Really I didn’t. I didn’t run at all this week. Why? Because my knees are killing me. I suspect it’s because I’ve been lugging this 9 month old baby around on my back and I don’t use the best form when he’s in the backpack. I usually use my wrap, but didn’t have it with me. So I decided not to run.
But that doesn’t mean I didn’t exercise. Remember…I was carrying around a 20lb 9 month old on my back for extended periods of time. According to my little calorie counter app, I burn 70 calories for every 20 minutes I carry around a 15lb load. So…I figured I burned 630 calories 2 days in a row last week. (We walked around a street fair for 3 hours 2 days in a row). Yes!
I also spent a fair amount of time cleaning, and I mean really scrubbing, someone’s house (unfortunately it wasn’t mine). All with Mr. T man on my back, so I figure I burned a fair amount of calories there. I have lost 3 pounds since I last posted. Victory! But I need to keep working on my cardiovascular health and not just dropping weight. And I don’t want to huff and puff my way through a 5K in a few months. So back to running I go. It’s getting hotter outside so I’m gonna either have to start getting up earlier or running later. I enjoy running outside so much more, but I’m kind of a wuss when it comes to heat.
Oh yeah! And I’ve done push ups and sit ups each day. Woot woot! I also have a new motivation to get my behind moving…my class decided to have another reunion this year and if I’m back for it I don’t want to be so fluffly looking!
Keep going…We can do it!
PS. I’m working on my leave and cleave post for tomorrow. I took a day off yesterday!