30 minutes of stretching and 30 minutes on the elliptical

stretching out my calves and exterior quads and glutes

This evening I hit the gym after walking Mr. Gypsy for 1.58 miles. Gyps and I walk every single day at least a mile. It’s good for both of us. At the gym, though, I stretched for about 30 minutes and then worked out my abs, back and triceps. I also did three sets of leg extensions. I then got on an elliptical and went at it for 30 minutes.

I stretched my calves, quads, shin muscles (whatever those are called), glutes and hammies. Gosh, it felt good. I need to sign up for a few more yin yoga sessions. That stuff really helped me.

The stretching did me a lot of good. My left ankle and right hip have been bothering me a good bit for the last week. After the stretch I hardly ached. Well, my ankle was a little agitated while I was doing the elliptical but it wasn’t bad. I hope I can run on it strong soon.

that blue line indicates where I have the ankle ache. stretching it did help. I'm not sure if this is considered the ankle but that's what I'm calling it, an ankle injury.

One of my new rules for 2012 and beyond is to do at least 20 minutes of cardio 6 days a week. The elliptical was my cardio for today.

What’s the deal for tomorrow? If my ankle feels up to it I’ll do a treadmill run for 30 minutes. If not, I’ll either spin or do the elliptical for at least 30. I’ll also workout the rest of my body with weights.

I would of liked to have soaked in the hot tub at the Y this evening but there was some guy in it the hot tub totally naked. What the heck is that all about? Who goes into a public hot tub in the nude? Does anyone else find that disturbing like I do? If you’re going to soak in a hot tub at the gym you should have some effen shorts on! Am I unreasonable in expecting that? This dude was buck naked in the hot tub! He then gets out of the hot tub with his hairy ass and walks into the showers! After seeing that I couldn’t get into that hot tub. It seemed dirty and disgusting! To me it seems that if you want to be naked in a hot tub you should buy your own hot tub and jump into it naked all you want! But, if you want to get in a hot tub at a gymnasium put on some FREAKING SHORTS! Is that too much to ask? Sheesh. I don’t know. Maybe, I’m just getting old and complaining about everything. I don’t know.

To be honest, I do feel old, and tired, as of late. My body feels achy. I hope this is not what growing old is all about.

I ate three of these today

This is coming Sunday I finish up my 30 day food inventory. I’m looking forward to that. Tonight I broke down and bought some hot wings after working out. And, I ate a good portion of wings and drank two glasses of malbec as I watched the girl who played with fire. It’s a good movie.

This week is going to be busy for me at work because the Winter quarter at Scad begins on Wednesday. I’m not sure how late I’ll be working most of the week. So, no running outdoors this week. It will all be treadmill, elliptical and/or stationary bike training at the Island’s Y.

This coming Saturday I’m doing a stairs training in downtown Savannah with a few friends. You are more than welcome to join us. We’re meeting in front of the Olympia Cafe at 8:00am. And then, we’ll run the steep steps at the end of River Street for 30 to 45 minutes. Should be one heck of a work out! Come join us!

I wish I had more to say but I don’t.

I’m going to soak in the tub for about 30 minutes before going to bed.

Here’s to a new year full of promise and challenges and hope!

All the very best to you and yours.




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