Sunday, June 20, 2010
Success! I met my June fitness goals yesterday - 600 minutes, and trying a Zumba class. I feel great. I know there are 10 full days left in the month, but we're going on vacation from the 26th-July 5th, and I knew I wouldn't be guaranteed to get to the gym. I set my sights a little low, but that's still 10 full hours of exercise! My July goal will increase, but I haven't decided by how much. Do you think 840 minutes - or 14 hours - is too much, or too little?
Today I picked up my new sneakers. I decided to break them in by heading outside and hitting the trails for another run/walk adventure. It was a hot, sunny, gorgeous June day here in Calgary.
Two blocks from my apartment the low battery indicator on my iPod flashed. I was disappointed - I use the Couch25K iPod app to time my intervals and tell me when to run and when to walk. It runs behind whatever music I'm listening too, so it works perfectly for me.
I was pretty bummed, but figured I'd keep going and see how long the battery would last. If it quit early into my workout, I decided I'd just walk to the 14th street bridge, cross, walk back along the other bank of the river, cross the 10th street bridge (there's more than 4 blocks between them, I don't know what gives) and come home.
Lucky for me, my iPod battery held out for the entire workout. I worked up a good sweat, broke in my new shoes, and added another star to my workout calendar.
Oh- and when I got home, Gary was vacuuming and pre-treating some laundry. Bliss.