Sunday, August 22, 2010
I have an unfortunate knack for turning good things into bad.
Take cycling. Love it! Can't get enough of it! But: for a variety of reasons, weather, timing, etc. I cannot guarantee myself time on my bike every day of the week.
As a result there are often 3-4 days a week I just don't get on my bike. So what do I do for cardio on those days...?
Earlier in the summer I had been doing well to get out for walks, jogs and Nordic walking. But gradually I'd been letting my cardio go on days when I couldn't bike. Bad news!
And all the while my trusty treadmill has been there right along as my solution for those busy and / or rainy days! All the outdoor outlets, however, have me spoiled and I grew to dread the idea on getting on the treadmill.
Today I decided my 'mill truly HADN'T grown fangs and claws over the summer and got back on it for a nice hour long session of walk / jogging at 4-5 mph on a 10 incline. Worked up a good old sweat and loved re-connecting with my tunes as they take on a whole new life of their own when I hear them while working out.
With the big cycling event coming up in Sept. and my son's wedding in Oct. I have EVERY reason to be psyched up to work out my best abilities...yet I have to admit to having allowed myself to slide this past summer. I'm planning to make the most of the time between now and these oh-SO-important events that lie ahead!
Have a GREAT week ahead everyone!