Saturday, May 31, 2014

Day 747 - 5K Trail Run

I got in a 5K run this morning.  This picture is the trail when it gets to a bit more remote section.  It was a really nice day for a run.  Eating is also going well.

I got to the doctor for a med recheck and found out that my blood pressure is a bit higher than it has been in the past.  I guess I need to watch my salt intake.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Day 746 - Plyocide

I would normally do the second half of Chest + Back + Balance tonight along with Ab Ripper, but I decided to give my back muscles a break, so I did Plyocide instead.  Wow, that workout is definitely harder than it used to be.  I need to continue to try to focus on exercise that gives me a cardio workout like this. I was literally dripping sweat in the middle of this workout.

Day 745 - Chest + Back + Balance (1/2)

I'm a day late posting this.  The workout last night was my normal Monday workout, but done a day late because Monday was Memorial Day and I was busy doing some fun things like canoeing on the lake with my younger daughter Nicole. I was also doing lots of things that are not really all too fun like having to replace a battery in our truck after it decided to die on me.  Eating on Monday was also higher than normal because of good picnic food.  So, the workout on Tuesday was a much needed workout.  It went pretty well.  I did strain a muscle in my back a bit, but not to bad.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Day 744 - 5k run

I got out for a morning trail run, but didn't do much else.  The run was okay.  I was les worried about the pace and decided to just enjoy the run.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Day 743 - X2 Plyocide/Shoulders + Arms mix

Tonight I decided to do a mixture of Plyocide and Shoulder + Arms.  It was a good workout that made me feel like I need to do these workouts more often.  Lately I've just been doing Chest + Back and it's leaving quite a gap in areas that get worked.  I was sweating up a storm by the time I was done with this workout.  Tomorrow I was supposed to do X2 Yoga, but I need to be on a campout, so not sure how I'm going to get that done. Maybe on Saturday after my run.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Day 742 - Chest + Back + Balance (1/2)

I got home tonight after a long day at work and was dreading (a bit) the idea of doing this workout.  But I knew that I couldn't let another day get away from me without doing an upper-body workout.  I got through it and kept the reps about the same as normal, but some of the pushup moves were a bit harder than I've experienced in the past.  Good news is that I got it done, so I'm feeling pretty good now.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Day 741 - 5k Run

Last night I decided to not work out because our well pump was in the process of being replaced so there was no way for me to take a shower after my workout.  Today I went for a 5K run after work.   As before, running around the park by work was not easy.  At one point I had to stop and walk for a couple tenths of a mile, but then got back to running. I'm not too worried about things like that because I'm listening to what my body tells me and my heart rate was up pretty high after doing the hill climb the second time and my body said it was time to walk for a bit. No problem, I can do that.  If I can keep up two runs per week it's really going to help me with endurance.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Day 740 - 5k Trail run

I was hoping to do X2 Yoga last night,but I thought it would be good to wait one more week before pushing it too much with my lower back.  I did get out for a nice run this morning and then spent the rest of the day doing yard work and things around the house.  The run was pretty good.  If I can continue to get in two runs per week I think it's going to help me get some of my cardio endurance back.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Day 739 - Chest + Back + Balance (2/2)

I finished up the workout from Tuesday tonight.  It went a lot better tonight than it had on Tuesday.  I've been in a two-day training session at work which included way too much food.  It's once again time to get back to eating better.

Day 738 - X2 Chest + Back + Balance (1/2)

I'm late posting this.  I did this workout on Tuesday night.  It was not easy for me to get through this because I did this workout right after we went out to dinner at Cracker Barrel and I had pancakes, bacon and eggs.  That was pretty heavy to eat right before working out and my body definitely didn't like it.  Lesson learned.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Day 737 - 5k Run/Walk

I'm posting this a day late.  I went out for a run yesterday at lunch.  It was hot and humid and that took a bit if the starch out of me.  I got to about the 2.7 mile mark and decided to walk the rest of the way.  My heart rate was up and I was feeling tired, so I didn't want to over do it.  Could be that I need to hydrate more on days like that because I was sweating a lot during that run.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Day 736 - 5K Run

I'm still giving my back some time to rest.  It's getting better, but I am still avoiding workouts that might strain it again.  So, instead I decided to get in a run today during lunch.  The run went okay, but that last lap around the park is pretty brutal.

Tonight for dinner we had a slice of Chicago deep dish pizza, so that put a hurting on the calorie count for the day.  Other than that I did okay today on eating.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Day 735 - 5K trail (mud) run

I decided to give my back muscle a rest after it was hurting some from Ab Ripper.  Two days off and using Icy hot patches on the muscle is helping.  I got out for a run this morning early and it went pretty well except for the fact that the trail was very muddy.  I'm back to wearing my fitbit for a while as encouragement to keep moving.  I hot over 15,000 steps today.  Eating is going pretty well this week.