Friday, January 13, 2012

When 60 minutes of activity feels like a rest day

I’m still in the 100 Day Challenge, doing the workout spreadsheet. My goal is to average 100 minutes of exercise per day for 100 straight stays with a minimum of 30 minutes per day. So far, I’m doing fine. In the past week I ran a little over 25 miles, walked 10.5 miles, went to 2 Pilates classes and 1 yoga class, lifted weights,  and stretched. Doing all these activities, I averaged a little over 122 minutes per day. Yesterday was the first day that I really felt that my body was adapting to the variety and amount of exercise.

Fridays are almost always a rest day for me, but with the challenge, I am now doing a 60 minute yoga class. This morning as I was thinking about the class and trying to decide if I wanted to do some additional activity to get more minutes, I decided that just doing the yoga would probably feel like a rest day---when compared to what I have been doing over the course of the last 12 days. Last Friday I did the 60 minute yoga class and then did a 30 minute bike ride in the afternoon. I think that today I will simply let the 60 minutes of yoga be enough and then tomorrow I will attempt a 6-7 mile run. We’ll see how that goes.

1 comment:

Donna said...

Go Becky!!!!
I thought about trying something like this, but seems like I do better taking a day of rest every couple of days. Otherwise, I wind up hurting myself or just plain burning out!