With the winter upon us, I’ve taken to either ride my bike on the indoor trainer, or to hit the fitness center and run the tread mill. Yesterday it was the tread mill. I expect it to be the tread mill again tomorrow. Unfortunately, I have a membership with a fitness center that is half an hour away. Not that that’s all bad, since I’m in Pine City for shopping and laundry often enough to make using the fitness center worthwhile.
Okay, I’ve got the bike on the indoor trainer. I also rigged my odometer to the back tire so that I can get miles, speed, etc., etc., etc. So, without further todo:
To the stats;
- Miles: 6.89
- Time: 0:28:40
- Max Speed: 61%
- Average Speed: 14.4
So, I am watching my Blu-Ray Battlestar Galactica set. I’m on Season Three, where I left off when I stopped indoor training last winter. I haven’t ridden for a while, so I just didn’t have the leg strength for more than the 28 minutes. Plus I did exercises before riding. I am back up to 60 push ups and 30 4 count crunches. However, I’m hoping to increase my time on the bike.
Also, I’m planning on running again soon. I just need an orange vest so some hunter doesn’t mistake me for a deer.
Okay, if you look up at the right hand corner just below the header picture, you’ll see I’ve a new novel started. I’ve given the older one a rest. I’m stuck and can’t seem to get any farther. So, I thought, ‘what the hell!’ I’ll start a new one. Please, go read the first chapter.
Not only am I running, but I’m doing push-ups and crunches before I run. Today I did 70 push ups and 50 crunches. And to top it off; I ran my fastest mile today! 11:26!
So, I did a complete cleaning of my apartment. That means I swept and mopped my office, my bedroom, the living room, the kitchen, and the bathroom. I also did dusting. All the while I had a fan in the window, and the front door open with the storm window open to circulate fresh air into the apartment. Next? Laundry. Hopefully Sunday will be a work-free day.
I can honestly say I am getting more of a workout with running than with biking. However, despite it feeling shorter and quicker than it actually was, I didn’t set any new personal bests. That’s fine with me. I really only run to get in shape and to – hopefully – lose weight. At this point I’m grateful I no longer feel the pain in my legs as I did when I first started running.
Update: Well, I’ll be damned! I guess I did set a new personal best. I ran my fastest 3 K!
Have to admit, I am surprised at how short today’s run seemed in comparison to Tuesday’s run. However, it was longer by over 12 minutes: Tuesday’s run was 58:23 with a distance of 4.29 miles. Today’s run was 01:10:27 with a distance of 5.01 miles. In every metric today’s run was not as well paced as Tuesday’s. However, I ran farther, and for a longer time than I’ve ever run, and that’s a good thing.
Oh, CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just sounded like Martha Stewart. Shoot me, shoot me now before I harm people.
I’m watching the second episode of “Will & Grace” after having watched the pilot. Did any other show end just as funny as it started? Because it sure as hell started out firing on all cylinders.