Friday, August 6, 2010

Weekly Update #3

I'm still hanging in there.  This week the kids started school on Thursday, so I am making the transition to working out in the mornings rather than in the evenings after they go to bed.  I like the mornings better, but I will be happy when we no longer have 80+ degrees and 92% humidity at 6:30AM.  I think the fall weather will feel good in another couple of months, as long as I can keep my allergies in check.  I feel good this week.  I think the day of rest was good for my body.  
  • Saturday-hiked Cook's Trail ~4 miles
  • Sunday-Couch-to-5K, Week 1, Day 3--it was painful, but I did it
  • Monday-Couch-to-5K, Week 2, Day 1 (5 min warm up, 6 intervals of 90s running/120s walking, 5 min cool down)
  • Tuesday-sit ups & push ups
  • Wednesday-Couch-to-5K, Week 2, Day 2 (same as Day 1)
  • Thursday-REST
  • Friday-Couch-to-5K, Week 2, Day 3; arms workout on machines; 2.5 miles on bike
On Thursday, I joined St. Mary's Wellness Center.  It is a gym opened to anyone, but the focus is on fitness and health rather than who can wear the tightest spandex and flirt the most.  There are a lot of older members and it feels like a comfortable place for me to be.  Next Thursday, I will work with a trainer to design a program that works well with the Couch-to-5K.

1 comment:

  1. That'll be exciting to have a trainer help with your exercise plans. It helps to get the most from your workout, and is great for motivation. You're doing great!