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Regular moderate exercise log

Discussion in 'Fitness, Exercise and Sport' started by RuthW, Sep 12, 2015.

  1. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    2 gold medals sounds like a pretty good outcome to me but sorry for the injury and missing out on squats. Top fella.
     
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    johnpol Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't feel like a success as I have to withdraw from the Europeans, as I think the hip is going to take longer than 4 weeks to heal in time for that competition, but these things will happen
     
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    DJC3 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    So sorry to hear of the injury - must have been a blow. Brilliant result with the 2 golds though. Well done.
     
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    johnpol Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, it was always a possibility, in hindsight I should have not competed, but you live and learn don't you.
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    2 days here. Yesterday was 11.5k steps, 35 mins grass cutting and 30 mins exercise bike. Today was pretty slack 15k steps wearing in new trainers. I was going to use the ex bike but settled in watching old Spooks.
     
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    zauberflote Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Two walks today sandwiched around a whole lot of sitting. 1 mile on getting up, sit in car, church, car, lunch at son's (smoked salmon!!!!), sit in car, sit with Mom (who was at lunch with us also), sit in car. Regard balloon ankles. Change and walk, intended to be just 2 miles but it was so chill and breezy out, and the storms on the radar kept evaporating, that I added .64 miles "just a little farther" 3 times. And... I had run to the car in the rain at one point, which felt so much less galumphy than previous times, that I semi-ran for a couple of downhill blocks. Not supposed to make a habit of that so as not to wear out the plastic cup of either bionic hip before its time, but it's good to practise in case you need it one day, right?? I'm allowed to sprint in the rain, and chase children around the yard, just not half an hour daily. So, just did the sprint, and getting in shape for child-chasing. I used to be a happy happy jogger, so knowing I am capable will feel good.
     
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    DJC3 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just over 15k steps today, mostly from a 4 mile walk along the canal towpaths and river banks.
    Also 75 min yoga class this evening. I’ve missed it, can’t find a class like it in Cornwall - they are all too serious and sweaty.
    @zauberflote good galumphing there.
     
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  8. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    10.5k steps today - would have been more but 1 dog ran back home a short way into our walk. 40 mins hauling the mower up and down the ditch, 20-30 mins walking around with a 16 litre rucksack spraying weedkiller and a good 30 mins session on the exercise bike. @zauberflote take it easy with the sprinting . I miss the jogging too.
     
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    zauberflote Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    So @ianpspurs you enjoyed jogging but don't much enjoy walking. To me they are the same thing-- get outside and go around the 'hood. I calculated that over 20 years, I jogged most of the way around the equator! For me it was its own reward. I never ever had any desire to compete. Not really even with myself. If I felt cruddy, I did what I could. Improvement came with time, not really with concerted effort to "beat" a previous "record". It seems I'm a little different now, but if I feel cruddy I have no rule that says I must complete a "goal". I don't intend to run alot, but it would be nice to be in better shape than I am, simply for health, welfare, and personal safety.
    So today 3.25 miles in two walks. Got a little wet early this morning; the new windbreaker was not all that in the water resistant delartment....
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Today was swimming lesson day and 15k steps. Legs feeling heavy tonight so no exercise bike - oh no
     
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    zauberflote Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    How's swimming? Do they have you doing butterfly yet? sorry about heavy legs. I hope they feel lighter tomorrow! All that grass mowing and picking up gigantic eggs!
    1 mile walk this morning and a barre class earlier this evening. We were in a regular gigantic studio instead of the PT/physio room with tables rolled away, and suddenly my "vestibular" kicked in. Staggering all over when supposed to stay in one place Fun was had anyway!
     
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    Been watching your journey to this comp. It is brilliant what you have achieved whilst obviously uncomfortable. Very well done. The injuries will heal in time, I hope you can enter again injury free.
     
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    Thank you, its been a roller-coaster of emotions, but this failure (as I see it) has effected me a bit more than I expected. Get this week away working and then see how things go
     
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    Nothing much today, lots of waiting for phone/text telling us where to go meet new granddaughter. Managed 13.3k steps despite that but nothing else.
     
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    5.4 miles walked today in the glorious sunshine.
     
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    Hi all. Been AWOL for too long - just too much going on to keep up with multiple threads every day.

    @johnpol impressive stuff but hugs for the injury

    My hand issues have kept me away from weights and Pilates, but walking has continued at normal levels and the return of warm sunshine yesterday led to a long walk home from work in the sun and 25.3k steps. Rest day today.
     
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    Lovely walk along the canal towpath in the sunshine again today. Over 22k steps (7.5 miles) so feeling very pleased with that as it really wasn’t a chore at all. @Goonergal I can see why you’re addicted to this. My only issue is not having a circular route - trying to decide how far is far enough then just turning round and coming back seems a shame.
     
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    Goonergal Type 2 · Expert

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    Can you pick up public transport along the way - so you can have a choice of where to stop and travel back? That’s what I’ve done in Birmingham.
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Think there was a mixture of exercise today but if not tough cos I can't relive it. 13.5k steps mainly made up of 95 mins cutting lawns ,which is allegedly also resistance, and dog walking. 30 mins exercise bike. Ultimately needs some weights and well planned core work but maybe winter when not so much grass cutting.
     
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  20. DJC3

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    Thats a good idea - if I went towards London certainly (rather than towards Brum) I found a sign with the canal map on it today but no scale unfortunately so no idea how far apart the various junctions and locks are. IMG_7402.jpg
     
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