Thursday, July 9, 2009

Interval Training

I have been interested in doing interval training like in the book Body For Life. I do not lead a life that has hours of time built in for exercise. The reason I exercise is for the health benefits, to push myself, and because I just plain like to see what I am capable of.

Today I only went a mile but I pushed myself in that mile. (I am at 10 miles on my 100 mile goal). I warmed up for 5 minutes and then jogged to the count of 60 and then walked to the count of 60, repeating until the mile was done. It was not hard to do this and my knees feel great.

I can't find my Body For Life book and I can't remember if I am supposed to do cardio every day or not. I will do some research. I like the interval training because you push yourself for the 20 minutes that you exercise. You don't have to keep adding miles or time when you plateau. You are constantly doing better within the 20 minutes that you have.

I am going to get my extra miles for my goal by taking walks with the kids and doing the Daily 16.

Saturday, July 4, 2009


Today I am at 7 miles on my goal to 100. I tried jogging today but my knees were painful. I have been wearing my shoes all day every day so I wonder if that is part of the problem. I need an extra pair of shoes so I can trade them off from day to day. I have read that shoes need a 'day of rest' to come back to their full spring. My heels were uncomfortable today too so the unspringiness of my shoes may be the culprit. I did fine jogging yesterday though.

I am still doing the Daily 16 and feel myself growing stronger. I can do more of the exercises now that when I started.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

100 MILES!!!!

I hit the 100 mile mark - Yay!! Balloons and Confetti for me!!!
Instead of a microphone I opted for hiking boots that I needed badly. I was blessed with a microphone just after I decided to do that, so I got both in the end!

This time I am going for a hundred miles but the difference will be that the faster I get it done the bigger the prize will be. If I finish in July I will get $100.00. If it is in August it will be $50.00, and if it goes until September it will be $25.00. Nothing after that. So here goes.