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Fitness Victory!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

So yesterday I decided to go for a little jog on a bike/walking trail not too far from my house. I had planned my route out in advance, from a particular parking lot to a small farm and park right off the trail. However, I had not calculated the distance to see exactly how long it would be. I used to bike this stretch all the time in about 20-25 minutes, so I approximated it might be something like 2 miles round trip. I didn't think this was completely out of hand.

I started off with a moderate jog, feeling at about an intensity level of maybe 5 (out of 10). I continued along at this pace, exerting myself maybe up to a 7 and reaching my destination in under 30 minutes. I cavorted with the ponies and sheep at the farm for a little while, taking in the bit of sun that decided to peak from behind the clouds. Then I turned around to make my way back. All in all, it was a great experience, exercising outside. Especially after being cooped up indoors most of the winter season. I will definitely add this to my fitness routine, at least on a weekly basis. And now that the weather is getting nicer in general, I'd like to make it a goal to exercise outside at least twice a week.

When I got home, I was super excited to use the Route Tracking tool to map my distance and calories burned. Turns out, I jogged 4.66 miles! That's basically a 7K! And at an average pace of almost 5mph (this is a lot, coming from a NON-runner) Holy cannoli, I didn't think I had it in me! So I'm totally going to pat myself on the back here (at the risk of being obnoxious)... I think this is quite a fitness victory!

Here's a few pictures from my outdoor excursion!

I love this sleepy pony... so peaceful emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BREW99 3/26/2013 5:10PM

    oh so cute! I love the photos from your run/jog excursion! Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos with us! Can I ask how you take photos on your run? I carry my iphone in a runners belt but always looking for an easier method.

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TINYRUNNER-GIRL 3/25/2013 8:06PM

    Wow, I am SOOOO JEALOUS of your running path. And ponies. I don't know what I want more:)

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SUN_N_SEA 3/24/2013 11:58AM

    Thank you all for the support! emoticon emoticon

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P0KERS0PH 3/24/2013 7:44AM

    That's brilliant, well done you!

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IRP1114 3/24/2013 1:03AM

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That is awesome! Very good pace. So happy to hear you will be getting more outdoor workouts in! They can be so fun! Be proud chica!! emoticon

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 3/23/2013 10:31PM

    Wow, absolutely beautiful pictures! I'll pat you on the back, too! That's an awesome victory!

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