Following on from my first update, it’s time for the latest news on getting a rowing machine. Here it comes…
I’m not getting a rowing machine. Not at the moment, anyway.
My weight loss is continuing at a respectable rate, and I’m 2lb away from my target weight to buy a rowing machine, something I know I can achieve in the the next three weeks without any issue. This target is largely arbitrary, though, and with things as the are around the house right now, getting a rowing machine is as far down the priority list as me learning to surf. It’ll happen in time, of course, but not right now. I can take solace in the fact that I’ll hit my target weight (the arbitrary one) before the self-imposed deadline, but beyond that it’s more of the same. I guess I could save some money for new clothes seeing as my current wardrobe is starting to look a little saggy on me.
In other news, I hit another milestone today. For as long as I’ve been walking around town, I’ve had delusions about walking 4 miles in an hour – the idea being that if a walk lasts an hour or more, the average speed will be 4mph or greater. Today, dear reader, I did it. Look:
That’s a screen grab from the iOS version of RunKeeper, the thing I use to track where I go, how long it takes me and how fast I walk. That’s the timer at 4 miles in. I just squeaked in under the 60 minute mark, but I’m taking that win. When I started out with this walking, I could do a shade over 2mph and I was tired out in less than 30 minutes. Now, with almost-daily walks, I’ve doubled my speed and doubled the time I can do it for.
Not bad, eh? Next target: 10 miles in one session.
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Comments on this post (4)
Awesome, Pete! I’m very proud of you because it’s not easy to really stick with it without getting discouraged. W00T for Pete!!
— Karen, 7:29pm on Mon, Mar 26 '12
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