137/144 days

Last Thursday – January 5th I had posted on my ambitious 10K goal. As an aside I found this neat little site –  that does some number crunching for you. That’s how I found out that I had 144 days to get myself ready to do a 10K and also that I now have 137 days left to get to speed. 

So much fun.

Here’s a weekly update that I promised:


  • I started off with walking the dog a few days around the block. It’s really just a mile, but that was good coz my dog goes nuts outside and I had nearly my arm pulled off the socket one day, and I got all mad at her. The poor thing. I digress, but by that I meant that I walked at a faster pace than I’d usually allow myself.
  • Joined the gym- Lifetime Fitness, coz I also need the water (pool)as opposed to the Women’s club around the corner. Water treading,walking, or attempting to swim helps with the joint situation. Reminded me of how much of a gym rat I was in 2001-2003 when I practically lived there!
  • I love the dry heat sauna at 160 F. Helps with stretching and warming the muscles before I hit the stationary bike.
  • Stationary bike at level 4 and then 5 for 3.8 – 4miles alternate days. Usually 20-25 minutes.
  • Yoga on Wednesdays is quite awesome. I went from not able to do a single set of Suryanamaskar in September to now doing 4-5 continuously without stopping.
  • Runkeeper.com is quite nice to track, and works great as an app.
  • I had invested in some good shoes at Comfort One over the holidays. Paid a neat penny for inserts for my New Balance ones. Makes a huge difference now. Will work with these for now and see how it goes


  • Breakfast is now a must
  • Increased milk for those bones/calcium part of diet
  • Rice is now just once a day if even
  • Swallowing a multivitamin everyday
  • Greek yogurt is now staple

Thought for the week:


I feel good. I feel limber. The stretches and the conscious walking with my back straight and wearing the comfort shoes every time I step out, has helped most definitely. So yes, I feel good. I am tired, but I feel good.


13 thoughts on “137/144 days

  1. Excellent, excellent, excellent. I am so glad that you are sharing this with your blog readers. I have realized that when more people are involved with your goals and are your well-wishers you will achieve your goals faster. May you run a half marathon soon.

    • ThankuThanku! I believe that too. It’s like am sitting in a glass cage :O)
      That said, no idea if I can even attempt it, but the journey is important. It has to be done.

  2. Good Luck with your goals. I am searching good shoes for myself. How are your new balance ones and what kind of inserts did you go for?

    • I love New Balance mainly coz I have slightly wide feet. They are the only ones I know that makes W sizes. Inserts are from Comfort One Shoes. Expensive at $60 or so. They help most definitely, the high arches could use the support. Hope it helped :)

  3. Regular reader of your blog though I comment rarely :) I was told by my doc that any repetitive action like biking, stair-climbing is not good for the joints unless you do it for strength(since the duration is less in this case)….I re-read your blog and noticed the duration ;-) But I am not sure if you are a regular whether it is still good..
    I am sure you must have verified with your doc. Just in case you haven’t. Good Luck !!

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