the best exercise is the one you do, not the one you think you should be doing, so don't worry about mixing it up, if that elliptical can keep you moving for 71 minutes, give it a gold star.
Originally Posted by RunbikeSki
Thanks guys. I went through a stretch this past summer where I did not workout for about 3 weeks straight. After that I had a couple of false starts trying to get it going again. Anyway I said to myself "what got this going in the first place" and it was that mindless elliptical workout first thing in the morning, full out with lots of loud fast music pumping through my headphones straight into my brain. Here's the sad part, I also play games on my phone, watch the morning news and sometimes read the paper or a book to keep my mind off the workout. At first all that was making it a slower pace workout, but when I turned the music up and made sure it's fast, problem solved.
Pam talks about an easy 4 mile run, that's not what I had today. I did 4.1 miles in 40 minutes on the treadmill, while watching a basketball game on the court below, I fought hard for all those miles, but I'm glad I did, although, now nap seems more appealing than work!
I got 43 minutes on the treadmill today, but it was interrupted, I did 18, then went to Zumba, learned it was cancelled (the instructor was stuck in California, thanks Irene), went back to the mill for 25 minutes. I worked pretty hard, its normally my heart that holds me back, but today I had some discomfort in my rib cage and then in my right leg, I just made myself aware of them, and they went away, so no biggie.
Oh yes, weights "The Ryan Workout" (I have two spreadsheets - "The Johnny workout" and "The Ryan Workout" - named after the trainers who set them up with me. Both are pretty challenging). I'm getting so I can do pushups (from my knees)!
Got both training runs in and yoga last night. Couldn't get to X-Fit on Tues because of a manditory 8-freakin' hour safety training session. (8 hours of my life that I will NEVER get back).
I'll head off to X-Fit in a few minutes then DH and I are heading to the Mt house for a weekend of hiking and mountain biking with friends. Then on Monday we head into the Sierra backcountry for our annual backpacking trip.
We usually stay 2 nights, but are thinking of staying a 3rd this year so we have time to get back to a couple lakes.