30 October 2014

Expresso Exercise Bike | Breathe Hot Yoga | walk

Another day on the trainer (that's three!) and it still isn't boring. :)

And yes, that heart rate data is not accurate.

29 October 2014

core | walk

Just the usual, core in the AM at the gym, walking home from the bus stop in the PM. I really should get my commuter running again but it's been raining so much and I can't ride to work in the wet. :(

Saw this sad shell of a bike while walking around for work today. Not much left.

28 October 2014

walk | Expresso Exercise Bike | Breathe Hot Yoga | walk

Well, I missed the bus this morning so I had to walk to the bus I usually take home. Luckily it was not raining so no biggie. I forgot to record the AM walk.

At lunch I hit the Expresso Exercise Bike for the first time this fall - and it was kind of fun! This trainer really is more interactive than anything else I have used. Now if only the saddle was not such a couch. Kinda makes my butt sore.

27 October 2014

core | walk

Made it to the gym in the AM and then walked home from the bus stop.

Core is starting to feel a little better.

26 October 2014

SCOTT Cougar Mountain 20 Mile

Wow, I sure pulled that result out of my ass a hat. Regardless, I am loving every minute of it.

25 October 2014

Breathe Hot Yoga

Wow was that hard, and good for me. I need to get back into this. Glad Breathe Hot Yoga is relatively close to home.

sync activities between Garmin Connect/Strava/TrainingPeaks/Athletepath/MapMyFitness/MyFitnessPal

We all love social networking services. They are after all, social; and sharing is one of the best things about the Internet.

For those of us that are physically active we also love to save and track and analyze our workouts. If you use a GPS when you walk/run/ride/swim and/or a heart rate monitor when you workout indoors and an online service this is easy. The benefit is you can compare your workouts to previous efforts, to other people, set goals and generate reports showing how much you did in a week/month/year and even get alerts when to buy new shoes or see how long you were sick or injured. Plus it's fun to comment on your friend's efforts.

The more into this you are, the more social networking and fitness services you are likely to use and it becomes a bit tedious to upload your activity to each one separately.

This is true no longer!

I'm no doubt a bit behind the curve on this but I recently figured out how to sync my activities between Garmin Connect, Strava, TrainingPeaks, Athletepath and MapMyFitness (which is also MapMyRun and MapMyRide) and MyFitnessPal.

social_networks

churches are getting smarter

At the UW people are always giving stuff away. Frequently it's companies looking to recruit or increase brand awareness so when this guy was handing out granola bars in Red Square I thought nothing of it. I got to where I was going, took out the bar to eat it and look what was attached.

Apparently Blue Sky Church is recruiting too.

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24 October 2014

hip update

Saw my doctor Oren Townsend today to finally find out what is up with my hip. By now I'm thinking I have a hernia or muscle tear of some such thing... The diagnosis? A very inflamed hip flexor tendon.

I was prescribed some pretty beefy anti-inflammatory pills and told to take it easy for a couple of weeks.

And I just signed up for a run on Cougar Mountain. :(

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22 October 2014

core | walk | SRC XC workout

Gosh, my hip is not right. Sometimes I wonder why it takes me so long to figure things out? It's hard not to do the things you want to.

The Seattle Running Club XC workout called for 4-6 x 1200 m efforts on a loop around the Genesee Park playfield. It was about 95% pavement with one wet, greasy, sloppy, soft, grass descent back to the start of the loop.

  • My 1st interval felt okay.
  • My 2nd was not comfortable.
  • I pulled the plug just 200 m into my 3rd.

After that I just jogged around the loop feeling sorry for myself. But I did enjoy the grass descent each time. :) It was SO slick, you were pretty much doing a controlled surf down this hill and I was sinking in several inches the grass was so saturated. FUN. Another thing that made this evening fun was the fact that although it was wet on the ground, the rain let up right about when the workout started and it never got cold. I could have easily worn a short sleeve or sleeveless shirt today.

After the workout we all headed over to Flying Lion Brewing for a couple of beers, Yum.

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