Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Weekly Update, 3/31/10

Thanks for all of your kind comments last week!  This week is going to be rather dull in comparison, which makes me glad that I did okay and don't have to distract you with flashy race reports and such.

So I've got this combination of allergies and a cold.  I felt horrid on Sunday afternoon through Monday, and now I feel pretty good, but now it's mostly in my chest and throat.  I sound like a cross between a pubescent boy and one of Marge's twin sisters on The Simpsons.  I've done a little reading online, and to my surprise, tea with lemon and honey is supposedly more irritating because of the acidity.  (Guess I should have gone for the cherry cough drops instead of the lemon ones!)  Caffeine and alcohol are also not recommended, so no hot toddies.  Drat.  Resting one's voice, drinking water, and keeping one's throat moist are what the Mayo Clinic recommends for laryngitis.  If you have diabetes, be sure to be careful about cough syrups and drops; they can have a surprising amount of sugar!  I found a sugar-free cough suppressant/expectorant and some sugar-free cough drops, so I'm good and get better.

Also some exciting news on the triathlon planning front:  one of my neighbors is interested in joining me for a relay leg in the Tri the Coast!  Woo hoo!  (She received my email asking her about it *right after* reading my Treeathlon report!  Definitely one of those "woo-woo" moments.)  Now to find a if any of you local lurkers get an email immediately after reading this post, why, yes.  It IS your destiny to just "tri" it.

Progress This Week

7-day blood glucose average: 106 (met goal of less than 120)
7-day fasting blood glucose average: 107 (met goal of less than 120)

Weight goals: -.6 pounds.

Food goals: I did well with tracking during the week days, not so well on the weekend.  It has helped me be more mindful about my intake, which is a good thing.
Fiber: Averaged 37 grams/day.

Exercise goals: I did 4 days of at least 30 minutes/day, missing my goal of 5 days due to being sick on Monday. I also missed my goal of 2 strength workouts in the same week.  I am happy that I ran more frequently, even though I didn't do especially long runs.
Total mileage for the week was 17 miles.
Wednesday - 60 minutes, BodyPump class
Thursday - Nothing
Friday - 85 minutes (6.34 mi) - 1.91 mile walk at lunch, 1 mile on elliptical + 3.43 miles on treadmill (mostly running) at gym after work.
Saturday - Nothing
Sunday - 70 minutes (3.38 mi) - .38 mi stroll with the dog and 3 mile run (with about a 5 minute pause to talk to a neighbor).
Monday - Nothing (sick today)
Tuesday - 31 minutes (7.28 mi) - "mini brick" of 6 miles of spin machine + 1.28 mile on treadmill (1 mile run + .28 walk)

Sleep: 7 hours just doesn't seem like enough sometimes...

Goals for Next Week

7-day blood glucose average goal and fasting numbers: below 120.
Weight goal: Maintain or make progress toward goal.

Food goals: 
* Track food intake.
* Track fiber, aiming for at least 30 grams/day average.

Exercise goals:
* 30 minutes of activity 5 days/week.
* 20 miles minimum distance.
* 2 strength sessions (BodyPump + something on my own)

Misc. goals:
7 or more hours sleep/night.

1 comment:

Brooke said...

sorry you're not feeling well :( and i'd be all over taking a leg of the race if there weren't almost a whole country between us. good luck!