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The Tabata

Monday, September 24, 2012

Today I did the Tabata Inferno, alone. I hate doing this one alone, I like having someone to share the misery with. I hate the first circuit! Its a hard way to start a tough workout, at least for me. I got through it, though I did struggle through the first circuit. After that I got into it and found myself doing 7-8 pushups today, an improvement but I still have a long way to go. I have found that having some high energy music in the background really helps me. The workouts seem to go faster when the music is on. I am going to do a 10 minute ABS workout during MNF tonight. Just a mixture of the tough S90 ABS moves as well as a couple of ABS moves done in Callanetics. I decided to train my ABS on cardio days and rest days.

In other news...went to my first horse races yesterday, the closing day of the season at Emerald Downs. It was fun. We bet $5 bets on 5 races and won one race; it was very exciting! emoticon I met a gentleman who had a daughter who is a jockey and was racing in most of the races. I learned a bit about horse racing from him and found him to be charming. We ate some garlic fries that tasted okay but I was sick last night and again this morning. Once a year I try eating deep fried food and once again learn why I don't eat that garbage! We did a lot of walking though; we parked about 1.5 miles from the entrance and turned the walk into a workout and then we walked a lot inside and took the stairs up to the upper floors several times, finding it much easier to take care of racing business as well as personal business (restrooms) and being in a much smaller crowd. The higher you go, we found, the less people. That was another part of the fun, just people watching! Some were really intensely into the betting, some were into the food and beer, some were into the horses and some didn't seem to into it at all. There were people celebrating, cursing, crying (tears of sorrow and joy) and much jumping up and down and screaming! Ice cream cones were floating about everywhere and I wanted one very badly but restrained. Had I seen them first I would have had a small one instead of garlic fries and would have been much happier all around. All in all it was a fun day at the races. We left after the 5th race to beat the crowd and took the walk at a brisk pace the 1.5 miles back to the car, again making it a workout.

Have a great week and don't give up on your goals, whatever they are!!!

Day 18 down, 78 to go!
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    You have such a fun life..keep on enjoying it.
    1971 days ago
    You are a workout demon! I miss cardio:( Can't believe I just said THAT! LOL
    Never been to a horse race. I would be afraid one of the horses would get hurt. I don't really remember my Grandpa, but I hear he was a crazy better on the horses. Now, as for the garlic fries, YUM! I know they are greasy but would love some now. Ahhhh, guess carrots and broccoli will have to do:)
    Glad you had a great day!
    1972 days ago
  • CHEMCHIC2006
    Never been to a horse race.. sounds fun though!
    1973 days ago
    We had horses. My male trail ride buddy had plans on being a jockey but got too big. He was really good. He still has a lot of horses.
    1973 days ago
    Sounds like fun! We went to horse races one time years ago with a bunch of friends. The "gals" decided to pool our $$ and place a bet on a horse we picked. Geez louise, this horse was so slow we thought they might have to put him down right there on the track!! LOL
    1973 days ago
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