Re: Post your daily exercise routine
A quick photo from my day out in Driffield on Saturday, which saw three of us have a wonderful time sampling their local brews. The locals are so friendly in that picturesque town and we’ll do it again someday. I'm on the left at the back.
Now to the main point of today’s post then and I've been wanting to take a walk across the Humber Bridge for some time and it must be 4-5 years since I last travelled across it by foot, so I woke up early and drove over to Hessle Foreshore and parked up the car. The weather was absolutely gorgeous at 9 a.m. this morning and this was too good an opportunity to waste.
Armed then with a bottle of Diet Coke and my mobile I set off to the walkway and onto the bridge footpath. Some sundry couples were taking a stroll along with some cyclists in all their gear, dodging us pedestrians as I made my way casually but briskly across this wonderful landmark, which is just outside Hull.
Now this is where the exercise bit comes in - true, I was enjoying a fairly fast-paced walk but at the other end of the bridge I suddenly thought to myself "Maybe I could do a bit of a jog for a while here".
Now it's ages since I was on a treadmill, never mind actually breaking into a run so this was only to last a couple of dozen yards perhaps. I wasn't exactly dressed for jogging either in a lightweight hoodie (plus t-shirt underneath) and casual shorts and I had to carry the bottle of fizz too as there were no bins on the bridge to ditch it and I certainly wasn't going to throw it over the side into the river.
But off I went from the very end near Barton-upon-Humber and started on my return journey. I set myself a target of the first tower and then I would return to walking, but I didn't stop - for some reason I couldn't do so - and carried on.
So Bob, you know what it's like: You then have a further goal and mine was the middle of the bridge, which is a fair trek (it's 1.5 miles each way) and uphill going back. To cut this short I ran all the way back to where I began, the steps down to the other side!
I was only slightly out of breath too, but sweating rather profusely and I put my better-than-expected efforts down to my fitness levels from general gym training and even my work, which keeps me active too. My legs are possibly a drawback to running as they are not built for the task being pretty heavy and chunky though on the other hand that strength plays an advantage maybe in keeping me going.
I was extremely pleased with myself as you can imagine and I now believe I have the bug!
This sort of thing will suit me fine and I’m going to plan a short run probably once a week from now on. Because of my night work the only time I will be able to do this will be on a Sunday morning, so I’m going to look at making some plans for future jogging events starting in a few weeks’ time!
A few quick photos. The last one was me at my car at the end of my run, feeling pretty well beaten up…
There are another couple of pics in the photo thread.