Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Here's what I've been up to...

Emperor Chicken
Fried prawns
Fruit meringue
Tiramisu cake

They say a picture paints a thousand words. This is what I have been up to....eating and eating and eating and eating...

So you know what that means...?

FIrstly, I've gained all that I lost whilst training for my marathon.

Secondly, it's punishment time!! Been taking it easy lately (due to my sore illiopsoas)..ocassionally it still feels a bit sore so I daren't push myself much. I am hoping to train for the KL Stanchart marathon)

Took a break from gym yesterday but started again today...

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

back on my feet

I'm back on my feet again! It feels so good to run again! Ran 6km outdooors. Yes, I can still run the hills! :)

WHat i enjoyed most this morning was having the wind in my face and the surge of adrenaline...

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Going Nuts

Hey look what I found on a packet of Tong Garden cashew nuts. I can't believe a chinaman product actually made references to Kelly Holmes on it! She was a gold medalist in the 2004 Olympics.

I've just had some cashew nuts, and I guess this is the only time I can feel good about snacking since Kelly Holmes supposedly gave a testimony on it on BBC!

So what's good about cashew nuts?

1. Good source 0f:
  • iron (essential for red blood cell function and enzyme activity)
  • magnesium (promotes energy release and bone growth)
  • phosphorus (builds bones and teeth)
  • zinc (essential to digestion and metabolism) and
  • selenium (has important antioxidant properties, thus protecting the body from cancer).
  • protein

2. lower fat content compared to other nuts

3.contains significant amounts of phytochemicals with antioxidant properties that protects the body from cancer and heart disease.


how much to eat??

1 serving (30gm) = 18 medium sized cashews

We are to eat no more than 3 servings PER WEEK.

Oops, I've just busted my quota.


Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Beware of what you wish for!

For the last 2 years I've been lamenting about how Celebrity Fitness hasn't fixed their showers - ie hot water was only available in certain cubicles, and water in the other cubicles was just freezing.

Towards the end of last year, they finally fixed the showers, and now not only is the water hot, but it is SCALDING!

I guess I finally got what I asked for!

Monday, January 05, 2009

Injured Lame Duck

Yup, I'm injured. And injured from that pleasant 20km run which i did 2 Saturdays ago. Whilst I felt no pain while running, I had a dull throbbing sensation on my left iliopsoas the week after...and although I did minimal exercises (ie only walked on Thursday and Friday, the rest being rest days), the pain continued to be present.

From the symptoms I experience, I gather I have iliopsoas tendonitis. Hip pain could result from iliopsoas tendonitis or iliopsoas syndrome. While the 2 terms are sometimes used interchangeably, they are both different in nature. I-tendonitis usually results from overuse of the hip area or repetivive hip flexion and it is a gradual build up, resulting in inflammation; whereas I-syndrome usually refers to an acute muscle tear or rupture, and usually feels like a sharp pain on the side.

I've been experiencing dull throbs and aches on my left iliopsoas, in actual fact it was sort of niggling while I did the Singapore Marathon, but I guess I went back to long distance training too soon. I took a week off from exercise the week after my race and did only short runs the week after, and a 12km run 2 weekends after, but I think I pushed my body to the limit 2 Saturdays ago when I ran 20km.

I guess I have to lay off from running for a few weeks, as the area feels tender, and it pulls a little if I walk fast..so I guess I have to do slow walks just to keep the muscles warm. I dare not even lift heavy weights.

SIgh! Guess I also have to watch my diet as I will be relatively sedentary compared to normal days.

Guess I will have to give the Great Eastern 30km a miss..I had wanted to do it very much.

Sigh I just want to heal fast.