Monday, October 26, 2009

I Won My First Giveaway!

My exercise for the weekend.



I won my very first giveaway! Let me tell you, I sign up for a lot and I mean A LOT of giveaways and contests, and I never win ANYTHING, so I am extremely excited to have won the giveaway over at Miles of Kate. She was giving away a year long subscription to Fitness magazine to two lucky bloggers. Yeah me!!

I was feeling a lot better on Sunday, so I thought perhaps I would get some exercise in, since I haven’t worked out in two weeks. I, of course, wanted to run, but I am still dealing with a lot of shortness of breath, so that didn’t seem like a good option. I instead put my bike on the bike trainer and got a nice easy spin in while watching NFL Sunday football; my team, the KC Chiefs (yea, no snide comments) were on. I didn’t have any resistance on the bike and my cadence was really low, think 50-60 rpm, but it felt great to move my legs. I got in a good 35 minute spin with minimal shortness of breath. Actually, I think the shortness of breath was due more to all of the cursing that I was doing at the Chiefs, than the exercise. Yes, I am one of “those” people that think yelling at the TV screen can actually make a difference in my team’s performance. I finally decided to get off the bike and turn the TV off before the Chiefs gave me a heart attack and I landed back in the hospital. They are so terrible at this point, nothing can help them except to maybe fast forward a few years down the road. It felt GREAT to move a little bit. I realize that I need all of the rest that I can get, but I have to think that a little bit of exercise does me well too.

I am going to just play it by ear the rest of the week, but I hope to get a few more spins in on the bike trainer and maybe my first run in this weekend. The clots in my lungs should be starting to dissolve (they said two to three weeks), so as long as my shortness of breath goes away, I should be good to go!

I have a lot of catching up to do on everyone’s blogs, so I will be doing that over the next couple of days. Happy Training!

12 comments:

Katie A. said...

Hahaha! I yell at the TV on Sunday's, too! My damn 49er's are worthless! Glad you got a spinning session in and congrats on the win! I never win anything, either! ;)

Lisa said...

Congrats on winning. I subscribe to that mag and I think it's pretty good.

Glad you posted, was wondering how you were feeling. Glad you were able to spin for a bit. Baby steps will get you there.

Jamoosh said...

Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner!

Woo hoo!

RunToTheFinish said...

ughhh our poor porr chiefts. it's a rebuilding year right?

Jesse said...

Good for you using the Chiefs game to do something productive - we all know it's a waste of time to just sit there and watch them "play".

Congrats on winning the giveaway. I just won my very first giveaway today too!

kristen said...

I saw you won. bitch. Ok, I guess If it wasn't me I'm glad it was you:)

Our football teams should play each other (in the regular season). It would be a game for the best of the worst. Ugh. Sucks! I alos cuss and yell and scream and jump for joy in my living room. How boring to not get excited. Seriously.

Meg Runs said...

Sorry the Chargers did some damage to your team(sniff, sniff)but "my team" hasn't done that well in a long time...hmmm, what does that say about our teams? We'll have to wait and see. I am so glad you were able to get on your bike and do something "constructive" during that game, I would have turned off the t.v. 'cause that's what I do when I get frustrated and BS gets so mad!!!
Congrats on winning, I won something too this week. Lucky October I guess.
I hope you can run a little this weekend, easy!

TX Runner Mom said...

Congrats on the prize! Glad to hear you're able to get the legs moving again!

Molly said...

How fun to win something, for a second there I thought you won a bike. : ) Must have felt good to be moving, and thanks for the idea to get a trainer for my bike! I need to cross train....

Jill said...

Yea on the magazine win (love that magazine) and the exercise - and yea that you are feeling better!!

Jennifer said...

I'm a Saints fan, and a very happy one at that! Yes, bikes are good! I may soon be in on my trainer. Even in MS it can get too cold to ride.

Congrats on the prize, I never win anything! Feel better!

M2Marathon said...

Yay for winning! And boo for the Chiefs! :-)

Glad you are back moving again--take it easy and before you know it you'll be running again. (This is what everyone tells me, anyway. It doesn't feel like "no time" yet, though...)