Weekly Rundown

What a crazy weekend. And no naps! Then I worked late yesterday–which was preplanned, but I forgot until right before I left for work, which meant  no writing in the morning.

I have been writing the rundown in the morning before work since I am taking Mondays off, putting my normal exercise time to good use.

But yesterday, I was so worn out from the weekend, I am lucky that I got up. I nursed my coffee while staring blankly at the morning news until it was time to get ready for work. When I got home, I fed the horses, the husband, checked the greenhouse, and then repeated staring blankly at the tv til it was time to go to bed. But today I bounced back!

Monday: I was still on vacation, so Daisy and I took a walk. We did 3.37 miles in exactly one hour, with the last mile being a brisk 16:57. Not only am I a long distance type, getting faster as I go; but, apparently, so is my dog! Daisy climbed on the couch and watched while I finished off with 12 minutes of stretchy yoga.

Tuesday: Another Daisy walk–she was loving my vacation. We did 2.32 miles at a slower 42 minutes, then I did my 25 minutes of weight training. I am again using the dumbbells, light as they are, instead of resistance training. I finished off my last vacaion day off with riding Christopher Robin. I even saddled him and did a real ride, which I am pretty sure he didn’t appreciate. I also learned that the twist of the stirrup was fairly uncomfortable for my leg, so I think I will be doing a sitting trot instead of posting for the forseeable future. Good thing both the horses are fairly comfortable.

Wednesday: I finally started the Burpee Challenge! As it was the 31st, I did 5 Burpees. I plan on adding one Burpee each day, so that by the end of the 30 days in June, I can do 35 in a row–hopefully with little pain 🙂 I threw the challenge out on Facebook and some of my like-minded friends have joined in. I started the morning with a 1 mile run on the treadmill, then my 5 Burpees, followed by a 20 minute yoga practice that was mix of strength (Tree, Warrior, Plank) and stretching movements.

Thursday: off!! Except for those 6 Burpees, of course!

Friday: I started a bit late, so I did a quick 11:41 mile on the treadmill, followed by 11 minutes of stretch-y yoga. And, of course, 7 Burpees!

Saturday: I had agreed to work the morning, so I needed to be there at 7am. That meant I wasn’t getting up early enough to have time to exercise. I also didn’t get a lot of sleep, which was a lousy way to start my weekend. I ran a few errands after work and got home around 3pm. I did my 8 Burpees, then, not wanting to leave Daisy out, I took her out for a brisk 1.4 mile walk. I would love to put in a time, but we had a few tech difficulties. When we got back I went out to the back field to work around my ring so I could start riding out there. Cars on my road are just a bit untrustworthy to be riding out on the road. Eventually my husband will use the new tractor with the bucket to even out the riding ring and make it beautiful. For now I just need an area to do a lot of walking and a bit of trotting.

Sunday: I started out the morning with Daisy. We walked out 1.75 miles at a brisk pace (1st mile was 14:30), and then ran back for a 3.5 mile total. We both did pretty good, it was her first run of the year and my leg felt much more comfortable running on the road. After I stretched and did my 9 Burpees.Then there was house cleaning to be done, and more work out in  field for riding. The Christmas trees we are growing needed some weeding and fertilizing, and that finished off the morning. In the afternoon we transported the shed we had disassembled out back to the field where the trees were growing. The pieces took a few trips, and some serious thought. Late in the afternoon I took Charby out to the ring and rode til the flies chased us in. And my legs gave out 🙂
The best part of the whole weekend was, even after all that movement, my knee really didn’t hurt and I didn’t need to ice it!

Weekly Rundown

Another week, and a lovely summer week it was, too. I got to be outdoors for most of the week while doing my exercise.

I ran on the treadmill again, and I am really amazed that I run so easily. I haven’t been doing any cardio for the last 4 months,  and I remember how hard it was when I first started running–me gasping like a fish out of water. I would not have thought that my cardio would have lasted for the last six months since the accident.  I thought I would be gasping again!

Monday: off, thank goodness!

Tuesday: I took Daisy out for a rambling walk. We went about 1.5 miles in 36  minutes, although we did stop to talk to the neighbor so the timing might be off. When I got back, Daisy rushed to the couch while I did 25 minutes of yoga. I did mostly stretchy poses, feeling a bit tired after last week. Definitely felt better afterwards.

Wednesday: Arm Weights and Leg PT. I am back to 3×15 reps after figuring out my math error (I never did like math), and I did each rep slower so that it worked my muscles a bit harder. I had planned on lunging the horses as well, and while I was low on time, I still went out and lunged them together for about 10 minutes. I worked with each one in the center for a minute as well. That was hilarious, since while I pulled Char into the middle, CR kept going around the edge. Silly boy!

Thursday: a walk with my friend, only instead of the Rail Trail we went to our local arboretum. It was a great walk, just over 2.5 miles, through winding trails with sculpture and plants.

Friday: I had a plan but I took it off. Felt great!

Saturday: I dithered for a bit, trying to decide if I should make up for Friday’s plan or do Saturday’s plan or do a combination of them. In the end, I rode Charby, since I really want to get the horses working and I don’t seem to get it in gear to ride before work.  After riding I did 22 minutes of yoga, focusing on both strength poses and holding them a bit longer.

Sunday: we had family coming for a luncheon, so I got going early and cleaned the house. Then I went out and got CR ready and rode for about 20 minutes. We did much better this time, he didn’t seem to be as ornery. Maybe he has resigned himself to working with me 🙂 After riding I went in and did 30 minutes on the treadmill. After 10 minutes, I ran for 15, and then did a 5 minute cool down. A quick shower and some dishes, and I was ready to greet my family!

Weekly Rundown

I finally have rejoined the working force. Which played havoc with my exercising last week as I tried to find time to fit in my workouts around my new 40 hours. Not that I am complaining, I am very much enjoying my new position!

Monday: my last day before work, I took Daisy for a nice long walk. We did 2.46 miles, and she loved every minute of it. Nothing makes her happier than getting out and about. And it is so very much fun to watch her little legs go.

Tuesday: off

Wednesday: I managed a few minutes of yoga when I got home. It is hard to get anything done when I have to come home, clean the dishes, feed the horses and then make dinner. So I only got 20 minutes of yoga in. But it is a work in progress.

Thursday: : A quick 2 mile run first thing. I was so proud of getting myself up and running before work. Soon I will figure out how to go further 🙂 I was hustling out the door trying to make sure I was on time for work.

Friday: I would like to say it was off, as I didn’t do any “real” exercise.  But I walked the length and breadth of the hospital (my new position) several times and I think that qualifies!

Saturday: off again! Nap in the morning (no surprise there) and I went to a ‘girls day’ party at one of my friend’s. Not much exercise, but food and gossip made for a marvelous afternoon.

Sunday: repeat of last Sunday, yoga and a ride. This time I did an actual session, my Fat Burning Yoga. Loved it as always. This week I rode Charby,  and not for very long. But it was nice to get on and play with her.

So a short week for my rundown, but a very enjoyable one. Hopefully next week I will work in a bit more exercise 🙂