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!