Archive for the ‘Cadman Plaza Park’ Tag

Week 33 – Oh my aching pelvis

Okay, this week, in general, my pelvis has been aching. The bones must be shifting a bit especially around the sacrum. Also, my legs have given up on my a couple of times, not so that I hit the floor, but they have buckled out from under me, mostly when I need to move quickly or change direction all of a sudden. This seems to be connect with my hamstring muscles feeling overstretched and sore all the time (I’ve been using lots of tiger balm on them). They seem to be over stretched from the shift in bones and the increased lordosis (the curve in the lower back is exaggerated). I’ve been focusing more on Kegels and abs to counterbalance that tendency.

Day 1: 7:05 am 2o minute moderate walk, 45 min moderate walk, leg stretches

8:25  20 minute moderate walk

4:00 PM carried Mateo from Harry Chapin playground to our house, he fell asleep halfway home. Also, carried his scooter.  Took over 20 minutes carrying the extra weight and my legs and arms were dead afterward.  

Day 2: 6:00 AM brisk walk 16 minutes ( it now takes an additional minute to do the same walk I used to do in 15 minutes — I am getting slower), 

6:20   ran to park (5 minutes) and back, did 4 sets of lunges and 2 sets of pushups (on bench). 

8:10 20 minute walk

11:00 20 minute walk

1:30  20 minute walk

Day 3: 7:05 AM  20 minute moderate walk followed by 35 minute moderate walk (hill and stairs 4 flights are now very challenging)

8:25  15 minute very brisk walk

11:00  Slow walk with stops to Brooklyn Heights (30 minutes walking with break in the middle)

2:00 25 minute walk

Day 4: 6:00 brisk walk 16 minutes, 

6:20 ran to hill (5 min.) couldn’t run the hill, can’t do it anymore at my client’s pace, did 4 sets of lunges, 2 sets of wall pushups, 8 minute run back, leg stretches

8:05 10 minute brisk walk followed by 8 min brisk walk

9:30 1 hour walk across Park Slope while running errands

5:00 PM 20 minute walk to Brooklyn Heights 

Day 5: 35 minute run around Cadman Plaza Park – 4 loops! It was so difficult!  Also, it’s not a run, it’s a jog at this point. Still felt good to do it. Did 2 sets of one arm rows, 2 set of shoulder flys.  Lot’s of cleaning.  More walking 20 minutes and 20 minutes later in day. 

Day 6:  Light walking.

Day 7:  15 minute walk, 15 minute walk, 10 minute walk, 20 minute walk.  Light day.

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Week 16

Okay, this week I fell off the wagon, not much activity, no recording of the activity, so here is the recall on day 7 of this week:

Week 16, Day 1

7:05 leisurely walk 20 min

7:30 30 minute walk

8:30 15 minute walk

Week 16, Day 2  Christmas Eve

6:30 15 minute brisk walk 

7:45 15 minute brisk walk

walking and shopping, carrying bags and more walking, cooking and cleaning and eating lots

Week 16, Day 3  Christmas Day

cooking, dishes, cleaning, eating lots, etc.

Week 16, Day 4

7:10 15 minute brisk walk

7:30 45 minute walk

8:30 15 minute brisk walk

Exhausted from previous day, so no more activity after that.

Week 16, Day 5

30 minute brisk walk to library and back to return a movie that I never watched

lots of walking around the Bronx Zoo for 2 hours, last 20 minutes carrying Mateo in the Ergo on my back.

Week 16, Day 6

Leisurely walk around neighborhood (1 1/2 hours) throw rocks in the East River

Week 16, Day 7

8:00 30 minute run, slow pace since it had been awhile since I last ran, to bank and back with 2 loops in Cadman Plaza Park.

Week 15

Week 15, Day 1

7:05 20 minute walk

7:35 30 minute walk

8:30 15 minute walk

Week 15, Day 2

6:00  15 minute walk

6:20-6:45  25 minute run – 3 loops around Cadman Plaza Park, 

7:10  20 inute walk 

9:00 shopping and walking home 15 minutes from Brooklyn Heights

(most afternoons in weeks 13, 14, 15 and 16 I did very little physical activity in the afternoons)

Week 15, Day 3

7:05 20 minute walk

7:30 35 minute walk

8:30 15 minute walk

10 minute walk to bus stop, walk around Children’s Museum, 10 minute walk carrying Mateo to get home from bus stop

Week 15, Day 4

6:00 am 15minute brisk walk

6:15 run 30 minutes (3 slow loops), leg stretches

7:10 brisk 10 minute walk and liesruely 10 minute walk

9:00 am brisk 10 min,

10:50 10 minute walk/jog in snow

11:40 brisk 15 minute walk

Week 15, Day 5

Leisurely walk

Week, 15, Day 6

more walking, 20 minute brisk in rain, lifting various boxes and carrying a heavy suitcase downstairs in the elevator

Week 15, Day 7

6:30 20 minute cautious walk due to ice on sidewalks

15 minute more brisk walk, 10 minute brisk walk later

Week 13

So, I have been lax about inputting the data over the last almost 4 weeks (week 17 starts tomorrow); I have continued to record the data though. I will continue with weekly entries instead of daily. I also have slacked on the wearing of the pedometer. I will recommence the pedometer when I return from vacation mid January.

Week 13, Day 1 —

6:00 am : Brisk walk

6:20 25 minute run , 3 loops around Cadman Plaza  and leg stretches

7:10 am 15 minute brisk walk

7:35 40 minute walk

8:25 15 minute brisk walk

Pedometer: 13, 185 steps

10:45 -12:00 moderate /leisurely walkto and around parks

Pedometer: 15, 717 Steps

Later in day crawling through Fresh Direct box tunnels with toddler.

Week 13, Day 2

8:45 brisk 15 minute walk

11:30 – 12:00 pushups, one arm rows, Barre, inversion, stretches

12:00 -12:30 – run, chase, dance, jump, fall with Mateo

Steps: 8902

Week 13, Day 3

6:00 am 15 minute brisk walk

6:20-6:40 run (2 hills)

7:30 30 minute moderate walk

8:30 15 minute brisk walk

3:30 Some walking, some carrying Mateo, then 10 minutes carrying Mateo in Ergo

Week 13, Day 4

12 minute brisk walk, followed by 8 minute brisk walk, followed by 15 minute brisk walk.

Pedometer total for two days: 18,000 Steps

Week 13, Day 5

Mopped house, moderate walking, and additional 20 minute moderate walk

Week 13, Day 6

Laundry, dishes etc.

Week 13, Day 7

15 minute brisk walk, 10 minute brisk walk, 8 minute brisk, 10 minute brisk walk

12:00 16 minute brisk walk

2:30 15 minute brisk walk carrying Mateo

3:15 Creative Movement class

5:00 15 minute brisk walk carrying Mateo

Week 12, Day 5

9:00 am – Run!  Ran the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge loop, without the extra in Cadman Plaza Park. It felt pretty good, until the bottom of the Brooklyn Bridge, then getting up the incline of the bridge was really, really tough with difficulty breathing and I went very slow. Then down the hill was fine. Total 3.75 miles plus another half mile walking. 

10:00 am — Yoga, pushups (two on toes each set of 8 reps), one arm rows with 11 pounds, stretches, big backbend. I am dreading the day when I can’t lie on my back because the baby is pressing on my vena cava….

Pedometer: 7727 Steps

Nothing much the rest of the day, except chasing Mateo around Macy’s. That involved a few sprint to catch him before he was lost behind a rack of clothing and many other people.

Week 11, Day 6

Morning run, not sure how long since I added 4 errands in the middle of the run: 1 1/2 loops Cadman Plaza Park, bank on Montague Street, over and down to Jay Street to Sid’s hardware, continued down Jay to Sands Street, to Pearl Street to buy bagels, then back to Jay Street to buy Orange juice… I didn’t run the last block home…  Sun salutations and light stretching: quad on belly, bow pose, inner thighs.

Steps: 5854  3 miles

6:00pm brisk walk with a couple minutes jog, then more brisk walking for 25 minutes to bring the stroller to meet Guillermo and the sleeping Mateo at bus stop.

Pedometer total: 8268 Steps

Week 9, Day 6

9:30 – run 3 1/2 loops around Cadman Plaza Park, down Clark Street to Promenade, to Columbia Heights hill and down to Water Street. Approximately 30 minutes. 4630 steps

10:10 brisk walk home

pedometer: 5620

Tuesday, Week 6, day 1

6:00 AM brisk 15 min. walk followed by run, 3 loops around Cadman Plaza Park. Leg stretches

8:35 9378 Steps

10:20 forgot pedometer for walk and park playing

4:00-6:00 More park playing 

Pedometer: 12868 Steps