Exercise with Power Equipment — Readers’ Workouts
Welcome to Readers’ Workouts, the weekly event where book lovers share workout stories, goals, successes, and challenges.
My most unusual workout last week was running the power cultivator through my vegetable garden. In my marriage, it’s almost embarrassing how much the chores are split along traditional gender lines. Rick is in charge of power tools. But, sometimes, his schedule doesn’t correspond well with the garden’s schedule.
So, I ran the cultivator this year. After some instruction and practice, I was able to let the engine handle forward movement while I used my back and legs, more than my arms, to keep the whole thing under control. I went over the garden three times, raking it out in between. A good workout!
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Gardening can definitely be a workout.
I’m slowly getting back into the daily habit of exercise. It’s been a crazy few weeks. Too crazy really.
Oh ya! I dug some holes for some new shrubs this past weekend and I was more sore from that than I was from running my 5k race that day. Gardening is a great workout!
I’m planning on going to the gym tonight and Friday. We’re doing a 5K on Saturday but we’re still recovering from colds at our house.
I don’t use power tools. It has nothing to do with gender, I’m just a little dangerous. My daughter, who’s 14, uses saws for me if I need to have something done and my husband’s not home. She also figured out how to work the manual can opener, something I still can’t do.
I am branching out a little, for the next three Fridays I will be doing a 1 hour private yoga lesson at the JCC. I wanted lessons to get me over the raw beginner know-nothing feeling, in preparation for slotting in a 6am-7am yoga class once a week before work. I’m nervous but excited.
Power tools scare me — I just used the snowblower for the first time this winter — so bravo for attempting! I’d imagine getting the garden ready for the year is great exercise for the body and the mind.
Last week I had a lot of great workouts: two sessions of yoga, a free cardio sculpt class that was intense, a few days of running, a game of kickball, and cardio kickboxing. I have a 5K this weekend that I’m nervous/excited about!
I love the idea of kickball as a workout for adults! I remember that being a pretty fast-paced game that included a lot of running.