Enjoy the Journey

Thursday - October 31

Strength
  • 14m

3x
30 squats
10 pushups
30 sec planks
10 crunch, bicycle, leg lift, hip lift, rope climber (these are really toe touches lying on back), scissors

Been a slacker as far as running this week -- lots of thunderstorms making it kind of dicey to plan outdoor exercise. This is my last day of Sharepoint class and while I have enjoyed it, it will be good to get back to a regular routine and start implementing some of the things I have learned.

Happy Halloween!!!

Wednesday - October 30

Strength
  • 12m

3x
20 squats
10 pushups
30 sec plank
10 crunch, bicycle, leg lifts, rope climber, hip lifts, scissor kick

Tuesday - October 29

Strength
  • 45m

Daily HIIT workout -- 30 seconds of plyo/30 sec of various strength

Finished up the Level 1 Sharepoint Foundations class today and can already see how we can implement this; it's been great not being at the office and having to deal with annoying people.

Monday - October 28

Run
  • 1h 11m
  • 6.08 miles
  • 11m 40s /Mi

Nice run in the evening

Strength
  • 12m

2 sets of
20 squats
10 one legged squat, l/r
10 pushups
15 crunch
15 bicycles
15 leg lifts
15 hip lifts
15 scissors

This week will be four days of Sharepoint Foundations training offsite. The training center is just a few blocks from the office, so I can pop back over at lunch to check emails and get a bite to eat. Looking forward to the change in routine.

On tap for tonight - 6 mile run

Sunday - October 27

Bike
  • 1h 30m
  • 10.00 miles
  • 6.67 Mi/hr

So...there's a mountain bike trail at New Salem that I have heretofore resisted the urge to ride. In the summer it's been too overgrown, so I thought maybe waiting until fall was wise. Kept hearing this trail was poorly built --- instead of switchbacks, you plunge up and down ravines. That's pretty much the way it went. The first mile was good riding except that there were so many "death balls" from the walnut trees that it was unsafe. Then it was straight down into the ravine.

I'm probably a low-intermediate on the mtb skill scale, so I knew there would be walking on this trail but really, much of it was quite unrideable. I never did feel like I could just relax and enjoy this trail, much as I wanted to. I probably walked a fourth of it. Some of the downhills were just too sketchy and of course, there were corresponding climbs.

Was glad to get back to my car. Discovered a huge thorn stuck in the front tire. I run tubeless so better to leave the thorn in.

Went over to the Church trails and rode a couple of laps to make up for the lackluster ride at New Salem.

Saturday - October 26

Run
  • 1h 29m
  • 7.50 miles
  • 11m 52s /Mi

Decent run but I felt kind of heavy and off. Probably the crap nutrition. Oh well, it's done

Strength
  • 08m

30 each
crunch, bicycles, leg lifts, hip lifts, scissors

Friday - October 25

Strength
  • 08m
Sport
  • HIIT
  • 35m

Tough workout from Daily HIIT -- lots of plyo. Opted for this rather than a run out in the cold.

The cold snap continues, 24 degrees at 5 a.m. That's justification IMHO to not get up to run. I think tomorrow will be better.

This might be the winter that I lobby to get a treadmill.

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