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Triple Cardio Day!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Nailed three bouts of cardio today...don't know if I've EVER done that before...woo HOO! :-)

Treadmill 1st thing...3 miles @ 5-6 mph for 35 mins.

Lunch? Colleagues were heading out to the park for a walk...sure! I'll join you! Grab the Nordic poles and I'm OFF for another brisk walk for around 30 mins.

Tonight? Some down time in between sessions...grab the Nordic poles for ANOTHER 30 mins. of fast walking.

Also stopped by the bike shop to pester them again...test rode a few bikes earlier in the week. This AWESOME stretch of PERFECT weather has me so PSYCHED to hit the open road...!

...and I FINALLY chose my new bicycle and asked them to have it ready (put fenders, racks, bottle holder on) for me to pick up tomorrow night...woo hoo!

Here's a link to the bicycle:

www.specialized.com/us/e
n/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=2
1853&menuItemId=0


It's truly astonishing how pricey bicycles can be! Tough to swallow that, but I figure this is a bike that will likely go the distance and last me for the rest of my biking days. The fellow at the bike shop was pleased to hear that I was willing to go with the drop-down handlebars and said that this also happened to be the same model HE owned and rode. It sounds like a versatile, durable workhorse.

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JCORYCMA 3/11/2010 2:45PM

    Awesome bike! I divided the price of your bike by the monthly payment I make to my gym and it came out roughly 22 months. So look at it that way. Only you'll have beautiful scenery to look at. I have the posterior of the heavy guy on the bike in front of me that needs to pull his gym shorts up!
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USARUNNERGIRL 3/11/2010 11:00AM

    What an awesome work out and I have to say that is one bad a$% bike.

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L*I*T*A* 3/11/2010 10:25AM

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RAINBOWFALLS 3/11/2010 9:53AM

    How exciting to get a new work out toy! I have to agree that the sunshine has made me want to get my bike out too. I'm also glad i have the recumbent bike inside for a weekend like the one coming up.

Great job on the three Cardios!

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 3/11/2010 9:04AM

    Congrats on choosing and ordering a new bike!

I'm going to have to get a new bike this year, too. It's a little much to do a triathlon on my old Peugeot U-09 that I bought in high school... LOL
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And you know what? Your triple-dipping inspired me to do something entirely nuts (not entirely unusual for me, but this time it's YOUR fault, hehe).

Tonight here's my workout plan:

5:30-6:30 spin with Donna
6:45-7:15 lift weights downstairs
7:30-8:30 spin with Ellen

That's 3 straight hours of exercise, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. (I want to start working on my endurance for that triathlon.)

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UPDATE:

Total calorie burn from exercise = 535+116+452 = 1103.

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SCHWINNER! 3/11/2010 8:02AM

    Enjoy that new bike!!

I got my Schwinn at Meijer several years ago for around $100. It's still holding up perfectly and I love it!! :)

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FERRETLOVER1 3/11/2010 7:53AM

    Boy, am I ever jealous!! Enjoy your new bike.

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STARLIGHT615 3/11/2010 7:50AM

    WOW!! tons of cardio I am imoressed good for you!! keepup the good work! Love the new bike!! emoticon

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AMABILE75 3/11/2010 7:36AM

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GREAT JOB!!! Keep up the great work (cardio). I hope you have lots of fun with your bike!! I've been really wanting one lately too!

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_VALEO_ 3/11/2010 7:30AM

    What a day you had! Woohoo!

Bikes are pricey, we're currently looking for an ATV bike to bike this summer.

Wish you many happy rides with your new bike!

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FRECKS96 3/11/2010 7:03AM

    Awesome! Congrats on the new bike!

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TIKITAMI 3/11/2010 12:18AM

    Impressive!

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