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turn up the cranky…

29 Mar


That’s me.  This week past has been okay. I have one more run today. I missed three days of the week, reason excuse: One glum night followed by two nights of (unexpected) back to back school discos, where I had to pick up kids and Deane was not home in time for me to run before hand. Yes. I should have run in the mornings…it is hard to plan the night time runs as a sure bet when the kids say,(as they are leaving for school),”oh by the way, I have my disco tonight, will you pick me up at 10.30?” etc. And then hard working man does not arrive home till 9.30 at night which does not leave enough time for a run. I take full responsibility. I am not whinging.

Monday night at 9.30 I ran a decent 40 minute run with a steepish longish hill, (Rata rd) at the end. For the first time, I ran the entire hill, no stopping. I had done a good weights session in the morning so am surprised my legs felt okay. Must be all that stretching! Tuesday was my ‘sad ass-sorry for myself ‘ day. Wednesday I did a beautiful ‘balance’ class with ‘V’. (Lurrrve Balance…), did not run because of aforementioned disco. Thursday I did a great weights workout. Friday, (Deane’s day off) we did a road run for 80 minutes. We mostly ran the road but did about 3k through Mount Victoria. I want to run mostly road while training for the marathon. It’s way harder. On Saturday I ran 30 minutes hard out. Today is Sunday and I have a 23k run planned.

I have finally emailed Dave, the trainer who helped me through the coast 2 coast training. I have been hesitant emailing him because I know it means damn hard work. I must be lazy at heart…but not soul. huh?

Once again I have been increasing my raw versus cooked food and as a result I am feeling physically ‘better’. My oscar has been working every day supplying me with organic carrot beet juice. My sister (Love ya), after reading my blog, told me I was sounding a bit ‘obsessive’ or some other word that means the same. Am I?

I mean, it is all about me…isnt it?


Raw food juices…my cabbage discovery.

30 Oct

I have my beautiful Oscar juicer set up permanently on the concrete bench. 

beautiful oscar

beautiful oscar

I read that, raw cabbage is an anti-inflammatory and anti-biotic, and  is a good blood tonic (for people with iron deficiency) and of course cabbage is loaded with vitamin c (and other stuff).  It all sounded  good so; I made one. I juiced about half a small cabbage to one and a half apples. It was a tad hot but felt and tasted pretty good. I offered Deane a cabbage and apple juice the next night after dinner. He looked at me like I was from another planet, ( a bad, scary planet) but agreed to give it a try. What a chum! ( I guess he decided to ‘take one on the chin’ for the sake of our marriage.) 

I juiced about one apple to half a cabbage and for luck I threw in a clove of organic garlic. We both drank it, he agreed it wasn’t too bad. We went to bed, to sweet sleep and- I woke naturally (i.e no alarm) the next morning at 5.30. I felt alert and wide eyed and…well…pretty damn good.  When Deane awoke he said he felt okay it wasn’t anything special, just a good day maybe. He is a ‘juice sceptic’.

That night I didn’t make juice and Deane ate cooked food, actually being his birthday, he ate mashed potato, good quality sausages, peas, corn, salad with a chaser of a chocolate boat filled with vanilla ice cream! I only had the salad, but also pigged out on mashed potato..(hm-mm..not raw, but so yummy with seeded mustard mashed through it, hold the butter..)

The following morning I wouldn’t/couldn’t motivate myself to get out of bed before 7 in order to run. My man woke up with a swollen sticky eye and stiff face and body. He felt groggy. I told him, (again) my bordering-on-religious beliefs about juice, especially cabbage juice and followed through by making us a juice of  cabbage, apple and carrot. We both felt more energised and world ready after drinking it. So I decided to experiment. Last night we had cabbage and apple juice with a smidgen of beet leaves just before retiring for the night. I woke this morning at 5am, feeling alert and ready for the day. I went for a ten k run and was home making a juice for breakfast before seven. Deane woke feeling much better, no swollen eyes, and only a little bit stiff. So I will continue with ‘my experiment’. I have drawn my Sister and a friend into it and gosh!..maybe I can make a difference to my family and friends health and well being. (Maybe they are all just humouring me, they love me so much…??) So bring on the cabbage! Bring on the neighbours. The big question that you are all wondering is..obviously..DOES CABBAGE JUICE MAKE YOU FART?

Find out for yourself.