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Regular moderate exercise log

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

  1. zauberflote

    zauberflote Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    @Goonergal major congratulations on "walking the Thames"!!!! Now are you going to walk it for real, or maybe float it in a canoe? That's a thing here for some of the non-Mississippi-type rivers. People write books about it!
    Barre classes Mon&Tue, today about 3.25 miles in two walks behind baby stroller. Quite chilly for the first time-- winter hath comethed.
     
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  2. Goonergal

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    A week of rest having rather overdone it with the 215 mile November - feet and hamstrings were really complaining. Was going to extend rest over the weekend but the appearance of the sun was too much. 7 mile amble around Greenwich. Probably about a mile too far for the protesting bits, but very enjoyable.
     

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    zauberflote Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Mmmmm great pics @Goonergal. Glad you took the week off and I really understand that temptation to go just a little farther!
    Barre classes Thur and Fri, hard and good. By Friday I'm often plagued with shaky legs and quivery muscles before we get started in earnest, and yesterday was no exception. It's funny until you start wondering if you're going to keel over just because your knee is flapping back and forth
     
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  4. LaoDan

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    Currently in the rainforest, pretty darn humid lol C2F84C67-C279-4221-9F5B-8D4CF826A517.jpeg A316AC3C-B529-4BD1-80ED-C98BBCE730CB.jpeg 7C40492A-D28E-4767-B6E4-E6CD6A9917C1.jpeg B489691B-9046-496E-8BAF-9C290264A348.jpeg
     
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  5. LaoDan

    LaoDan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Found this

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  6. DJC3

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    Haven’t posted here for a week but I’ve been keeping up with regular exercise. Dog walking daily of course, not always far, but I try to choose hilly terrain so I get ‘floors climbed’ into double figures.
    Wednesday is PT session strength training. We’re allowed back in his home gym now which is easier than outside. I think I had a touch of the flappy knee too, after sumo squats @zauberflote
    Saturday Boot camp is allowed in again. It has to be outside and only 5 people can be in the group. This week we did 5 rounds of 5 exercises designed to keep us moving and warm: Jumping Jacks, squats, lunges, ‘clapping under legs thing’ and sprints. It worked - we were all stripping off layers within minutes.
     
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  7. Goonergal

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    After resting up have started wandering again. So far around errands, but the miles are adding up.

    Yesterday was 5.6 miles, which included a trip to IKEA. Didn’t walk all the way - tempted out of the cold by a passing bus!

    Today was 10.5 miles, of which 4.5 were in one hit walking from my old office (collecting stray parcel) to have my hair cut. Then a short river wander to catch the train home. The rest was getting from a to b.
     

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    LaoDan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Isn’t walking through ikea like 30,000 steps? Did you have the meatballs?
     
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  9. DJC3

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    PT session again this morning. 20 mins AMRAP ( as many rounds as possible) which involved the rowing machine. Dead lifts, sort of half sit ups twisting a medicine ball from side to side, and ‘flow row’ ( hand weights going through 3 different motions) felt a bit sick afterwards it was so exhausting.
    He video’d the session which he’ll use to advertise his new Bold not Old class he’s starting up. He hopes people will be encouraged by seeing someone ‘in the same age bracket’ ( his delicately put phrase) having a go, and definitely NOT wearing Lycra.
    2 dog walks so far today, trying to summon enthusiasm to go out again....
     
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  10. Goonergal

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    It was a quick in and out job! I have never had their meatballs. Nearly fell for a bunless hotdog but decided against.
     
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  12. zauberflote

    zauberflote Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Whew. I haven't had time and won't for a while so posting here which has the least daunting backlog. Cheating, I know....
    Last week 4 barre classes and a couple of miles behind the baby stroller. Yesterday barre. For the "Core and More" she does a warmup for 5 min, then launches into a 20-min sequence for one side. Immediately followed, of course, by the same 20 minutes on the other side. You are completely wiped out after the first side, but when you get to the end of the class it was the quickest 45 minutes there ever was!
    @DJC3 we do a hand-weight thing we call "swan arms" which is similar in concept to your "flow row", except no rows. Our deltoids are jello after that one but we haven't even done a plank yet!
     
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  13. MrsA2

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    rain stopped walks at the weekend so been stuck in with classes on zoom. Hoping to get out walking with friends tomorrow
     
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  14. Goonergal

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    Evening all.

    Lovely to see you again @zauberflote . Barre really sounds quite exhausting! Back on the walking although my phone app is telling me that thus far in December I’m averaging 5.3miles a day, when in November it was 8.9 miles a day.

    Friday is last day at work until the New Year, so that may be remedied.
     
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    Swan arms sounds much nicer and more elegant than flow row. Your core and more sounds brutal so it must be good for you!
     
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    Boot camp on Saturday. The last until Jan. Shame
    I have my last PT session with him tomorrow. Last weeks video of my workout appeared in his FB page and I have to say that in my mind I’m more of an Olympian than I appeared
    Nice walk with Dennis round the Lost gardens of Heligan Yesterday. Very hilly ( 17 floors) here are some photos.
     

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  17. Goonergal

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    Ooh it’s a while since anyone posted here.

    Have mainly been ticking over at between 4 and 7 miles a day. Broke that on Sunday as the sun was out and a trip to Kew Gardens, then along the Thames Towpath to Richmond Park clocked up 14 miles. Very enjoyable and could use some more of that weather. Wildlife out in force - spotted 16 herons, hordes of deer and plenty of bird life.
     

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  18. Japes

    Japes LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I had been doing really well on catching up with myself for walking amounts this year, then I had to isolate for 14 days, just after the November Lockdown, and now I'm trying to get back to where I was!

    I've concluded the facts I have not been inactive this year is achievement enough.
     
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    my regular yoga and general exercise classes are now all finished for Christmas and my walks have been fewer due to rain. The paths are so muddy and the bridleways almost impassable. Even the sandy and chalky areas are underwater. Luckily my Sunday walk was with a friend who was wearing wellies so I made her go first to test the Depth! From here on I will wear wellies as parts are too deep for my proper walking boots
     
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    Have enjoyed a few longish walks over the festive period. On Christmas Eve Eve had an 8.2 mile round trip to pick up an order of Keto cakes. Went the scenic route, which involved a round trip to Canary Wharf and back. A glorious sunny day on Christmas Eve led to a 9.4 mile wander along the Thames Path, over the river using the Emirates cable car and finally the DLR home.

    On the day itself went much further than expected (14 miles) largely because a stunning morning sky got me out early and having crossed the river in Greenwich, and no transport options available, trundled all the way to Tower Bridge, over and back home all before lunch. Was pleased to have done much of the prep the day before.

    Day off on Boxing Day. 27th saw a 5 waterway trip (10.3 miles) - circular route via the Thames, Limehouse Cut, river Lea, Hertford Union Canal and the Regent’s Canal. Freezing cold but very enjoyable. Yesterday stuck to Greenwich and surrounds - 6.7 miles and today has ended up as a rest day as some personal administrative tasks took up most of the daylight hours.
     
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