changing it up

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Riding my bicycle isn't enough. My course right now is all flat, and the only challenge is some wind when I turn up the airport road.
A friend suggested that I buy a mini-trampoline, especially for nights I'm on call (or weekends) and am stuck at home. I did buy one, and have used it nearly every night since! In two weeks I've missed 3 workouts. I jog in place, and put on netflix or a series of 80's dance videos on youtube, and just go for it.
A milestone: Last week I was able to clip the waist clip on my lead apron skirt, first time since I've been using it. It's the largest skirt we have, and the only one that goes around my belly, so this is truly a major milestone. And... I could still breathe normally after clipping the waist clip!
I know I'm on the right track to fitness. Using the mini-trampoline has made a huge difference for me, and it won't be long before I'm actually jogging outside on the road.
The Redrun is October 12 and I need to be able to run for 6 miles. It won't be a straight up run, because there are obstacles to overcome, and the route is neither level nor safe. Plus, there will be zombies to dodge. I may not need to maintain a 6 mile constant run but I will be physically challenged no matter what. Looking forward to it!
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    I love my mini-trampoline! I have the same problem with riding my bike - the miles I have to get in to feel like I've done some cardio makes my rear hurt a lot, and it didn't matter how I adjusted the seat and/or handlebars. In order to work out on the bicycle there has to be hills.
    I understand that trampoline workouts are a little easier on the knees, but always wear proper footwear too. I wear regular running shoes when I do my jogging in place. I work up a sweat even though I have the fan blowing right on me.
    Oh, and don't forget stretching both before and afterward! SMD, yes I'm in x-ray!
    I bought one that has a rail, but so far I've not fallen off, and I have a 40" size product. It also has coil springs instead of bands. Some models are fold-up but can be clumsy to put together; mine is not a folding model, it was shipped with the only the legs and hand rail to attach, and the legs screw on. The hand rail has hardware with it. It's easy to roll away and lean against a wall when not being used. I'm not into "interior decorating" so I don't mind leaning it against the back of my couch LOL.
    2078 days ago
    You must be a nurse or xray tech. I've been riding my bike so much my rear end hurts. Walking and some tennis, there is a lady that does DVD's of walking in place, Sasone or something, I would like to try. Keep going because October will be here soon!
    2078 days ago
  • DELIA38961
    great idea may have to invest in one myself .. emoticon emoticon
    2078 days ago
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