Friday, August 19, 2011

Day 1 of my Fitness Palooza. GO!

I'm happy to report my day-o-moping is over and today is a new day. A chance to keep my fitness! I am alive and healthy (minus broken leg) so I need to buck up. Bitching is over and I have a schedule in the works. Thank you as always for helping me keep my chin up ; )

Today I did something totally new. I took a deep water aqua class at Pullen Pool. It's kinda trippy being suspended in 15 feet of water and then running and shit. (that sounds so Bevis/Butthead lol). But it was a great workout. And more importantly I learned how to use the aqua jogger floatation belt. Totally weird when I am used to swimming in a pool. It is not a natural feeling at all. Trying to haul ass and only do a 30 minute pace is humbling!

The class had about 10 LOVELY seniors who were honey badgers themselves. They flocked to me asking a million questions. I felt like the new kid at school. So sweet. I promised I'd do their class again. These ladies were age 65+ and kicking ass. Some said they did back to back classes. That will be me at their age!

60 minutes in the aqua jogger was a great workout. Most people would go home and eat a bagel. Not me. I took off my belt and put on my cap/goggles. Before I started shivering I pumped out an hour of freestyle. I used the hand paddles off and on to change it up some and work on my guns. Ok, now I was done. 2 hrs later..jelly legs and arms achieved!

I was freezing after all of this. I took a hot shower and noticed I forgot a towel. Great. But I had a wadded up XXS T shirt in my bag that would have to do. Nice. I won't go over the logistics of walking back to my locker from the showers wrapped in a wadded up shirt. Briskly, eyes down. lol.

Megan H, Jim M. and a few others have convinced me to do aqua jogging. If Jim can maintain a sub 2:40 marathon with aqua jogging I can certainly try! Meghan was kind enough to send me this schedule which is now on my fridge:

Nine-week Training Schedule
Week 15:00 warm-up
2 sets of 5 x 1:30 hard (:30 easy recovery; 2:00 easy between sets)
5:00 cool-down
Total workout: 32:00
5:00 warm-up
6 x 2:30 hard (:30 easy recovery)
5:00 cool-down
Total workout: 28:00
5:00 warm-up
5:00 stretching
30:00 steady
30:00 to 45:00 flexibility5:00 warm-up
1:00 hard, 1:00 easy, 2:00 hard, 1:00 easy, 3:00 hard, 1:00 easy, 400 hard, 1:00 easy, 3:00 hard, 1:00 easy, 2:00 hard, 1:00 easy, 1:00 hard
5:00 cool-down
Total workout: 32:00
5:00 warm-up
4 x 5:00 hard (1:00 easy recovery)
5:00 cool-down
Total workout: 34:00
30:00 alternate crosstraining or rest
I am very schedule oriented. I need to see my workouts in writing. So I am going to see how I can do this schedule, my swimming and some bike. I'm not loving the bike but dude, I need to talk. The pool is like being on chit-chat restriction. So assuming I bike with others I'll actually have some social life back in my routine. Or I can talk to

So, hi-ho off to the Ortho I go. I haven't seen my doctor yet. I am praying I don't get put in the BOOT. The only reason I have my MRI results before my Ortho is because I harassed the Radiologist. I'm hood like that. lol ; )

Happy Running friends. I'll hold down things at the pool for now.



  1. hate the fracture but glad to see you getting with a workout program. Sucks but you will be back in not time and strong as ever