Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wednesday Workout Update - Helen is a Meanie Edition!

To explain the title of this post, here's some excerpts of emails that went between me and Helen on Monday afternoon:
Me:  I have been doing so good with my workouts since last Wednesday and now?  Supposed to be 80% chance of thunderstorms tomorrow and Wednesday, which shoots to hell both running (ok, walking) and swimming!  Hard to believe it now, as it's sunny and clear.  Boo on stupid weather. 
Helen:  If I was you and swam this morning and saw that my walk tomorrow was going to be cancelled due to weather, I would go out and walk tonight.  To me, it's important to get the movement in and if you have to double up one day that's OK!
Me:  You are crazy.  Exercise TWICE in one day?  What kinda crack are you smoking?!?  You know, that option never occurred to me.  Seriously.  Why would it?  Isn't it enough that I exercised ONCE???  LOL.  I am actually cracking up at your suggestion, only because it sounds so absurd that I never, ever would have thought it up myself!
Of course, after that, you know I had to get out and walk/run that night.  Jeff was agreeable, so after dinner we set out - luckily I'd made big salads so we weren't exercising on a full stomach.  By the way, I've given Helen a new name:  Dolvelen.  Because she's taking on the taskmaster status of Biggest Loser trainer Dolvett. And actually?  I appreciate it.

Getting back to my promise from last week, here's a picture that I am happy to show you:
Much better!

I am getting my exercise mojo back - and I like it!  And, dare I say it - I've even had a glimmer of hope with running!  I've been doing 10:1 intervals (walking for 10 minutes, running for one minute) and on Sunday?  The ankle didn't hurt very much.  I just might be able to do this.
A windswept "thumbs up" to that run/walk!

31 comments:

  1. Helen isn't mean and you know it :) She's just helping you. And didn't you swim/run in the morning and yoga in the evening once?

    I'm happy to hear you are getting your exercising mojo back! That's great news.

    Love the last pic of you.

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    1. You know, I totally forgot about doing yoga and swimming in the same day...of course, laying on a yoga mat is a bit easier than run/walking, but still. Sigh, my C.R.S. strikes again!

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  2. Yay for Helen being the email trainer. Glad you're getting your groove back!

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  3. Love Dolvelen, love the concept of it not even dawning on you to do a double work out.
    Love your picture.

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  4. I'm so happy for you - regaining your "mojo" is such a wonderful feeling - to catch that wave again. Now, would you please send it (or Meanie Helen) my way?

    Have an awesome Wednesday!

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  5. I think it's awesome that you went ahead and worked out twice! I do it a lot and doesn't it make you feel totally powerful and strong?? So glad running is coming back for you. I'm still trying to figure out how to get it in my busy workout schedule. I think it's awesome when a friend pushes you a little when you need it!! Good for Helen.

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    1. Powerful, strong...and tired. I slept like a rock that night!

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  6. What a great early morning post! Good for you for heeding the sage from Connecticut. I can't wait to hear of the zany antics when you 2 finally get together! Gonna be awesome!

    Thanks for the inspiration again, Shelley! Who knows - maybe you'll be able to sneak in at least a walk today before the rain moves in...

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    1. "Sage from Connecticut" - much nicer title than Dolvelen, lol!

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  7. Let's hear it for Two-A-Days! Call me Dolvelen but when you are running fast - and skinnier to boot you'll be kissing the black diamond ring on my finger baby! I want you ready for our meet up because not only will there possibly be two-a-days, I might just make you go to a Muay Thai class with me *cue evil laugh* Bwhahahahaha!

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    1. Oh man - do not threaten me with MT or I'll be too scared to go visit you!

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    2. But don't you want to take a class that Sensei Mr. Helen is teaching? It will be fun! I promise.

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  8. Oh..you are gonna do it...running that is.

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  9. LOL @ Dolvelen! You guys are too much! Glad you got your mojo back, Shelley!

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  10. Some times we just need that little nudge ;-). Good Job Shelley!

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  11. OMG, love Helen's new nickname - it totally fits her! So glad you doubled up on exercise - go Shelley! :D

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  12. Yay! The mojo can be slow to come back, but when it does - look out!

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  13. Dolvelen LOL! That is totally perfect for Helen! Love the picture of you, and I love when our exercise mojo comes back.

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  14. Twice in one day? Insanity! LOL

    Good job getting that exercise mojo back. How Shelley Got Her Groove Back. ;-)

    SO HAPPY to hear the ankle didn't hurt!

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  15. I love the name combination of Helen and Dolvet! I am also very envious of that cool exercise journal- may I as where you got it?

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    1. Sherrie, it's the Runner's World Training Journal (obviously good for more than just running, lol) - I got mine at Barnes & Noble.

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  16. And by the way, I'm doing a "twice-in-day" today, too! Did an hour of RevAbs this morning, then walking this evening with hubby. Craziness!! ;)

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  17. My husband and I call them "big salads" too :) Way to get your exercise in! You are lucky to have a friend like that who can motivate you, even if it's over email.

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  18. High five for both you and Helen! Good job! :D

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  19. You make me laugh! So glad there is hope for you to run again! It's good to have a friend like Helen!

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  20. Ah, ha, ha....that is fantastic! Love this, and love Helen's comment that you'll be kissing the black diamond ring on her finger. You are both so great!!! Have a good Thurs.

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  21. Hey, well done Shelley! I'm always loath to exercise twice in one day (feeling it's a bit obsessive), but there are times when it is sensible.

    Deb

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  22. Helen is mean, but wise. :) :)
    Glad you are getting your exercise mojo back!

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