Thursday, August 25, 2011

08/25/11 Cycling

Today is day 2 of my cycling for the week. Unfortunately, it looks like that's all I'll get during the week due to my middle son's kindergaten schedule. No big, I'll find and make the time as I go.
Let me just start by saying that it was really WARM when I started cycling. UGH! From the get-go, my legs did NOT want to cooperate with me and do that thing called "work/pedal". OUCH! I tried really hard to find a pace to maintain, but my legs felt like jello. By mile 9, just after my turn around point, I wanted to fall over. I am amazed that I made it back to my car. That's how painfully sore my legs feel right now. At least I can say that I did it and I found the strength to push through and finish what I started! My body, family and my heart will thank me for my efforts.
Until next time. Stay healthy. Find the energy to push through.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

08/24/11 Community jog via Couch to 5K

So I just got back from my evening jog. Yay! I did it!
Again I used the Couch to 5K app for the iPhone tonight.  I also played my Pandora stations/music while on my run.  I covered 3.26 miles in 45:51 mins and burned 313 calories.  Not bad.  All I can do at this point is get better and improve over the time.  I feel good about myself and my accomplishment.  I know that by finding/making the time to do this, I set an example for my 4 kids and I improve my overall health. 
Okay, that's enough.  Need to shower. I'm drenched, it's been warm out these last few nights. Later.
Stay healthy friends.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

08/23/11 YRP-HC bike ride

I did it! I worked out the timing just perfectly, even including the fact that it took me 40-45 minutes to get to my starting point. Darn 91W fwy and it's traffic! I was able to cover 19.13 miles in 1 hour 16 minutes, averaging a speed of 15.0 mph. I had some good speeds in there, but my legs are beat from the 3.44 mile jog that I ran last night. Right now, my legs are screaming profanity at me and they hurt, B A D!!!!
Enough with the complaining already. I did it! I am that much closer to getting back on track to being fit again! WooHoo!
Until next time. Stay healthy.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Eastvale Community jog 08/22/11

So, I decided I needed to get out "there" and get off my duff, no more excuses!
I downloaded the "Couch to 5k" app for my iphone and decided today was the day to start using it. It had me jog 1 min and walk 1min 30 secs, I didn't officially finish the day 1's cool down, so it didn't accept my day as complete. Dang it. So, I continued on to day 2 , or so I thought! The total time per day was to be 25 mins each day. Luckily, I had my Garmin device with me and was able to see that I ended up doing 3.44 miles in 47 minutes time with lots of walking, but NO stopping. So proud of myself. I really need to get back in shape. I have my 20 yr reunion next month AND I go back to Honolulu in December and had already bought a new bikini to wear. I NEED to fit that new bikini!!!
I plan on trying to move more. Wish me luck.
Until next time, stay healthy!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

08/16/11 Bike ride YRP-HC

So today was the day I decided I HAD to get back on my bike. I'm glad I did! I was (just barely) able to cycle 16.75 miles in 1hour and 6 minutes. I ended up burning 502 calories, which is better than nothing at all.
Yesterday my (now) 5 yr old started Kindergarten and he only goes until 11:55am, not very late all and my 9 yr old started 4th grade. My daughter started 7th grade last week. My 3.5 yr old gets to attend a preschool/daycare when I need it. Needless to say, this school year will be busy. Oh, did I mention that the older 3 have Tae Kwon Do 3 days/week? So, with the tight schedule I thought I would give my cycling a go and see how far I could get in the limited time alotted. I did it! As I neared my turn around point though, I made a sharp turn and caught the dirt edge... Almost took myself "out" while still attached to the bike, no good. Luckily, I was able to recover without hitting the ground. Whew! Getting back to my car was harder than I thought it would be, I was just as exhausted as if I had cycled 46 miles (to and from the beach). I was so glad to make it back to my car, unscathed.
Needless to say, I am truly tired and am looking forward to bedtime tonight. I am exhausted, but in a good way.
Oh. I should add. Yesterday I tried out the "Gold's Gym Cardio Workout" for Wii. It's a boxing game. I thought it was a bit slow, but let me tell you, after all the different routines I ended up doing, I "threw" 1,030 punches and my upper body is HELLA sore. OUCH!!!!!!!! (Lifting my bike in & out of my car was torture.)
Until next time. Take care and be healthy.