Apr 3, 2013

Mixing it Up: Kinect

So I decided to mix things up a little bit and do a little Kinect to work out today. I was working from home, so the gym was out. I decided on this over going out for a run because when I run, I want to track my progress so I know how far a ran and how long it took me. In order to do that, I need to have my phone with me. The easiest way to do that is with an arm band. My armband fit my old phone, my Thunderbolt, but does not come even close to fitting my Note II. I've ordered an arm band for my Note II, but it isn't here yet. Therefore, in the end, I went with Kinect.

Your Shape Fitness Evolved

Screenshot of game results.
So, according to this, it looks like
I did ballet for cardio. And I'm a girl.
So I decided to put in a Kinect game I got way back when it first came out, Your Shape Fitness Evolved. I thought at the time it may give me something to stay more active in, but I only played it once or twice, so it didn't really work then. I feel like not it does give me another option though. I used it for a bit, about 40 minutes. It gave a pretty decent work out. I did the personally training and the one gym game where you need to punch and kick bricks to break them (I enjoy that one). Actually, at times I was yelling at the trainer when she'd say shit like "This will be fun." It wasn't fun. Those were always the worst ones. I politely let her know she was incorrect. And by politely, I mean I yelled at her and likely insulted her. So, you know it was working. It's like mouthwash "the burn means it's working". If you hate the trainer, even virtual, it's working.

In the end, it said I spent 25 minutes working out. It must only account for the actual time in the event / activity. I burnt 195 calories, which doesn't sound like much, but it was something. And something is better than nothing.

Looking at the Half

So I've been looking more at the half marathon. I've been looking into what it will take me to get ready. I found a 20 week program, directly from runDisney and Jeff Galloway. It doesn't actually look too bad. It basically includes two week day shorter runs and a longer run on a weekend day. It also talks a lot about run 15, walk 45 or run 20 walk 40 (seconds all around) and that makes it sound like it would be easier. Ideally, I'd love to be able to jog the whole thing, but I'll take what I can get to make it. In the end, Disney only requires a 16 minute mile pace, so it really is more about the endurance to complete it than the time. That makes it more obtainable. The registration opens on Tuesday, and is supposed to fill up quickly, so I have to make an official decision by then. I'm leaning on the positive side right now, even though I was leaning negatively this morning, just from a lack of self confidence, really. So, I may be starting my official training program soon. Have to sign on the dotted line first and commit.


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