With the temporary demise of my beloved treadmill I have been pondering how to meet my exercise goals. Right now I am looking at a temporary change, I have hopes my treadmill will be repaired in a week or two. (You will just have to wait until ‘T’ for the full story!)
For now I have lowered my walking goal from 10k steps to 8k. This is doable during the week, the weekends are more of a challenge. To make up those 2k steps I have decided to…jump rope! Like a kid again. Only now I am an adult, a middle age adult. With a middle aged body that hasn’t jump roped in a long, long, long time.
I love the idea of being able to jump rope again. It is a great workout. But when did it get so hard to do? As a kid I was one of the many to spend my recess jumping rope. I don’t remember it being hard or being winded or my knees hurting. It was just fun. Jumping rope at my age is not fun, it’s exercise. I do so wish it were fun though. Maybe in time? And if not, it is only for a week or two.
Besides, it is good to take advantage of the heat holding off a bit longer. We have had some rain and lovely cool temperatures since Sunday. A rare April desert treat, it would be a shame not to get outdoors a bit more.
I am thinking 2 to 5 minutes of jump rope is equal to 2k steps. Please don’t disagree, my knees don’t want to hear it.