It definitely was a less busy week this week. I finally went to go see my GP about the fact that no matter what I am doing to lose a little bit of weight (as much as I do not want to talk about my weight, here we are again) nothing is happening at all. I have tried to let go of this so many times, I have tried to reframe it, I am working with a nutritionist that work provides us, I am being consistent in my workouts, I am being mindful about how I fuel my body and yet… nothing. Sigh.
She’s now taken me off the medication I have been on for ages (originally for the tingling in my foot) to see if this may help me. I’m fine with this because I have been questioning if I really still need it or not.
She’s also referred me to participate in a national program which is nutrition, movement and lifestyle based. I’m seeing someone next week to see if this is really something for me. Not sure it is because, while the antiquated and not really formulated for women BMI scale says that I am obese, I am already active and have changed my lifestyle obviously years and years ago. I will go anyway to see what they say. My assumptions could be wrong.
Anyway. I shall digress no further. Let’s get into how the week went fitness-wise:
Plan vs. Actual
Monday – 3.25KM walk, GLI gym 1 hr intake – no workout (appt w/different PT), 3.5KM biking
Tuesday – 3KM walk (office day) to and from train station
Wednesday – 3KM walk, W6R1 run, 6KM, GLI 1 hour, gym 55 min
Thursday – 2.22KM walk,
Friday – 2.75KM walk,
W6R2 run , gym 55 min
Saturday – 2.5KM walk, parkrun in Alkmaar 5KM, 17/17 Dutch parkruns done!
Sunday – 2KM walk, long run W6R3, 1.4KM w/u walk, 10KM run (!!!)
Plan vs. Actual
Monday – 1 KM walk, W4R1 35 min 4.45KM + 550m cooldown,
gym (appt with PT)
Tuesday – 3.40KM walk
Wednesday – 2KM walk, W4R2, 40min steady run 5.05KM + 450m cooldown, 50 min gym + 7KM cycling
Thursday – 4KM walk
Friday – 3KM walk, 50 min gym
Saturday – 1KM walk, volunteering at home parkrun
Sunday – walk, (W4R3 60 min) 10KM Pride Run in Amsterdam – still to do
This week I feel “neutral” about running. That’s not negative in any case.
Monday – I ran at lunch since I had a short walk in the morning and was able to start at 7:30. My runs are time goals and not pace or distance. I had already done a few 30 min runs so I knew I could do this. Nothing major to report. <<— This is what I wrote last week and pretty much applies to Monday’s run.
Wednesday – My day off. I went to see my GP in the morning (biked) and to be honest wasn’t really feeling like waiting to run until after Ron was finished with work (he couldn’t go at lunch and we agreed to go together). It was warm and muggy. I did walk to and from the gym and did my strength program. Then Ron basically persuaded me to go with him after work. It wasn’t stellar, but I got it done.
Sunday – admittedly nervous about the 10KM today. I have had to change the conversation with myself from “I hope I can manage it” to “I’m going to do this” and have had it on repeat.
Total running this week: 10.5 KM so far + 10KM race this afternoon.
Last week on Sunday I mentioned I still needed to go to the gym. Happy to report I did exactly that! So last week did hit the 3x mark.
This week will not be the same. I thought my appt with the PT was Monday Evening, it is actually tomorrow 24/7 ha! I was planning on going Monday after work to the gym, but I have an issue with my telephone and my stepson came over for dinner and to help me switch to his phone so I can send my own in for repair. As many of you know, backing up a phone and then starting up a new phone is time consuming.
Nothing major to report from the gym. 2 times this week. Got it done.
No major cycling this week, only biked out to the GP and back, 7KM
Still need to walk today, Day 204 of the walk streak. The best walking day was Thursday morning, 4KM in the park. It was lovely. The worst day was Friday morning, it was 7am and around the corner from my house, at the park where a petting zoo is, was a dead baby goat on the sidewalk. Police were already there. No idea what happened but I was absolutely shook. Total walking so far: 14.4 KM
Coming up Next Week
Still walking …
Monday – walk, gym (appt with PT)
Tuesday – walk
Wednesday – walk, W5R1, 40min easy run, gym
Thursday – walk
Friday – walk, W5R2 intervals 6x 2min, gym
Saturday – walk, volunteering at home parkrun
Sunday – walk, (W5R3 2x 40 w/5min walking in between)
Next week Ron and I are also taking care of our friends Gerrit and Marcel’s cat Zus. They live close to us so I can still combine walking and running with going over there to feed their little princess.
That’s a wrap!