Running On Empty

Posted on Jan 2, 2010 in Exercise Log | 0 comments

I still cannot beat this lagging congestion in my chest. It’s been over a month. Sounds like I’ve got a doctors appointment in my near future.

– Cardio –

  • Treadmill – 36 Minutes
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Slow Start Back

Posted on Dec 8, 2009 in Exercise Log | 2 comments

My first day back in the gym and I still had alot of congestion in my chest from being sick. I found it really hard to breathe and ended up calling it off after only 15 minutes.

I made those 15 minutes count though, I set a new personal best for 1 mile at 12:47. Granted I think that was still a D in my highschool gym class, but it’s still showing progress, so I’m happy.

– Cardio –

  • Treadmill – 15 Minutes
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+5

Posted on Nov 18, 2009 in Exercise Log | 0 comments

Was able to add 5 minutes to my previous routine without much problem. In fact, I felt like I could have possibly added 10 (it would have been close), but time constraints meant I had to leave before I could find out.

– Cardio –

  • Treadmill – 36 Minutes
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Trying To Keep Up With Mr. Weeks

Posted on Nov 16, 2009 in Exercise Log | 3 comments

I spent alittle time over the weekend looking up different cardio routines to try and give myself alittle more focus in the gym. After reading that Tyler’s gotten himself to a 1/1 ratio of briskly walking to running, having started at 4/1, I realized I don’t even really know what I’m even capable of, so I don’t really know where to improve.

So today, I walked into the gym with a plan to find out exactly where my limits currently are. I set a goal of 3/2 briskly walking at 3.6 miles per hour to jogging/running at 5 miles and hour, knowing I wasn’t gonna be able to actually pull it off, but figuring I could get pretty close.

Warmed up on the stationary bike for a few minutes, and then moved to the treadmill; amazingly enough, I managed to do 3/2 for the full 30 minutes! Of course, at the end, my chest felt like a blast furnace and my knee was VERY unhappy with me, but it was really worth it. Not only was I capable of more than I expected, but now I have a benchmark to use for the future.

– Cardio –

  • Stationary Bike – 10 Minutes
  • Treadmill – 30 Minutes
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The Importance Of Support

Posted on Nov 10, 2009 in Exercise Log | 1 comment

I brought my gym bag to work today, but for the life of me could not find my badge (which is necessary to get into the gym). I resigned myself to having to skip my workout today, and idly mentioned it to my buddy Russ. The conversation went something like this:

Me – “I was planning to hit the gym again today, but…”
Russ – “But!?”
Me – “Yeah, but…”
Russ – “BUT!?”
Me – “Well, I can’t find my badge to get in.”
Russ – “So I’ll wait till you’re off and let you in”

It never even really occurred to me to ask anyone to wait around for me (I get off later than most the people in our office). I wouldn’t have gone to the gym today, and I wouldn’t have felt bad about it as it wasn’t due to lack of desire, just unfortunate circumstances. Instead, I got 30+ minutes of cardio in, with just alittle help from my friends.

– Cardio –

  • Treadmill – 30 Minutes
  • Stationary Bike – 6 Minutes

My knee really didn’t respond to a second day of exertion in a row, and I had to call it quits early into my biking. I’ll take a day off and look into a knee brace, but I’m definitely in this one for the long haul now.

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How Many Steps Does It Take To Reach Cloud Nine?

Posted on Nov 9, 2009 in Exercise Log | 5 comments

So I finally got into the gym after being hyped to get in there last week. About 40 minutes into the treadmill my knee started disagreeing with me, so I moved over to the bike because I was determined to do an hour of cardio at any cost.

Now, can I convince myself to do this again tomorrow?

– Cardio –

  • Treadmill – 40 Minutes
  • Stationary Bike – 20 Minutes
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Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.

- Buddha