Readers’ Workouts — October 23
Join us for the weekly Tuesday gathering of bookish athletes and athletic readers. How was exercise for you in the past week? What are your plans for the coming week? Link your post below or tell your story in the comments. Don’t forget to visit the links for encouragement and support!
I seem to have turned my blog into a full-time job this month! All the while in full denial about how much time it was taking away from my healthy lifestyle and other aspects of my life. A two-hour walk yesterday helped with my minutes. I’m currently at 945 of the 1600 minutes I plan to exercise this month. I’ll need some more two hour walks to make that happen.
How are you doing?
I’m trying to get in a lot of miles walked by the end of the month, too. My original goal back in late August was to try to walk 75-100 miles per month, and so far I’m averaging around 40-50. Ugh…
I’ve cut back to the two workouts I really enjoy — spin class on Wednesday and US Masters Swimming on Thursday. I’m not feeling too bad about skipping the other days. Mantra: do what you can handle right now. Add more later.
Once we get moved into our new house (next week), I plan to pick up walk/jogs in the new neighborhood in the a.m. Also looking to adopt an early-morning yoga/meditation practice. Just planning this new approach has me excited.
That sounds like a good way to do something during all the upheaval of a move and plan ahead for the new place. I love walks as a way to explore a new neighborhood and really start to feel at home.
Last week: a lot of walking, but didn’t make it to the gym.
This week’s plan: 60 min cardio/weight workout today, Thursday, and Friday.
Great plan to get back to the workouts!
I’ve been doing pretty well with my goal to work out for at least 20 minutes every day, although I seem to always have one day a week where I don’t do anything. Sadly, my running hasn’t improved – I love it but always at the halfway point my legs are telling me, we’re stopping soon, aren’t we? I do keep going and they stay quiet during the last leg of the run, but still. My daughter tells me I need to just keep adding a little more distance every day. Probably because that shifts the halfway point so at least my legs will feel rebellious a little later in the run … 🙂
I like the thought that a longer run makes for a longer halfway point.
Hi Joy and other fearless readers who workout!
I almost forgot to link up my fitness log this week. What a week this is turning out to be. I have had a lot of little things going on this week that are adding up to one long week and it has me draggggging. I woke up SO tired this morning and totally convinced it was Friday. Anyway, I clocked in with 352 minutes of workouts last week, which is decent for me. I had two rest days, but I seem to make up for it on the days I cycle. The weather was SO wonderful here last weekend, I went out on my bike both Saturday and Sunday. I could have ridden more to tell you the truth–the weather was that perfect for riding, but had other stuff going on.
Hope you all are having a great week!