Well woke up raring to go just before 6:30 am. So this challenge is incline level 12, speed 3 miles an hour for 30 minutes on the treadmill for 30 days. Sounds simple enough right? I have been walking consistently for the last eight weeks, so I should do okay.
Went downstairs to discover my treadmill only goes up to incline 10? Okay so I will have to rename this challenge 10-3-30 now. No big deal, right? Set everything up. Shout at Google Home to put on Ritchie Valens on Spotify; as I figured that music might have a good beat too it and off I go.
Now to be fair, remember I am an overweight 57 1/2 years old. I am not some fit and healthy 30 year old. So when I say I thought I might die I am not exaggerating!! I managed 11 minutes at incline 10 before deciding that if I wanted to finish this I needed to drop it down. So I dropped it down to incline 5 and carried on.
When I finished I was drenched through with sweat.
Now I forgot to bring my phone downstairs to take a photo to show you what I did on the treadmill monitor. I will in future though.
I walked 1.505 miles
Burned 320 calories
Speed 3 miles per hour
11 minutes incline 10; 9 minutes incline 5
Okay, so day 1 of the challenge done and I am still alive. Big high 5 for me!!
I also managed a walk and in total 76 minutes of exercise, just over 4 miles and just over 10k in steps as per my Fitbit for Sunday. I have an Inspire 2 Fitbit watch, nothing fancy but does the trick.