Monday, March 10, 2014
Another good active week. I managed more consistent steps I think but we'll find out when I total the steps below.
Monday - Good spin. I warmed up, then 20 rounds of 1 minute seated climb, 1 minute recovery, then warmed down. Got a very good burn going.
Tuesday - Another good hard spin. After warm up, I did 5 x 3 minutes standing hill with 1 minute recovery. Then another 5 x 2 minutes standing hill and 1 minute recovery.
Wednesday - Walking an hour on the treadmill and 15 minutes during my afternoon break at work. 3.5 miles combined.
Thursday - Walked on the treadmill and also 20 minutes while waiting for an appointment. For some reason I don't see it on the graph.
Friday - 2 miles on walking to lunch and another 10 minutes around the building on break.
Saturday - I went for a walk in gloomy and sprinkling weather. After about 30 minutes it poured and I got soaked walking home. It was around 2 miles in 40 minutes.
Saturday part 2 - Spin about 14 miles in 1 hour. I did 25 x 1 minute hill and 1 minute recovery and alternated sitting and standing for the hills. Very hard and good.
Sunday - Steady spin. I went 40 minutes steady.
Monday - 4,455
Tuesday - 15,090
Wednesday - 10,790
Thursday - 11,027
Friday - 12,683
Saturday - 10,260
Sunday - 8,555
Total - 72,860
Monday, March 3, 2014
Monday - 60 minute spin while watching our Monday evening silly ABC Family TV shows. I cranked up the resistance every 2 minutes for 3 separate cycles but still felt like it as a bit blah.
Tuesday - 3 mile walk in 60 minutes. I got up in the morning to walk with Coach Jeff as he ran 24 hours to raise money for his medical treatment.
Wednesday - Really good early spin. I watched the end of Food Inc., then a bit of Friday Night Lights on Netflix. I did 15 x 1 minute standing hill/1 minute recovery. Then 5 x 2 minute standing hill /1 seated recovery.
Thursday - I have no memory why I have nothing on the day or what the day looked like...
Friday - 1.6 miles in 28 minutes. I walked to the library to return a book and check a few out over lunch. I was just gorgeous outside.
Saturday - 3.5 miles in 1:05. I went for a walk in the fog and drizzle and it actually felt wonderful. We have a ceramic space heater and I find that when I wake up in the morning I am quite stuffed up. I had been running the humidifier but then it got warmer and I put it away...
Sunday - 1.9 miles in 34 minutes. I walked to the store. I planed to walk both ways but on the way the wind blew and the temperature dropped 20 degrees (no exaggeration) and then it started to rain as I was at the store. The family came to pick me up and it all turned out for the best because we had company in the afternoon and I could help clean the house.
Sunday #2 - I spun in the evening while watching the Oscars. The awards shows are not quite the same thing if you haven't seen most of the movies. Still a nice evening. Between warm up/down I did 20 x 1 minute seated hill and 1 minute recovery. Wow. My legs burned.
Monday - 6,249
Tuesday - 12,425
Wednesday - 7,871
Thursday - 5,576
Friday - 8,213
Saturday - 11,331
Sunday - 9,955
Total - 61,620
Monday, February 24, 2014
I had another good activity week. I notice that since I've given myself permission to work just any activity into my day, since I've said it's ok if it's just 10 minutes, I've been able to be active nearly every day. And most days I'm not getting interrupted at 10 minutes. It's sort of magical.
Monday - 3.8 miles in 1:04. I walked to the store and back to get stuff to make dinner. I love doing that!
Tuesday - Treadmill walk of 1.75 miles in 35 minutes before making dinner for the kids and I. Then spun while watching the Olympics - 40 minutes. I did 15 rounds of 1 minute seated climb and 1 minute recovery.
Wednesday - Busy day with kid well checks and wife chiropractic and working part of the day at home. I hit the treadmill to get in 3.1 miles walking in an hour.
Thursday - Awesome spin! An hour with 3 rounds going 3 minutes standing hill, 3 minute recovery, 2 minutes standing hill, 2 minute recovery, 1 minute standing hill, 1 minute recovery.
Friday - Lunch time walk on an errand. 2.2 miles in 40 minutes.
Saturday - Neighborhood walk sandwiched into a busy day. 3.09 in 58 minutes.
Sunday - Early morning neighborhood walk. It was lovely out and I waited for the sun to come out and then enjoyed the stillness.3.52 miles in 1:04.
Every week when I go to print that picture above, I notice that some of my workouts are listed on the wrong day and I have to change. This week it occurred to me that maybe dailymile thinks I'm in another time zone. Sure enough that was the issue. Of course now, it shifted my workouts again...
Monday I made my 4th blood platelet donation of the year. I went for a triple and unfortunately that was a bit too long. I felt sick and they had to pull the needle quickly. On the upside, it was a valid donation and my platelets helped numerous patients. On the downside, I'm now deferred for 8 weeks.
Monday - 11,463
Tuesday - 10,438
Wednesday - 13,759
Thursday - 4,845
Friday - 10,470
Saturday - 12,720
Sunday - 15,148
Total - 78,843
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
It's a few days late to be posting but I wanted to be consistent about posting some activity. Last week:
Monday - I got up early to fit in 2.55 miles in 50 minutes on the treadmill.
Tuesday - Treadmill again 3.05 miles in 1 hour while the wife worked and the kids played.
Wednesday - Spin while watching Olympic coverage. I started with 5x3 standing hills with 1 minute recovery. Then 5x2, then 5x1. This ride was a real challenge to my conviction to take whatever I can work in since I had to get off the bike to let the dogs out, let the dogs in, tell the kids to stop clowning around and go to sleep, let the cat through the gate, let the cat back through the gate the other way, check on the clowning kids, and answer the phone.
Thursday - Lunch walk. 1.75 miles in 30 minutes.
Friday - The day was beautiful out so I took a few hours off and took ChocolateDaughter to hike at the park along with out friends and their dog (and a houseguest dog). We didn't cover many miles but it was beautiful and fun. I guestimated 3 hours but that's probably high.
Saturday - 3.4 miles in just over an hour. The day was beautiful out and although I felt busy and had a lot to do, I just enjoyed the sun and wind.
Sunday - I indulged in lazy! I took the kids to cheer at the marathon but otherwise watched Olympics and crocheted.
Monday - 10,835
Tuesday - 11,201
Wednesday - 9,038
Thursday - 8,993
Friday - 11,943
Saturday - 12,691
Sunday - 4,419
Total - 69,120 - Not as good or consistent as the week before.
Monday, February 10, 2014
I haven't posted an Exercise log in a long time but I've been feeling like it's time to get back to it. I'm trying to make sure that I get some activity every day or if not every day, 5-6 days a week. Some days it's 30 minutes walking, some days spin biking. I re-installed a walking counter on my phone last Monday. I know that the counter is not accurate (under counting, not over) but it's still a good measure for me and motivates me to go just a little farther every day.
Monday - I walked for 30 minutes (1.75 miles) at lunch time. Then spun 45 minutes/9 miles (estimate) in the evening. I was super stressed and upset in the evening so the spin was a matter of mental and emotional health.
Tuesday - I spun an hour while watching Food, Inc. I haven't finished it but am close. What a very good movie. Warmed up. Then 15 x 1 standing hill, 1 recovery. Then 5 x 2 standing hill, 1 recovery. And warmed down.
Wednesday - My friend and I walked down to Chipotle for lunch. 30 minutes and 1.75 miles. Then I got in another 1.5 miles/30 minutes on the treadmill between dinner and kid bedtime.
Thursday - No activity but my normal walking around and folding laundry because I donated platelets. It was my third donation of 2014 and 2nd triple of the year. I'm very happy with my donations so far this year.
Friday - Treadmill walk of 3.05 in an hour.
Saturday - I went for an outside and sunny beautiful walk. 3.50 miles in 1:05.
Sunday - I again went for a walk on an even more beautiful day. Chocolate Daughter went with me to start but she has been sick and we didn't want to tire her out. Total was about 3.25 miles in 1:05.
My step app shows:
Monday - 8,190 but I only installed it around noon so assuming I walked 2000 steps in the morning, I was over 10,000 for the day. Also I did a spin in the evening.
Tuesday - 7,385 steps plus spin.
Wednesday - 12,430
Thursday - 5,980 (platelet donation)
Friday - 13,766
Saturday - 13,648
Sunday - 12,876