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Regular moderate exercise log

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

  1. Snapsy

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    Just back from swimming.
     
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    2 hrs walking today.
     
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    LucySW Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Managed my intervals at the weekend, amazingly as I usually climb out of bed into a book and stay there, but it doesn't get any easier. The intervals, I mean. They're absolutely ghastly. That the point? Does everyone find that?
     
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    Oh yes! But I just keep my mind on the fact it will be over soon and then try to regard the DOMS as a good thing even though I groan anytime I move...
     
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    DOMS? Oh, okay, got it. Delayed onset muscle spasm.
     
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    Morning! Did 30 lengths this morning (20m pool) - mixture of doggy paddle northbound and a sort of sculling backstroke southbound. Don't do 'proper' swimming - I cost my parents a fortune in failed lessons as a child!

    Bike ride yesterday was amazing - gorgeous day, 8ish miles, picnic by a river - ahhhhhh....

    :smug:
     
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    @LucySW - I love the idea of climbing out of bed and into a book - what a gorgeous expression!
     
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    Just back from my second session of week 2 of couch to 5k. Really enjoyed it but it's early days - and 5k still sounds such a long way!

    And although I wear gloves I had such pain in my fingers and thumb from the cold - I've been home for 10 mins, 8 mins of which REALLY hurt. Still, nice and toasty now.

    Have a great day, all!
     
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    Morning! Swam 30 lengths this morning - nearly wimped out after 20 as the pool was busier than usual (I was 10 mins later than my favourite lane-bagsying time!) but remembered that I would be posting on this thread, which MADE me do it! Oh what a brilliant tool accountability is!

    Glad I kept going.

    Have a fab day, all!

    :)
     
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    Well, yesterday I had my twice a week orgy of morning intervals, then torture dance class plus 1hr work/home cycle ride. Still waiting for the benign BG effects to show up tho .. it doesn't always happen.

    And My God it is torture. I love it really, but it stretches parts of my body I had forgotten I had.
     
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    Orgy? Torture? @LucySW are you sure this is exercise you think you're doing, or is there something more sinister afoot..?!

    I'm v proud this morning - set off in a light drizzle and have come back just now having completed my 3 sessions of week 2 of the couch to 5k! Okay, so it was 'only' a total of 9 mins running interspersed with walking for 2 mins, preceded and followed by brisk 5 mins of walking, but for a non-runner it's actually getting me hooked!

    Oh, and please remind me I've said that when it's pouring with rain and I don't want to leave the house....

    Swimming tomorrow, then I'll see what fitness fantasies the weekend holds!

    :eek:

    Edited to correct massively misleading 9 minute reference!
    TOTAL was 9 mins, made up of 6 x 90 second intervals of running interspersed with walking for 2 minutes!
     
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    My regular walking has taken a bit of a hit recently as my mind's been on lots of after-moving-flat things ... moving and re-moving furniture and the suchlike. So I'm still on my plateau somewhere between 8,000 and 9,000 steps (the fitness monitor goal moves up and down a bit). But I had one day out when for once it wasn't raining and ended up walking double the day's target! I am so fed up with what's feeling like an endless wet winter. I think by next winter I have to have literally taken the plunge and got back into going swimming - getting wet that way instead.
     
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    30 lengths with corrective insulin on board = massive hypo when I got home for second breakfast of tea and eggs. Was 6.9 when I left the pool, 3.0 when my eggs were cooked.

    Glucose + more tea = no longer hypo, but had gone so low so quickly that it's going to be rather a difficult morning, as have now crossed the threshold into post hypo hangover ('hypover').

    Not been like this for weeks and weeks so am cross.

    Gaaaaaaaaaaaah........ :banghead:

    Still, onwards and upwards, if a little shakily. At least I'm now coherent again, to the husband's relief. Will gently head off to work shortly (a 3 min commute on foot, not driving!).

    Happy Friday, all!
     
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    I went through a period of going hypo every time I exercised - mentioned in this thread. I had to reduce insulin by half before starting and eventually ended up lowering my basal. This exercise stuff works...
    Gym today, bike, rower, weights, more bike.
     
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    I go hypo if I exercise at any other time of day than early morning. Afternoon walks and bike rides tend to be more spontaneous so obviously harder to plan for, so for those I generally need dramatic reductions and extra carbs to get through. First thing is always MUCH easier, as I know there is only porridge and the 'right' amount of insulin in me, with no real extra planning or thinking on my feet required!

    However this morning I woke up 9.3 (had climbed overnight thanks to a second glass of red - unusual for me - last night) and my bolus calculator suggested a corrective dose on top of my porridge bolus. Had set a health event on my pump as I knew I was going swimming - 50% of normal bolus ratio is always spot on - but the extra corrective insulin proved to be too much when the exercise was taken into account. Lesson learned!

    I was very pleased not to go low until I got home - thankfully the pool is very, very local.

    Normally I do 50% breakfast insulin, disconnect for the swim and then TBR of 150% for an hour and a half afterwards to counteract the steady climb. It always works - unless I'm above 7 when I have my porridge insulin, in which case what happens today happens.

    No worries - it's still been a good day, despite having been relatively gaga until about coffee break time...!

    :rolleyes:

    Starting week 3 of couch to 5k tomorrow morning - I don't know what's happened but I'm really looking forward to it! And you're right, @Diakat - exercise works!
     
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    Run 1 of week 3 this morning - went really well!
    5 mins warm-up walk, then 2x the following:
    90 seconds run
    90 seconds walk
    3 mins run
    2 mins walk
    Then 3 mins cool down walk.

    Same total of 9 mins running as the week 2 sessions, just in heartier, more knackering chunks! Dreading what might be on the menu for next week...

    Have a lovely weekend, all!

    :)
     
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    Arms ache today so avoided more arm things and went for mountain climbers, planks and squats today. Ouch.
     
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    Day of rest today, followed by a week of rest - BAH - as I have sore feet (running on road edges the last 2 sessions so my gait was being thrown out by the camber, I think - beginners' error - and sore hips. I thought I'd been doing so well - I was really enjoying myself!

    :(

    So, aiming to be just swimming next week (Monday, Thursday and Friday) and just general out-and-aboutness so as not to allow unfitness to creep back in, but no running - will then see how things feel this time next week with an aim to re-starting week 3 on a flatter surface!

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend, all. Have granted myself a day off household chores such as the ironing - *coughs* - all that standing, y'know, not good for sore feet... ;)
     
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    No programmatic exercise yesterday Sunday, but kept on having to get on the cross-trainer because of little, er, quite big lapses (a birthday). I don't like to take whopping correction doses, so take a little one and get on the machine.

    Will redouble my efforts today, er, NOW !
     
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