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Woohoo! October!

Postby blondie » Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:03 pm

:-D Ha! I stole Tom's name for our exercise thread. My goal again this month is to do cardio and resistance every weekday, Monday through Friday, throughout the month of October. Anyone is welcome to join me here!
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Re: Woohoo! October!

Postby victw » Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:29 pm

Blondie,

Thanks for taking the lead and running with it.

I started the month with a 7.1 mile run. Next weekend is my 10k and October 29th is the half marathon. I'm only expecting to walk part of the half - I don't have that figured out yet.

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Re: Woohoo! October!

Postby Love the Lorax » Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:04 pm

I'm joining in again! Let's see how many days in a row I can get - either cardio/strength/or both.

Oct 1 - 70 min. bicycling
Oct 2 - 42 min. bicycling
Oct 3 - 20 min. strength
Oct 5 - 20 min. strength
Oct 7 - 35 min walk/jog
Oct 9 - 38 min walk/jog
Oct 10 - 35 min walk/jog
Oct 11- 20 min strength
Oct 12- 30 min walk
Oct 13 - 30 min walk
Oct 15 - 65 min walk/jog
Oct 15 - 60 leisurely walk with hubby
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Re: Woohoo! October!

Postby blondie » Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:17 pm

My exercise for the month of October, will edit this post each time I add exercise:
Mon. 10/3 - 30 minutes walk, 30 minutes resistance
Tues. 10/4 - 30 minutes elliptical, 30 minutes resistance
Wed. 10/5 - 45 minutes walk, 30 minutes resistance
1 hour massage :nod: Lucky me!
Thu. 10/6 - 30 minutes elliptical, 30 minutes resistance
Fri. 10/7- 30 minutes walk, 30 minutes resistance
Mon. 10/10- 30 minutes walk
Tues. 10/11 - 40 minutes elliptical, 30 minutes resistance
Wed. 10/12 - 40 minutes walk, 30 minutes resistance
Thurs. 10/13 - 40 minutes elliptical
Mon. 10/17 - 40 minutes walk, 30 minutes resistance
Tues. 10/18 - 40 minutes elliptical, 30 minutes resistance
Thurs. 10/20- 30 minutes elliptical, 15 minutes resistance
Sun. 10/23 - 30 minutes walk
Mon. 10/24 - 30 minutes walk, 30 minutes resistance
Tues. 10/25 - 30 minutes elliptical
Wed. 10/26 - 30 minutes walk, 30 minutes resistance
Thurs. 10/27 - 1 mile "walk away the pounds" video
Fri. 10/28 - 20 minutes walk
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Re: Woohoo! October!

Postby Faith in DC » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:06 pm

my goal is to get in my five walks or something aerobic each week and to work on building muscles, especially triceps, legs and core.

Friday the end of Sept turned out to be only 1 1/2 hrs of yoga

Saturday Oct 1st was 4 1/2 hrs of yoga, and no this wasn't wimpy stuff. We are talking all kinds of balancing on your arms or head type of poses, along with 50 sun salutations.

Sunday was 3 1/2 hrs of the same hard yoga. Luckily we did some breathing exercises and learning about that arm of yoga for a few hours at the end. I needed a break.

Monday I took off between being sore and rain

Tuesday 50 walk, 10 yoga for strength
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Re: Woohoo! October!

Postby Faith in DC » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:07 pm

BTW Blonde I am jealous on that massage. I had my Mom rub tiger balm in my back Sunday night and that was a huge help.
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Re: Woohoo! October!

Postby blondie » Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:24 pm

The massage was awesome, Faith! I think I'm going to reward myself with a massage everytime I lose 10 more lbs. She was firm, but gentle when she found tight/tender spots. Candlelight, soft music, and a gentle breeze (ceiling fan :lol: ) and it was so relaxing. She had warm smooth stones that she used on some especially sore places that felt so soothing! Looks like your month is off to a good start!
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Re: Woohoo! October!

Postby victw » Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:13 am

I ran my 10k yesterday. It went better than expected.

My heart rate monitor was acting goofy - so I ran hotter than planned. I came in last - but I got a second place medal - there were only two people in my age group. :)

I have done something everyday in October. I was so used to getting 10000 steps on my pedometer that the days I bike or swim I get disappointed that I don't have 10000 steps. But I am trying not to overdo it on the non running days.

Actually the running thing is kind of funny - I run/walk. I mostly walk since it only takes about 30 seconds for my heart rate to increase and I am working on keeping the heart rate low to develop my aerobic capacity.

This method has also taken care of most of the aches and potential injuries I seemed to be flirting with while learning to run.

I am in training the next two weeks - so my activity will be scaled back. My goals are to run 3x a week - two short 40 minute sessions - and my long runs.

I had hope to get up to 10 miles before the half marathon - but that doesn't look likely - but since I run/walk - I will probably be walking most of it.

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Re: Woohoo! October!

Postby blondie » Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:12 am

That's awesome, Vic! I doubt if I could walk 10k so I admire your hard work!!
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Re: Woohoo! October!

Postby Faith in DC » Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:37 pm

Vic - congrats on completing the race. hehe that is funny about coming in last but getting a second place in your age group. Vic there is a site that converts other activity into steps. I use to get upset at working my butt off and only having a 2,000 steps in.

Blondie I think you are on to something about rewarding yourself with a massage every 10 lbs lost.

OK I think I left off at:
10/6 with a 60 minute walk
10/7 in yoga school we did book work
10/8 we had a practice of 150 minutes
10/9 Sunday we also had a practice of 150 minutes and it was really intensive on the muscles. Several of the gals complained and one almost passed out.
10/10 I too the day off. My first day at home in 3 weeks. I got a manicure and pedicure.
10/11 45 gardening and really I was out there longer than that
10/12 10 yoga
10/13 nothing just rain
10/14 which is today, I already did 30 of yoga and I think tonight is book work.
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Re: Woohoo! October!

Postby Faith in DC » Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:05 am

Saturday 15 - I got in 60 for yoga
Sunday was a relaxing yoga, ahhhh not exercise though.
Monday Oct 17 walked 30
Tuesday Oct 18 walked 60
Wednesday Oct 19 danced 60 (we are learning to do Single Lady for a fundraiser at work) It rained that evening so that was it.
Thursday Oct 20 walked 45 and gardened 15

Hope everyone else is continuing.
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Re: Woohoo! October!

Postby vanessa40 » Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:33 am

Hi everyone,
Can i join in..
I usually run 3-4 miles a day but i pulled my calf muscle last week so i have been resting it. I have Halloween 5k this Saturday so i want to be ok by then..
I plan on some light yoga later
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Re: Woohoo! October!

Postby blondie » Mon Oct 24, 2011 4:39 pm

Hi Vanessa, sure you can join us. How is your leg feeling? Are you able to run at all yet?
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Re: Woohoo! October!

Postby vanessa40 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:46 am

Hi Blondie
Yes i was able to run 3.12 mile this morning with no pain.
I am going to try some light light and yoga this afternoon
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Re: Woohoo! October!

Postby blondie » Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:39 pm

End of month -- goal was to exercise 21 weekdays in October, cardio and resistance. Midway through the month I decided to reduce the resistance exercises to 3x a week because I didn't feel like I was allowing my muscles sufficient recovery time.

I did some cardio exercises 18 days this month (19 if I follow through tomorrow), and resistance exercises 12 days of the month (again, 13 if I do them tomorrow). So I'm happy with my progress, but will work on getting more exercise in next month.

I'm not sure if I will post here in November, or just post in my journal. It's nice to not have so many posts to keep up with when life gets busy, so I'm leaning towards just keeping track in my journal.
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