QOTD 4/5

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akpufa's picture
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QOTD 4/5

What is your favorite way to get exercise? (ie: hiking, swimming, walking the mall, jogging, etc)

BTW, I'm going to be hit-and-miss on QOTD for the next week or so due to travel but I promise to be back to it when I get home

elleon17's picture
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Yoga, Zumba and very suprisingly I LOVE spinning!! I was always so afraid to try it, but I think its great

sandraleigh's picture
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I can't even think of anything witty to say about how I don't like any form of exercise.......LOL.

After this baby I will have to try some new things. We have a YMCA pass but I haven't tried any of the classes yet.
DH got me running a bit before baby #3. He has done at least 15 half marathons, 1 full marathon, and countless 5-10 K's. In 2010 we did a 1/2 marathon together in Chicago - a ridiculous experience for me as I did it with pretty much no training LOL! But I was pretty proud and hope to do some more 1/2 marathons in the future.

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Right now it's just walking. When I am not pregnant I love to run (though I haven't done it in a long while) and ride my bike.

quonsetmom's picture
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Sandra, kudos on the running. I don't run unless I'm chasing something or something's chasing me.

When I get into it I love to swim, use the elliptical, and walk outside. I also love to dance so may try Zumba sometime :D. I really miss dancing (and the pre college body I had while teaching it lol)

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Swimming - although I haven't done it in awhile. I think the last time was after baby #3. My kids are pretty much always with me, so I guess now my exercise is simply interacting with them all day, trips to the grocery store (does it qualify as a workout when you have 2 in the cart, and a couple hanging off the side?), and trips to the zoo.

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"quonsetmom" wrote:

Sandra, kudos on the running. I don't run unless I'm chasing something or something's chasing me.

Same here! and even then it is questionable. I never found that 'runners high' people talk about. I tried and just found myself out of breath, lol

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My all time favorite is road biking, but I'll spin or run if I don't have time since the only downer to road biking is that it tends to be a few hour long event. DH has been going a lot lately (he does triathlons and is training for his second half ironman...crazy kid) and I'm super jealous! We have a pretty decent spinning bike in our basement gym though so I'm at least keeping my legs somewhat conditioned.

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I hate all exercise pretty much. Running is like torture to me. I don't get any 'high' from any exercise. No thrill gene here.

In order to lose weight I prefer to limit my food intake but if I HAVE to exercise, I'd rather walk.

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I don't really "enjoy" running either, but somehow I made it through and never killed anyone. LOL. You should have seen me after the 1/2 marathon. I could barely walk for a week afterwards. ROFL I'd love to do one again in a year or two (maybe the fun Disneyworld ones! Princess 1/2 marathon?) and actually TRAIN for it and see how well I can do. The furthest I had ever run before the 1/2 marathon was 10 km, and then I just jumped right in and did 21 km....LOL. Ridiculous.

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Sandra: Half marathons are nuts, that's impressive! My DH is doing one in a few weeks just for training and that sounds nuts to me... but I'm a 5k kind of runner Wink I've done a few sprint triathlons just because DH really wants me to get into them too (which I don't see happening) and the 5k at the end is more than enough for me! I'll take a long bike race any day of the week.

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"akpufa" wrote:

I'll take a long bike race any day of the week.

My mom is a bike racer. I tried it and was close to last lol someday maybe but not yet.