I have pretty much gotten my body within a manageable threshold. My cardio is not as good as I would like, but I feel strong; I have managed to keep my left shoulder protected while still doing pullups and chinups; and I have had a few road runs under my belt. Goal for this phase is to cut a bit more (not too much), get better cardio in and sleep a bit more.
Summary: Took a couple days off between phase 1 and now back on the grind. Body really feels good, but I know I will be sore tomorrow. Did pull ups for the first time in a long time due to pinched nerve will go pretty slow.
Summary: Pretty easy workout, but I probably need to stop saying that. Hyped up the reps but keep the sets at 3. Got a good workout. Also went into pool for the first time this year. Will try to make that a daily occurrence.
Summary: Pretty good matter of fact workout today. Family is all gone to the four winds and I am at home alone. Feels good to get in a good workout with just the right amount of stress to move the body. Loving it!
Summary: Enjoyed the down day and see Mike and Rach off. Today I worked out with Ingrid doing the pre’s. She clearly is strong in some areas but weak in others – that’s normal. Trying to get her regimented.
Summary: Felt pretty good all around. Did not get in as much cardio as I wanted to, but I am almost at the right weight level that I feel most comfortable. I think once I lose a few more fat lbs I will be good.
Summary: A bit of a nervous day today with some news from the boy. Plus the female unit is upset due to any exchange. At any rate, I got a pretty good workout in. Feel pretty fit right now; gots to hold on to this for awhile.
Summary: Pretty cool workout today. Got so ol’ school music to give a bit of kick and it really did. I didn’t even feel any exhaustiveness to the whole affair. Also did my first 5-miler in a long time. Great!
Summary: Too a while to get back, but I am here. 2 weeks ago, too dropped Mark off at Cornell and came back to what the female unit said was a yeast infection in the backdoor area. Kinda ok now.
Summary: Delayed entry 1 – I let the journaling part of my workout go for a couple days, but I remember it pretty well. Listened to Christina A. did a couple times around the block and then finished up on the elliptical. Cool.
Summary: Good workout today. I was able to get through DB real quick and get in a good 30min on the treadmill. The first in a little while. To make it even cooler, I was able to get thru entire workout in one hour – yay!
Summary: This is a late post. Worked on back and biceps as well as core. Relatively tough workout, as I had to do pull ups to failure. For me for now that number is about 8-10ish x 3. Did fine, but ran out of time.
Summary: Skipped yesterday, but got back on track today. What appeared to be a pretty easy DB was in fact a little challenging in parts. 3 sets of 10 pull-ups and the 90 degree moving planks were a bit tough.
Summary: Decided to knock it out a bit early today. Today was pull-up day; wasn’t a bit hesitant since the crick the other day, but got thru it cool. Doing 8 reg and 2 reverse no issues. May add to normal.
Summary: Things seem to be back in order; no more words from the boy. Today was an interesting day; got new pairs of Asics Kayano (my 4th pair in 16 years). Took it for a 1.5miler – felt good. Great to have good shoes.
Summary: Good workout today again. Body really feeling good – not pushing too much with DB. Will probably maintain this same level of intensity in the next phase, I like it. Also, d new music is banging.
Summary: So here we are on Day 3-0. It was broken up back a few events, but I stuck with it. Since I took such a long break to the end, I will go into next session starting tomorrow. Ciao!
Summary: This is the second delayed entry. The workout so far are really really easy compared to what I just came off (Military Fit). I am enjoying them though. Since I am not pushing so much muscles get a chance to heal.
Summary: Another good day. Did a bit of roadwork today to warm up and then a few more runs around the block. Damn it felt hard. Really puzzling that I get so winded. My stamina has definitely not been up to to par.
Summary: Another pretty good day. I feel like my body is getting in tune more and more. The DB sessions are not too intense so I am able to focus more on the entire routine, including my pre-40s – soon to be pre-50s.
Summary: Relatively easy day,got n quite a few pushups. Got up with a slight crick right-side of my neck; decided to workout thru it. Felt a bit stiff during the workout, but was able to finish without any issues.
Summary: Nice and easy, yet effective workout. Not too impactful, but challenging enough to make a difference. When for 1/2mi run then finished up on the treadmill. Today focused was push-ups. Great!
Summary: Pretty matter of fact workout today. I was able to get out there and do a 1.5 miler again; this time I did not wear my new Kayano, I guess I sort of missed my old shoes and it did give me a good run again.
Summary: Another all around good workout. Hit the treadmill today for a 4+miler – no real ill-effects. Have a slight discomfort in right glute; chalk that up to needing to stretch a bit more. Otherwise feel good.
Summary: Back on track. Volunteered for BFAS today – it was hot as hell on the bike course. Came home and hit the gym during what is easily the hottest part of the day. This DB is relatively easy so I am able to survive,
Summary: First full road run and it really was not too bad. Ran 3 miles before calisthenics or DB. Got tired at the end but not as bad as I expected. It killed my leg muscles so I struggle a bit w/ exercises at the end.
Summary: Good workout day before my one day rest. It was a bit hot, but I was able to get a 4.5mi run on the treadmill while stretching the tendons during DareBee. When in the pool for a cool down afterwards.
Summary: Pretty routine workout; felt really strong. Still feel the crick but it not as bad. Did a 1/2 miler on the road – it felt pretty tough, which was sort of odd, as I don’t expect to feel so winded at this point.
Summary: All around good workout before rest day. Really got pissed off because my ipod died on me during my run. I tried to salvage, but had lost momentum, so I stopped. Have to make sure that doesn’t happen again.
Summary: Really good workout today. For the first time ran a pretty smooth 3-miler around the block without a struggle. I did not wear my new K’s today either. Will be pushing more 3-milers in next iteration.
Summary: Good workout – kinda hot, but not really no issue with the workout. Winding down to the end of this phase, so I am starting to feel a sense of accomplishment. Not sure what to do next.