Saturday, February 20, 2010

GetFit again

Alright, so it's been a while since I've updated this blog. I did finish the half-marathon that I was training for and it was a miserable experience - freezing rain, soaking wet shoes, running through giant puddles. All I really remember is how cold it was. All in all, the training was fun, the race wasn't, but that makes me optimistic about next half marathon I might do. After all, it can't get much worse than this one.

I did little in terms of actual exercise after the race. I blame it on winter, though snow shoveling in New England is quite a workout.

Recently I joined MIT's GetFit program with 5 other people. The idea is to meet minimum weekly exercise minutes target as an individual and help your team maintain the average throughout the 3 month program, where 15 minutes are added to the previous week's goal each week. We are in the week 4 right now. So far, I have only missed one weekly target due to intense work schedule.

It is still winter out and I have ruled out running or biking until the roadside snow piles melt. This leaves me to find alternate exercise routines to meet the target. So far, I've been doing aerobics, cardio kickboxing, and yoga off of the Tubes. But I have to find different stuff to keep myself interested enough. So I thought I would start blogging about all the different workouts. It might not be much, but good to keep a track of what I liked 3 weeks ago as opposed to now.

Today, for example, I went climbing with another teammate at MIT's climbing wall. Apparently it's called bouldering, since it was done without harnesses. A lot of fun, but I am definitely going to be sore tomorrow.

This week's target minutes: 195
So far: 195
Brisk hill walking: 40 Intensity: Low
Aerobics: 30 Intensity: Low
Cardio Kickboxing: 25 Intensity: Low
Abs: 10 Intensity: Medium
Climbing: 90 Intensity: High

Hmm, it seems I have already met this week's goal. Probably good since I won't be able to move anything tomorrow. (Okay so brisk walking isn't exactly considered exercise if you're from Ithaca, but it's hard to do anything else during the day).

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