Sunday, February 7, 2010

week 8: Session 1, FAIL!! & Birthday Loot

on the treadmill
5 minute warm up
Run for 5minutes and walk for 1minutes (repeat 4 times/24minutes, it was supposed to be 10times)
Walked briskly for 21minutes

5 minute cool down
5km in 50minutes

I ran yesterday and I didn't do such a great job stretching after the run. This morning my right calf just didn't feel right and my legs felt really tired. I knew stepping on the treadmill that it wasn't going to be easy, so no surprise it didn't go as planed. I managed to get 4 repeats in and then decided to walk the rest.
I guess somedays are good and some are bad, today should have been a rest day, my body was just not up to it. No biggie, there is always another day. Tomorrow I have my Cardio and Conditioning class, so I will run again on Tuesday.

I finally picked up my Birthday present on Saturday! Hubby was so jealous... 

Thank you to my sister Katia and her Boyfriend Greg and my mother in-law who all chipped in so I could get mylself this little watch

As you can see I bought a Garmin Forerunner 305 at Costco for $169.00 which is an amazing price considering some places are selling it for $279.00!! 

I still reading the Instruction booklet that came with it and I haven't charged it yet. But I'm so looking forward to using it.

My Friend Dean gave me the gift of Music, Thank you and I love the Card!! 
I get really board listening to the same playlist over and over while I run, so this certainly is the perfect gift!!

Mom and Dad got me a Lululemon gift card which I quickly put to good use. 
I picked up a pair of Run: Empower Crop II 

why they made this:
A powerful crop built to empower female athletes!
Made of 4-way stretch power luxtreme for 'no bounce' muscle support and quick drying wicking capabilities
Anti-stink mesh behind the knees for extra ventilation
Mid-rise waistband with drawstring and elastic for comfortable support
Articulated seaming for a lean athletic look
Internal pocket to store your belongings
Flatlocked seams to reduce abrasion

I will post a review of them once I start running outside with them, but I really like how they feel. I think they will be prefect.

I also picked up a Brisk Run Headband

why they made this:
Keep warm during your cool morning runs!
Made with luon, our signature fabric - brushed for warmth!
Also perfect under your bike or snowboard helmets.
Earflaps to keep you extra warm and covered

Can't wait to put all this great gear to good use!! 
Thank you for all the birthday wishes, 37 will be a great year!!


ajh said...

My daughter got me started on Lulumon. It is expensive but very nice. No stores anywhere near which is a good thing. Enjoy your garmin and late birthday wishes.

Christina said...

I love my Garmin and hardly go for a run without it. There are lots of settings you can choose too. I have a couple of my favorite settings like auto pause on this link if you're interested.

Claudia said...

Ajh, thanks for the Birthday wishes... and yes I do agree that Lulu is expensive but the quality is good. It is a nice treat!!

Christina, thanks for advise on the Garmin!! If I have any question I'll be sure to ask you.

destination262 said...

Yay for your garmin! I absoulutely love mine! It definitely motivates me when running and makes it more fun. I can't wait to hear how you like it.

Happy birthday!! :)