11-13 Aug 2012: Behind Blue Eyes

11-13 Aug 2012: Behind Blue Eyes

Notes Quick catchup on the past few days – no daily journal details, just a quick recap of the gym session for Sunday and Monday. Saturday was a “rest” day… Sunday saw another 3 hour mega-sweat session. Very pleased with the consistency and improvements in the times. Plank holds were very hard mostly due to […]

10 Aug 2012: Bargain

10 Aug 2012: Bargain

Notes Finally woke up NOT feeling tired – I think the cold that’s been lingering is finally easing off and I’m not using all my energy to fight it! Nice little session at the gym this morning, the 4km jog/walk felt pretty good – I’m gradually getting the hang of this running thing (well, the […]

08 Aug 2012: Go Let It Out

08 Aug 2012: Go Let It Out

Notes I sometimes think that “Pick a long row” day is my favourite in the current program. I usually just try to switch off for the bulk of the time, listen to whatever comes up next on the phone (shuffle mode) Β and block out the physical discomforts when they start to kick in. Today I […]

07 Aug 2012: Rise Up

07 Aug 2012: Rise Up

Notes An annoying cough meant I got up far earlier than intended, and it showed at the gym with some slightly slower times on the treadmill. On the other hand, the rowing times were fine. Regardless, had a great sweaty workout, and eventually caught up on the sleep πŸ™‚ The second jog/walk time is approximate […]

06 Aug 2012: Gone

06 Aug 2012: Gone

Notes OK, so back to Monday being “day 1”, and nicely recovered from the stupidity of Friday (the 3 hour killer gym session at 3am followed by a full day of work). Schedule change tried and found to be wanting πŸ™‚ Woke up this morning more or less raring to go and had a great […]

03 Aug 2012: Fire

03 Aug 2012: Fire

Notes When I made the change recently to make Sunday “day 1” of each weekly program, I hadn’t realised the implication for Friday of each week… The final session of the week involves about 3 hours at the gym, which meant I got up very early, spent 3 hours training, then put in a full […]

exorcising some demons

exorcising some demons

This morning, I reached a fairly significant milestone – I voluntarily (and more or less happily) decided to go for a run. “Why is this a milestone?” I hear you ask, and as you asked so nicely, I will gladly explain… I hate running and have hated it for as long as I care to […]

02 Aug 2012: Flagpole Sitta

02 Aug 2012: Flagpole Sitta

Summary Time to bed (previous night): 23:30 Time got up (today): 04:30 Mood (1 to 5): Morning 3.5 Lunch 4 Night 5 Journal 04:30 – Few dried banana chips, glass of water 04:45 – Backyard session (see below) 06:30 – Egg, bacon, mushrooms, toast. Orange juice. 07:40 – Bus, nap 09:00 – Skinny long mac, […]

01 Aug 2012: The Quickening

01 Aug 2012: The Quickening

Summary Time to bed (previous night): 21:30 Time got up (today): 04:15 Mood (1 to 5): Morning 4 Lunch 4 Night 4 Journal 04:15 – Few dried banana chips, glass of water 04:45 – Gym (see below) 06:30 – Porridge, 2 slices toast. Orange juice 07:25 – Bus, nap 09:15 – Skinny long mac 11:00 […]