Monday, February 4, 2008
I'm Sort of Back...
Well, the virus certainly did a number on me. I still have wrist and elbow pain and occasional knee and ankle pain, but things are getting much better. I walked the dogs on Saturday for .5 mile and came back with a few knee twinges, so I waited another day.
Today I finally went to the gym. 25 minutes of toning and weights and 20 minutes of elliptical. My knees gave out a couple times so I kept it to just 20 minutes but it's a start!! Wes, FYI, I was in the zone between 70 and 85%. I kept the toning to lots of abs, and leg abductor and adductors; the pushups were a mistake and I'm definitely not ready for any lunges yet.
Normal plank - 70 seconds; Side Planks - only 20 seconds. Everybody give me a side plank this week, k?
Stats - I'm using a stat sheet developed by Doug to keep track of miles, but also minutes of total cardio and weights (I modified it slightly to do this). Thank you, Doug, it was very generous of you to share this with me! I don't have any swimming or biking to report yet, it's mostly been running, elliptical and that evil jerk stairmaster thingy. I think it will be a good motivator to keep me going and not skip weeks at a time. (Unfortunately, I did have to take a week off already in the first month due to the stupid joint virus.) I have a really minor goal of not ever dropping below 20 miles in a month again. Very minimal, but it's part of my quest to shed the non-runner in me. :D
Running - 21.71 miles
Weights/toning - 205 minutes
Total Cardio - 413 minutes
Official Challenge weight - 161 to 155.
Hope to improve on all these numbers for February...