This is it guys, one more day for February Thousands! Shoutouts to Tara M who's already over 100% of this month's challenge!
To date we have a total of 11 THOUSAND minutes of exercise, over 6000 belly whooping crunches, nearly 5000 thigh burning squats, more than 3000 plyo jumps, and that's just the tip of the iceburg with you crazy kids.
We have just a little over 24 hours left to go, so make this last day count... and keep your eyes peeled for March Thousands :)
Monday morning run! (Catch up.)
Morning yoga, and evening indoor soccer with Los Exploradores. Healthy day. Count it!
yows that was a killer!!! :)
Skipped breakfast today (oops) because I got up super early and wasn't awake enough to remember ;). Did a quick at-home workout, but I really need to get to the gym. I can't wait until its light late enough that I can run after work again.
quickie 1 mile/10min. run and some thousands to end the challenge. so happy it's a leap year and we get one day off from thousands.
decluttered the frig by eating leftovers for lunch: edamane, feta, roasted beets and rice, YUM!
I was able to climb high on the silks, able to tie my footlocks high, but I did not go upside down. I'm just going to keep repeating this sentence to myself and hope it sticks for next time: "Lead with your twinkle toes. Lead with your twinkle toes."
Today was a rest day from serious workouts, but i did do thousands, and a lot of stairs up and down to count for strength and cardio. I had fruit for breakfast, a whole grain chicken sandwich for lunch, and the last of the homemade bread and fruit for dinner.
For the decluttering, I've been finishing up home projects, so the house feels cleaner and less like an "in-progess" area.
"Forgive many things in others; nothing in yourself. "Ausonius
Buffin & I played "I spy with my little eye" all the pink things in the gym. And he murdered my core with his abs routine, and re-introduced me to my triceps.
back at the work gym for the usual lunchtime run. It was tough today. I warmed up for 5 min. with jumps, kicks, etc but I didn't really feel warmed up until mile 2 on the dreadmill. Ran the first mile in 11 min. then had to walk for a while. In the end ran/walk 2.8 miles in 36 min.
Over the weekend I was complaining how all my muscles hurt and the man said I should stop working out like a 25-year-old! Some days I feel like maybe he's right, but don't tell him I said that. Advil has become my new drug of choice and that makes me feel old :)
Friday was historical turning point in the Silk Road challenges. I've been practicing tying my footlocks in the air, but I only start from 6 inches off the ground. However, on Friday I gave the silks one climb. And then I thought, "Hey, I'll do another." And since I was already higher, I thought, "Well, I'll just do another." Then I figured I might as well attempt a footlock. And suddenly my foot was tied in the silk, and then I tied my other foot, and then I just kind of stood there, stunned. Heather had been helping another student, and she turned around and said, "I've never seen you that high before!" I imagine it's like when a mother turns their back on their toddler for a second and when they turn back around, the kid is walking! Since I'd already had so much success, I thought I should give my arch-nemesis, the ol' butt over head crossback straddle a go. And suddenly there I was, dangling upside down, and I was really high! And then I remembered I'm scared of heights, but there was no time for that, so I just kept breathing. The scariest part of all was untying my footlocks, and praying my biceps would hold me until I had my feet wrapped back around the silks in the climb position. Here is the photographic evidence of me doing a trick in the air from my highest height, yet.
In my high school yearbook, I quoted Helen Keller: "One cannot consent to creep when one has an impulse to soar." Helen Keller knew what she was talking about.
wow... i ran 5.7 miles today. outside. at a constant pace. I remember when i could barely make it a mile without stopping.
Also I finished 1000's for the month! I still did some today for strength training, although my arms are sore (!) from moving rocks yesterday. I also remember when I couldn't do pushups at all. Maybe I should try pull ups next?
"The distance is nothing; it is only the first step that is difficult. " ~Marie de Vichy-Chamrond, Marquise du Deffand, letter to Jean Le Rond d'Alembert, 7 July 1763
"The slogan 'press on' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” - Calvin Coolidge
finally back to the gym. wasn't so into it while I was exercising but right at the end while I was stretching I felt really good. In the afternoon we took the kid to the tallest/longest sledding hill in Montreal. Great views of the city but cold and windy at the top of the hill. We did about 10 trips up and down. Climbing up pulling 2 sleds was tough work.
“A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.”
? Carl Reiner