31 Aug 2012: New Orleans Is Sinking

31 Aug 2012: New Orleans Is Sinking

Notes Funny thing happened this morning – when I woke up I was sure that I’d woken earlier, checked the clock, fallen back to sleep and now would have to choose between early bus or gym… I looked across at the clock and it was almost 3:30am – I must have dreamt that I woke […]

29 Aug 2012: Devil Woman (Part 2)

29 Aug 2012: Devil Woman (Part 2)

Notes The “Devil Woman” in question is of courseĀ Britt, who laid down the challenge – 2 x half marathon rows before the end of August – or 100 burpees per day added to the next training schedule… Challenge completed! My aim again was to take the time down slightly from before, concentrating on maintaining a […]

24 Aug 2012: I’m Outta Time

24 Aug 2012: I’m Outta Time

Notes No gym today – I’m listening to my body, and my body is saying “you made me run 10km yesterday, if you think we’re going to the gym then you can get f#&%!d!” Was really pleased with yesterday morning’s effort, but definitely started to feel the effect last night. This morning I opted for […]

23 Aug 2012: Just Say Yes

23 Aug 2012: Just Say Yes

Notes As I have mentioned before, it’s quite interesting to see what I feel like doing on a Thursday morning. I pretty much knew what I was going to do, when I went to bed Wednesday evening. Sure enough, I woke up in the mood to push myself into doing a bit of jogging. I […]

22 Aug 2012: Woman Is a Devil

22 Aug 2012: Woman Is a Devil

Notes This one’s for you Britt šŸ™‚ So anyway, “pick a long row” day again and Britt has laid down the challenge – 2 x half marathon rows before the end of August – or 100 burpees per day added to the next training schedule… like the song says, Woman is a Devil! My aim […]

the challenge of winter

the challenge of winter

Seeing as I’ve not written anything in the journal for a few days (not been down the gym either, but we’ll come to that in a moment) I thought I’d write a short blog post on a relevant topic instead… “Proper” Winter finally arrived this month, after several weeks of warm sunny days (and crisp, […]

17 Aug 2012: The Hands That Built America

17 Aug 2012: The Hands That Built America

Notes Up and down the gym without too much hesitation this morning, but I must admit to being happy that there’s no training tomorrow. Feeling the need to rest ahead of a monster session on Sunday! Summary Time to bed (previous night): 22:30 Time got up (today): 04:00 Mood (1 to 5): Morning 5 Lunch […]

16 Aug 2012: The Walk

16 Aug 2012: The Walk

Notes It’s always interesting to see what I actually feel like doing for a backyard session. After the high point of 2 weeks ago, when I jogged and walked for 8.5km, I really didn’t fancy that today at all. So I did a routine based on push-ups, squats, crunches, ab twists and “bicycle legs”, with […]

15 Aug 2012: Barbarism Begins At Home

15 Aug 2012: Barbarism Begins At Home

Notes Can’t believe how quickly “pick a long row” day has comise around again. Had a fairly lazy start to the day, getting up at 4:30am. This in turn meant that I chose one of the shorter “long rows” – 10km. As with last week’s effort, I figured 10km was short enough to focus on […]

14 Aug 2012: Steam

14 Aug 2012: Steam

Notes Another great session at the gym today, though it has left me with very tired legs lol. Pushed the rowing and jog/walk times downwards, and the cherry on top was a 500m row in 1m 30s. That’s possibly a Walkabout Wellness leaderboard time – awaiting confirmation at the time of writing! Crap day diet-wise […]