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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Exercise Update--looking back on the Month of May

Working out is still fun. I think I have a pretty good routine going. Monday-Wednesday-Friday I focus on my free weight routine, varying some of the exercises during the week. On Tuesday & Thursday I concentrate on my endurance training. I started last month with a 25 minute plan which includes 6 sets of 1:30 minute jogging spurts at 4.6 miles an hour. Now I am at 8 sets, still for 1:30 minute jogging spurts, but have increased my spurt speed to 4.8 miles per hour on the treadmill. It is clear I am giving myself a work out because I drip sweat. Nothing lady-like about it.

The weekends are still a bit up in the air. With the travel I have done, some pretty rainy weather and always feeling a bit tired out by Sunday, we haven't gotten into cycling yet. Having done some regular cycling with my husband last summer, I know how fun it is and that it is possible to work it out. We just need to get the habit started...hopefully this weekend.

My summer dream is to go for a 20 mile ride (most I have ever done is 16 miles) and take a picnic so we can stop somewhere fun about 2/3 the way through the ride to rest under the shade of a big tree on top of some lovely green grass...ahhhhh, summer.