Mondays and Tuesdays, during my summer break, have become my biggest workout days. Today I tried to find something to do every hour or so to get off my but and burn calories. Some of the workouts were quality, and some were just calories….
7 a.m. Marie Kerr Park – The Hillview workout. I met about 20 students and parents at Marie Kerr park and we headed south on 30th. We ran behind Highland High and did my short hill repeat workout up P-12. I am going to have to start using the split button to see if I can measure progress here. Subjectively, I am feeling stronger and stronger on these. I am noticing that fewer and fewer of my kids continue to beat me! The total run was only about 3.5 miles…
Mid morning – yard work – mostly hanging plastic mesh bags on bunches of grapes still on the vines. The mesh bags keep the birds from eating all our grapes.
12:30 pm – 35 minutes steady pace on the exercise bike while listening to my daily Bible reading. I found that I can listen to the Bible on an app on my Android rather than listening. With this cool little tool I can grow spiritually and physically at the same time!
4:30 p.m – Cleaned the pool a little and did sprint reps in it. The pool is small, so I used a swim tether and set my watch for 30s. Unfortunately, I could not hear the alarm go off, so I went over 30s… I also lost track of how many I did. but I did 10 or 12 reps.
The last two Hill reps, which look the same, are the same reps that we did 7 of last week. Last week, my PR on this was 2:11. Today, Clay spotted me 10s so I really took off, not wanting him to catch me. He did, but still, I finished in 2:04! This did me in, however. I had spaghetti legs on the next one and it took 2:16.
After the ride Clay did some light movement to cool down in the pool!
After the bike workout, Cheryl asked me how it went. I told her I had a perfect record. She said, oh, so Clay won all the repeats? I was just a little bit saddened by her lack of confidence in me…. but of course, she was right. Good work Clay!