Trying to get back on track here, so I’m even posting it on a Monday to start the week off right! Can’t guarantee what’s going to happen next week, I will definitely be distracted by the Olympics 🙂 They were always on during my childhood, and I haven’t broken the habit yet.
This week was a good one: I got to exercise for longer periods and I only took one day off. The cold did stress my knee out a little, but I adjusted my workouts accordingly.
Monday: I hopped on the treadmill and did a preset workout for weight loss. I picked the 30 minute run, which, with the warm up and cool down, works out to about 2.5 miles running. I had been so tired from work that I just didn’t want to do it, but it felt awesome and then I was so happy afterwards.
Tuesday: I had planned to walk on the treadmill and then do some yoga, and that is exactly what I managed to do! I did another, walking, weight loss preset on my treadmill for 30 minutes. It is a bit slow but it varies my speed so I don’t have to worry about changing my intensity, and I get to read on my tablet while walking 🙂 I did 20 minutes of yoga afterwards. I mixed in a lot of stretching poses with a few leg strength moves.
Wednesday: off, although since I knew I wasn’t exercising when I got home, I did 9 flights of stairs during my 15 minute break at work.
Thursday: another run day. I did a 30 minute preset workout, which ranges from 5.9 to 6.2 MPH–with a low of 5.6 and a high of 6.5 thrown in . It felt really good; and my breath was quite even while running, even with the speed changes.
Friday: I planned on walking and some weights, but regular life interrupted. I did manage a 20 minute walk on the treadmill. But I had to put heavier blankets on the horses as the temp was dropping again, which always takes a bit longer during the evening chores; and I spent some relaxing time with my husband hashing over our day.
Saturday: I hopped back on the treadmill (although not in the morning as planned), and ran another preset for 40 minutes. It topped out at 6.8 MPH, and while my knee ached a bit towards the end, it still felt awesome. I finished off with 14 minutes of stretchy yoga.
Sunday: I had planned a run, but since my knee was cranky, I decided on a long walk instead. The longest walking preset is 30 minutes, but I got around that by doing a 30 minute walk followed by a 20 minute walk for a 50 minute workout. I like doing the presets as they vary the pace, raising the intensity at times without my having to think about how long I have been going at a certain pace. I find I enjoy the treadmill much more if I don’t think about how long I have been on there.