic this summer and who think we should blog to make this world a better place. It'll be a missed opportunity if I don't raise some more cash for Cancer Research. Watch this space - or more importantly, watch the donation widget on the left. You might yet see me reach (exceed?) my target.

At this point in the plan I'm relatively pleased with how things are going. I'm doing bits of yoga, sit ups and stretches whenever I get the chance and I'm running regularly. Pouring water into a glass and drinking it doesn't seem to be the onerous chore that I thought it was. On the other hand, Peaches' snacks are still not completely safe from my grabby paws and weekend socialising (that's my wine-drinking euphimism) is no better than it ever was.

Signing up for the run has kept me motivated and after that, I'll only have two more weeks of stomach crunches till I strut my stuff - exaggerating for literary effect - on a Greek beach. The best part of all this has been the running. Getting out at lunchtime, being in the sunshine and feeling a little more comfortable in (and out of) my clothes has helped me see the benefits of going out to paid work.

What about you guys? Hands up whose moved about a bit this week.

7 comments:

scrappysue said...

tara and i walked up kau kau yesterday! nothing today and a movie tomorrow (the girls need a break!) but we are with you in spirit!

David said...

First of all thank you for your kind accolade. It means a lot to me, and I am sincere that we can all enact change.
Secondly, best wishes on your 5K run coming up. In my hope of hopes, I will return to the running circuit. My goal is to work toward the 5K "Run for the Cure" October 5th.
I read a fair bit and so enjoy your blog.
Thanks again for visiting.
David

Madame Queen said...

Well, to be brutally honest, the only reason I moved was to take a toddler to the bathroom eleventy hundred times. And my diet has gone to hell in a handbasket. Got.to.get.back.on.the.wagon!

Nicol said...

I have been so horrible with my workout routines. I did great until a few weeks ago when life got busy.

Good luck!

I am having a giveaway if you want to check it out.
http://classyandsophisticated.blogspot.com/2008/06/giveaway.html

Trish said...

First, thanks for the linky love. Secondly, I've been moving a lot more since the weather has warmed up. Bike rides, walks, afternoons at the pool. It may not be a ton of aerobic activity, but it's keeping the food out of my mouth.

Reluctant Housewife said...

You rock! Good luck on race day & on making your money raising goal.

Working mum said...

We did a new warm up at choir last night, does that count?