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light day!

7:35 – 8:25 ran Manhattan bridge to Brooklyn Bridge to Tillary street, back through Cadman Plaza.  4.35 miles according to Google Earth. 

Pedometer: 7957 steps.

Stretched while playing marble maze and cooking breakfast (oatmeal).

2:30 – short walk to store, forgot pedometer.

10:30 light stretching


6:45-7:15am The perfect 30 minute run: from 79 Bridge Street to Cadman Plaza with 5 loops and back.

Pedometer: 4816 steps

8:30 – 11:40  Included 12 minute brisk walk, then 7 minute brisk walk then lots of walking moderate to brisk.

Pedometer: 12,255 steps

5:30 – 7:00 Leisurely to moderate walk to Cadman Plaza. With balancing on curb and chasing a balloon in the wind.

Pedometer: 17,100 steps

10:00 Stretching, light

What day is it? 5th?

7:05-8:45  – Moderate, followed by more moderate, followed by 15 minutes brisk walking and a bit of a jog.

Pedometer: 9000

9:40 – 1:15  – Leisurely to moderate with a sprint to catch a bus (carrying toddler) to go to the zoo.

Pedometer: 17,650

4:30 – 6:45 – Brisk scootercise to find lost toy monkey at the farmer’s market and then home after play in Cadman Plaza, Pushups (2 sets of 10 on toes, 3 inch incline)

9:15 Stretches?

(Actually stretched closer to 10:00pm, but did d.dogs, lunge stretches, upward dogs, spiral and isometrics for legs and back)

4th Day

Today was less active, but the rest was needed.

8:15 Brisk 13 minute walk

10:00 Brisk 40 minute walk with one stop for groceries.

Pedometer: 6196 steps

4:30 moderate walks to and around Park Slope some carrying Mateo.

7:45 Pedometer 12848 steps

3rd day – Too much walking!

6:00 am Brisk 15 minute walk to client. 

7:15 leisurely stoll to next client

7:25 long walk

8:30 brisk walk home

8:45 am  Pedometer read 8950 steps

(Decided to remove pedometer when inside house.)

11:05 am Leisurely stroll with two year old.

11:20 – 11:30 am Brisk walk carrying 25 pound toddler in Ergo Baby Carrier

12:20 -1:15 pm Brisk Walk carrying 25 pound sleeping toddler in Ergo Baby Carrier. Pedometer read 13956 steps.

5:00 – 5:15 pm Scootercise to store.

5:15-5:30 pm Leisurely stroll home from store. 

Pedometer total: 16327 (no wonder I’m tired, that’s a lot of steps! Pedometers aren’t always accurate, but when I checked this one is seems to be very close to accurate. I will do more research, keep your eyes open for that in the future.

10:15 Stretches about 10 minutes

Second Workout Log

(I need a new title for these, any suggestions?)

7:00 am Run: 30 minutes, through Brooklyn Bridge Park, near the cove to the hill at Columbia Heights. Hill 4X’s, ran home.

7:30 am 5 rounds Sun Salutations, side plank obliques (5X), back extension (Code name: Banana Boat or Charlie Angels), stretches, one arm rows (2 sets 12 repetitions-11 pounds), one set shoulder flys (or was it two? This is why when you do an activity log on your own, it’s better to write it right away instead of waiting until your eyes are bleary at 9:20 pm)

8:45 brisk 15 minute walk followed by moderate warmups with client.

10:10 am brisk 35 minute walk with stop at bank and grocery store to buy onions.

3:10 pm slow walk with toddler

3:15 pm brisk walk carrying 25 pound toddler in the Ergo baby carrier.

3:40 taught Toss Your Toddler dance class (run, jump, leap, fall, roll, toss, skip, bounce, jump, etc.) 

4:40 Pushups and kicking balls

6:10 Brisk walk home carrying 25 pound toddler and 4 cans of cat food.

7:00 pm Kitchen stuff.

Pedometer total: 7539 steps from 3:00 pm until 9:15 pm.

First workout log

8:00 am 43 minute run from Bridge Street to Washington Street, back to the Manhattan Bridge, through Manhattan to Brooklyn Bridge, back to Jay Street. 2 minute walk from Jay Street to the apartment.

12:00 pm 10 minutes of pelvic lifts (tunnels) while Mateo climbed on and under me.

2:30 pm Brisk walk to Fort Greene Park (low level activity in park, very low)

5:30 pm Moderate walk home from Fort Greene Park.