Tuesday, October 6, 2009

this week

Yesterday I spent my time on the spin bike.
Today I ran 5 k on the treadmill.
Feeling pretty good.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Home gym

I made progress on setting up my home gym this past weekend. The laundry drying rack has been removed and I have put all the exercise gear that I own into the little room. Up until now the weights have been sitting in my entrance hall closet downstairs, but I finally unpacked them from the cardboard boxes and moved them upstairs where they should be. The little portable DVD player works well - it is not Bose quality but will do the job adequately.

Now all that I need to do is take an hour each night to do my workouts. lol

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Good week

This week has been a good one.
Monday - elliptical
Tuesday - spin cycle
Wednesday - spin cycle again
Thursday - treadmill - 5 km
Friday - gear is packed. I'll decide tomorrow.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Recovery week

I was quite sore after running the half marathon last Sunday. To recover I spent the week doing active recovery - very gentle exercises that worked the muscles but didn't put pressure on the joints. Monday I used the eliptical, Tuesday and Wednesday the spin bike, Thursday the stair stepper on a gentle setting. Friday I was in a training session in the morning so skipped PT. The pain has disappeared and I am ready to continue my workouts next week.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Army Run 2009

2:22:25.5  6:45 2:18:13.7 1235/1924  405/619  Women 40 - 49 

I ran the Canada Army Run 1/2 marathon today. The race was a lot of fun and there were a lot more
people than last year. The weather was sunny and warm, but not too hot. As you can see from the times
shown above, it took me four minutes to get to the start line once the gun went off - that indicates how
many people there were doing the race.

Afterwards, my friend and I went for a big and tasty pasta lunch. Very nice end to the race.

We're both signing up again next year. You are all invited to join us.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

End of week update

Wednesday - no PT because I was in a briefing all morning and much of the afternoon.
Thursday - spin cycle again. I loved the workout
Friday - no PT because of a huge work project that got dumped in my lap

This weekend is the Canada Army Run. I picked up my race package yesterday after work and am ready to go. Have shoe chip, have T shirt, have race bib with my name on it. It's sunny today and hopefully it will stay that way until tomorrow so that the race will be a good one.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Spin cycle, an ipod and lots of energy. what a great workout. I felt like going on forever and only stopped because I had to go back to work.