Sometime in the middle of my pregnancy I stopped exercising because it made me feel sick. So I’m pretty out of shape. In July I started taking a conditioning class at the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, and now I’m ready to get back to working out on a regular basis.
Finding time to run has been a challenge since moving to Philly. I’m not a member of a gym down here, so on days when it’s hot, rainy, or otherwise inhospitable I don’t get any exercise. The little baby-free time I have is usually spent doing work, and even if I spring for one of those fancy jogging strollers she’s still a little too young to put it in. We go on lots of long walks, but runs are few and far between.
Hopefully that will change soon, I’m getting a treadmill! It’s not the most thrilling thing in the world, but it’s something I can do in the short intervals Bitmap naps. After a lot of research I bought a Livestrong 13.0T treadmill. If you’re in the market for a treadmill definitely check out treadmilldoctor.com, which has extensive buying guides for both new and used treadmills.
I’ll be re-running the Couch to 5k program, as well as doing the Hundred Pushups Challenge. Currently I’m on week 1 of C25k and week 2 of hundred pushups.
Sunday – Couch to 5k, hundred pushups
Monday – Aerials technique class at PSCA
Tuesday – Couch to 5k, hundred pushups
Wednesday – Rest!
Thursday – Aerials conditioning class at PSCA
Friday – Couch to 5k, hundred pushups
Saturday – Rest!
It’s an ambitious schedule! I’m signing up for a 5k in October, and want to do better than last year’s time of SL:OW (I don’t remember my actual time, but it pretty pathetic). I’d like to at least get up to (down to?) a 12 minute mile split time. Who wants to place bets on whether or not I can do it?