Difference since last entry: +3
I am going to try to get a steady workout regime going this week. I know, I’ve said this many times before. Hopefully, this time I can stick to it. I got a half-hour on the treadmill this morning. My back was hurting something awful; I really wanted to hop in the hot tub for a while. Unfortunately, I was running too short on time. I finished on the treadmill at 7:30, and had to be to work at 8:00. Fortunately, the Y is 10 minutes from work (which is why I decided to join this Y), so I had time to shower and head out to the car. Didn’t have time to soak, though.
And I needed it. In case you didn’t hear, we had a blizzard here in Denver. I mention more about this on my personal blog and my LiveJournal. I mention it here because it led to my only bits of exercise last week. I spent about a half-hour or so on Tuesday and Wednesday shovelling snow, along with a good 15 minutes or so slogging through 30″ of snow to try to save our trees.
The biggest amount of activity by far was Thursday. I spent almost two hours trying to dig a path from our driveway to the street. Obviously, this was for our cars, so I had to make a fairly large path. This was a lot of physical activity, especially for someone like me, who leads a very sedantary lifestyle. It felt good, but I really strained my back. For the next few days, my lower back was incredibly sore. It still isn’t 100%, which is why I wanted to soak in the hot tub.
I am hoping I can get to the Y earlier tomorrow morning than this morning. If I can get there by 6:30, I have time to walk on the treadmill, soak in the hot tub, and take a nice, long shower. If I can get there by 6:00, I can even work some weights into my workout!