Sunday, January 2, 2011

Weekday Workout

After two days not working out because I was trying to help clear out my grandparents house, I made the gym my first priority on Thursday.  I started with 15 minutes hard on the ellipse machine.  Usually I am an ellipse dawdler, going at a pace that I'm comfortable staying at for an hour on an older machine that I secretly know has an inaccurate calorie counter and will tell me I burned more calories than I actually did.  But this time I went on a brand spankin' new machine and stayed at a pace that I knew I could only keep up for 15 minutes.  I then hit the track,  running 1/2 mile fast, walking 1/2 mile, running 1/2 mile fast and then walking 1/2 mile again.  Together my two 1/2 mile sprints took just under 6:30, so I was pleased with that.  Then I went upstairs and spent 15 minutes on the stairclimber.  Please note, I went upstairs because I couldn't figure out how to change the intensity level of the the stairclimber on the lower level, and after I convinced myself it was broken, tried another one, and couldn't figure that one either, I gave up and went to an old school machine that looks like a mini escalator.  After 18 very sweaty minutes, I got off and repeated my earlier 2 mile track circuit.

At this point, I was tempted to go home but decided to tough it out with 2 :60 second planks, 2 :60 wall sits, and some arm lifting.  I finished exhausted, but totally satisfied!

Now to go home and take a nap...

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