Wednesday, 14 March 2007

Bit sore today

I obviously used my arms more than I realised at rock climbing. I have aches in places I didn't realise I had muscles. It must have been the amazingly tight grip I had on the handholds. A couple of times I may have panicked and attempted to pull myself into a safer position. Before my arms started hurting, I remembered those occasions as taking a controlled secure grip with careful consideration. Now the pain is helping me to "recollect" more accurately.

This morning I dialled up a 15 minute session on the crosstrainer. I don't use it much, and 15 minutes sounded like a lot. I found it really boring. I don't find running boring at all, but the cross trainer is not exactly exciting. Maybe having to move my arms and my legs at the same time makes it too hard for me to think while I'm on the machine. Anyway, I stuck it out to the 15 minute mark and then the machine suggested a 5 minute cool down. I decided to stay for the 5 mins. Because I was going more slowly I enjoyed it more.

I then decided to finish off with 10 mins on the bike but I just couldn't get comfortable, so I swapped back to my old favourite, the treadmill.

After work, I played squash with two of my workmates. I'm regretting the sledging, as I didn't play all that well. My serving was ordinary and I just didn't seem to get running. I discovered my shoes were loose. I bought them nearly a year ago, and my feet are a lot narrower now. Of course, it didn't occur to me to tighten the laces until after I finished playing. I've been finding that a lot of my shoes are getting too big. This losing weight is great but it sure is expensive. Still, I get to go shopping a lot.

I headed to the gym to collect my 25 points. I did a "Fat Burner" session on the treadmill. My heart rate stayed right up there, probably because we'd been playing squash, so I got a good calorie burn for the session.

I've done just over 18000 steps for the day. I thought about heading to the supermarket before going home to get the count over 20000, but I piked out. I think I'll be in bed early tonight. I've worn myself out!

Andrew, I'm exercising for about half an hour in the morning, and from half an hour to two hours in the evening, depending on how much time I have. I also get about 40 minutes of walking in each day travelling to and from work, and doing the shopping is worth another half an hour of walking at least.


Sarah said...

I'm worn out just reading that entry!!

Jaykay said...

Hi Kathy,

Thanks for dropping by my blog.

I'm amazed at how much exercise you're doing. You sound really motivated and detemined to succeed.

I love playing squash but haven't done it for ages. I find it a really easy way to get up a great sweat and it is an easy way to lose weight. Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it) my Hubby, who I play with, it a very good player and makes me run around the court like an idiot. There are alot of times where I cannot physically speak as I'm just trying to take in air!