Tuesday, June 30, 2009

P90X, Bike Ride, Thoughts

I did P90X again on Friday. We did the legs & back workout and the ab ripper x. I could barely walk all weekend, LOL. After doing P90X 3 days last week, I've decided I'm going to take it easy for another week. Friday marked 3 weeks post surgery. I'm not supposed to engage in any strenuous activity for 4 - 6 weeks, so last week was clearly too soon. I've had some bleeding since then that has told me I need to cool it a bit. Hopefully after the holiday I can jump back in there. For this week, I'm going to focus on light biking...and swimming - for the first time in a month!!

Saturday morning I got up and went for a 15 mile bike ride at the down town airport. My legs were super sore from P90X on Friday, so it helped loosen them up a bit. The ride took just over an hour with an average pace of 14.4 mph. The down town airport is pretty flat, but there was a strong head wind on Saturday. There was one small straight away on the west side heading north where it was calm. In that spot, my speed was typically 19 - 22 mph. But the rest of the loop was generally 11 - 14 mph. Man, that wind was brutal. It was also pretty hot out and near the end of my second loop, I saw an ambulance pull out of the parking lot with sirens on as a group of cyclists stood watching. I wonder if someone suffered from heat exhaustion, dehydration, or a crash..?

Sunday was spent in recovery from the wedding Randy and I attended the night before. In all the years I have been with my husband, I have never, ever, ever, EVER seen him as wasted as he was Saturday night. WOW. Let's just say he vomited in a center piece, threw glass vases out the window of a moving vehicle, and urinated on the carpet in our bedroom. LOL...never a dull moment. If you know Randy, you know he's good people with a laid back temperment and typically doesn't drink that much...so this was all very out of character for him. But entertaining, nonetheless.

I hope everyone is having a good week!! I will be lake side in 48 hours - woot!!!

Friday, June 26, 2009: P90X legs & back, ab ripper x

Saturday, June 27, 2009: 15 mile bike ride


Mel-2nd Chances said...

lol, sounds like an entertaining night for sure! hope he's recovered! LOL Glad you're listening to your body and allowing it to heal, but well done on the workouts!! You're doing awesome! :D

HEATHER said...

I keep hearing such great things about P90X!! still trying to convince hubby we NEED it, lol!

teacherwoman said...

Wow! Way to go with the P90X! I would so like to try that this winter!

And, I am happy to hear you are listening to your body. Becareful with your recovery!

Val Miller said...

Great job on getting all of those workouts in! I did my first date of P90X (the lean series) and I seriously thought I was going to die. I had sweat dripping off me and I felt like my body was just flailing around trying to do the things they did on that video (Core Syn). I am sore though, so at least I know it's working. Tonight I'm doing the cardio one.

And, hilarious story about Randy. I'm glad I know him so I can picture all of that happening!