A joyous end to Beat-Up-Your-Body Week

First Sunday (last week): A 7K run as a run group leader followed by a solo 10.5K run.

Tuesday: Speedy 4K run (completed in 24 minutes) resulting in raging hip tension and problems for the rest of the week. =S

Wednesday: 90 minutes of ballroom dancing.

Thursday: Three hours of ballroom dancing, regretfully done in heels.

Friday: Relaxed 5.5K (completed in 34 minutes) on tremendously sore legs and 4 hours of sleep.

Sunday (yesterday): 7K run as a run group leader followed by a solo 13K run.

As battered as I feel, it is significantly better than filling up on salt-laden or sugary sweets. After such a week, I feel so alive.

On this day..


  1. NML says:

    I feel so TIRED after reading that!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Happy new year Wyn.
    Good job on the running. A 30km week in January is good stuff.
    You looked really fit when I saw you at the RR (in spite of your modest I’m-wearing-black comment)
    Double kudos on doing your long runs partially alone.

    Omnia munda mundis,
    p.s. I noticed you had an ice pack picture on this posting. Pop quiz: how long is one supposed to ice their injury for?

  3. teahouse says:

    Geez..that’s a lot of exercise!!

    So you must have burned 500,000 calories. Go and have some fried chicken or bacon or something!!

  4. wyn says:

    That was way too much to do for a week. I suffered a bit throughout and dangled the idea of a McDonald’s breakfast before me to make it through Sunday. Alas, breakfast was over before my run was finished. =(

    I should have included a picture of a bath because it became something of a “habit” after these long, chilly, strenuous (as I am not very fit yet) runs on Sundays.

    Easy, 15-20 minutes!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Ah yes,
    The duration of how long to use an ice pack was too easy.
    I keep on forgetting that you’re not the *average* CBC girl. Most CBC girls (and guys, but more so girls) are very ignorant on anything related with human kinetics.
    Majoring in Genetics right?
    Here’s a harder question, while pertaining on the title subject of this blog entry and to your degree:
    How does she do this?:

    Your opinion, Ms. Genetics?

  6. wyn says:

    Congratulations, Henry, you’ve managed to switch on my maternal instinct and cultural bias in one go!

    Reading that article, I got extremely worried for the girl. There is no need for a child to do that much in a day and my opinion is that there is no place for her in a marathon or 60K race. It’s like those fanatical parents who are all gleeful that their 12-year-old finished A-levels and started in university. And part of me suspects he’s doing it to be famous and/or have bragging rights in his social circle. I also suspect that kid has been taught not to disobey her elders and so hasn’t protested.

    That said, I don’t feel this really falls in my realm – I’m not altogether surprised that she can do it in the short-term and smile about it. But the long-term effects are just deplorable – particularly the overuse injuries she will suffer and towards a growing body structure (bones, cartilage, and tendons).

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