Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Tuesday update

Personal Trainer appointment was interesting. His main focus is on good form and developing muscle for good posture and healthy bones/joints. He gave me 4 upper body exercises. One I was doing before, the others are new. I learned that my right shoulder is weaker than my left and that my biceps are "developed" but my triceps are "weak". Next time we talk about lower body. After that, I will be asking him about core.

Running group had us doing 3x3min hard with 2 min easy between followed by 3x2 min hard; this was with a warm-up/cool-down of 15mins each. Garmin suggests that I was running a 9:00min/mi pace +/- 10 secs for each hard repitition. I didn't even know I could run that fast. I guess that's what happens when you are on a track and only running hard for a short duration.

Had a routine physical today during which, doctor discovered an abnormal heart beat and ordered an immediate EKG. Seems I have PVCs (aka arrythmias). May be related to anxiety. Scared me at first, but I think it is going to turn out to be okay.

House looks pretty good. I should sleep okay tonght. Too bad I didn't think to take before pics; without them you have no idea what it took to achieve this. Instead I have one of the garage...our hideout for all things that have been banned from the house for the next 5 days or so.

I may disappear for the next 4-5 days. You are all in my thoughts. Have fun out there, folks!!

24 comments:

  1. I just moved and that is what my garage looks like.

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  2. House looks GREAT!

    Have a great time with your guests and nice job on the ride and seeing a trainer. I look forward to reading how that goes for you.

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  3. Wow, when you're done there, can you come and clean up my place please!!

    Love the fancy shmancy "bike" seat cover, too cute!!

    Don't stress while the guests are here, kick back, everyone will pitch in and hey, if necessary, have an extra strong Margarita!!!

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  4. I just cleaned out my garage AND hauled all the stuff out from under the deck too :-D

    Keep us up to date on the heart thingee. We'll be seeing ya around ;-)

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  5. I smell a sub 9:00 in your future. Look at you getting all speedy! Awesome job!!

    House looks fab! Have fun with the guests ;D

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  6. House looks beautiful! Enjoy your company for the next few dyas!

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  7. LOL! Isn't it amazing how much stuff you accumulate over the years? As George Carlin said, you have to keep buying bigger houses to put all your "stuff" in. Your running is going great! I bet these track workouts give you a surprise at your next race.

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  8. Sweet job on the group run!

    Good luck with the visitors! Your house looks super clean!

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  9. Lisa, excellent running times! And only running for 3 years??? You are a pro!!! :O)

    Have a great weekend!!!

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  10. Nice job on the run.

    Enjoy the rest of the week!

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  11. Oh I'm so jealous of those curved archways. I've always wanted those. So cute. I did a huge housecleaning this weekend too. Great job! Oh and take care of that ticker, glad it's nothing serious.

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  12. Yikes!! Good luck with that garage. The house looks great though. I'm glad that the heart is OK. That had to be scary.

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  13. Keep up that speedwork and youll be running 9 minute miles in no time. Hope everything turns out ok with your heart. Enjoy your time with company

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  14. that heart thing sounds scary, i hope it is just normal though! please let us know.

    and how do you get your garmin to tell you that? is there a special feature?? i'd love to know what i should be able to run. :-)

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  15. The house looks awesome!

    I hope everything turns out ok with the EKG. That's stress that you don't really need right now. :)

    Hopefully your trainer also explained that 99.9% of people have muscle imbalances. Once you even everything out, you'll really see improvements!

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  16. Your house looks great!!! Have a great time!!

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  17. Good work with the trainer...been thinking about one myself...just to get a good routine down.
    Your house is SO nice!
    I also have the same heart issues...found mine during a soccer physical, scared me too.
    TAKE CARE

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  18. Hope the heart situation turns out okay. House looks great!

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  19. My positive thoughts are going to you and your heart...

    I did a whole post after we finally cleaned out our garage (and got the car into it! after years of not having the car in the garage) it is very exciting once you get it clean - just like your house I suppose, but it clutters up so easily darn it!
    Now we down sized our house, (just moved) and well turned the 1 car garage into a toy room for the kids... all that hard work, gone....

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  20. I have the same problem with weak triceps. And that's what our garage looks like too. Tonight we managed to set up both bikes to do the spin workout, but it wasn't easy in there!

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  21. I'm still just sick with envy over your scoot-scoot. It eclipses everything else. Except that, oh, my garage isn't terribly cluttered (Baboo would disagree) but I do have the room from heck that fills up whenever I clean out some other part of the house. It is the Room That Nobody Goes In because of the mess in there.

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  22. Nice job on that speedwork! It really is true, the returns are amazing, and I agree with the others, you're going to drop those times faster than you'd think!
    I just started seeing a trainer about 2 weeks ago, and wow. I can already see the difference. (though my arms are still puny lol) How often do you have sessions? I'm at 2x/wk....

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