Sunday, March 02, 2014

What I did this week: February 24-March 2

This was a bad week for exercise. It was a really stressful week. My dad was in the hospital on Monday, and there was a lot of uncertainty about how that would go. On Tuesday, I had a 13-hour workday -- I got on campus at 8:30 a.m. and didn't get home until 10:00 p.m. No working out went on that day.  Wednesday I got to Spin class half an hour early and decided to do some weights, as I said, and aggravated my old shoulder injury doing lat pulls. I didn't feel it until later in the day, so I went ahead and did the class, which might have made things worse.  I took Thursday off working out to let my arm rest. On Friday, I meant to do Spinning again, but I wasn't moving fast enough and didn't get to class in time to get a bike. I did treadmill walking on a steep incline, and had my only good step day of the week. Saturday I skipped my Pilates Circuit class, just to be safe. Today I graded papers most of the day and did my swim class at 5:00 p.m. It was a pretty intense swim class.

Monday: No workout, 4,782 steps
Tuesday: No workout, 9,221 steps
Wednesday: Weight lifting, 45-minute Spin class, 5,742 steps
Thursday: No workout, 5,433 steps
Friday: 30-minute treadmill workout on an incline, 13,827 steps
Saturday: No workout, 4,688 steps
Sunday: 60-minute swim, 2,453 steps so far

I need to put things in perspective, though. This was my worst workout week in a long time, and I got more than two hours of intense workouts in. That's not really that bad. 

Something weird happened with Lose It! for me. On Friday, my phone was dead, so I tracked my food using my iPad app. Somehow that data didn't register in my account. I had to reconstruct that day from memory.


  1. Did full extension/rotation of arm in swimming bother it at all? Even a twinge?

    1. A little. I slept with my arm on a pillow for part of the night to help it feel better after swimming.


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