I am having the time of my life doing running training and joining short distance races that produces good results. All these I am able to do together with office work and home duties (many thanks to Art for providing the unselfish support).
But then there are some aspects in my training which i have been neglecting. First is the need to update my training log. You see, sometime during our second month into training, Coach Rio asked us to maintain a training log. In this log, we are to write down our everyday activities – from waking up, to the food that we eat and the time we did, the physical activities we had for the whole day – may it be running training, running races or even cross-training (uh-oh, “hanky-pankies” not included mikey and vince, hehe!) and up to the time we signed-off for the day. All these i have deligently recorded everyday until this month of November when all hell broke loose! Yep! I have been remiss with this duty for a whole damn month now that what I only have for recording are the running trainings and races i have participated in. The food intake i can’t seem to cmfortably remember (hehe, and that was a damn lot!).
But as the merry season of December unfolds before everyone of us, I am jolted to the reality that i have to continue with this log. Why? Not because Coach Rio is asking for our notebooks for checking already but because when I was up-to-date with the log, I was also conscious of everything I do – from the time i sleep to the food that I eat. Boy, I even have my food planned ahead so that I can stay within my self-imposed diet. So I will definitely resume with the training log activities not because somebody tells me to but because i want to. 😉
Next, I have been out of the gym for a long time now. I have been having enough cardio activities/exercises but then almost zero for the strength training. The coaches have stressed to us that we need strength training too. Being the good girl that I am, I have already asked my gym PT (hello Chinggoy!) for the program I am about to follow for the first two weeks. Since I have yet to set a fixed gym schedule, I will be doing this gym program by myself first and hopefully agree with my PT on a fixed schedule for what is to be my serious gym comeback. As advised, I will be doing these whole body workout for a period of two weeks : lat pull-down, chest press, hip adduction, hip abduction, shoulder press, biceps curl, triceps pushdown – all to be done in two sets of 12 reps and to be partnered with two sets of abs workouts of 20 reps each. Hmm, for sure this will result to another bout with muscle soreness. lol!
Third, I really want to be able to do some cross-training activities especially being able to resume with my mtbiking activities. With Art’s and friend Roland’s bikes both unavailable, I am left with but a few choices. Hmmm… I will be able to figure it out, i know i will!
Lastly, I will be scheduling a consult for my shin problems. I realized that I really have to see a medical expert to determine my real problem. Are these shin splints or just mere muscles that hardened? I will know soon enough.
Seems like an early new year’s resolution right? Well, a resolution it is maybe. But isn’t it great to aim for goals and look forward to achieving it? Wish me luck please! 😉