Hi Everyone! How did you do this week?? Don't forget to update the tracker here.
Ready for week 2? BRING IT ON.
I did okay! I hoped to be able to get in a few more miles during the week, but it is really hard to find the time with my commute. I am still figuring out new routines with the new job, and I'm not in a rhythm yet. When I drive myself, I don't have a problem going right to gym after work, but when Grim picks me up from the train there is no way I want to leave the house again when I get home. I might have to start sucking up the cost to park at the train station myself so that I get there ever day.
In related news... I do have a treadmill at home, but I don't use it in the summer because it is in an unairconditioned room and it is miserable. It was cool enough yesterday, so I popped on, but somehow it became miscalibrated and the speed was way off! It was starting off at a much higher speed than I set it to (I needed to jog when it was set to 2mph!). At first I just went with it and decided I could compensate and run even though it was set slow, but then after a few minutes it jerked and slowed down on it's own. I tried setting the speed a few times, but after .5 miles I decided it wasn't safe. Does anyone have any experience recalibrating a treadmill? I am going to put Grim on the job today. Running at home would be so much more convenient, and my achilles just isn't ready to pound pavement, yet, so I am stuck being a treadmill runner.
It looks like people are doing great so far. It's tough to keep up with the Cali girls and Kim - they put up big crooked numbers every day!
Yesterday was the first time that I have run more than 5K in close to 25 years. My first 5K was 34:53. Deadlifting after the 5K run was hard. I did 165 pounds four times. Between catching my breath, putting weights on the bar, recording my time, etc. I only got two attempts in, one at 135 and one at 165. One woman did 200 pounds - more than her body weight - immediately after running her first 5K leg.
The second 5K was much slower 37:03. Push Jerk was 95 pounds for the four times. Then I collapsed! Hoping to get a few miles in today and try to stay ahead of the game.
Jim Age 53 Height 6 Feet Consult Weight 344 SW 289 Pre-Surgery -55, M1 -25, M2 -16, M3 -21, M4 -10, M5 -5, M6 -1, M7 -4, M8 0, M9 +4, M10 -4
World Class Fitness in 100 Words: Eat meats and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat. Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, Clean, Squat, Presses, Clean & Jerk, and Snatch, Similarly master the basics of gymnastics: Pull-ups, Dips, Rope Climb, Push-ups, Sit-ups, Presses to Handstands, Pirouettes, Flips, Splits and Holds. Bike, Run, Swim, Row, etc. hard and fast. Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense. Regularly learn and play new sports.
I'm a creature of habit regarding the time I get out, but I do vary my route every day, hence the weird mileage.
I've been lucky in that Jim walked with me every day but Wednesday - when I'm on my own I listen to podcasts (Dan Savage this week ) but definitely prefer having company.
We're hiking a state park today, so hopefully we'll enjoy it more than the trails around our sub division - itll be interesting to see where has the most off leash dogs! I'm sorry sure more excited about it than Jim.
Ever onward! Good job everyone!
ETA: Jim wanted to stay local, so we hiked our neighbourhood. Still over 7 miles, so woo hoo!
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I got a new pair of roller skates for skating outside, so I'm planning to do that on the trail near my office on my lunch break. They're purple and green and I love them! I'll snag a picture tomorrow.
I might bring my bike once in a while, too, it's pretty easy to do a loop of about 8 miles during lunch.
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