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It's cold outside and my head cold is worse...

Friday, March 09, 2012

Cardio Streak Day 316
1430hrs
50F

It's still pretty chilly and no hint of sun anywhere. It was in the 40s overnight, makes one wonder what happened to that 70 & 80 degree weather we've had the last few weeks. Interesting that it's warmer in Oklahoma today than here!

I've still got a cold. I'm sneezing a few times per hour and my nose is pretty much like a water faucet today (not quite the picture you were expecting, eh?). However, there is no sign of infection or fever so I have no plans to discontinue the workouts although it's probably okay to go a little lighter on the intensity just in case.

So on the intensity meter, yes, I did take it easier. 2.40 miles in 30 minutes matches yesterday's effort.

Add warm up and cool down, the total effort was:
3.00 miles
40 minutes
293 calories burned

  
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KRISZTA11 3/10/2012 4:25AM

    Hold on, spring is coming! emoticon
Get well soon!

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LESLIELENORE 3/9/2012 5:10PM

    We had sunshine AND snow flurries today. Hope you feel better soon!

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JSALERNO 3/9/2012 4:36PM

    GREAT JOB. emoticon IT WAS WARMER THERE OVERNIGHT THAN IT IS HERE NOW. ITS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE ANY WARMER TOMORROW WHEN I GO FOR MY 5K TRAINING DAY 6 TOMORROW WHICH STINKS BECAUSE THE COLD AIR REALLY SCREWS UP MY ASTHMA.

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Getting colder today and I've still got a cold

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Cardio Streak Day 315
1130hrs
57F

It was in the 60s this morning and not expected to get colder until late afternoon. A check of the radar after 1100 showed the predicted storms heading our way so I decided it was 'now or never' and went for it.

As I went outside, I could feel a change in the temperature. Yikes, it's getting colder already!

I had been sneezing since I woke this morning and still have an unproductive cough, all the symptoms of a cold, but I wanted to go anyway. Once you develop a habit, you really don't want anything to stand in the way. I decided to go a little slower and not push my luck, though.

2.40 miles / 30 minutes
3.00 miles / 40 minutes with warm up and cool down
293 total calories burned

  
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BLUE42DOWN 3/9/2012 2:29PM

    Hope your body is able to fight the infection without much worse symptoms.

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BRAVERUDE 3/9/2012 11:40AM

    Getting chilly here in North Carolina as well...and I am getting a sore throat! We must be on the same page! Feel better soon and keep up the great work!

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GLAZED-DONUT 3/8/2012 5:46PM

    UGH - I hate hate hate being sick! Having a cold, esp. a sore throat is so hard for me.. you know - when swallowing water HURTS but you know you have to consume water in order to properly fight off the cold - succckkksss!

They say its okay to workout while being sick, as long as its from the neck up! In other words if you have chest congestion its best NOT to workout, as it will actually extend the illness and even make it worse!
This is a comfort to know for me - as just like yourself, I dont like to NOT do anything.... even if its less, not as long, not as hard, still just doing something makes me feel a little better.
Hope you feel better soon (hugs)

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LESLIELENORE 3/8/2012 4:46PM

    The dog and I walked in a steady rain this afternoon, and I am still drying out. I hope you feel better soon!

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JSALERNO 3/8/2012 4:29PM

    GOOD JOB. I HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER SOON.

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Running with a cold...

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Cardio Streak Day 314
1130hrs
67F

Today was cloudy and windy but was warm enough that the wind wasn't that bad.

As you may have read yesterday, I was battling the onset of some kind of respiratory ailment or flu and wasn't sure if I was going to be able to keep going. I woke this morning realizing that I had been coughing during the night and I also felt a little achy. However, at around 1130 I decided to go see how I felt outdoors.

I did the warm up and felt okay so I went into a jog, aiming for a 12 minute per mile pace. I knocked off 2.10 miles in 25 minutes today which is not bad for having what may only be a cold.

Hey, it keeps the streak going and since I have no fever, I'll stay with it. It's also interesting to note that the total distance today covered 15 minutes of warm up and cool down walking. That is faster than the first virtual 5K I ran back in June of last year. IT IS PROGRESS!!!

With the warm up and cool down, today's effort total was:
3.00 miles
40 minutes
400 calories burned

  
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KRISZTA11 3/8/2012 4:07AM

    emoticon to the great improvement!
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LESLIELENORE 3/7/2012 5:27PM

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JSALERNO 3/7/2012 4:56PM

    GREAT JOB. IT WAS BEAUTIFUL UP HERE AT 50 DEGREES AND I WENT WITH MY TIGHTNESS IN MY CHEST AND DID MY 5K TRAINING. I ACTUALLY FEEL BETTER BECAUSE AFTER JOGGING PORTIONS I'D GET RID OF TONS OF MUCUS.

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SUNSHINE99999 3/7/2012 4:39PM

  I hope your back to 100% soon.

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I hardly ever get sick...

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Cardio Streak Day 313
1130hrs
67F

Today I'm feeling like I'm on the front edge of what might be a cold, upper respiratory infection, or the flu. If I'm lucky, perhaps my scratchy voice is due to all the wind at the golf course yesterday

along with having to yell to be heard over those stiff winds. Today is another windy one and as I was preparing to go out today, the weather service has the wind steady at 27mph, gusting to 39mph. Yuck!!

As I got going, the wind was brutal. Combine that with sore hamstrings and glutes along with the feeling of an impending illness (a rarity for me) and the day was mostly a psychological exercise. However, not too awfully far into the workout, I made the command decision to cut it short at about two miles.

At twenty five minutes, I had covered 2.10 miles and I'd had enough. Rather than push it any farther, the time and distance will qualify for day 313 of the cardio streak.

With the warm up and cool down, today was:
2.70 miles
35 minutes
370 calories burned

  
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JSALERNO 3/6/2012 4:15PM

    I FEEL THE SAME WAY. GOOD LUCK FIGHTING IT OFF.

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LESLIELENORE 3/6/2012 3:35PM

    I hope whatever it is goes away quickly! Glad you decided to pay attention to your health and cut it short today.

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KARMSTRON 3/6/2012 3:35PM

    I think you made the correct choice! You're no good to yourself if you get sick. I love the new photo!

BTW - tried to post yesterday about your calories. If they counted per swing, mine might be pretty darn high too. Golf is not a sport that I have mastered

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BLUE42DOWN 3/6/2012 3:29PM

    emoticon both on keeping the streak going and recognizing when it might just be more important to get some rest time in than to push yourself. Here's hoping you fight it off with a minimum of symptoms!

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A 4+ mile jog before 18 holes of golf!!

Monday, March 05, 2012

Cardio Streak Day 312
0900hrs
52F

Cooler than the norm lately, but out I went in order to get to a waiting golf game. After the warm up, I did 4.10 miles in 50 minutes today. After a cool down and a quick shower, one of my sons came by to take me golfing with him.

He's been 4 or 5 time zones away, depending on daylight savings time and I haven't seen him in months. It was good to get out and play again, it seems I don't play enough any more but he gets to play enough for the both of us.

I'm not sure the website is calculating the golf outing correctly (1294 calories) but with the jogging and warm up/cool down, the first total was:
5.00 miles
65 minutes
477 calories
plus golf... woohoo!

  
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BD3269PM 3/6/2012 7:00AM

    You are doing a great job with keeping active and havibg fun while you do it. Yea! Keep it up and enjoy your son. emoticon

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KRISZTA11 3/6/2012 2:12AM

    A lovely, active day - good for you!
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BLUE42DOWN 3/6/2012 1:44AM

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Hehe, I wonder if sand traps count for burning more calories. (And right there is about the extent of my knowledge of golf. Not really, but close.) I think calculating the calories for golf would depend on things like walk or cart and whether carrying a bag of clubs.

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LESLIELENORE 3/5/2012 11:47PM

    Sounds like a great day! Glad you got to go out and play golf with your son.

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