Thursday, April 30, 2009


Today was an easy workout day, Wii and strength. Running sure burns a lot more calories (while exercising) than what I did today. Good thing muscle burns calories after the workout too. I do enjoy the Wii though it is a good way of changing things up.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

4/29/09 not so fun, just not into it, must be the rain. The good thing is that my heart rate is getting better today a high of 189 and average 145. I did 2.5 miles in 40 minutes and 3 miles in 51 minutes. My biggest problem today is being extra short of breath I think, I'll have to go to the doctor and make sure my asthma is under control. Next time I run the program gets tougher can't wait to see how I do

Sunday, April 26, 2009


Running is still going well. My knee is hurting so I took an extra day off. I think my heart rate is improving. Today I ran walked run 90 seconds walk 2 minutes for 20 minutes. I add extra warm up and cool down of 10 minutes walking before and after. Today I ran at 6 MPH and walked at 3 MPH for a total of 2.5 miles after 40 minutes. My max heart rate was up there at 194 but only for the last two sprints the rest were in the high 180's.

Friday, April 24, 2009


Today I played a long round of disc golf it was a good workout. I ended up burning almost 1500 calories. On my days off of running I'm going to try to golf or play on the wii something low impact. I wanted to do lower body strength but I don't want to hurt myself so I'm taking it easy.

Thursday, April 23, 2009


So far so good. Today I feel sore but not too sore, a good muscle ache. I found a new resource for running It has tips on training and injury prevention as well as info on races and other important information on running. This site also has training schedules to prevent injury. The one I'm following now is "From Couch to 5k" it works you up to running a 5k in 9 weeks. Today will be the first day of following this plan but I'm starting in week 2 since I've been doing some stuff on my own. I might be able to do week 3 but don't want to push it too much.
Yesterday I did the wii fit and lower body/core strength. Today I plan on walk/run for 40 minutes and upper body strength. Getting stronger everyday.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Today was the second day of run/walking. I wanted to try and run 4 mins, walk to catch breath and run 4. Didn't work that way, I was able to run the first sprint at 5MPH for 4 minutes (to after max heart rate for a bit) then walked to catch breath. Then I was only able to push 3 minutes at a time of running, one sprint shortened to 2 mins by a cramp in side. I walked more than I ran but still did 2.75 miles in 45 minutes, and meets my goal.
I also did strength training today, my favorite.
My body feels like mush and aches but it is good pain for sure.

Back to it again

So I'm back to getting on a healthy lifestyle track, for the millionth time. This time I'm going to try and blog my progress. My workouts and food habits will be posted, I figure this will help me be accountable to myself and it will keep goals organized. My Birthday is next month and I'll be 30. I wanted to get on track before that mile stone. So by time my B-day comes I want to habitually workout 4 times a week. I'm starting to run/walk. My current goal is to run/walk 2.5 miles in 45minutes, next week I'll shoot for 3 miles. I would like to be able to work up to 5 miles at a time but will work up to that.