Archive for February, 2012

Walking Wednesdays

February 29, 2012 1 comment

Still going strong on the 21 day challenge. I’ll post an update from that soon. But for now, here’s some more catch up pictures from the virtual walk site.

Mile 324 (elliptical)                                                Mile 324.6 (elliptical)

324                324.6

Mile 325 (elliptical)                                                Mile 325.6 (elliptical)

325                 325.6

Mile 326 (elliptical)                                                Mile 327 (elliptical)

326                 327


(photo credit – Copyright 2006 Lawrence Berkeley Lab)


Trudging Along On Tuesdays

February 28, 2012 Leave a comment

With the backlog of pictures I have collected from the virtual walk site, I figured I need more than one day a week to get caught up. Mileage Mondays aren’t enough, so Trudging Along on Tuesdays is here. Trying to stick with 6 pictures a post so I don’t overload anyone.

Mile 320.6 (elliptical)                                                Mile 321 (elliptical)

320.6                  321

Mile 321.6 (elliptical)                                                Mile 322 (elliptical)

321.6                  322

Mile 322.6 (elliptical)                                               Mile 323.6 (elliptical)

322.6                  323.6


(photo credit – Copyright 2006 Lawrence Berkeley Lab)

Mileage Monday

February 26, 2012 Leave a comment

Here’s more pictures from the site. More to come tomorrow. Keep moving!

Mile 317.6 (elliptical)                                            Mile 318 (elliptical)

317.6               318

Mile 318.6 (elliptical)                                            Mile 319 (elliptical)

318.6                319

Mile 319.6 (elliptical)                                             Mile 320 (elliptical)

319.6                 320


(photo credit – Copyright 2006 Lawrence Berkeley Lab)

More to come very soon.

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Leslie Sansone’s Schedule For Week 2

February 24, 2012 Leave a comment

Here we go. The schedule for week two is up on Leslie’s blog. Check it out, she makes a cute comment for February 29. Day 8 starts tomorrow and it’s a doozy! I feel good though. The third and fourth days I was tired, but I’m raring to go. Who needs a day off? Not me…yet. Ask me after tomorrow’s 5 mile workout.

Day 8 – 2/25 – 5 mile walk
Day 9 – 2/26 – 2 mile walk
Day 10 – 2/27 – 4 mile walk
Day 11 – 2/28 – 3 mile walk
Day 12 – 2/29 – 2 mile walk
Day 13 – 3/1 – 2 mile walk
Day 14 – 3/2 – 3 mile walk

Let’s do this!

Leslie Sansone’s 21 Day Challenge

February 23, 2012 1 comment

I’m still on track with Leslie Sansone’s 21 day challenge. The third day I was sore and tired. My feet hurt. My toes hurt. I wondered if she was going to have a day off. I thought “It wouldn’t be a 21 day challenge if there was a day off.” duh. I think I’ve gotten over that tired and sore hump though. I’m rolling with the daily miles.

Here’s the run-down of the first week so far:

Day 1 – Feb. 18 – 3 miles – Missed the start day.
Day 2 – Feb. 19 – 2 miles – 5 miles done. DVD
Day 3 – Feb. 20 – 4 miles – 4 miles done. 3 miles from DVD and 1 on the elliptical.
Day 4 – Feb. 21 – 2 miles – 2 miles done. 2 miles from DVD.
Day 5 – Feb. 22 – 3 miles – 3 miles done. 2 miles from DVD and 1 on elliptical.
Day 6 – Feb. 23 – 3 miles – 3 miles done. 3 miles from DVD.
Day 7 – Feb. 24 – 2 miles – 2 miles done. 1 mile from DVD and 1 on the elliptical.

So, tomorrow is day 7 and it’s an easy day with only 2 miles. She hasn’t posted the mileage yet for week two, but I hope she does that tomorrow. My plan for tomorrow is to do 1 mile from the DVD and then 1 on the elliptical. The DVD miles are about 13 minutes each. I do a mile on the elliptical in about 33 minutes. I was planning to do the last mile today on the elliptical, but I couldn’t “see” myself on there for 30 minutes, so I just the third mile on DVD.

I notice a pattern. I do the elliptical every other day. That’s fine for now. I’ll get to the point where I’ll do the elliptical every day. Before the challenge started, I was doing both every day, although I would take a rest day here and there.

Once the challenge is done, I plan on doing one mile on the DVD (at least) and one mile on the elliptical six days a week. I hope she does another challenge after this one. It helps me stay active and on track if I have a schedule to follow. Otherwise, I take more days off than I should.

Once she posts the mileage goals for week 2, I’ll put them up here. I’m looking forward to the “easy” day tomorrow. Plus I have strength training tomorrow too. As Leslie would say, “Come on feet!”

Keep moving!

Mileage Monday!

February 20, 2012 Leave a comment

I’ll be getting caught up with the virtual walk mileage pictures on Mondays for a few weeks. I’ve been saving the pictures since my last post. I also plan on counting the miles from the Leslie Sansone DVD from now on too. So, my mileage is going to rack up a but faster.

So, let’s get to it. These are all from my elliptical.

Mile 314.6                                                                       Mile 315

314.6            315

Mile 315.6                                                                       Mile 316

315.6            316

Mile 316.6                                                                        Mile 317

316.6             317


(photo credit – Copyright 2006 Lawrence Berkeley Lab)

Got lots more to come!

Blast From The Past (after the fact)

February 19, 2012 1 comment

Here’s an interesting little fact. Taking a video of yourself while dealing with anxiety helps to get rid of anxiety. So, yes, I have anxiety issues. You’re all well aware of that fact now. It pops up at random times, and I was getting frustrated that it was popping up as I get on the elliptical. I’m fine when I get on and once I get going, but it hits me as I’m getting situated. Ok, I get on the elliptical by holding onto the side rails. Then I move my hand to the pulse bar thingamajig. Then I push the button for the fan with my left thumb and put my left hand on the arm pole. No problem.

Problem starts happening when I move my right hand from the pulse bar to the arm pole. Why? No idea. I kind of do this funky “hesitate and jerk move” as I put my right hand on the bar. Once my hand is on the bar, I’m good to go. All sorts of anxiety shows up and it’s frustrating. So, I decided to take video of myself one day with my iPod (I’ll spare you the video) to show myself what happens.

Nothing happens. It feels like I’m going to fall, but there’s nothing there that’s pulling me, pushing me, or making me off balance. Nothing at all. So, by watching the video, it’s helped me gain more confidence. I still hesitate and do the “jerk move”, but the anxiety is going away. It’s not nearly as bad as it was. And, I do not, absolutely do not let the anxiety stop me from exercising. I want to stop when I have those moments of panic, sure, but I still do it.

Now, where does the “blast from the past” from the blog title fit it. I remembered that a long long long time ago, when I was in physical therapy as a little kid, my therapist had my mom take pictures of me as I did my exercises. I’m not sure why he had her do it. I think it was to demonstrate how certain exercises were done, so my parents could replicate them at home. But that thought popped into my head the other day. I remember the photo album those pictures were in also. Embarrassing, but they were taken for a purpose. Just like the video I took. Embarrassing, but it was taken for a reason.

And than reason proved to work. I’ll have to remind myself to take another video if I have more issues. I don’t like watching myself in a full body video (my avoidance of my cerebral palsy), but it must happen for things to get straightened out.

So if you’re having any sort of problem, physical, mental, or whatever, record yourself as it’s happening, so you can tell what exactly is going on, and how you can correct whatever it is that needs to be corrected.

Doing well today. My workout for the day was the full 5 miles of my Leslie Sansone DVD. Legs are tired, but in a good way. She’s got a 21 day challenge going on, and I’m going to see how I do. It started yesterday, so I missed that start. Yesterday we were supposed to walk 3 miles. Today was a 2 mile walk. So, I figured I’d catch up by doing 5 miles today. Tomorrow is supposed to be a 4 mile walk. We’ll see how my legs are, but I plan on doing 3 miles of the DVD and then the last mile on the elliptical. You can record your mileage on her FaceBook page.

Keep movin’!