Alright, we’re just about back to some regularly scheduled blogging…WOOO!
Well, even though we’re back to regular blogging, I think my body is still working on getting back to its regular routine. While I’ve thoroughly been enjoying my early Monday morning BodyCombat classes the past few weeks, my body was just not havin’ it today. I was prepared and laid all of my stuff out last night, but as soon as the alarm sounded, I immediately shut it off and went right back to sleep.
The sleep was much needed…and I believe I am now a happy camper because of it. You’re welcome, anyone who encounters me today.
So since I never made it to class this morning, and had taken the weekend off from any sort of exercise (unless you count raising a wine glass), I needed to get my sweat on. I decided on a slightly modified version of the 5-4-3-2-1 Treadmill Run, which was actually the longest distance I’ve run (and even had the desire to run) since the beginning of July! It felt gooooooood.
Mid-run, I started thinking of ways that I could modify this routine into a walking one. I had such a great response from many of you on the last walking treadmill routine I gave you all, that I figured I’d do another one. So, here you go!
5-4-3-2-1 Treadmill Walk
As always, feel free to adjust the times to best suit your own speed. For some of my shorter-legged friends out there, the 4.6’s may be too speedy for you. But give it a try, and see what works best!
I don’t care if today’s lunch gives me tummy troubles. I was craving veggies in a bad way this afternoon!
I made up a simple salad, filled with:
- fresh cherry tomatoes (from my friend’s garden)
- hard boiled egg white
- bread and butter pickles
- leftover bbq chicken (don’t worry, it passed the eyeball and sniff test with flying colors)
- honey mustard (for the dressing)
I don’t think I’d ever tried just regular honey mustard as a dressing on my salads, but I will say that I think I’ll do it again. I liked it!
And can I just talk for a second about the tomatoes? I mean, I love tomatoes all year round, but once they’re finally in season AND fresh out of a homegrown garden? Oh gosh…it doesn’t get much better than that!
Now it’s time to head to the grocery store so we can get some more food up in this house…I’m out of bananas. Imagine the horror?!?
Question for the Afternoon:
Okay, I’m curious…what is your average “walking speed” on a treadmill? Say, what do you walk at comfortably, and what is your absolute max?
If you want to, throw your height in there too so we can compare! (Remember, it’s a No Judgment Zone here!)