Friday, April 30, 2010

30 in 30 Challenge: Days 11 & 12

Sorry for not posting yesterday.

I was feeling very tired and lethargic yesterday. I had done some cleaning for about an hour, but none of it was strenuous. I didn't feel like it really "counted." Luckily, my husband needed to measure out a course for a 5K race we're helping with, so I walked with him and chalked it. It's a looped course, 3 loops around plus a little extra loop, so we ended up walking about 1.5 miles. I am sure it was at least 30 minutes of walking, bending, chalking. If not, I think I got enough activity between that and my housework to feel OK counting it as a 30 in 30 day.

Today I did Day 3 of Week 1 (I am stretching this program out a bit because I only ran 2 days last week) of the "Bridge to 10K Program." It was 40 minutes of running and about 15-20 minutes of walking. I was very tired after the last time I did this workout, but today I slowed down a lot and felt better. I also got some walking in when I visited a friend in Ann Arbor and went to lunch. With graduation weekend, I had to park pretty far from our meeting place.

Today I bought a new trisuit and got my new bike handlebars installed. I tried the bike out and talked to the bike shop person. He kept saying I would feel even better once I "built more flexibility." I finally said, "I think I'm pretty flexible, but my belly feels like it is getting in my way." He finally admitted that trimming down is part of what he meant, and that he has this problem too in the spring after a winter of not riding as much. He looked really sheepish when he said this -- but for some reason I found it kind of funny and not at all offensive, especially since he had tried so hard not to say it.

I'm really hoping that if I ride more, I will "build more flexibility." That kind of flexibility would also make me feel a little better in my trisuit, which is more flattering than the old one but would look better if I were a little more "flexible."

How are you all doing? Feeling flexible?

3 comments:

  1. AHH...trisuits...can't hide much in those!

    You are doing GREAT!

    Yesterday I was lazy, but did get in a walk.

    Today I did a hard 5+ mile walk...in the 88 degree humidity...it was NOT fun!

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  2. I like it! "Building flexibility." So tactful. It's funny how some folks can say things and you're just pleased and amused, not at all offended.

    Zumba yesterday, zip today. Trying not to get sick. I'm worried my poor girl has strep.

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  3. That is funny about the bike shop guy! I'm sure riding more will build more "flexibility!" Though I have found riding my bike and running more has made my thighs bigger, which is good because I know it's muscle, but my jeans are a little harder to get on!
    I ran for 30 and walked for 15 on Thursday. It was a hard run for some reason. It is getting warmer here and I think I'm just not used to it yet.
    I am a wedding photographer and had a wedding Friday night. I try to not do too much exercise on days I have weddings because it's like a 6-8 hour workout in itself. I'm on my feet the whole time walking around, putting myself in crazy positions just to get the right angle, all while carrying about 12 pounds around my body in the form of cameras and bags of lenses all.night.long. I am always sore and dehydrated the next day. My shoulders ache and have busted blood vessels all over them. It is very hard work, but I love it! I can't help but to get on the floor and dance with all of the drunk guest! I hope it counts for the challenge!
    Today, the dog is getting a bath and I'm cleaning the house and doing some yard work. I'm sure there's a walk in my future because I need to check my P.O. Box.
    Yay for working on our flexibility!!!

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