Tomorrow's Performance Depends on Today's Recovery

Minneapolis,MN 
Today
Sunny High 81FLow 56F
  • Temp: 64F
  • Hum: 83%
  • W: 4mph NNW
TUESDAY
Sunny
High 83F
Low 57F
WEDNESDAY
Sunny
High 80F
Low 58F
THURSDAY
Sunny
High 82F
Low 57F
FRIDAY
Patchy light rain in area with thunder
High 87F
Low 60F

Friday - January 25

Bike
  • 1h 00m
  • 13.00 miles
  • -----


6:00 PM
Z2

Yea, T.I.T.S.

So, I needed a back adjustment because I had one segment that was slightly out of whack.  And, Scott did ultrasound on my inflamed muscles in my shins.  I sit here right now, icing everything - ugh.  But, the good news is that I have "graduated" to the point that we are going to let two weeks lapse before my next appointment - sweet 

Ah, Friday!

I see Dr. Scott this morning - and boy do I need him today. My lower back was all twingy yesterday... probably from lugging around my backpack - with laptop and literature - during Wednesday's expo. I did wear the backpack properly, but on top of the long workout week that I had last week, it was probably just a bit too much.

Tonight, if the back is feeling better, I really must get on my bike.

Happiness is...

  • The weekend!
  • Australian Open Women's finals
  • T.I.T.S. with my favorite training partner 

  • Calories: 1649 From fat:414.08 (39.22g, 25.11%), From Carbs:911.5 (194.24g, 55.28%), Protein:323.43 (68.92g, 19.61%)

Thursday - January 24

Oh, thank heavens I am home, and I am working from home today. In addition to needing some R&R, and to spend time with my dog, I only have two pairs of dress pants that don't fall off of me... and they really need to be laundered.

I didn't get back home until after 9:00, which was too late to go pick up Chelsea... I will be heading over to the dog sitter's in an hour, or so, to get my girl!!

On tap for today - T.I.T.S. with Artemis... I missed my faithful companion.

I managed to give myself shin-splints during my walk at CP. Walking, yesterday, felt as if someone was driving icepicks into my shins. My shins are feeling better, today. I will put "foam roller" on my list of activities, as well... oh, joy... masochism...

Happiness is...

  • Puppy kisses
  • Registration is complete for IM KY volunteer duties with tnickerson
  • Being home

Wednesday - January 23

Sport
  • Walking
  • 2h 00m


Walking at:
Expo, JFK, MSP airports.

Tuesday - January 22

Today has definitely turned into a rest day... I am pooped!

Oh... and just to be clear... yesterday was a WALK around Central Park... not a run... but, given the pace, I thought it fell under running.

Tomorrow I spend the better part of the day at the expo center, looking at what competition has, as well as what potential partners have to offer.

Then, a cab ride to the airport to catch a dinnertime flight back home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happiness is...

  • A good conference
  • I get to go home tomorrow!!!

Monday - January 21

Run
  • 2h 20m
  • 11.00 miles
  • 12m 44s /Mi

1:00 PM
WALKING totally around Central Park
11-12 miles

Holy cats!
Going from my hotel, all the way around Central Park is more than an 11 mile circuit...
I started off on 54th, and the north end of the park is at 110th... not to mention that it is a loop, not an out and back!
It felt wonderful to be out in the crisp sunshine, to move my body, and to be "in nature". The Niagarian Escarpment runs throughout the park, which was gorgeous. When I reached the NW corner of the park, there were icicles hanging from the escarpment. Some of it had formed not just as a "stalactite", but took on a ribbon shape... it was absolutely beautiful!

I couldn't believe that I heard, and then searched for and found, a robin! All of the robins in MN must migrate to NY for the winter - LOL!

Last day of meetings (1/2 day)!!
Then, I plan to wake up my brain cells, and clear out my lungs, with a walk to Central Park.

It is so funny where one's mind goes during extended meetings. Almost every time I meet with these guys (4-5x annually), at some point I start looking around the room, and I see all of us as like 10-12 years old... being able to see what each of the guys looked like when there were in grade school, which ones were the nerds, the chubby kid who always was picked on, the quiet kid, the jock (okay... none of the guys qualify for that one...), the sensitive kid, the rebel, AV kid, class clown, etc. In fact, I have found that I have increasingly fallen into this mode, even with co-workers back in MN. What is so fun, is that we all, somehow, survived youth and adolescence, and found our way to having this shared interest.

Happiness is...

  • Being done with the committee meetings
  • Some fun seminars tomorrow - Net Zero Energy Buildings!
  • A delightful walk in Central Park
  • Another lovely massage......

Sunday - January 20

Bike
  • 1h 00m
  • 14.00 miles
  • -----

5:30 PM

Strength
  • 12m

  • EXERCISE

    Sets
    Min
    reps
    Max
    reps
    Min
    wt.(lb)
    Max
    wt.(lb)
  • ABS - Knee-Raise, Hanging
    3
    10
    10
    0
    0
  • BACK - Back extensions
    2
    10
    10
    0
    0
  • BICEPS - DB Curls
    2
    10
    10
    10
    10
  • CHEST - Pushups
    3
    6
    10
    0
    0

GO PACKERS!

Today is another day of meetings, but at least I will not be locked in a SMALL room with 40 men.
Really, nothing against guys... but cram 40 of them into a room, with insufficient ventilation (they clearly do not use Trane equipment and controls), and it is brutal. At the first break, when I walked back into the room, yeah, well, you get the picture...

After the meetings, I will be changing into my workout clothes and will head up to the gym to workout and watch the game... the gym has Precor equipment... the stuff with "personal TVs" attached to each piece of equipment. I have turned off the TV most of the time (okay, except for the Aussie Open, yesterday), but it will be on for tonight's game.

Ultimate indulgence of myself... I have scheduled another massage with the incredible MT for Monday night!!! I cannot wait!

Happiness is...

  • Being excited for New England having the opportunity to go for it all in a couple weeks
  • Being excited for the Manning family - back-to-back super bowls with their boys
  • A Packer game, well fought...
  • Half a day of meetings, tomorrow!! 

Saturday - January 19

Bike
  • 40m
  • 9.00 miles
  • 13.50 Mi/hr

5:10 AM

Run
  • 1h 00m
  • 4.20 miles
  • -----

6:15 PM
Treadmill

Sport
  • Physical Therapy
  • 25m

7:30 PM
Ankle PT

I am back on schedule with respect to getting up early. It felt great to get into the gym before today's meetings start. And, the bonus is that the Australian Open was being broadcast, which made for a wonderful workout.

Tonight I need to do my PT, and I am really leaning towards a second workout - either at the gym, or perhaps some yoga... so I don't fall incredibly far behind on that challenge. In fact, I just took a look at the number of minutes worked out this week... my butt WILL be working out, for at least an hour tonight.

Happiness is...

  • Seeing all of the guys who are on the ASHRAE BACnet committee
  • Not being locked in the very crowded meeting room any longer
  • Running off the stupor created by a long day of discussing improvements to the Standard
  • 15 hours of workouts this week - woo hoo!

Yoganerd's Training Log


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