Thursday, March 15, 2012

Exercise Log: Thursday, 3-15-12

Atop the U-mound in the Sandia Mountain Foothills
Today after work I headed to the Copper Trail Head in the Sandia Mountain Foothills for a three-mile hike. I hiked at a vigorous pace, even on the hills, and I could feel my heart pounding. In all, I hiked for about 100 minutes, minus about 10 minutes for a break atop the U-Mound to take some pictures (including the one posted here).

According to the Self Magazine Exercise Calculator, which calculates calories burned using a scientific matrix that takes into account the activity, intensity and individual's weight. I burned about 1,000 calories. Not bad! Tomorrow, I plan on getting up early to get in a short medicine ball workout before work. Then, I think I'll try to get in a six-mile hike around the volcanoes on the west mesa in the evening. It feels good to be back on track!

1 comment:

  1. Holy cow! I just crunched the numbers from my hike! I didn't realize how many calories I was burning... Now to stop eating everything that isn't bolted to the counter! Ahem.