Saturday, July 26, 2014
If you've read my SparkPage or my blogs, you already know how much I love having a treadmill in the house. I don't limit my walking to the treadmill. Our dog has figured out that she gets to spend more time with me if she agrees to go to the park early in the morning.
But later, it is usually hot and humid, for it is summer. Attention switches to the treadmill. If you have noticed my Exercise Tracker, I generally walk at least 120 minutes a day. Once the dog and I return from the park, I normally check the Spark Activity Tracker to see how many minutes are left to 120. Then I hop on the treadmill, and even if I only need 10 minutes, I tend to walk at least a full mile, then stretch that to 20 minutes, no 30 minutes, no 40 sounds good, why not make it a full 3 miles?
This new habit works well for me, but my husband wants to share the treadmill. In fact, it was he who had insisted we should buy one. His current goal is to walk for 2 hours at a time, no higher than moderate intensity per his Heart Rate Monitor. We are both feeling better with all this exercise, but we have to remind ourselves to think of each other.
Maybe we should get one of those number servers at the grocery store's deli counter.
"Take a Number, Please!"