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Mummojuoksua altaassa

Kauniina tarkoituksena mulla oli tänään mennä aamulla uimaan ennen töitä. Tajusin kuitenkin matkalla että unohdin muutamia olennaisia juttuja, kuten pyyhkeen ja harjan. Vaihdoin lennosta suunnitelmat aamu-uinnista aamuvuoroon töissä, ja istuinkin työpisteellä 6:58. Suuntasin sitten töiden jälkeen sinne altaalle (koska kotiin voi mennä vaikka olisikin ihan räjähtäneen näköinen ja tukka ihan märkä, töihin ei). Hetken aikaa harkitsin sitä kroolin opettelua, mutta uintiradat olivat ihan tukossa. Pyynikin uimahalli kun ei ole muutenkaan kovin suuri, niin nyt kaksi rataa oli ponnu+kersakäytössä, yksi rata oli nopeille kuntouimareille, yksi hitaille kuntouimareille ja kaksi rataa vesijuoksijoille. Ei muuta kun vesijuoksuvyö kiinni ja altaaseen.

En ole ehkä vesijuoksun suurin fani, mutta kehittelin itseni viihdyttämiseksi siinä moniakin ajatuskuvioita. Ja salakuuntelin mummojen juttuja. Ja hihittelin naapuriradan miehelle, joka hengitti käsittämättömän kova äänisesti. Ja hämmästelin tyyppiä, joka kirjaimellisesti vesijuoksi altaassa. Siellä matalassa päässä, paikallaan. Kai sillä joku pointti siinä oli, näytti vaan ihan yhtä hölmöltä kun sen kellukevyön kanssa menokin.

Jos sitä näin talven tullen koittaisi kerran viikkoon pulikoida, sillä onhan se nyt vaan kivaa puuhaa. Vaikka en osaakaan kunnolla.

After cake cardio

Yesterday was well deserved “Rest, burger and cake” -day. I have ordinary rest days, but this one was special. I had plans to have a dinner and a move evening with the boyfriend, but unfortunately BF got really really sick. For some reason I didn’t catch the noro virus (apparently that’s my super power, I’m noro resistant) and I still wanted my burger. And the cake.

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This is the moment to be happy that I have great friends. Tiiti was kind enough to help me with my Burger & Cake quest and so we headed off to Daddy’s Diner. It was fun! The worst part was that it was really really difficult to decide what cake to take. They have all the cakes in a showcase and you can go ahead and choose the one you like to go with your free coffee. Oh man we had troubles. But chocolate cake and pecan pie it was. (This actually was not our first adventure in cake land, about a year ago we did a little excursion to a place called Kakku Galleria in Helsinki, which pretty much is a cake buffe. Heaven. We hade 7 1/3 slices of cake. The last 1/3 was too much.)

Today (still no noro here, go me) was then back to normal food and normal workouts. I went skiing and skied about 8 km in 50 minutes. Why is it that the hills seem so much steeper in reality than in the pictures?

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I managed to ski faster than ever, average speed being 9km/h. And top speed 35 km/h (I told you the hills were steep…). I really enjoy skiing, I have to admit. I’m not good in it, but it’s nice. And it burns a lot of calories and it’s great cardio.

2013-01-26 14.58.18Urban cross country skiing, the ski trail goes under a motor way. I did also an hour of aqua running, because I wanted to test out how may calories it burns and what’s my heart rate while doing it. I’m going to prefer swimming, it’s as efficient and more fun. Aqua running is fun when a friend is with you, and you can just talk for the whole hour, but otherwise it’s pretty boring.

Tomorrow is gym day, so no more cake for me… I thought I’d keep these Rest&Burger&Cake -days about once a month. It’s good to enjoy and indulge every once in a while 🙂

 

Swimming through the first gym of the year

Well, not exactly swimming at the gym, but I did intend to splash around at the pool after the gym. There were so many other Sunday swimmers on the lanes, so I changed my plans a bit. Instead of swimming like a dolphin, I joined in with the older ladies and did some aqua running for 45 minutes.

But the gym. It was totally empty, probably because it was midday. I’m really afraid of the next week.. I have to brave myself and face the over growded gym. All the people who have decided to start a new life on 1.1.2013 will be at the gym then. Thank god it will be back to normal by the February..

  • Dumbbell bench press: 4 * 8, 18kg
  • Dip station triceps: 1 * 4, 1 * 3
  • Triceps extensions: 3 * 10, 15kg
  • Cable triceps push down (with a bar instead of the normal rope extension): 4 * 10, 17,5kg
  • Cable bicep curls (with a bar instead of the normal rope extension): 4 * 10, 15kg
  • Dip station leg raises: 4 * 10
  • Barbell rotations: 3 * 15/side, 25kg
  • Good morning: 3 * 10, 20kg
  • Lateral raises: 3 * 10, 9kg

Basic stuff, with little new things here and there. I did the triceps extensions with the plate because the dips didn’t go so well. But I tried! Next time, more dips then. Crisps and dip perhaps? 🙂