100 Day Challenge – Days 28 and 29

Monday (Day 28), I got back on the stationary bike. I adjusted the seat down to shift my weight back further on my hips and hopefully make some use of all the padding I have back there. It seems to have worked. My butt was still a little sore after 8 miles or so, but it felt more like a body part that needs to toughen through experience rather than a bruised butt-bone.

Yesterday (Day 29), I used the crossramp machine. I really pushed myself and got in about 2.6 miles of “running”. I’ve started keeping a running tally of my Lazy Triathlon progress as I realized I’m probably getting close to the right amount of running and coming right along biking. As of February 4, I have 0/2 miles swimming, 31.7/60 miles biking, and 18.9/20 miles running/walking. Not too shabby! I just need to get about 28 miles of biking, 1 mile of running and 2 miles of swimming in by February 23!

On an unrelated note, I’m sure that I am starting to look pretty crazy when I’m exercising. I’ve found my “zone”, where I feel like I’m getting a good workout, but not killing myself, and I get pretty sweaty. Actually, I get really sweaty. Like it’s dripping off me starting about 5-7 minutes into the workout. By the end, my shirt is pretty well soaked and I need a couple of paper towels to mop off my face. Anyway, I hope I’m not weirding out the other exercisers who sweat normal human amounts.

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100 Day Challenge – Day 22

I managed to get up this morning, even though all I wanted to do was sleep all day. I was running late, but still managed to get in 30 minutes on the crossramp. I pushed myself some, increasing my pace during the hard intervals (which are also “uphill”). I’m actually a little sore tonight!

Part of the reason I pushed a little harder this morning was knowing that it is going to be a challenge to get any dedicated exercise time in on Wednesday. I am likely to spend the day in the hospital with my 2-year-old son. It’s routine, nothing to worry about too much, but I’m not seeing any treadmills or stationary bikes in my immediate future. I really don’t want to break a 22-day streak, so I’ll be looking for some sort of creative solution.