|My incentive to not do "girlie" pushups like these...every time I went to my knees, the puppy jumped on my back!|
Ever just have one of those mornings? First, you have a hard time getting out of bed. Then, the kids don't want to cooperate. And then, it all goes to sh*t. Literally.
As you know, we have a new puppy. One we are trying to potty train. Just when I thought my potty training days were behind me! As always, I was running late getting me and the kids out the door. I was working on getting the Munchkin's teeth brushed when the Kiddo went downstairs. In all the excitement of having the new puppy chase her around, the Kiddo stepped right into fresh doggie doo. It's brown, the rug is brown...it's kinda hard to see. Never mind that the Hubby just put the pup outside before he left for work...guess the Pup has no control over when he needs to do his "business" just yet. Not only did the Kiddo step in fresh doggie doo, she then proceeded to run across the rug and jump onto the couch where the puppy couldn't reach her. Shoes and all.
Guess what I got to spend the next 10 minutes doing?
Luckily, the day improved. Work was not as crazy and I went to the gym during lunch for the first time since January. Want to know the lamest cardio workout ever? (Besides Aqua Jogging?) It's this...
The hand cycle machine. When I was researching hip injuries, I came across a post on either beginnertriathlete.com or slowtwitch.com that suggested using this contraption for a cardio workout when you can't use your legs. Then, it was mentioned again over at swimbikemom. So I decided to see if either of my gyms had one...hooray, there was one at the gym at work! Yes, it's lame. I felt very silly on this thing. No, it's not the same as running. But, I did get my heart rate into zone 2 (for the 1st time in awhile) and I actually broke a sweat. Looks like this will keep me busy for the next week or two, then I can hopefully get back into the pool!
Ever try the handcycle? What's the lamest cardio workout you've ever done?