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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Day 211 (day 1 / week 31)

Today I went out for my usual 2 mile walk, but decided to have some fun. One thing that I have learned, some 200 days into this journey is that things are how you make them. Exercise is work, but you don't have to make it "work." Make it fun! I do little things throughout my workout to make it fun and to keep my interest peaked. I may look like a dork doing it, but in the end it doesn't matter what people think of me as I am exercising. It matters what I think of myself...and I already know that I am a dork :-p.

I noticed yesterday that I am starting to slow down. I don't know if it's because I lost momentum on the day that I gave my shins/calves a rest, but I've slowed down to a 17-18 minute mile (from 15-16). On my way home today, I remembered this episode of Malcolm in the Middle that I saw the other day, where the dad, Hal, took up race-walking (episode 70: Malcolm Holds His Tongue). This episode was funny and I decided to try it. It is so much fun! Wow! I thought I was flying yesterday, I was gliding today! So much fun I am going to have to do it again. It got my HR up well into the 140's too which is nice, since I have been trying pretty hard to keep it in the 130s (guess my body is adapting!). I wonder if those aerodynamic hats are easy to come by? (if you haven't seen the episode you probably won't understand).

I walked 2 miles and including my cool down it took me 40 minutes (445 calories).

I waited until 8am and then went and mowed the lawn so that I didn't annoy the neighbors. That took me 25 minutes (252 calories).

THEN I did my my own quickfire challenge for the day....concentration curls with 10lbs (my 5lb weights doubled up) in sets of 10 for a total of 50. This was tough!

Hope you all have a great day! Make it count!

I can do this. I am a star.

4 comments:

MissEllen said...

I love that episode. racewalking looks fun but I am so afraid of looking silly I would probably drive to a country road to try it. LOL
You CAN do this. You ARE doing this. You ARE a star.
love,
Ellen

Erin said...

You go, girl!

LoreeJo said...

Oh yes, diggin' the new blog look. Are you still testing them out or is this the one? I love how you lately it seems you really seem to be intensifying your workouts and maximizing the time you spend. That will really help when you go back to work too!

LoreeJo said...

p.s. I haven't seen that racewalking episode but I totally checked out Phoebe running yesterday and about laughed myself out of my chair at work! You know what? Why not run? Why not skip? If the worst you do is cause someone to laugh, then why not?? :) Thanks for the smiles and inspiration!