Movin on up…

I really liked the Jefferson’s: the show and the theme song. Recall..

Well we’re movin’ on up,
To the east side.
To a deluxe apartment in the sky.
Movin’ on up,
To the east side.
We finally got a piece of the pie.

Fish don’t fry in the kitchen;
Beans don’t burn on the grill.
Took a whole lotta tryin’,
Just to get up that hill.
Now we’re up in the big leagues,
Gettin’ our turn at bat.
As long as we live, it’s you and me baby,
There ain’t nothin wrong with that.

Who does not love this theme song? That theme song has been a favorite of mine as I climb hills in the past and now as I walk the treadmill at 15% inclines. Stupid in a way, but it does increase my spirit. Maybe I can get Carl to write new lyrics for a Superior Trail theme song? He is great with words!

The past few weeks I have been doing at least a mile or 20-30 minutes on the 15% incline of the treadmill. Picking up the pace a little. Did 1.75 in 30 minutes the other day. Just walking, huffing and puffing! It is really a great workout, as long as you do not hold on to the treadmill. Knee has a little stiffness, but I think it is just part of the process and things are getting better.

I recall the first day I tried the 15% incline, it was a little hard as it took 23 minutes to get in the mile. Today I am starting to feel like I could do an hour. I may try that next week. An hour at 15%. Not the animal workouts Adam has been putting in, but I am still happy with them. I ma getting a better understanding of how Diane did most (or all) of her training on the treadmill and walked the ST 100 to finish. I still recall her and I yo-yoing between miles 30-35 with her passing me on the uphills with her awesome walking strength and me passing her on the down hills with my heavy weight being hard to stop on the downhills.

Been reading about many people looking forward to Surf… I am looking forward to seeing them finish a 50. Should be a hoot to volunteer.

I found out my tennis event on the weekend of the UMTR event was cancelled. YIPEE, I GET TO GO. It was nice last year and look forward to it again. Hope many plan to make it out there. Yes that means you Kurt and Carrie… It would be nice to hear Carrie’s half success. Saw she finished, congrats!

Anyway, after not being able to workout and kept movin’ on up the scale (pounds), I have two weeks of regular workouts and am down 5 pounds. Yep, I moving on up… But I hope it leads to the North Side (Superior Trail!)

Carry on!

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3 responses to “Movin on up…

  1. Diane

    Way to go on the treadmill workouts! The weight will start coming off in no time. I have a similar goal (weight loss). I've slowly gained about 15-20lbs over the last 2 years mainly due to continued poor eating habits coupled with less consistent running. My goal is to lose that weight in the next 3 months or so.

  2. Carl Gammon

    So, a challenge to come up with more running lyrics? I'll see what I can do.

  3. Beth

    Nice job on the treadmill. It's tough to walk on that kind of incline. So glad the knee is feeling good!

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