Poignant Irrelevance

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

drum beat

sign-up for the twin cities marathon opens next week! i hear the drum beat. do you hear it?

after work i took a 1 hour nap. then i made some calls and finally at around 9pm i took my sleepy self to the gym. i stepped on the stair stepper for 20 minutes (the one with actual stairs that move). that is a great work out.

then i moved to the treadmill with no real plan in mind. i ended up doing 1 mile--i started at 10:00 pace and finished the mile in 9 minutes so i kept bumping up the speed; i just felt like running progressively faster. i felt good.

i like the stair stepper, it keeps my heart rate in the aerobic/fat burning zone pretty easily. when i joined a gym for the first time in 1992 or 93? (i was a sophomore or junior in hs), i was too intimidated to run on the treadmill so i used the stair stepper for at least 6 straight months. back then it was the old school kind though, not the one with the moving stairs. anyway, then after 6 months i finally got the guts to use the treadmill.

long (boring) story short, i want to start incorporating some more stair stepper as my cross-training exercise.

finally, the amount of caffeine in diet coke is more like 45 mg, not 70. my bad!


  • So are you starting to think about doing twin cities again??

    By Blogger Rae, at 9:47 PM  

  • Is marathon number two in the near future? You can do it! :)

    By Blogger april anne, at 1:19 PM  

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