Category Archives: Cardio


Elliptical Rider: 20 min  ~  2.26 miles  ~  256 calories (warm-up)

Shoulder Press: 8 lbs x 20  ~ 8 lbs x 20

Dumbbell Curls: 10 lbs x 20  ~ 10 lbs x 20

Side Shoulder Lifts: 5 lbs x 20  ~ 5 lbs x 20

Pull Downs: #5 x 20  ~ #5 x 20

Stomach/Back Bends: None

Back Pulls: 40 lbs x 20  ~  40 lbs x 20

Triceps Pull Down: #3 x 20  ~ #3 x 20

Stomach Crunches: x 12  ~  x 12 ~ x 12

Side Bends: (each side)  15 lbs x 20  ~  15 lbs x 20

Comment: Originally wanted to do 4 miles on the elliptical rider, but didn’t think I should push it, so I did 2 instead and moved my Thursday weightlifting to Tuesday. There was stiffness at first in the right leg, but not really pain. If I would have felt pain I would have stopped immediately.

I increased the rep size instead of the weight from last week, I don’t want to add muscle, just train them for endurance; did not do the Stomach/Back Bends in fear of aggravating my thigh muscle.

Now, sitting back at my desk I can feel the knot in my leg, but it is not painful, just rather annoying.

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Posted by on July 3, 2007 in Cardio, Pain, Strength Training


3 @ work (11:14) & 2 miles eliptical

Time: 9:30 am

Weather: 70’s, hot

Clothes: Adidas shorts, Adidas technical shirt, Fuel belt

Shoes: Izumi Pearl

Distance: 3 miles  & 2.25 eliptical

Time: 33:51  & 20 min

Split: 11:16

Course: Scioto River Trail & past Cosi

Comments: Was suppose to run 5 miles! Mentally a very crappy run. I had side pains (I think I went at it too fast), but got them under control. Time wise not a bad run, but at mile three it hit me that I can’t do this today, even though I had my fuel belt and GU. Mentally I was just not with it. So I headed back to work and got on the eliptical rider for 2 miles (2.25 miles ~ 20 min ~ 256 cal).

It’s about 2 hours later and my legs are very sore. Might have to skip the 3 tomorrow and give my body a rest. 😦 Maybe I’ll do some upper body weight lifting instead.

I consider this a crappy run in order to appreciate runs like yesterday! 🙂

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Posted by on June 12, 2007 in Bad Run, Cardio, Elliptical Rider, Run, Side Pains


Biking @ home

Time: 2:00 pm

Weather: 70’s, overcast

Clothes: Brooks shorts, Brooks sleeveless technical shirt

Shoes: Asics Gel – 1120

Distance: Just over 10 miles

Time: Slow 🙂

Course: Pleasantville gas station and back

Comments: This afternoon the hubby says “lets go for a bike ride, we need some pop”. So we drag the bikes out of the shed, the pull-behind out of the barn, clean everything off (the point is “we don’t ride our bikes often!) and we are a go on the road. Our nearest gas station is about 8 minutes away by car (yep, cow country), but by bike it took us (hubby, who pulled the 6 year old, Tori), Jenny, and I about 45 minutes (one way)! 😉 On the way back all of us, minus Tori had sore rears! Now (7 hours later) my legs are killing me and I am thinking about skipping my workout tomorrow (today was suppose to be my rest day!) But we all agreed that we need to do this more often, but my rear tells me I’ll have to wait a week before I can strap it back onto the bike seat! 😉

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Posted by on June 4, 2007 in Biking, Cardio


Eliptical Rider ~ 4 miles

Didn’t want to run outside in the cold weather…getting ready for only 2 miles seemed to me like too much work, so I hopped on the eliptical rider instead for 39 min, burned 468 calories and moved about 4.04 miles.

Going down to the gym tonight to lift weights before class.

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Posted by on April 5, 2007 in Cardio


5 miles ~ Eliptical Rider

Did the eliptical rider for 5 miles in about 45 min after work. Had class during lunch, so I had to work out late. My legs where tired so I didn’t want to go pound the pavement & they forecasted rain.

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Posted by on March 28, 2007 in Cardio



Elliptical Rider: 30 min, 354 cal, 2.46 miles
Stair Stepper: 10 min, 82 cal, 70 floors
Hamstring curls: #2 x 12 x 3

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Posted by on December 20, 2006 in Cardio