Confession: My 8-mile run did not happen yesterday.
I could give you many reasons, but then why? Yes, my hubby wasn’t there ‘mentally’ as he put it, but I still could have gone. The truth is I just didn’t feel like running yesterday. I definitely can choose to be upset over it, but I prefer to simply move on and not let this affect my mood. I guess, my body needed a break; so I’ll take it at its face value.
My workout today includes some biking. This brought some good memories back.
Like this little evening trip with my parents over 5 years ago.
*A few of you asked me to do a post on my rhythmic gymnastics days. I promise, I will. I’ll pick up some pictures when I go to Europe next week. Pinky swear!*
Or this little day trip with my brother in Summer 2009.
*I guess there is some weird correlation between me biking and wanting to do splits. Haha!*
Not all of my bike trips were so nice and sweet, however. At some point of time, I would go biking pretty much every single time after work. Once as I was stopping at an intersection, my foot got caught in a strap. Needless to say, I plummeted to the ground. Thankfully, the closest car was a little further away from me and I wasn’t run over or hit. My ego was shot and so were my hands and knees. But then you know how it is, you fall, people run up to you to ask if you’re fine, and you laugh it off as if nothing happened and you aren’t hurt at all *while weeping silently inside*. Good times!
TechnoGym provided the following suggestions on how to exercise safely on a stationary bicycle.
The only thing you need to remember when using a bike is to adjust the seat properly.
This will make your workout more comfortable while preventing your joints from being subjected to unnecessary stress.
This is how to do it:
- On an indoor or classic vertical bike: climb onto the machine and hold the handlebars. Then rest the center of each foot on the pedals and make sure that the leg in the lower position is bent by 5/10 degrees
- On a reclined bike: you have found the right position when, with both feet on the pedals, one of your legs is almost completely extended and forms an angle of 5/10 degrees
Clearly, there are many benefits to riding a bike. These are some of them *SO CUTE!!!*.
So this is how my workout looks like today.
Warm-up jump rope: Skip, high knee jog, skip side to side, skip front to back – 10 minutes
Repeat this 5 times:
Dumbbell Lunge for 30 seconds on each leg
Split-Lunge jumps for 30 seconds
Plank walk for 45 seconds
Shoulder taps for 45 seconds
(Rest for 3 minutes between sets.)
Spartan Bike Sprints: 35 minutes
Warm up for 10 minutes in zone 2
Ride for 20 minutes in zone 3
Every other minute, sprint as hard as possible for 10 seconds
Cool down easy for 5 minutes.
+ 30 push ups for 30 days challenge
Do you bike? What are some of funny/scary things that happened to you while biking?