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I Did What?

So, in my last post, I mentioned I had a sore muscle in my foot. It felt just fine this morning, so I decided to test it out today. My goal was 35 minutes, but if it felt weird I was going to stop. So I hopped on, and did my 35 minutes with no problem. I didn’t even need a break. After 35 minutes, I still felt fine, so I decided to another 15 minutes, which would take me to 50. I do 50 on my “long” workout days. The fifteen minutes flew by with no problems. So then I decided to go for another 10 minutes. And…I did. I haven’t done 60 minutes on the elliptical for at least a year. And I did it today when I only thought I’d be on for 35.

My foot feels great, no problems. I’ll most likely be stiff later tonight and tomorrow, but stretching will help that. I was tempted to go for longer today too. I went a total of 1.7 miles. I said to myself “I only have .3 mile to go for the two mile mark”. I’ve never done 2 miles on the elliptical. I think the most I’ve ever done is 1.8 in 60 minutes. I told myself no, and forced myself to get off.

My elliptical display screen is behaving at the moment, since I put in new batteries on Monday. If the screen flickered or re-set during my workout, I doubt I would have gone more the 50 minutes. It was working with no problems, so I went for it. I burned 549 calories according to the screen. Whether or not I actually burned that many, I don’t know (this is when I start thinking about getting a heart rate monitor or whatever they are), but it felt good. I definitely burned off breakfast, which was scrambled eggs, 3 slices of bacon, two biscuits, and some sort of milky gravy. It was good, but most likely high in calories.

I doubt I’ll do 60 minutes very often, at least not yet. I’ll stick with alternating between 35 and 50 minutes. But I’ll probably do 60 once a week. We’ll see.

Here’s the picture from the walk.

Mile 257



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Nice and sunny. Oh, speaking of which. The weather here is nuts. Last Thursday we got to 103 degrees. This weekend (Saturday I think) it’s only supposed to get to 67 or 70. Crazy. Right now the wind is whipping, and it’s supposed to continue through tonight. It also rained a little yesterday. Like I said, crazy.

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