27 Feb 2013 – like toy soldiers

27 Feb 2013 – like toy soldiers

  interesting day today – woke up reasonably early and with no time pressure for catching buses etc. the long row was open to most options. so I set out at a slow, easy pace, with the intention of going for as long and/or far as possible. but the body had other ideas – aches […]

26 Feb 2013 – when a blind man cries

26 Feb 2013 – when a blind man cries

  the good thing about “leg day” is it helps take the mind off the upper body aches from the day before 🙂 did a similar thing today as yesterday – increased the weights used on the machines. also threw in a 3km walk at the end to help keep the step count up (which […]

25 Feb 2013 – rhythm of the heat

25 Feb 2013 – rhythm of the heat

  interesting week this one – working from home all week, so the challenge is on to maintain the same sort of routine and structure as per usual. The main failures from the past are mostly to do with not getting in the same amount of walking… started today well, pushing the weights up across […]

24 Feb 2013 – little by little

24 Feb 2013 – little by little

  after a much-needed rest day, it was time for the “long, slow run” today. with the training schedule being used, today’s distance is actually the same as Friday’s. I stuck to a relatively plodding pace, and also opted to do the running on the local streets rather than the treadmill. I think I’ll aim […]

22 Feb 2013 – twisted

22 Feb 2013 – twisted

  back down the gym for “medium run day”, which doesn’t vary too much distance-wise for the whole 20 weeks… last week I ran the 6.5km at 9km/h, so today I thought I’d give 10km/h a go. I had to fight off the desire to slow down (or even to walk) for most of the […]

21 Feb 2013 – there is power in a union

21 Feb 2013 – there is power in a union

  rest day today – and my legs are definitely grateful! had a nice lie-in, getting up at a leisurely 4:30am. riverside walk on the way into the office – though not sure how this weather’s going to pan out for other walks today. humid, hot and thunderstorms lurking… summary Time got up (today): 04:30 […]

a nail-biting finish

a nail-biting finish

this post is a bit of a departure from the fitness/weight-loss stuff that I usually write about here, however it does fit the overall theme of creating change, moving towards whatever-it-is-you-want and so on. it relates to an issue that has been with me for the best part of 40 years, is relatively harmless, but […]

20 Feb 2013 – youth in trouble

20 Feb 2013 – youth in trouble

  another nice, slow start to the day, with a 3:30am wake-up and a 10km row at the gym. the peace was shattered later on, when I couldn’t find my mobile phone case (which holds my smartrider bus ticket) – turns out a certain almost-4-year-old had put it in his toy box… anyway, thanks to him, […]

19 Feb 2013 – sleepless

19 Feb 2013 – sleepless

  bit of a late start to the day, getting up just before 3:30am for the shortest session of the week – seriously, 3:30am feels late these days. there is something seriously wrong with that! decent enough session, focused on legs. hate lunges, but you do what you have to do 🙂 summary Time got […]

18 Feb 2013 – set it off

18 Feb 2013 – set it off

  up bright and early this morning, feeling pretty much back to normal. thought I might be seeing some great times on the rowing. reality was I ran out of steam fairly early on, and the row times were “average”. decent session though, and followed up with a pleasant 3km riverside walk. summary Time got […]