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WeekEnd Report 7/3

Posted Jul 04 2009 12:00am

My Workouts

Sunday: 3.2 miles (my first 5k)
Monday: 2.0 miles (1 mile run/1 mile walk) 30 Day Shred
Tuesday: 10 mins. eliptical, 30 mins cardio kickboxing, 30 Day Shred
Wednesday: 30 Day Shred
Thursday: 2.5 miles (treadmill) 30 Day Shred
Friday: 30 Day Shred
Saturday: 3.2 miles (5k #2) 30 Day Shred
Total miles miles : 10.9 miles

Overall: I worked out everyday this week thanks to Jillian and her 30 Day Shred, I didn't get that many miles in since my legs were gone for about 3 days.

What I realized this week:

  • That warming up before and stretching after a race are vitally important. I learned this the hard way I must admit, thank you everyone who gave me tips on dealing with my leg pain

  • That I just might be addicted to running only 5k's though, I can't even imagine running even a 10k maybe someday but for now I find myself online searching for 5k's to fill up the rest of my weekends for the year. :)

This next week I am going to:

  • Continue the 30 day shred.

  • Try once again to get 20 miles in.

Most insightful/helpful /interesting posts I came across this week:

Great Sites:
  • Daily Spark : Great site I found that has articles on nutrition, fitness, product reviews and more.

Food 411

Green Tea

Green tea is particularly rich in health-promoting flavonoids (which account for 30% of the dry weight of a leaf), including catechins and their derivatives. The most abundant catechin in green tea is epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), which is thought to play a pivotal role in the green tea's anticancer and antioxidant effects. Catechins should be considered right alongside of the better-known antioxidants like vitamins E and C as potent free radical scavengers and health-supportive for this reason.

Most of the research showing the health benefits of green tea is based on the amount of green tea typically consumed in Asian countries-about 3 cups per day (which would provide 240-320 mg of polyphenols). Just one cup of green tea supplies 20-35 mg of EGCG, which has the highest antioxidant activity of all the green tea catechins.

Green tea drinkers appear to have lower risk for a wide range of diseases, from simple bacterial or viral infections to chronic degenerative conditions including cardiovascular disease, cancer, stroke, periodontal disease, and osteoporosis.

Information was obtained from to read more of this article click here..

"Endurance is patience concentrated"

~Thomas Carlyle

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