277. Fitness Challenge Week 2

So, I totally forgot my Fitness Challenge update yesterday!  Have you ever had one of those weeks where you just can’t keep the days straight – you always seem to be wrong about what day it is?  Yeah, I’m totally having one of those weeks.  Until about 10 minutes ago, I thought today was 6/23.  I guess I’m just ready for the weekend? 

Also, a bit of housekeeping news: I’m currently working on a re-vamp for the blog here.  (That’s why the layout is kind of a disaster right now.  Sorry!)  Expect to see some changes (some big, some small) coming soon!

Let’s get on with it now shall we?

From a cardio stand-point I had a fan-freakin-tastic week.  I only completely missed one cardio sesh which was my 4 mile “long run” on Sunday.  This was a result of last minute Father’s Day planning in which I volunteered to make dinner.  Strength training was not as good this week…but maybe better than last week.

The Plan: The Results
3 mile run + SGDD: I had a really miserable run.  I only ended up making it about 2.5 miles, and I walked a fair chunk of that.  I was feeling really lethargic, and about half way in mother nature decided to form me back home for a mandatory bathroom break (if you know what I’m sayin…) This has been a problem lately.  After “relieving myself” I did manage to do my SGDD Day 9

35 minutes bike + SGDD: I missed my bike ride because my make-up massage took much longer than expected.  I didn’t realize it was a 75 minute massage.  Plus I got stuck in traffic and was late.  By the time I got home, I needed dinner and then it was already almost 9pm.  I also skipped my SGDD

2 mile run + SGDD: Thursday night we met some friends for dinner so I could pick up a customize travel baby wipes case I was buying from her to gift to a friend who just had a little girl.  I planned to run beforehand, but I didn’t have time to run, shower, and get to the restaurant in time for dinner.  I could have gotten the run in had it not been for the post-run shower requirement (And trust me when I say it’s a requirement, I sweat like a dude fo sho.)

1 mile walk with Maxwell + SGDD: I had a killer cardio day.  Since I missed my work-outs on Wednesday and Thursday, I really wanted to push myself.  I decided I was going to make up my bike ride and run brick style.  I started with a 5.75 mile bike ride to the library.  Immediately after the bike ride, I started out for my 3 mile and made it about a mile before “nature struck” again.  I headed home.  I tried to go back out since I was feeling great, but after a block my stomach started gurgling so I called it and went to do my SGDD Day 10. (Oh and Maxwell did get walked, but see my now below on 6/20.)

50 minute bike + SGDD: Nik and I hit a trail by his house (that same one I did my 10.5 mile training run on) for a 9.4 (52 minute) bike ride.  It was hot.  The trail was hillier than I remembered when I was running.  It was a great ride though.  Before we hit the trails I did SGDD Day 11

4 mile run + SGDD: As I mentioned, this run was missed due to last minute Father’s Day planning.  I went to the farmer’s market in the morning and planned to run in the evening, but that obviously didn’t work out well.

1 mile walk with Maxwell + SGDD When I set the daily minimum 1 mile walk with Maxwell, I didn’t think about the fact that it would probably be hot out.  Maxwell does pretty well in the heat for a small dog, but with the heat and the humidity a full mile has his panting for a while after we get back.  I make it a point to get about ½ mile in, but the full mile when it’s warm out is too much.  I didn’t do SGDD, but I did do some random strength moved throughout the day at work.

Total Results: 4/5 Cardio sessions &  3/7 SGDD sessions + a random smattering of ST moves for at least a little ST on 5/7 days

I’m going to have to be 100% on my strength for the rest of the challenge if I want me ST reward and my super-secret reward from Laura.  So far, this week (all one day of it) has gone good.  I did my SGDD session yesterday, and I plan to do it immediately when I get home from work tonight. Also, it’s pretty clear that I suck at actually sticking to my cardio schedule, but at least I’m doing really well about making up the work-outs.  I’m going to focus (again) on getting my ST out of the way first thing in the morning.  Since summer seems to actually be upon us now, it’s likely my runs will be first thing in the morning so hopefully, I just lump these things together.

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