This semester I am taking a total of 15 credits. My schedule looks like this...
Mondays - Work 7:30-11:30, Fitness for Life 12-12:50
Tuesdays - No work and no class = homework day at home or day to make appointments
Wednesdays - Work 7:30-11:30, Fitness for Life 12-12:50, Personnel/Human Resource Management 5:30-8:00
Thursdays - Work 8-4:30, Principles of Finance 5:30-8:00
Fridays - Work 7:30-11:30, Fitness for Life 12-12:50
Then half way through the semester I will replace Principles of Finance with Ethics in Business. Because they are only 8 week courses the material is covered very quickly and you have tests very quickly, sometimes back to back weeks.
Despite having a full course load and lots of work for each of those classes, except for Fitness for Life, I can make time to blog. I will be working on that from now on because I find it useful to blog about what's going on my life because this wonderful blogging community always offers their advice and support. I can't thank you enough for the past advice and support you've left in the comments of my previous posts.
Anyways, moving on to what the title of this post is all about. Fitness for Life is a 2 credit gym class I am taking this semester and as an evaluation of where we are at currently we had to run a timed 1.3 miles (approximately) through the park. The professor told everyone to shoot for less than 20 minutes. I pulled it off in 19:07! I was really happy with this time because honestly I really haven't worked out since last October. You can read more about my run over at Daily Mile (see the widget to the left?).
Weather permitting we will be running that same route again at the end of the semester to see how we have progressed in our fitness level. Since it will be December in Wisconsin I am not counting on having to run it again but we'll see.
The rest of the semester every Wednesday and Friday we are required to do at least 20 minutes of cardio in some form. We can do more than 20 minutes if we want but if we only do 20 minutes we need to fill the rest of the class time with something else fitness related, like strength training. I am going to take this opportunity to get on the strength training bandwagon because I know it's important and I've been slacking in this area for
Now that I've written this I suppose I should hit the books. Hopefully I don't get distracted by the internet!
Currently listening to: Hell On Heels - Pistol Annies
Questions for you...
Are you required to take any type of gym in order to graduate?
Do you strength train? If so, how did you get started?
Should I continue to post what I am currently listening to?