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Friday musings

Friday, October 12, 2012

Today is my 528th consecutive day of cardio.

I'm sure some of you are wondering why I haven't blogged since 21 September. Yes, I'm burning the candle at about three ends, but I'm keeping up with exercise and fitness. If anything suffers, it's the entries on blogs and the calorie counter.

The potential bad news is, of course, gaining weight. By not staying on top of what goes in, I could be adding too many calories. It's a possibility, however if the scale begins to go the wrong direction, I've got the tools and knowledge to nip it in the bud, so to speak.

I am keeping up with a cardio and exercise regimen. Daily, I'm doing twelve sets of one minute runs that takes my pulse rate to 150/160, clearly in the upper range of maximal effort. I suspect that the number will go higher as my heart gets more fit at this type of exercise.

Twelve minutes is the workout, although it takes place over a couple of hours' worth of clock time and I fit it in my day around other activities and work. The twelve minutes comes from Dr Al Sears and the P.A.C.E. concept if you want to check it out on the net.

About four days per week, I do body weight exercises such as crunches, pushups, and squats. Three days a week I do the following (which I've cut down to seven sets):

Bench press, 15 reps
Crunch, 50 reps
Tricep dips, 20 reps
Seated leg extensions, 20 reps
Bicep curls, 20 reps
Squats, 20 reps

Seven days a week, I do the cardio and follow up each set with stretching exercises consisting of:
Forward stretch, 60 seconds
Standing quad stretch, 60 seconds

I apologize to those of you who are interested in the Walk Across America stats. Yep, I have been remiss in the documentation, however I have updated the map as of Wednesday.

The Jog/Walk Across America team stats:
Team distance as of Wednesday 10Oct: 3464
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    Hi I saw your post on SparkTexas. CONGRATULATIONS on reaching your goal weight!! You are now in the company of other healthy maintainers and should be proud of your accomplishment.
    2346 days ago
    Glad to see you back blogging! And thanks again for reading and commenting on my blog. Keep up with the good work on the consecutive cardio workouts :D
    2352 days ago
    Sometimes we need to choose what to focus on. I'm a reliable cardi person, but sometime lei other things slide
    2354 days ago
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    Glad you are doing well! I'm sure you will get rid of those added pounds in no time. emoticon emoticon
    2354 days ago
    I've missed you. Glad to have a blog. Keep up the good work.
    2355 days ago
    It's good to hear from you. I'm glad you're catching any weight gain before it gets out of control. I have no doubt you will get things back to good.

    2355 days ago
    I missed your blogs too, and I'm glad to hear from you!
    I guess temperatures are cooler over there too, and it is easier to run outside.
    Good luck to sorting out your new balance,
    and take good care of yourself!
    2355 days ago
    I went and took a look at the map. We are making great progress! I have missed hearing from you. Glad you seem to be doing well, despite working a LOT.
    2355 days ago
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