Saturday, February 28, 2009

Saturday's radioactive offerings.

I have been sorely remiss this week in my gym attendance, an unusual state for someone like me who generally likes going to the gym*. But remiss or not yesterday was kickboxing and there was no way in hell I was missing that. So I took myself to the barn, ran 5k as a warm up, and...nothing actually, I was banjaxed after getting off the 'mill. Stupid fitness levels not magically sustaining themselves while I sit at my desk and eat mini snickers* for days on end.
Some days I think Non Memnoch gets a kick out of torture, perhaps it is an instructor thing. Certainly he can sniff when you're low on energy and punish you accordingly.
He had us sparring in three minute rounds yesterday, adding points for good strikes or good combinations, deducting points for dropping hands or leaving a hand out, anything in fact he deemed a false punch.
Three minutes can seem awfully long when you're going at it hell for leather.
Then to make sure he finished us off good and proper he made us sprint, round house, sprint, double round house, sprint, and so on until we were at ten. My legs were like jelly after.
This morning finds me ouchy, but at least I'm not skiing, like Finn, who has lost her will to live as well as the skin from her elbows.
Today I will take CG's dog for a hike. He will chase squirrels and get soaked, I will poodle along behind him, waiting to see if he ever feels tired* and hoping I don't run into a radioactive paedophile.
Oh yes, there is a radioactive paedophile loose in the country. Thomas Leopold absconded a few days before his child porn trail in the UK and police believe he hotfooted it here. Why do child touchers always think Ireland is a good place to hide out? Who knows, but he's thought to be here and like I say, radioactive from a bout of cancer treatment. I immediately thought 'watch out fall out boy' but I am sad that way.
Now breakfast I think, bacon and eggs sounds about right. I mean I've put on a kilo this week alone, I might as well. Who knew eating mini snickers, drinking all the beer you like and not going to the gym would make a body gain weight? Oh right, I did. Pfft.


*I keep telling myself that.
*I don't know what this is about, I don't really like chocolate.
* As far as I know he doesn't get tired, not really. His tail might dip slightly.

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Blogger Andraste said...

"Why do child touchers always think Ireland is a good place to hide out?"

Perhaps he's thinking of becoming a catholic priest?

I'm slowly coming out of my winter low-exercise phase. Sunrise is earlier and earlier, which means I'll soon be getting up with the sun and working out on weekday mornings. As of now though, I'm still only doing weekends or the occasional weekday evening when SPOUSE isn't around.

Last weekend I had plenty of energy and stayed on the elliptical well over an hour both days. Today, I was awake at 4am and up at 6 for NO GOOD BLOODY REASON, but feeling strangely energetic, despite 4 hours of sleep. About to hit the exercise room for as long as I can stand it. WE're going to a wine tasting this afternoon, so I'll likely fall face forward into a vat of rioja. A girl can dream.

Bring on

2:54 p.m.  
Blogger Andraste said...

Bring on what, you may ask?

Bring on the breakfast, I guess. I can't remember.

2:55 p.m.  
Anonymous problemchildbride said...

I fell right off the fitness wagon late last year. I'm not happy about it but there again I haven't done a blessed thing to change it.

Sounds like you and Andraste have nice days planned. Have fun , ladies!

3:21 p.m.  
OpenID grimsaburger said...

I really did it up this week with a whole 20 MINUTES OF YOGA. Nothing more strenuous than a couple downward dogs, a warrior pose, and a squat. But, sadly, that qualifies as a half-marathon's worth of exertion these days. How on earth I'm supposed to get through the next 11.5 weeks moving no faster than a slow amble and lying around in bed, I have no idea.
I'm counting on y'all to pick up my slack. That's how it works, right?

3:37 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Have a fine wine tasting! Nom. I hope you get lucky and hit up some French reds.
Sam, fear not you'll get jiggy with it once again, but when you're feeling better.
Grims, you're just going to have to take it nice and easy for the next few weeks, yoga is excellent for pregnant ladies. And you'll have plenty of running around on your hands soon enough.

I can report CG's dog does not get tired but is mildy afraid of large goofy German Shepherds who just want to play.

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Blogger Medbh said...

I felt bloated from all the beer last week and then the two bags of soft pretzels I ate after picking them up at the airport. My tummy hurt but nom nom.

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Blogger fatmammycat said...

Heh, yep, sometimes you've got to roll with the bad stuff. Just back in from going to Doubt, awesome film, Streep was robbed!* No spolers, but the showdown scene between her and Hoffman made my skin tingle.






* I say this of course without having seen The Reader.

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Blogger daisy mae said...

slow week for me - i seem to regularly be able to get myself to cycling class monday-wednesday, and then just fall off the bandwagon. boo.

so every monday i start with "this week i'll go every damn day". we'll see if it works this time.

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Daisy Mae, I'll be making that vow tomorrow as well, we can be would be slackers together.

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