|Really dissappointing to move that slowly.
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Archive for May, 2009
|First time running in two weeks and the first time running on a Wednesday in months. I was slow but I did feel ok when I got done.
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I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s not worth it to try and read while exercising. I tried it on the elliptical machine and the machine itself was in the way of the magazine. I tried it on the bike and I just couldn’t go hard enough to get a really good sweat going on. And if I had, the magazine would have been wet as well.
10 minutes on the arc trainer, 50 minutes on the bike.
1400 meters in 60 minutes. Freestyle, backstroke, sidestroke, breast stroke. A little and I was ticked off when I got out because my knee was sore.
I did the JoeD Bands workout today. I really like the stretching part of it. It reminded about how I need to get back to a regular stretching routine. That will make a huge difference as we launch into marathon training.
- quick feet ladder drill
- calf raises
- Chest press, bicep curls, tricep extensions
- running – forward and backward
Yes, I’m still working out but have been very restricted in running and now the doc has told me to take two weeks. I’m now in the middle of the second week. I haven’t missed Boot Camp but have taken more time off than I normally do. That seems to be doing some good. Instead of running, I’ve been hopping on the arc trainer. Even the bike seems to hurt my knee.
Boot Camp this morning was great. We haven’t had a workout like that in quite awhile. First, legs – squats, lunges, running in place, side straddle hops, star jumpers. Then to the roof – and run – and run. Third, to the stairs, up and down many times. That was the first time I’ve done the stairs in probably a year but I didn’t feel any aches and pains because of it. I couldn’t have stepped right into the stairs as the first station. The last station was core and upper body. I think I left a few gallons of sweat in the stairwell. I’m using the elevator for the rest of the day.
As somebody who has exercised nearly every day for the last three years, I’ve consumed a lot of water and sports drinks for recovery during that time. I can’t imagine not having clean water available to me at a moment’s notice. I whine when it’s not icey cold. Yet, for much of the world, access to clean water is impossible.
Please join me for the first five day in May in drinking just water – and tap water at that. Take the money you save and give it to Water Missions International (WMI). WMI is a local (Charleston, SC) based non profit with worldwide impact and with national support. Learn more about them. They do remarkable work.
Drink water. Make a donation. Save lives. It’s that simple.
Boot Camp was pretty good this week. We did a lot of running of Monday and then did a Crossfit type workout. 7 push-ups, 7 body squats – you try to do as many sets as you can in 10 minutes. I did 14 in the first 5 minutes and 8 in the next five minutes. Some did as many as 35 sets. Thursday we ran and dropped and did push-ups, leg lifts, etc, every time they blew the whistle. I like those workouts because it’s always being mixed up and I’m able to increase my speed as we go along. Tuesday – I didn’t make it.