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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #75 on: September 07, 2007, 04:50:34 AM »
Weight training upper body 50 min. PWO: 20 g pp, 5 dl juice.

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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #76 on: September 07, 2007, 08:48:01 AM »
Afternoon walk with dog 1h 10 min.

I'm super upset and stressed right now. I haven't been able to do any laundry the last week, and now it seems it will be atleast Wednesday before the washing machine will be looked at! I wanna beat the s# out of the guy!!! I'm furious...  >:(


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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #77 on: September 07, 2007, 10:34:12 AM »
Afternoon walk with dog 1h 10 min.

I'm super upset and stressed right now. I haven't been able to do any laundry the last week, and now it seems it will be atleast Wednesday before the washing machine will be looked at! I wanna beat the s# out of the guy!!! I'm furious...  >:(

You could take this as an opportunity to practice paleo-style clothes laundering- take them down by the stream..  dip them in the water..  beat them on the rocks.  Rinse and repeat.

What?  You'd rather beat the washing machine repairman on the rocks?!?   ;D

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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #78 on: September 07, 2007, 02:02:31 PM »
You could take this as an opportunity to practice paleo-style clothes laundering- take them down by the stream..  dip them in the water..  beat them on the rocks.  Rinse and repeat.

Then there were the hunter-gatherer native Hawaiians discovered by the missionaries, and the hunter-gatherer natives discovered by Columbus  - no clothes washing - NO Clothes!

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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #79 on: September 10, 2007, 02:15:59 AM »
You could take this as an opportunity to practice paleo-style clothes laundering- take them down by the stream..  dip them in the water..  beat them on the rocks.  Rinse and repeat.

What?  You'd rather beat the washing machine repairman on the rocks?!?   ;D
Almost, I vouched for a version of Travel Laundry: 1 Bucket of water and travel detergent. Never done it before, but the clothes smelles nicely, which makes it a success, right? It was only the most important stuff, mainly workout apparel. You know, clothes that are thin, light and easy-dry.

I was about to say thank goodness we (normally) don't have to worry about this, how "everything is better nowadays", thinking about my Grandmother - and then, just now, we had a blackout.  :P


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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #80 on: September 10, 2007, 02:17:41 AM »
Then there were the hunter-gatherer native Hawaiians discovered by the missionaries, and the hunter-gatherer natives discovered by Columbus  - no clothes washing - NO Clothes!

Hahaha  :D Well  :-[  I don't think I consider it an option in my case.  :D

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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #81 on: September 10, 2007, 02:39:05 AM »
Update on the weekend:

Friday: 1h 30 min body weight training also.

Saturday: Completely off.

Sunday: 30 min walk with the dog and 45 min on the stationary bike - average hr: 160.

Today: 9 km AM jog. Felt easier today. Which is odd, sorry if I'm being too private, but I'm definitely going through pms.


Felt annoyed and easily stressed even on Friday, but Saturday I was 100% sure. Usually working out in the time between late pms and the first half of the period is harder than at other times. If this is "late pms" I'm not sure. Pms seems to last from everything between 4 - 10 days - or something like that. I still remember reading an article on the Runner's World website that most women experience the same thing. It was nice to hear it wasn't just me, and also to be told that it's okay to slow down, you can't help it.

Another "fun" fun fact: tendons and ligaments are weaker at this point in the cycle, which puts women on higher risk of injury than normal. I mean, come on! In addition to everything else?! The angle from the hips on the knees makes women more prone to knee injury ... ... ... etc.

Heh, why not add another: My adhd is ten times worse, and the meds (actually all medicine, I guess for all women) has less, or no effect during this time. Imagine.

Men, you are lucky, lucky, lucky bastards.  :(

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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #82 on: September 11, 2007, 12:16:19 PM »
Also yesterday, upper body weight training 50 min (harder than usual, as expected) and 1 h 15 min walk with the dog up the mountain. Stunning!

Today, 45 min stationary bike and 1 h 30 min body weight training.

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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #83 on: September 12, 2007, 07:25:18 AM »
9 km jog in the morning, which went surprisingly easy. Noticed the same thing on Monday and yesterday, cardio is fine but weight training is much rougher.

Body weight training late afternoon. Cut it short. I was absolutely not on top of my game and I struggled to get that far. Probably a mistake since I'm not as focused as I need and should be. I should have skipped it entirely.

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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #84 on: September 15, 2007, 07:34:26 AM »
6 km jog. I wanted to do 9 km, but I figure I should take it slow. Snow is back, and it was a cold and windy morning.

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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #85 on: September 17, 2007, 02:10:32 AM »
9 km jog. Mild (but only while running  :P ). It started snowing/raining in the end. New time record, although it felt very exhausting. Mentally for the most part. My mental stamina is still way weaker. I got my period a few days ago, but I also think that the body is fighting off bacterias. Everywhere I go there are people with a cold. Sneezing in the fresh food section of the store and more stumbling around here at home.

Because I couldn't seem to stick through a workout made last week pretty low on exercise. I didn't sleep well either. - Getting the flu at this point would seriously upset me.  :-\

I had time for a real (albeit small) breakfast before the jog this morning. Still, I'm not sure it made any difference. In any case it made it harder. And I did have 2 1/2 h to digest it so I doesn't make any sense to me. Perhaps it's my weight gain. It's harder to run when you're heavier.

I am so sick and tired of not being able to go to bed before after midnight. I may admit I'm very sensitive to noise and I need quiet to sleep, but it's too much. That's why, when I finally lost it, I went to an old cabin in the forest. It's not too far from the road, but I didn't get to crawl into my sleeping bag until 10.30 pm. The cabin hasn't been used for ages, and there was thick cobweb everywhere. Imagine how delicate it is to walk in the door and get that all over your face...  :-X I didn't do much of an attempt of making a fire, and I actually woke up breathing smoke, you know, like you do when it's really cold. Seven hours sleep, on a way too narrow and just long enough couch in a cold and old cabin, still I'm very satisfied!  :) I find it odd that I fell asleep right away. I'm ridiculously scared of the dark. Wandering around the woods at night in the dark isn't calming me down any, to say mildly.  :P

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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #86 on: September 17, 2007, 11:24:31 AM »
Body weight training 1h 35 min. A little fun again.  :) This workout usually makes me feel more energetic and all around better, so it was nice to have that back.

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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #87 on: September 18, 2007, 12:47:37 PM »
60 min on the stationary bike. Average hr 162. Good pwo shake.

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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #88 on: September 19, 2007, 01:04:34 AM »
9 km jog - and a new time record!!!  :) Another minute down!!!  8) It's totally amazing. The worst hills are on the way back and today there was so much wind that I felt I was running against a wall and that my feet barely moved. I don't think I've dreaded the uphills more than today. I was counting them and hoping I'd survive, seriously. Of course I was absolutely dead tired when I was done. The wind was really strong, with rain and snow - I know you know what I'm talking about. Even when I did my cooldown after the run, I found it hard to move forward. I wasn't dressed well enough. The first 1 1/2 km I thought "hmm... vests are amazing to run in. Why haven't I done this before!", but I was pretty cold in the end.

I tried a tip from The Paleo Diet For Athletes book, as I'm sure you are familiar with, and had carbs worth about 150 cals 10 min before start (a little less in my case), and it made me a little sick. Everybody's different, and now I've tried this.

I was a little impressed how good my legs felt. Interval training is definitely going to be added to the mix this winter. It was the breathing and my stomach that was giving me a hard time today. Well, Mother Nature as well.

Chilly mornings up here now. Even in the middle of the day it's freezing. I'm still dreaming about that treadmill.  :(

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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #89 on: September 19, 2007, 01:19:06 AM »
Morning walk with the dog 20-30 min. Speed walking really. He barely had time to do his business.  :P Poor thing is going to be tired today. But the more exercise he gets, the more he eats. Which in turns has a negative effect on my wallet. He seems to like it though, and he keeps up. Maybe I'll hook up with an owner of a Golden Retriver female and make some money on clean bred puppies. I adopted mine, but while looking into buying a puppy beforehand, I gotta say breeders are taking "well" paid for them. If I just get him a dog pack too, so he will carry his own food on hikes, we'd have fair and sweet deal.  8)