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2021 – HeartJourney 1 – THE GAUNTLET

 January 2021: I am now 1368 Days and still counting without a workout interruption and like I continue to state, it will continue as long as I have the means and wits about me to do it.

I am still experimenting with how to do my log.  Show I just do it in arrears or upfront.  For now, I will just go with it as it comes to me.  It is not such a big deal as long as I get what I want down.

So results from Harvard came it.  Not rejected but deferred.  That is not a bad thing.  At the very least it appears she has the goods to be considered, as opposed to being rejected.  The boy was deferred from MIT as well which, again, is sort of a compliment. 

The press was on to get the rest of the applications out, but we did.  Only have a couple that are done, but still need to go out.  Georgia Tech and Duke.

The month of December was kind of a Jekyll-Hyde thing.  There were a few days of bitter cold – like in the 30s and now it is 2JAN and it is in the 70s.  This is gonna mess up the lawn big time, because the crab grass is gonna just keep sprouting.

We continue the push to rid ourselves of the Trump louse and it cannot come any faster.

COVID continues to be the topic of the day.  The numbers remain in a dark place, but vaccines are now out, so hopefully we can get it out in time to stem the number of deaths that are occurring.

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Darebee remains a staple in my daily fitness diet.  I am not at the point where I have to start playing favorites.  I have started rowing, so I think I will be doing 3 mile brisk walks as by rest days when I don’t row.  It is really harder than I think to just stop, so I will just take my time in making the decision and make it happen organically.   At any rate, Darbee is my forever love, so that remains. 

(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 24 (JAN 24) – Day 1384 of 2000
Distance: 150.67 + 00.00 = 150.67 (Around the World Run: 12102.74)
– Cardio (Mixed: Run/Steps): 00.00 @ 000.00 min (30 min.: Brisk Walk or Fast Run)
Summary: Pushing ahead, I got a couple of my daily regiment out of the way early.
– DareBee Exercise-1: “The Gauntlet”   – Day 24 – Done! – Chk!
– DareBee Exercise-2: “Easy Cardio Challenge” –  Day 24 – Done! – Chk!
– Daily Dare (24/1238): 3 Minute Arm Extensions – Awesome shoulder exercise.  Got them done early so I am loving it – Chk!
– Distance: Added 0.00 mi to my total on my way around the World. Rest: I will get 7.25 hours of sleep each night! Ciao!

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DAY 23 (JAN 23) – Day 1383 of 2000
Distance: 150.67 + 00.00 = 150.67 (Around the World Run: 12102.74)
– Cardio (Mixed: Run/Steps): 00.00 @ 000.00 min (30 min.: Brisk Walk or Fast Run)
Summary: Pushing ahead, I got a couple of my daily regiment out of the way early.
– DareBee Exercise-1: “The Gauntlet”   – Day 23 – Done! – Check!
– DareBee Exercise-2: “Easy Cardio Challenge” –  Day 23 – Done! – Check!
– Daily Dare (23/1237): 2 Minute Bounce on Spot – Pretty easy movement but can be challenging to the foot – Check!
– Distance: Added 0.00 mi to my total on my way around the World. Rest: I will get 7.25 hours of sleep each night! Ciao!

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DAY 22 (JAN 22) – Day 1382 of 2000
Distance: 144.07 + 6.60 = 150.67 (Around the World Run: 12102.74)
– Cardio (Mixed: Run/Steps): 6.60 @ 93.60 min (30 min.: Brisk Walk or Fast Run)
Summary: Good all around workout today.  DB1 was a bit challenging than usual; muscles feel a bit worn.  One more Row only day – 25min.
– DareBee Exercise-1: “The Gauntlet”   – Day 22 – Done! – Check!
– DareBee Exercise-2: “Easy Cardio Challenge” –  Day 22 – Done! – Check!
– Daily Dare (22/1236): 30 Second Push Up Plank – Awesome way to build the core – Check!
– Distance: Added 6.60 mi to my total on my way around the World. Rest: I will get 7.25 hours of sleep each night! Ciao!

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DAY 21 (JAN 21) – Day 1381 of 2000
Distance: 138.27 + 5.80 = 144.07 (Around the World Run: 12096.14)
– Cardio (Mixed: Run/Steps): 5.80 @ 82.26 min (30 min.: Brisk Walk or Fast Run)
Summary: Got to my workout a bit later than I wanted to but I have got it done no problems.  Now have a 8.5k row ahead of me.  Can’t wait.
– DareBee Exercise-1: “The Gauntlet”   – Day 21 – Done! – Check!
– DareBee Exercise-2: “Easy Cardio Challenge” –  Day 21 – Done! – Check!
– Daily Dare (21/1235): 2 Minute Leg Raise Hold – Very good core exercise.  – Check!
– Distance: Added 5.80 mi to my total on my way around the World. Rest: I will get 7.25 hours of sleep each night! Ciao!

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DAY 20 (JAN 20) – Day 1380 of 2000
Distance: 130.47 + 7.80 = 138.27 (Around the World Run: 12090.34)
– Cardio (Mixed: Run/Steps): 7.80 @ 110.62 min (30 min.: Brisk Walk or Fast Run)
Summary: Not a bad workout at all.  Workout and watched the inauguration at the same time.  Also pretty intense HIIT on the ergometer – 6k.
– DareBee Exercise-1: “The Gauntlet”   – Day 20 – Done! – Check!
– DareBee Exercise-2: “Easy Cardio Challenge” –  Day 20 – Done! – Check!
– Daily Dare (20/1234): 40 Side Plank Rotations – This was a bit more challenging than I have always felt it – Check!
– Distance: Added 7.80 mi to my total on my way around the World. Rest: I will get 7.25 hours of sleep each night! Ciao!

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DAY 19 (JAN 19) – Day 1379 of 2000
Distance: 115.87 + 7.20 =130.47 (Around the World Run: 12082.54)
– Cardio (Mixed: Run/Steps): 7.20 @ 102.11 min (30 min.: Brisk Walk or Fast Run)
Summary: Good workout day once again.  I feel good physically and mentally and ready to get beyond the Trump era.  Awesome 8.5k erg!
– DareBee Exercise-1: “The Gauntlet”   – Day 19 – Done! – Check!
– DareBee Exercise-2: “Easy Cardio Challenge” –  Day 19 – Done! – Check!
– Daily Dare (19/1233): 3 Minute Arm Extensions – Awesome shoulder exercise.  Got them done early so I am loving it – Check!
– Distance: Added 7.20 mi to my total on my way around the World. Rest: I will get 7.25 hours of sleep each night! Ciao!

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DAY 18 (JAN 18) – Day 1378 of 2000
Distance: 115.87 + 7.40 = 123.27 (Around the World Run: 12075.34)
– Cardio (Mixed: Run/Steps): 7.40 @ 104.95 min (30 min.: Brisk Walk or Fast Run)
Summary: Good early workout today.  It is now 1653 and I am pretty much finished.  Did run/walk 10min 6-6.5-5.5 and sprint 1.30 to end.
– DareBee Exercise-1: “The Gauntlet”   – Day 18 – Done! – Check!
– DareBee Exercise-2: “Easy Cardio Challenge” –  Day 18 – Done! – Check!
– Daily Dare (18/1232): 2 Minute Elbow Clicks – Just too easy.  Not complaining though – it all adds up – Check!
– Distance: Added 7.40 mi to my total on my way around the World. Rest: I will get 7.25 hours of sleep each night! Ciao!

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DAY 17 (JAN 17) – Day 1377 of 2000
Distance: 107.57 + 8.30 = 115.87 (Around the World Run: 12067.94)
– Cardio (Mixed: Run/Steps): 8.30 @ 117.71 min (30 min.: Brisk Walk or Fast Run)
Summary: The time now is 1023 and I just need to get my cardio in.  I think I will do a 2k row and my 3.5 brisk walk and call it a day.
– DareBee Exercise-1: “The Gauntlet”   – Day 17 – Done! – Check!
– DareBee Exercise-2: “Easy Cardio Challenge” –  Day 17 – Done! – Check!
– Daily Dare (17/1231): 2 Minute Sitting Punches – Another awesome core exercise.  Got them done early before bed again – Check!
– Distance: Added 0.00 mi to my total on my way around the World. Rest: I will get 7.25 hours of sleep each night! Ciao!

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DAY 16 (JAN 16) – Day 1376 of 2000
Distance: 99.17 + 8.40 = 107.57 (Around the World Run: 12059.64)
– Cardio (Mixed: Run/Steps): 7.50 @ 119.13 min (30 min.: Brisk Walk or Fast Run)
Summary: Pushing ahead, I got a couple of my daily regiment out of the way early.  This is another great early day.  Today is biathlon day.
– DareBee Exercise-1: “The Gauntlet”   – Day 16 – Done! – Check!
– DareBee Exercise-2: “Easy Cardio Challenge” –  Day 16 – Done! – Check!
– Daily Dare (16/1230): 10 Circle Push Ups – I have to watch these exercise with the shoulder.  Can’t afford to get injured – Check!
– Distance: Added 8.40 mi to my total on my way around the World. Rest: I will get 7.25 hours of sleep each night! Ciao!

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DAY 15 (JAN 15) – Day 1375 of 2000
Distance: 92.67 + 6.50 = 99.17 (Around the World Run: 12051.24)
– Cardio (Mixed: Run/Steps): 6.050 @ 92.19 min (30 min.: Brisk Walk or Fast Run)
Summary: Good workout today.  Got all my workout done by 1500 or so.  I am gonna aim to get them on same.
– DareBee Exercise-1: “The Gauntlet”   – Day 15 – Done! – Check!
– DareBee Exercise-2: “Easy Cardio Challenge” –  Day 15 – Done! – Check!
– Daily Dare (15/1229): 30 Full Bridges with Reach– Awesome shoulder exercise.  Got them done early so I am loving it – Check!
– Distance: Added 6.50 mi to my total on my way around the World. Rest: I will get 7.25 hours of sleep each night! Ciao!

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DAY 14 (JAN 14) – Day 1374 of 2000
Distance: 85.97 + 00.00 = 92.67 (Around the World Run: 12044.74)
– Cardio (Mixed: Run/Steps): 00.00 @ 95.02 min (30 min.: Brisk Walk or Fast Run)
Summary: Pushing ahead, I got a couple of my daily regiment out of the way early.  Had a pretty good rowing session.  
– DareBee Exercise-1: “The Gauntlet”   – Day 14 – Done! – Chk!
– DareBee Exercise-2: “Easy Cardio Challenge” –  Day 14 – Done! – Check!
– Daily Dare (14/1228): 3 Minute Arm Extensions – Awesome shoulder exercise.  Got them done early so I am loving it – Check!
– Distance: Added 6.07 mi to my total on my way around the World. Rest: I will get 7.25 hours of sleep each night! Ciao!

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DAY 13 (JAN 13) – Day 1373 of 2000
Distance: 78.87 + 7.10 = 85.97 (Around the World Run: 12038.04)
– Cardio (Mixed: Run/Steps): 7.10 @ 100.70 min (30 min.: Brisk Walk or Fast Run)
Summary: Awesome workout today.  I say that because during my rowing HIITs today, I am able to push below the 2.0min spit consistently. 
– DareBee Exercise-1: “The Gauntlet”   – Day 13 – Done! – Check!
– DareBee Exercise-2: “Easy Cardio Challenge” –  Day 13 – Done! – Check!
– Daily Dare (13/1227): 40 Crunches – Great core exercise – Check!
– Distance: Added 7.10 mi to my total on my way around the World. Rest: I will get 7.25 hours of sleep each night! Ciao!

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DAY 12 (JAN 12) – Day 1372 of 2000
Distance: 71.67 + 7.20 = 78.87 (Around the World Run: 12030.94)
– Cardio (Mixed: Run/Steps): 7.20 @ 102.11 min (30 min.: Brisk Walk or Fast Run)
Summary: Late and cold workout but absolutely worth it.  Running with the big dogs now and I am loving.  Nice brisk walk and rowing
– DareBee Exercise-1: “The Gauntlet”   – Day 12 – Done! – Check!
– DareBee Exercise-2: “Easy Cardio Challenge” –  Day 12 – Done! – Check!
– Daily Dare (12/1226): 40 Squat Hold Side Bends  – Wow! Legs are getting a workout this week for sure – Check!
– Distance: Added 7.20 mi to my total on my way around the World. Rest: I will get 7.25 hours of sleep each night! Ciao!

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DAY 11 (JAN 11) – Day 1371 of 2000
Distance: 50.84 + 7.50 = 71.67 (Around the World Run: 12023.74)  
– Cardio (Mixed: Run/Steps): 7.50 @ 106.37 min (30 min.: Brisk Walk or Fast Run)
Summary: Pretty good active rest day workout.  DareBee was pretty intense though.  Nice brisk walk too.
– DareBee Exercise-1: “The Gauntlet”   – Day 11 – Done! – Check!
– DareBee Exercise-2: “Easy Cardio Challenge” –  Day 11 – Done! – Check!
– Daily Dare (11/1225): 60 Scissors – Did this out of order but that is ok, I still get the good workout in – Check!
– Distance: Added 7.50 mi to my total on my way around the World. Rest: I will get 7.25 hours of sleep each night! Ciao!

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DAY 10 (JAN 10) – Day 1370 of 2000
Distance: 50.84 + 7.20 = 64.17 (Around the World Run: 12016.24)  
– Cardio (Mixed: Run/Steps): 7.20 @ 102.11 min (30 min.: Brisk Walk or Fast Run)
Summary: Late and cold workout but absolutely worth it.  Running with the big dogs now and I am loving.  Nice brisk walk and rowing
– DareBee Exercise-1: “The Gauntlet”   – Day 10 – Done! – Check!
– DareBee Exercise-2: “Easy Cardio Challenge” –  Day 10 – Done! – Check!
– Daily Dare (10/1224): 60 Second Squat Hops – Damn! DareBee is pulling out all the exercises I find most challenging in one week – Check!
– Distance: Added 7.20 mi to my total on my way around the World. Rest: I will get 7.25 hours of sleep each night! Ciao!

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DAY 9 (JAN 9) – Day 1369 of 2000
Distance: 50.47 + 6.50 = 56.97 (Around the World Run: 12009.04)  
– Cardio (Mixed: Run/Steps): 6.50 @ 92.19 min (30 min.: Brisk Walk or Fast Run)
Summary: Oh yeah!  Today was HITT day on the ergometer.  I felt like I was going much faster than registered but that ok – I am building.
– DareBee Exercise-1: “The Gauntlet”   – Day 9 – Done! – Check!
– DareBee Exercise-2: “Easy Cardio Challenge” –  Day – Done! – Check!
– Daily Dare (9/1223): 30 Seconds Star Plank – Good stuff. – Check!
– Distance: Added 6.50 mi to my total on my way around the World. Rest: I will get 7.25 hours of sleep each night! Ciao!

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DAY 8 (JAN 8) – Day 1368 of 2000
Distance: 44.77 + 5.70 = 50.47 (Around the World Run: 12002.54)  
– Cardio (Mixed: Run/Steps): 5.70 @ 80.84 min (30 min.: Brisk Walk or Fast Run)
Summary: Pretty good lone workout.  I am on my own these days so I just have to make the best of it.  Nice rowing – 5k 
– DareBee Exercise-1: “The Gauntlet”   – Day 8 – Done! – Check!
– DareBee Exercise-2: “Easy Cardio Challenge” –  Day – Done! – Check!
– Daily Dare (8/1222): 2 Minute Tricep Dip Hold – This is one of the most challenging exercise for me due to my shoulder issue – Check!
– Distance: Added 5.70 mi to my total on my way around the World. Rest: I will get 7.25 hours of sleep each night! Ciao!

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DAY 7 (JAN 7) – Day 1367 of 2000
Distance: 38.37 + 6.40 = 44.77 (Around the World Run: 11996.84)  
– Cardio (Mixed: Run/Steps): 6.40 @ 90.77 min (30 min.: Brisk Walk or Fast Run)
Summary: Late and cold workout but absolutely worth it.  Running with the big dogs now and I am loving.  Nice brisk walk and rowing
– DareBee Exercise-1: “The Gauntlet”   – Day 7 – Done! – Check!
– DareBee Exercise-2: “Easy Cardio Challenge” –  Day – Done! – Check!
– Daily Dare (7/1221): 40 Scorpion Twists – Nice core work – Check!
– Distance: Added 6.40 mi to my total on my way around the World. Rest: I will get 7.25 hours of sleep each night! Ciao!

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DAY 6 (JAN 6) – Day 1366 of 2000
Distance: 31.77 + 6.60 = 38.37 (Around the World Run: 11990.44)  
– Cardio (Mixed: Run/Steps): 6.60 @ 93.60 min (30 min.: Brisk Walk or Fast Run)
Summary: Good workout today.  Feeling pretty good right now fitness-wise.  Today is biathlon day 3x 2000m row and 30min run/walk split.
– DareBee Exercise-1: “The Gauntlet”   – Day 6 – Done! – Check!
– DareBee Exercise-2: “Easy Cardio Challenge” –  Day – Done! – Check!
– Daily Dare (6/1220): 40 Seagulls – Pretty good core exercise – Check!
– Distance: Added: 6.60 mi to my total on my way around the World. Rest: I will get 7.25 hours of sleep each night! Ciao!

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DAY 5 (JAN 5) – Day 1365 of 2000
Distance: 18.95 + 6.16 = 31.77 (Around the World Run: 11983.84)  
– Cardio (Mixed: Run/Steps): 6.16 @ 87.36 min (30 min.: Brisk Walk or Fast Run)
Summary: Good workout.  The Gauntlet is not easy.  The swing and awkwardness of the KB is much to handle. Nice 7.5k row today. Good stuff!
– DareBee Exercise-1: “The Gauntlet”   – Day 5 – Done! – Check!
– DareBee Exercise-2: “Easy Cardio Challenge” –  Day – Done! – Check!
– Daily Dare (5/1219): 30 Side-to-Side Lunges – Oh yeah!  Loving the leg work – Check!
– Distance: Added 6.16 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 4 (JAN 4) – Day 1364 of 2000
Distance: 18.95 + 6.66 = 25.61 (Around the World Run: 11977.68)  
– Cardio (Mixed: Run/Steps): 6.66 @ 94.45 min (30 min.: Brisk Walk or Fast Run)
Summary: Pretty good workout today.  The Gauntlet was a bit tricky though.  Today was my mix run with no rowing.  Body feel relatively good.
– DareBee Exercise-1: “The Gauntlet”   – Day 4 – Done! – Check!
– DareBee Exercise-2: “Easy Cardio Challenge” –  Day 4 – Done! – Check!
– Daily Dare (4/1218): 30 Jumping Lunges – Oh yeah!  Loving the leg work – Check!
– Distance: Added 6.66 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 3 (JAN 3) – Day 1363 of 2000
Distance: 11.99 + 6.96 = 18.95 (Around the World Run: 11971.02)  
– Cardio (Mixed: Run/Steps): 6.96 @ 98.71min (30 min.: Brisk Walk or Fast Run)
Summary: Good quick workout.  Not as taxing so I will have to watch for results.  Will do biathlon.  2k focus row and 3mi run/walk split. 
– DareBee Exercise-1: “The Gauntlet”   – Day 3 – Done! – Check!
– DareBee Exercise-2: “Easy Cardio Challenge” –  Day 3 – Done! – Check!
– Daily Dare (3/1217): 30 Crunch Kicks – Pretty good compound exercise – Check!
– Distance: Added 6.96 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 1362 of 2000
Distance: 5.81 + 6.18 = 11.99 (Around the World Run: 11964.06)  / Rowing – 4717m
– Cardio (Mixed: Run/Steps): 6.18 @ 87.65 min (30 min.: Brisk Walk or Fast Run)
Summary: Late and cold workout but absolutely worth it.  Running with the big dogs now and I am loving.  Nice brisk walk and rowing
– DareBee Exercise-1: “The Gauntlet”   – Day 2 – Done! – Check!
– DareBee Exercise-2: “Easy Cardio Challenge” –  Day 2 – Done! – Check!
– Daily Dare (2/1216): 30 Side-to-Side Lunges – Oh yeah!  Loving the leg work – 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 1 (JAN 1) – Day 1361 of 2000
Distance: 000.00 + 5.81 = 5.81 (Around the World Run: 11957.88)  / Rowing – 4500
– Cardio (Mixed: Run/Steps): 00.00 @ 000.00 min (30 min.: Brisk Walk or Fast Run)
Summary: Just getting off with a relative laid back and thoughtful approach and focus.  Will  only work on Rowing for a while and off day runs.
– DareBee Exercise-1: “The Gauntlet”   – Day 1 – Done! – Check!
– DareBee Exercise-2: “Easy Cardio Challenge” –  Day – Done! – Check!
– Daily Dare (1/1215): 2 Minute Jumping T’s – Good wake up for the legs – 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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