Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Workout Wednesdays #5

Is it Wednesday already? I don't know where this week has gone!

I was able to stick to my plan this week, for the most part. I actually got up the courage to take my treadmill workout to the streets...well, to the local trail system, at least! I ran outdoors three times this week:

Run #1: The only time I actually remembered to bring my watch along to time my 45-second running bursts. I found it much more difficult outdoors, but it was totally doable.

Run #2: No watch this time. I sprinted as long as I could and then walked in between - 8 sets.

Run #3: Loooooooong and slow. Guess what? I think I went 1 full kilometre before stopping on my first stretch!

I'm starting to find my recovery time between running spurts is getting much easier and shorter. Yeah - such a great feeling!

In other news, my golf clinic has started up again on Monday nights. It's amazing that I can actually work up a sweat when hitting the balls properly, ha! I went through an extra large bucket in 45-minutes and pained myself with the reality that I have to re-learn how to swing a club. It happens every year unfortunately....all those bad habits creep back. I've noticed a big improvement already and can't wait to challenge D to a game this weekend.

For the week ahead my goal is to:
- GOLF: one round on the course, one clinic and one round of practice balls at the range
- RUN: increase my runs to 1-minute or more; get in at least 4 sessions

I think I'm going to try adding one new activity per week. What do you think of that challenge? I know that some form of strength training should be on my list, but it's the one thing I hate most. I admit it! Even when I was super fit back in the day I'd just loathe it. Maybe next week! :P

Have a great week!


  1. I love the idea of adding a new acitivty each week :)

  2. I was a short distance runner in Jr. High. Couldn't do it now if my life depended on it! Guess I won't be climbing into lion cages anytime soon.

    Good for you!

  3. I loath all forms of working out! I really do, even 2 years ago when I was doing it ... it becomes addicting , but I just hate doing it. Love the results though!YES! add strength training. you will also hate it but love the results! ( :
    GREAT comment on my blog tonight, thank you!

  4. Sounds like a great week of workouts! What will your new activity be? Sounds fun...picking something new to do :)

  5. Hey, Rae, I posted a lengthy response/comment to your salt question on my blog. Feel free to check it out! Have a happy workout!

  6. Thats great! I always find I do better and more when i'm outside working out! I have gotten up to 26miles on my bike when i ride around town, but i hate doing just a mile on the bike at the gym!! lol go figure? Enjoy the time you have to workout outside!! Keep up the great work!