Exercising my demons

Framingham,MA 
Today
Sunny High 61FLow 45F
  • Temp: 38F
  • Hum: 82%
  • W: 0mph N
SATURDAY
Cloudy
High 69F
Low 58F
SUNDAY
Patchy rain nearby
High 78F
Low 62F
MONDAY
Sunny
High 74F
Low 44F
TUESDAY
Sunny
High 72F
Low 48F

Wednesday - November 26

Run
  • 47m 40s
  • 4.00 miles
  • 11m 55s /Mi
Swim
  • 25m 19s
  • 1312.00 yards
  • 01m 56s /100 yards

2x400m free
1x200m P&PB
1x200m free

8:30am - Plan for the day - work as long as I need to (until the office starts clearing out), then go to the gym for running and/or swimming.  A friend of mine invited me to a "pre-Thanksgiving" dinner tonight that she does every year with all of her single friends, should be fun.

5:00pm - Left the office just before 2:00, hit the gym for a run and a swim before heading home.  Given that I hadn't swam in over two months, I felt pretty good in the pool.  In fact, I was shocked that I was sub-2:00 per 100 yards.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 6.5

Tuesday - November 25

8:00am - I had planned on getting into town early to swim this morning (honest, I had the bag packed and everything) but I overslept.  :(  I would try to do it tonight but I'm having dinner with my kids and my STBX, then her and I are working some more on our divorce agreement.  :(  What fun!

  • Health data: Hours slept: 6.5

Monday - November 24

Run
  • 36m 21s
  • 3.10 miles
  • 11m 44s /Mi
Strength
  • 1h 00m

  • EXERCISE

    Sets
    Min
    reps
    Max
    reps
    Min
    wt.(lb)
    Max
    wt.(lb)
  • ABS - Leg-Raise, Hanging
    3
    12
    12
    0
    0
  • ABS - Medicine Ball Twist
    3
    12
    12
    10
    10
  • BACK - Back extensions
    3
    12
    12
    10
    10
  • BACK - Deadlifts
    3
    12
    12
    50
    50
  • 3
    12
    12
    70
    70
  • 3
    12
    12
    80
    80
  • BICEPS - DB Curls
    3
    12
    12
    50
    50
  • CHEST - Flat Dumbell Press
    3
    12
    12
    50
    50
  • CHEST - Incline DB
    3
    12
    12
    50
    50
  • LEGS - Standing calf raises
    3
    12
    12
    0
    0
  • SHOULDERS - Side DB raise
    3
    12
    12
    20
    20
  • 3
    12
    12
    60
    60

8:00am - Plan for the day:

  • 9:00am - Meeting with health coach at work
  • 5:00pm - Dinner
  • 6:00pm - Pick up number packet for race on Thursday
  • 7:00pm - Running and strength training

10:30am - My meeting with the health coach was generally uneventful, we discussed how my running and strength training are (or aren't going), and how/when to start working on my diet and weight again.  A few weeks ago she mentioned to me that she's single and doesn't have a boyfriend, so we spent part of the time talking about online dating, finding people who are active like we are, etc.  It was an interesting conversation, as I would go out with her in a heartbeat if we didn't already have a coaching relationship.  Hmm, maybe I don't need a health coach after all...   :)

8:00pm - Dinner and picking up my number went pretty quick, so I was able to get to the gym by 6:00 and I was home by 8:00.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7

Sunday - November 23

Run
  • 1h 14m 33s
  • 7.00 miles
  • 10m 39s /Mi

24F, 15F wind chill

11:00am - My Mom offered to watch the girls for a while so I could get my run in (thanks, Mom) so I ventured out into the cold looking and feeling like the Michelin Man.  I started off too fast because I was focusing on warming up and not watching my pace, but overall I felt pretty good and averaged 20 seconds per mile faster than my 1/2 marathon pace.  Not too bad considering that it was my first long run since the race.

6:00pm - In the afternoon the girls and I were invited to a party at a friend's house to watch the Patriots-Dolphins game.  It felt a bit weird because it was all married couples plus me, the soon-to-be-single guy.  At least there were a bunch of other kids, so my girls had a lot of fun.  And the Pats won!

  • Health data: Hours slept: 8

Saturday - November 22

My kids arrived in the morning, and we spent part of the day doing errands and getting stuff for Thanksgiving.  In the afternoon we finished up a gingerbread house that we were working on, then after dinner we had "movie night".  I made up some popcorn and we sat on the couch and watched a Dora the Explorer movie that the girls had picked out at Blockbuster.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7

Friday - November 21

Run
  • 30m
  • 2.50 miles
  • 12m /Mi
Sport
  • Volleyball
  • 2h 00m

11:00am - For those of you who check in on me regularly (I think there's at least two of you), sorry that I've been pretty quiet as of late.  Basically, I've been having trouble getting motivated to train after my last race, especially since it's starting to get really cold.  Also, with the recent round of layoffs at work I've been more cognizant of how much time I spend out of the office (working out) and playing around on BT.  Lastly, in my spare time I've been trying to (1) spend time with my kids (2) work out a divorce agreement with my STBX and (3) venture into the scary world of online dating, hoping to find some pleasant female company.

For today, the plan is to play pick-up volleyball tonight.  If things quiet down here at work early, I may sneak out to the gym and try to get in either some strength training or maybe a quickie on the dreadmill.

Tomorrow morning my kids are coming down for the weekend.  At some point I need to get in a run (7 miles), but I'm not sure when that's going to happen.

6:00pm - I was able to get out of the office at a reasonable time, so I stopped at the gym and did a short, easy run on the treadmill before playing volleyball.

11:00pm - After volleyball a bunch of us went out for dinner and drinks, and while we were there I was chatting with woman I've met a few times before.  I really enjoy her company and she seems to be able to tolerate me, so we made plans to go hiking next Sunday.  Kiss

  • Health data: Hours slept: 6

Thursday - November 20

  • Health data: Hours slept: 8

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