Saturday, December 28, 2013

Saturday at the gym

I wonder how busy the gym is at lunchtime on Saturday. Hopefully not busy. I hate when it's crowded. I'm about to change and go over there. Oh I also have to pick which exercises I'm going to do today. I'm combining 2 days, but there's no way I could do all of both days' exercises--especially as my shoulders are sore from swinging a 16kg kb yesterday-- and still run. I'm liking the running again. I did a Polar fit test last night; my VO2max is still 33.

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Well, it wasn't crowded at the gym, not too many people. I did about half of each of the two days' of exercises and ~30 min on the treadmill. It would have been nice to go outside, but I'm using the treadmill to maintain a steady pace. Today was harder being the day after a leg workout; I ranged 3.7-4.2 mph in my pace depending on my HR and music. (Pandora Muse station) Overall a good workout.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas

Clearly I have not been feeling the blogging bug. I've hardly even been reading any blogs. If I don't follow the writer on Facebook, and therefore see there that there's a new post, I don't see the new stuff. I have still been working on the LiveFit program. Weeks 4, 5, & 6 I only worked out a couple of times each week and could tell I was falling behind. I asked my sister if she thought I should continue and basically jump back in or start over again. She suggested going back to my last full week and restarting there. So I went back and repeated week 3. This week is week 5 again, and it has been going better this time (except today--haha). This week (5) brings cardio back in to the workouts; I ran on the treadmill Monday and Tuesday and was able to keep a pretty steady 15 min/mi pace both jogging and walking. In fact, these treadmills have walk, jog, and run presets: 2mph, 4mph, 6mph. Ha ha.  I've also noticed that my clothes are feeling looser in the waist. :-)

So it's Christmas evening (not to be confused with Christmas Eve) and today feels like it's been 2 days. There was the present opening time, go back to bed time, watch son lose his RC helicopter and then go look for it time, wash dishes and cook dinner time, and now it's chillin' time. Pretty soon I need to call some family members.