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2020 – InnerJourney 1 – 30 Days Zero to Hero

A New Year has dawned…time to get to work

At this point I am 1002 Days without a workout break. I am in great shape.  My eating pattern is great.  I typically fast for most of the day and then eat voraciously starting late afternoon.  I try not to eat before I workout and that seems to be working for me.  One thing I need to make a part of my regular is the veggie shake – it is so delicious.  Meditation and Daily Philosophical readings are now staples in my life and I love it.  My journaling is not a much as I want to but I am going make it come to me. 

So since this is the first day and the first month of  2020 it is special.  I don’t have an overwhelming need to layout any grand declarations.  I have come to believe in equanimity; just keep this on an even keel.  Pay attention to my mind and body through out the year and stick to it and everything will usually fall into place. 

I have been having some upper back pain (possibly due to a pinched nerve).  It last for quite a while – I would say about 6 weeks or more.  At this moment, it feels as though it is subsiding.  I got a posture correction brace and a neck brace as well to help.  I am also having some shoulder pain in both shoulder – like due to overuse to be honest.  I am going back to strengthening exercises for them.  That seemed to work the last time I got into this jam. 

Still loving on DareBee.  Going strong still.   And still hanging on to the beard despite the push from Grid.  I might be able to keep it  beyond my birthday.  I have stepped up grooming, so we will see.  

Chey got her PSAT results back.  She scored in the 98th or 99th percentile, but her NMS score I don’t think is high enough to cut it.  Regarding her SAT; I made the biggest blunder possible.  She was scheduled to take it on December 7th, but unfortunately I did not sign her up.  I thought I did back in July, but I did not.  I felt like ass and still do about it, but I have to try and get pass it.  At any rate she took her first pass at ACT and got a Composite of 27.  Here English was a 33, her Math was a 30 and everything else was in the dumpster.  Not too surprised though.  She had one week to get up to par to take this on top of not getting to take the test she was most prepared for. She will be ok though.  I have largely pull back from aiding her in any way. I am not too please with the fall off in her regular academics, but I have to let her find her own level of comfort so she can work and grow from it.  She is a pretty smart girl – I have confidence in her.

(Kept from previous foreword) – Additionally, I have added a couple layers of complexity or demand to my workout.  First, I am religiously sticking to DareBee and the Daily Dare; I am also, keeping the preliminaries.  Second, I have added a consecutive component – so, starting with the end of IronBorn (9 April 2017), I have worked consecutively.  I intend to push for 60 straight day, then see if I can get to 90.  So far I am enjoying it and my body seems to be rising to the occasion.  I caught the flu a few day before the end of the last phase (around May 2017) – I worked through it and was back up in only a couple of days.  It appears pushing through and forcing my body to continue working, I was able to push the flu out of my way.  I am also continuing my virtual push to OKC via Benton.  I am really enjoying that but I will have to pick up the mileage here in the next phase as I am running out of time. Keep leaning forward.

JOURNEY AROUND OUR COUNTRY CONTINUES

Updated: 7.1.19

JOURNEY AROUND OUR COUNTRY CONTINUES

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DAY 21 (JAN 21) – Day 1018 of 2000
Distance: 159.64 + 00.00 = 165.86 (Around the World Run: 8718.47)
Cardio (Mixed: Run/Steps): 0.00 @ 00.00 min (30 min.: 30-5-5.5; 5deg incline)
Summary: Oh my goodness, great to be here in the new year kicking things off.  Feels good.  Very easy day.  Just have cardio to go.
DareBee Exercise-1: “Zero to Hero” – Butt Kicks and Side to Side Jumps  – Ck!
DareBee Exercise-2: “1 Minute Cardio Challenge – Day 21)” –  Straight Leg Bounds – Ck!
Daily Dare (21/891) 2 Minute Clench -Unclench Fist – No issues at all.  Great addition and change up to my situps – Check!
Distance: Added 0.00 mi to my total on my way around the World. Rest: I will get 7.00 hours of sleep each night! Ciao!

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DAY 20 (JAN 20) – Day 1017 of 2000
Distance: 159.64 + 00.00 = 165.86 (Around the World Run: 8718.47)
Cardio (Mixed: Run/Steps): 0.00 @ 00.00 min (30 min.: 30-5-5.5; 5deg incline)
Summary: Not a bad workout day.  It feels a bit rushed but I just have to get over it and push. 
DareBee Exercise-1: “Zero to Hero” – Climbers and Leg Extensions; pretty good leg workout along with the challenge below  – Ck!
DareBee Exercise-2: “1 Minute Cardio Challenge – Day 20)” –  Straight Leg Bounds – Check!
Daily Dare (20/890) 30 Cross Reach Situps – No issues at all.  Great addition and change up to my situps – Check!
Distance: Added 0.00 mi to my total on my way around the World. Rest: I will get 7.00 hours of sleep each night! Ciao!

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DAY 19 (JAN 19) – Day 1016 of 2000
Distance: 159.64 + 6.22 = 165.86 (Around the World Run: 8718.47)
Cardio (Mixed: Run/Steps): 6.22 @ 00.00 min (30 min.: 30-5-7; 5deg incline)
Summary: Took awhile to get workout done today.  Lots of time with Chey.  At any rate, nice run.  I like how my run is coming on by the way.
DareBee Exercise-1: “Zero to Hero” – Side-to-Side Chops and Squats  – Check!
DareBee Exercise-2: “1 Minute Cardio Challenge – Day 19)” –  Squat Step Ups – Check!
Daily Dare (19/889) 2 Minute Elbow Clicks – Good upperbody workout – Check!
Distance: Added 6.22 mi to my total on my way around the World. Rest: I will get 7.00 hours of sleep each night! Ciao!

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DAY 18 (JAN 18) – Day 1015 of 2000
Distance: 151.26 + 8.38 = 159.64 (Around the World Run: 8712.25)
Cardio (Mixed: Run/Steps): 8.38 @ 118.85 min (30 min.: 30-5-(8 for 5min); 5deg incline)
Summary: Great workout day – got most of my active workout from walking around at the flea market today.  Great day though.
DareBee Exercise-1: “Zero to Hero” – Calf Raises and Lunges – Check!
DareBee Exercise-2: “1 Minute Cardio Challenge – Day 18)” –  Side Leg Raises – Check!
Daily Dare (18/888) 60 Second Squat Hold –  Another leg blaster – Check!
Distance: Added 8.38 mi to my total on my way around the World. Rest: I will get 7.00 hours of sleep each night! Ciao!

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DAY 17 (JAN 17) – Day 1014 of 2000
Distance: 129.78 + 8.91 = 151.26 (Around the World Run: 8703.87)
Cardio (Mixed: Run/Steps): 8.91 @ 126.37 min (30 min.: 30-5-5.5; 5deg incline)
Summary: Good workout, no issue.  It took a bit longer than I wanted it to, but there were no issues at all.
DareBee Exercise-1: “Zero to Hero” – Butt Kicks and Side to Side Jumps  – Check!
DareBee Exercise-2: “1 Minute Cardio Challenge – Day 17)” –  Knee-to-Elbow – Check!
Daily Dare (16/887)   60 Second Elbow Plank Hold –  Kicked it up a notch to 2-mins and loved it  – Check!  
Distance: Added 8.91 mi to my total on my way around the World. Rest: I will get 7.00 hours of sleep each night! Ciao!

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DAY 16 (JAN 16) – Day 1013 of 2000
Distance: 129.78 + 12.57 =142.35 (Around the World Run: 8694.96)
Cardio (Mixed: Run/Steps): 12.57 @ 142.35 min (30 min.: 30-5-5.5; 10deg incline)
Summary: Pretty good all around workout.  I just need to get my brisk walk in today and go outside for some alone time.  Feeling good today.
DareBee Exercise-1: “Zero to Hero” –  Arm Circles and Scissors Chops  – Check!
DareBee Exercise-2: “1 Minute Cardio Challenge – Day 16)” –  Skiers – Check!
Daily Dare (16/886) 60 Second Side Leg Raises –  Good way to get the legs to wake up – Check!
Distance: Added 12.57 mi to my total on my way around the World. Rest: I will get 7.00 hours of sleep each night! Ciao!

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DAY 15 (JAN 15) – Day 1012 of 2000
Distance: 119.72 + 10.06 = 129.78 (Around the World Run: 8682.29)
Cardio (Mixed: Run/Steps): 10.06 @ 142.68 min (30 min.: 30-5-8 (5min @ L8); 5deg incline)
Summary: Pretty ok day working out.  No aches or pain, just go it done.
DareBee Exercise-1: “Zero to Hero” –  Planks and Plank Rotations  – Check!
DareBee Exercise-2: “1 Minute Cardio Challenge – Day 15)” –  Knee Strikes – Check!
Daily Dare (15/885) 40 Plank Rotations –  Nice core work- Check!
Distance: Added 10.06 mi to my total on my way around the World. Rest: I will get 7.00 hours of sleep each night! Ciao!

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DAY 14 (JAN 14) – Day 1011 of 2000
Distance: 108.10 + 11.62 = 119.72 (Around the World Run: 8672.23)
Cardio (Mixed: Run/Steps): 11.62 @ 164.80 min (30 min.: 30-5-5.5; 5deg incline)
Summary: Oh my goodness, great to be here in the new year kicking things off.  Feels good.  Very easy day.  Just have cardio to go.
DareBee Exercise-1: “Zero to Hero” –  140 Marching Steps – pretty easy – Check!
DareBee Exercise-2: “1 Minute Cardio Challenge – Day 14)” –  Knee Strikes – Check!
Daily Dare (14/884) 2 Minutes Extended Swings –  Nice leg workout – Check!
Distance: Added 11.62 mi to my total on my way around the World. Rest: I will get 7.00 hours of sleep each night! Ciao!

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DAY 13 (JAN 13) – Day 1010 of 2000
Distance: 94.55 + 13.55.00 = 108.10 (Around the World Run: 8660.71)
Cardio (Mixed: Run/Steps): 13.55 @ 192.17 min (30 min.: 30-5.5-8; 0deg incline)
Summary: Not too bad workout day.  Just need to finish up with my cardio on the treadmill.
DareBee Exercise-1: “Zero to Hero” –  Punches, lunges and planks – Check!
DareBee Exercise-2: “1 Minute Cardio Challenge – Day 13)” –  Split Jacks – Check!
Daily Dare (13/883) 40 Heel Taps –  Pretty easy after you have warmed up the abs.  Love them tho.  Hit the Love Handles a bit  – Check!
Distance: Added 13.55 mi to my total on my way around the World. Rest: I will get 7.00 hours of sleep each night! Ciao!

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DAY 12 (JAN 12) – Day 1009 of 2000
Distance: 87.73 + 6.82 = 94.55 (Around the World Run: 8647.16)
Cardio (Mixed: Run/Steps): 6.82 @ 96.72 min (30 min.: 60-5-5.5; 0-10deg incline)
Summary: Oh my goodness, great to be here in the new year kicking things off.  Feels good.  Very easy day.  Just have cardio to go.
DareBee Exercise-1: “Zero to Hero” –  Flutter Kicks, Swimmers and Down Dogs – Good stuff – Check!
DareBee Exercise-2: “1 Minute Cardio Challenge – Day 12)” –  Side to Side Hops; got the pumper going – Check!
Daily Dare (12/882) 40 Bridges –  Pretty easy night.  I just knocked it out; no problems – Check!
Distance: Added 6.82 mi to my total on my way around the World. Rest: I will get 7.00 hours of sleep each night! Ciao!

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DAY 11 (JAN 11) – Day 1008 of 2000
Distance: 80.70 + 7.03 = 87.73 (Around the World Run: 8640.34)
Cardio (Mixed: Run/Steps): 7.03 @ 99.70 min (30 min.: 30-5-5.5; 5deg incline)
Summary: Tough day to be honest. Working with Chey to get her on schedule.  Trying to get caught up.
DareBee Exercise-1: “Zero to Hero” –  3min Wall Sit.  I was gonna go for 5 mins but it is too late and leg started to hurt. What a woos – Check!
DareBee Exercise-2: “1 Minute Cardio Challenge – Day 11)” –  Hop on the Spot – Check!
Daily Dare (11/881) 50 Balanced Back Kicks –  Nice leg strengthening exercise – Check!
Distance: Added 7.03 mi to my total on my way around the World. Rest: I will get 7.00 hours of sleep each night! Ciao!

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DAY 10 (JAN 10) – Day 1007 of 2000
Distance: 72.79 + 7.91 = 80.70 (Around the World Run: 8633.31)
Cardio (Mixed: Run/Steps): 7.91 @ 00.00 min (30 min.: 30-5-5.5; 0-10deg incline)
Summary: Feeling pretty good about my workout today.  No issues.  Just need to finish up my cardio/steps
DareBee Exercise-1: “Zero to Hero” –  High Knees and Side to Side Jumps – Check!
DareBee Exercise-2: “1 Minute Cardio Challenge – Day 10)” –  Toe Tap Hops; Oh yeah…this had me going. – Check!
Daily Dare (10/880) 40 Butterfly Dips –  Knocked this out before bed.  It felt good – Check!
Distance: Added 7.91 mi to my total on my way around the World. Rest: I will get 7.00 hours of sleep each night! Ciao!

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DAY 9 (JAN 9) – Day 1006 of 2000
Distance: 64.42 + 8,37.00 = 72.79 (Around the World Run: 8625.40)
Cardio (Mixed: Run/Steps): 8.37 @ 118.071 min (30 min.: 30-5-5.5; 5deg incline)
Summary: Good workout.  No issues.  Got spread out a bit since I had to go to Ocala.
DareBee Exercise-1: “Zero to Hero” –  100 Marching Steps – Chest Expansions, Lunges and Slow Climbers – Check!
DareBee Exercise-2: “1 Minute Cardio Challenge – Day 8)” –  Jump T’s – Check!
Daily Dare (9/879) 2Minute Punches –  Easy day.  Nice work on the shoulders – Check!
Distance: Added 8.37 mi to my total on my way around the World. Rest: I will get 7.00 hours of sleep each night! Ciao!

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DAY 8 (JAN 8) – Day 1005 of 2000
Distance: 56.68 + 7.74 = 64.42 (Around the World Run: 8617.03)
Cardio (Mixed: Run/Steps): 7.74 @ 109.77 min (30 min.: 30-5-5.5; 5deg incline)
Summary: So today I was bit late getting out the gates but I got the major part of my work done.  Just need steps and mileage.
DareBee Exercise-1: “Zero to Hero” –  Nice core workout – leg lifts and flutter kicks.  Pretty easy run – Check!
DareBee Exercise-2: “1 Minute Cardio Challenge – Day 8)” –  Side Jacks – Love them! – Check!
Daily Dare (8/878) 40 Plank Leg Raises –  Good core and leg exercise.  Love it! – Check!
Distance: Added 7.74 mi to my total on my way around the World. Rest: I will get 7.00 hours of sleep each night! Ciao!

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DAY 7 (JAN 7) – Day 1004 of 2000
Distance: 48.02 + 8.66 = 56.68 (Around the World Run: 8609.29)
Cardio (Mixed: Run/Steps): 8.66 @ 122.82 min (30 min.: 30-5-5.5; 5deg incline)
Summary: Well, I kinda cheated and go the primary part of my workout in before going to sleep.  Just have to cover baseline and cardio.
DareBee Exercise-1: “Zero to Hero” –  100 Marching Steps – Too easy – Check!
DareBee Exercise-2: “1 Minute Cardio Challenge – Day 7)” –  Split Jacks – Check!
Daily Dare (7/877) 60 Second Leg Lift Hold –  Easy day; no issues – Check!
Distance: Added 8.66 mi to my total on my way around the World. Rest: I will get 7.00 hours of sleep each night! Ciao!

————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————–DAY 6 (JAN 6) – Day 1003 of 2000
– Distance: 40.85 + 7.17 = 48.02 (Around the World Run: 8600.63)
Cardio (Mixed: Run/Steps): 7.17 @ 101.69 min (30 min.: 30-5-5.5; 5deg incline)
– Summary:
All around good day of workout.  I feel good and things are going ok.

DareBee Exercise-1: “Zero to Hero”
–  Punches and Squats  – Check!
– DareBee Exercise-2: “1 Minute Cardio Challenge – Day 6)” –  High Knees  – Good pumping  Check!
– Daily Dare (6/876) 40 Squat Hold Side Bends –  Oh yeah! Another morning waking up the legs Check!
– Distance: Added 7.17 mi to my total on my way around the World. Rest: I will get 7.00 hours of sleep each night! Ciao!

————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————–DAY 5 (JAN 5) – Day 1002 of 2000
– Distance: 33.51 + 7.34 = 40.85 (Around the World Run: 8593.46)
Cardio (Mixed: Run/Steps): 7.34 @ 104.10 min (30 min.: 30-5-5.5; 5deg incline)
– Summary:
Good workout today.  It feels a bit easier but now too much.  I am contemplating hitting the treadmill, but I am not convinced yet.

DareBee Exercise-1: “Zero to Hero”
–  Shoulder Taps and Plank Holds – Check!
– DareBee Exercise-2: “1 Minute Cardio Challenge – Day 5)” –  Seal Jacks; good way to open up the chest   Check!
– Daily Dare (5/877) 20 Basic Burpees –  Oh yeah! What a way to wake up the legs Check!
– Distance: Added 7.85 mi to my total on my way around the World. Rest: I will get 7.00 hours of sleep each night! Ciao!

————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————–DAY 4 (JAN 4) – Day 1001 of 2000
– Distance: 24.71 + 8.80 = 33.51 (Around the World Run: 8586.12)
Cardio (Mixed: Run/Steps): 8.80 @ 124.81 min (30 min.: 30-5-5.5; 5deg incline)
– Summary:
Oh my goodness, great to be here in the new year kicking things off.  Feels good.  Very easy day.  Just have cardio to go.

DareBee Exercise-1: “Zero to Hero”
–   Whole bunch of march steps and butt kicks; pretty good work – Check!
– DareBee Exercise-2: “1 Minute Cardio Challenge – Day 4)” –  Split Jacks; good compliment   Check!
– Daily Dare (4/876) 50 Forward Lunges –  Oh yeah! What a way to wake up the legs Check!
– Distance: Added 8.80 mi to my total on my way around the World. Rest: I will get 7.00 hours of sleep each night! Ciao!

————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————–DAY 3 (JAN 3) – Day 1000 of 1000
– Distance: 15.76 + 8.95 = 24.71 (Around the World Run: 8577.32)
Cardio (Mixed: Run/Steps): 8.95 @ 00.00 min (45 min.: 30-5-6.0; 5deg incline)
– Summary:
Oh my goodness, great to be here in the new year kicking things off.  Feels good.  Very easy day.  Just have cardio to go.

DareBee Exercise-1: “Zero to Hero”
–  Lunges and Squats; good leg workout – Check!
– DareBee Exercise-2: “1 Minute Cardio Challenge – Day 3)” –  March Twists   Check!
– Daily Dare (3/875) 50 Crunches–  Wow!  That was a bit of a burner to do in one go Check!
– Distance: Added 8.95 mi to my total on my way around the World. Rest: I will get 7.00 hours of sleep each night! Ciao!

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DAY 2 (JAN 2) – Day 999 of 1000
– Distance: 7.44 + 8.32 = 15.76 (Around the World Run: 8568.37)
Cardio (Mixed: Run/Steps): 8.32 @ 118.00 min (30 min.: 30-5-5.5; 5deg incline)
– Summary:
Oh my goodness, great to be here in the new year kicking things off.  Feels good.  Very easy day.  Just have cardio to go.

DareBee Exercise-1: “Zero to Hero”
–  Crunches and Planks; pretty routine.  Good stuff  – Check!
– DareBee Exercise-2: “1 Minute Cardio Challenge – Day 2)” –  Butt Kicks   Check!
– Daily Dare (2/873) 60 Second Raised Arm Circles  –  Did these in bed pretty much.  I did get the burn don’t worry Check!
– Distance: Added 8.32 mi to my total on my way around the World. Rest: I will get 7.00 hours of sleep each night! Ciao!

————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————–DAY 1 (JAN 1) – Day 998 of 1000
– Distance: 0.00 + 7.44 = 7.44 (Around the World Run: 8560.05)
Cardio (Mixed: Run/Steps): 7.44 @ 105.22 min (30 min.: 30-5-5.5; 5deg incline)
– Summary:
Oh my goodness, great to be here in the new year kicking things off.  Feels good.  Very easy day.  Just have cardio to go.

DareBee Exercise-1: “Zero to Hero”
–  100 Marching Steps – Too easy  – Check!
– DareBee Exercise-2: “1 Minute Cardio Challenge – Day 1)” –  Jumping Jacks  – Check!
– Daily Dare (1/873) 3 Minute March Step –  Easy way to start of the New Year.  I did it the day before but no issue regardless Check!
– Distance: Added 0.00 mi to my total on my way around the World. Rest: I will get 7.00 hours of sleep each night! Ciao!

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