Monday, June 27, 2011

Daily Exercise Digest 48

Need some motivation, some change. Feeling good physically, just need some other situations to resolve themselves!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Daily Exercise Digest 47

The Ragnar Post was also D.E.D. 46 (yeah I'm grouping days a LOT lately! Doin' it again today woot!) so here's 47!

So this is the Post-Ragnar Post!

Monday was a rest day :) Because of this:

  • 10 Chin-ups - SO tired and those weren't tough strength-wise, but my body was not very happy!
  • 1 Mile run in 6:58 Barefoot - Decided to give my shoes a break, but ran too fast for my feet to handle right now. It's been a while since I've gone barefoot like that. Whoops! Some blister-type pain in multiple places on my foot. Had I been going slower I probably would have been fine, but I was pushing it so I hurt my feet a bit.
  • 3 Sets of 10 Dumbbell curls each arm, 35 lbs
  • 3 L-sit attempts on the foot of my bed for as long as I could go (counted to 7, 20, 15... i.e. WEAK)
  • 10 Standing to plank ab roll outs
  • 10 regular (kneeling) ab roll outs
I've had to miss yoga for like 2 weeks now... No fun! Hopefully the work project I'm working on gets finished soon so I can get back into it as it was really giving me a balance to work around!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Ragnar Relay Wasatch Back 2011

Friday and Saturday, June 17 and 18th, 2011 - Awesome Relay with an awesome team, especially my van - my gorgeous wife, 3 brothers, and my brother's wife. SO amazing.
  • 1st Leg (10): 3.9 miles, "Easy" Run
  • Finishing My First Leg
  • 2nd Leg (22): 7.6 mile "HARD" Run
    • There was one guy who said he had to jump over a porcupine on this trail! I enjoyed it though - good run! I DID have to jump over a fair sized stream that had decided to cross the trail! It reminded me a lot of the Leg 24 I did back in the Vegas Ragnar. But the trail here was MUCH better!
      It was COLD! But this is what I wore anyway!
  • 3rd Leg (34): THE RAGNAR leg - 4 Miles "VERY HARD" run. And it was VERY hard. I walked a lot more than I wanted due to the area of my achilles tendon/soleus hurting like crazy if I was going any faster than a brisk walk. MEAN.
  • Just about to finish!
Total Time for our team 32:45:53 (or 'round theres) - Very nice!

Now I can say I conquered the Ragnarrrrr!

Finally done!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Daily Exercise Digest 45

  • Scottish Festival! Lots of walking around, carrying kids, pushing strollers, relaxing and listening to bagpipes. Fun day! Tired by the end too!
  • L sits at my desk
  • Running around like my head was cut off - had so much to do
  • Missed Yoga because of all that craziness
  • About a 2 Mile run with my beautiful wife (Running lower distances this week to be ready for RAGNAR this weekend!) Halfway:
    • Wall-hop up to the top of a racquetball wall
    • Hand to hand hanging Wall-climb across a few feet of the back wall, (Like going sideways along the wall at the end of a cat leap) followed by a
    • Very poor landing (I barely bent my legs) from the hang
    • 10 pull ups on the playground 
    • then finishing the last half of the run
Beautiful Day today! But SO very long!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Daily Exercise Digest 44

  • 10 chin ups
  • 10 Wide grip pull ups
  • 5 slow curls 80 pound barbell
  • 4.85 mil run - Good run - Felt really good other than a little lower back pain near the beginning.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Daily Exercise Digest 43

  • L-sits at my desk - so wide grip - I'll try to get a picture sometime, I practice on the cubicle walls a lot my coworkers think I'm odd. Which I am.
  • Insanity: Pure Cardio - Wow I haven't done this workout in quite some time. Great workout! I must say by the end of Insanity one of the reason you are good at it is because you've been doing these moves for 2 months! So I wasn't as able as I was before, but I was able to get through it MUCH better than my first time doing it last year! The plan is to do a Hybrid P90X/Insanity program after the Ragnar. We'll see how it works out.
1 Week until the Ragnar Relay!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Daily Exercise Digest 42

  • Yoga - Yay! Even though it was our instructors Birthday, she felt bad about canceling Monday, so she worked a half day today until our class was done. I asked her to work on hips so we did some good hip poses like pigeon and some of the triangle poses.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Daily Exercise Digest 41

It's been a while since I had an official daily digest on here. Almost a week! I haven't had many real measureable workouts - but I've kept myself busy and I think the rest was actually beneficial, but I haven't felt very good about it! Then over the weekend I gained like 6 pounds! But after a clean fasting day - I'm back down to my current natural weight (after using creatine for a while)

Ragnar is in a week!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Daily Exercise Digest 40

Wow Number FORTY! Nice! Unfortunately this accounts for more than 40 workouts, but I'm happy that I've been as consistent as I HAVE been!

  • 20 Pullups - needed to get the blood pumping since I missed the new yoga class today
  • Hopefully I'll get a run tonight - it's been too long! It'll be interesting to see if my limited hip/glute focused workouts will make a difference in my IT, AND that the week off helped as well. We'll see!
  • Got a 2 Mile run pushing my cute daughters - that's a crazy stroller, and not in a good way! Definitely affected the pace. Oh well I'm fine with that - and I didn't have major pains anywhere! (usually it hits me at 3 miles so...)