Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Holding Steady

This morning I started with 5 minutes on the treadmill, then did 60 minutes on the elliptical machine. I'd like to increase my treadmill running time, but have been hesitant to do so. I'm not sure why, really. I'm not scared of signing up for a 5K now, as I have two 5Ks in November. I think part of it is that I'm worried about the plantar fasciitis getting worse again, and the elliptical machine feels safe.

At any rate, getting 65 minutes of cardio in again feels great!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Another 5K!

I've registered for another 5K! Wow--and yikes! I feel like I'm in decent shape, even if I haven't been running a lot. I decided I needed a bit of a wakeup call, something to get me going sooner than the race on the 17th. This one is the Free to Breathe 5K in Raleigh. The fact that the proceeds are going to help with lung cancer research was also a draw for me, since my dad is a lung cancr survivor. I'm very excited!

More Running

Today I did 5 minutes on the treadmill and 60 minutes on the elliptical. I'm thinking about doing another 5K this weekend.

Monday, October 29, 2007

More Elliptical

This morning, I did 50 minutes on the elliptical. Yesterday I did 65 minutes on the elliptical, then 5 minutes on the treadmill. Excited about getting ready for the 5K road race on the 17th. It'll be the first time that Laura and I have run together, which will be fun!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

More elliptical

Did 50 minutes on the elliptical this morning. Foot's still a little tender, so no more running this week. Oh well, next week! I'm learning how much runing I can take right now.

Still enjoying using the iPod while I work out. I go between podcasts and songs, usually my "workout" playlist.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Friday Workout

This morning I did 45 minutes on the elliptical. Still a bit tired, and my foot's sore from the plantar fasciitis. *sigh*

The Rice Diet reunion is this weekend, so things are really hopping there! A number of people I've met from the past year are back. It's nice to see so many familiar faces this week at the Rice House. I'm looking forward to being on the panel tomorrow afternoon.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

This morning's workout

I did an hour on the elliptical this morning, but kept it low-key, after two workouts in a row that had me a little tired and sore. The plantar fasciitis in my foot is better-still a little tender, but better.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

More Running

This morning I did 20 minutes on the treadmill for 1.57 miles, followed by 25 minutes on the ellptical! Felt pretty strong at the time, but I'm feeling it in my body now! I'm feeling a bit tired and sore. Ah well, all for a good cause. Hope I can actually get to bed at a decent time tonight; that always helps.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Good workout!

This morning I did a vigorous hour and 30 seconds on the elliptical. Had to use an elliptical machine that has the arm movements (though I passed) and only has resistance (but not crossramp/incline) today, but I made the best of it, using the hill climbing program. I'm a little more tired than usual now from the workout, but it was a good one. I went the 30 seconds over, by the way, to make sure I surpassed both 5 miles and 600 calories burned. :)

Monday, October 22, 2007

Some Treadmill

I did 10 minutes on the treadmill this morning, was a strong run! I followed with 4o minutes on the elliptical machine. Feeling good, wish I'd had more time for a longer workout.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Almost an Hour

Today I did 50 minutes on the treadmill. My ankles (=tendons?) were pretty tender after all the exercise yesterday, so I backed off just a little. They're feeling better after taking it easy today, so I look forward to more exercise this week, hopefully including some running.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Double Workout Today

This morning I did an hour on the elliptical machine (yay!), and after I got back home from breakfast at the Rice House, George and I did a combo of running and walking around the apartment complex. It was fun to get out and exercise with him, though it wouldn't have been enough for me. Glad I got my own workout in, helped me to enjoy the exercise with him even more. We only did maybe 20 minutes total, but I am a tad sore from the double workout. It feels good. If we make it to the North Carolina State Fair this evening, I'll get even more walking in!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Training for another 5K

Well, I didn't exactly start training for another 5K this morning, as I only managed to do 30 minutes on the elliptical, due to continued weariness. But I did register for a 5K next month, the Apex Turkey Trot on November 17th! I'm excited to have this to shoot for and can't wait to get back on the treadmill now.

There's another 5K in Raleigh on November 10. I'm thinking about doing it too. Could I do 5Ks two weekends in a row?

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Tired today!

I only did 30 minutes on the elliptical this morning. I was up past midnight the past couple of nights, finishing up the paper for my computer class. Tonight I'll be crawling into bed early by default. Meanwhile, I'm looking for some 5Ks to register for to get me going again. I need a jump start to stay motivated.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Back to an Hour

I did an hour of exercise this morning, on the elliptical again. I plan to get back to the treadmill soon. I miss running, and the motivation that having road races as goals gave me.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Almost an hour

Did 55 minutes on the elliptical this morning. Feeling a little tired, and my foot was getting sore.

Can tell the seasons are changing, as it's nippy and dark when I head to the gym. I'm able to watch the sun come up, but not so much now, from my elliptical machine.

Friday, October 12, 2007

A Little More Running

I did 5 minutes of running this morning after 35 minutes on the elliptical. Feels good to be reintroducing running to my morning routine!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Monday, October 08, 2007

On Healthy Vacation

This morning I did 45 minutes on the elliptical at the hotel's gym. It's a nice change of pace to be able to work out in a new, though temporary, location. I've brought all my meals from the Rice Diet with me, which makes our vacation a little different. Sleeping in and eating out aren't a big part of my vacation routine anymore. It feels good to be healthier on vacation. :) George and I hope to get some R&R in; it's just been redefined a bit.

Meanwhile, today is the first aniversary of my participating in the President's Challenge for physical activity. While I pretty much breezed through the Bronze, Silver, and Gold levels, now I'm on the Bronze level, and am only 30% of the way there! (And points carry over from one level to the next. At this rate, it'll take me two more years (and change) to finish the Platinum! Wow! I'm determined to do it, though.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Good workout!

This morning I ran on the treadmill for 20 minutes, 1.59 miles! Then I did another 30 minutes on the elliptical. It all felt really good!

Friday, October 05, 2007

A Little Running

I'm excited about running for 10 minutes on the treadmill this morning! It felt pretty good, though I could feel my foot a bit. I did 35 minutes on the elliptical afterward, and could really feel my foot then. Still, a good workout, all in all.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Different Machine

This morning, the machines I usually work out on were all full, so I tried another elliptical. It felt a little strange, but it worked. On the "new" machine, I couldn't change the incline, just the resisitance. I pressed the "variety" button to pick my workout, and instead of if two gluteal workout choices, the only one I could do was something called Cross Country. It was a good workout! Did it for 45 minutes.

I also jogged on the treadmill for two minutes. Eh. Wasn't in the mood this morning, but thought I'd give it a try.


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