Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The no good very bad day

I know we have all had those days where nothing goes right. Everyone is upset about something. The sun just does not shine quite as bright as you'd like it to. Well, ladies and gentlemen, today is my Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and I'm sharing it with Alexander. Ok, please tell me you read this book when you were little... or at least have heard of it... well, anyway, today really isn't terrible, horrible, or very bad, but it is no good. Just one of those days.


I hate to be negative so let's change the subject... Tomorrow the sun will be shining full force. So, as I drag myself above the clouds with some chocolate in hand... onto the day's post.

In light of this cold day, . It's about time since yes, the blog is called Run Lori Run and no, there is not a lot of actual running going on. Exercise and sweating and food, oh glorious food, is present, but not the outdoor running that once took place. Since my marathon I have taken a little break. Once winter comes to a closing or it gets a little warmer outside running will return to my life. For the time being, I would like to announce a new Wednesday posting to this blog: Wednesday's Weekly Challenge. Yep, every Wednesday I am going to try something new, debunk an exercise myth or question, learn a new skill, talk to a stranger, something out of my daily or weekly norm. So, I give you Run Lori Run's Wednesday Weekly Challenge. After the challenge has been completed I will write about my experience. Sounds a little boring but I promise you I'll make it as interesting as I can. And the fun part come now: You get to help choose the challenge!

Now to start the official Wednesday Weekly Challenge, challenge #1 is an easy one and I encourage everyone to try it too. Drink at least 80 ounces of water every day (or about 2.5 liters). Try this for one week and see how you feel. I need to get more water in my system for various reasons and to just feel better. I know, not the greatest challenge, but come on, it's the first one.

So, today I have had about two Sigg bottles (1 liter each) of water, a large green tea from Pete's Coffee (doesn't quite count), and three 16 oz water bottles. Ok, that's a lot. I've had to pee quite a few times today but not as often as I probably should, which may mean I am slightly dehydrated. Today's approximate water consumption: about 3.5 liters, or 118.35 ounces. Beat those 80 oz!
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Here's a little info you may want to check out regarding water consumption and the benefits of adding more water to your day.

Ok, this post is a little on the random side but it's been a long day. Hope everyone has a great night. Tomorrow will, hopefully, be better.

And if you have anything you would like to suggest as a challenge, please, please, please either email me at lthomas33@gmail.com or post it as a comment. Suggestions can be any myth about exercise (to see if it works or does not work), what happens if you do this for a week, etc. I'm your guinea pig. I'm really hoping this challenge thing makes sense.

Until tomorrow.

10 running thoughts:

Angel said...

Sorry you are having such a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day, but awesome Wednesday challenge!!

I don't know if you're into yoga at all, but my yoga teacher recently told me that he could get me to do a headstand in 4 classes!! That might be an interesting challenge - of course this would only work if you can't already do a headstand :P

Lori said...

I LOVE yoga! And I can do the headstand where your hands are around your head... hope that give an ok visual. What I want to do is a handstand! That just scares me... but I really want to do it!
Can your teacher teach me to do that?

Angel said...

I know what you mean! Handstand is very scary. Not sure if that one can be done in 4 classes.

You should make those peanut butter cups ... so easy and yummy!

katie said...

Ummmh does doing cardio before eating in the AM burn more fat than doing it after eating?

I still have no idea if it does or not!


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Anonymous said...

Doing cardio before eating is a great way to burn fat... but if you are looking to increase endurance and cardiovascular health I would strongly recommend eating before cardio. Also doing cardio before eating can sometimes eat into muscles (dont worry you have to do A LOT in order for that to happen)

Anonymous said...

Also, a general rule is that if you're doing 30 minutes or less of low intensity cardio, you don't have to eat before. But anything longer, or more intense (i.e. weightlifting or interval training) it is better to eat before.

Pure2Raw Twins said...

Love the challenge. I am trying to up my water intake as well, ever since it has been cold hard to get it down :( I think trying some new is fun, I suggest trying a new vegetable or fruit, etc. I love learning about new foods.

Lori said...

Thanks Twins! I think I will research some weird (in season) fruit or veggie to try... thanks for the suggestion!

And Katie, hope that answers your question! :)

Thanks anonymous (i know who you are...hehe)

Anonymous said...

A few suggestions for your challenge:
1. In a 'safe" environmnet like downtown where you work, find someone you don't know and invite them to lunch; don't tell them it's a challenge
2. Try an ethnic food you have never experienced
or try making one
3. Each day for a week say something nice to 10 strangers and see what happens (don't expect anything from them; check yourself out)
4. Each morning write down 10 things you are grateful for
...more later

Anonymous said...

BTW, I'm a different anonymous....I'm anonymous cat

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