Saturday, April 19, 2008

A strange Friday/Saturday

I didn't get in a formal workout either day, but played a lot of baseball PLUS lugged 12 fifty pound bags of sand from the car to the new sandbox in the backyard.

My left Shoulder is really acting up.

Monday - Run
Tuesday - Run and Sculpt
Wednesday - nada
Thursday - Run
Friday and Saturday - baseball, yardwork, etc.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Run but in AM

Got up early this AM and ran - 3 on 2 off 2x, 4 on, 2 off 1x, 8 on. 18 minutes on total.
Felt pretty good all the way.

Nothing yesterday. Had Vestry meeting in PM and home late.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Once again I got home early enough to jog/walk down to the park with Meg in the stroller to pick up the boys. And then jogged/walked home. 2 on, 2 off 3x, 3on and 2 off 2x, and 5.5 on at end. 17.5 total jog, 10+ walk.

Then during American Idol I did a SCULPT (sans squats/lunges - the running is hard enough on the knees now). I left my computer at work so I did it by memory (I think I got everything).

Monday, April 14, 2008

Strange Run...

...but a run no less!

Got home early enough to put Meg in the stroller to pick up the boys at karate.

Ran 2 on 2 off 3 times plus 4.5 on before getting there.
Coming back I ran 2 on, 2 off (circling around the walking boys) twice, plus a 3 on too.

All together 17 minutes on, 12 or so walk.

A strange way, but a run no less!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

over a hurdle

Didn't want to workout today.
Sore legs, lethargic attitude.

Worked out anyway (hence the hurdle). Mood improved during workout.
End up with a good SWEAT workout, 150 abs (the last 45 were a real chore!).

So this week -

Monday -SWEAT
Tuesday -SCULPT
Weds - RUN
Thursday - RUN
Friday - SCULPT
Saturday - SWEAT

A good week indeed.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Sore legs

Wow - two days of running in a row. New muscles, new soreness. Made genuflecting yesterday at retreat a chore!

This morning I woke up right before 6 and saw it was pouring rain - so I went back to bed.
Today is off from going into St. John's, so I worked out at 10:00 - Sculpt with 51 pushups at the last circuit, 121 total!

Going to try to get some outside playing in before the thunderstorms come this afternoon.

Thursday, April 10, 2008


Ran again this AM (6:25).

2on, 2 off, 4 on 2off3x, 3 on. (17on total).

Left ankle, knee sore
Legs really tight and heavy at start, a bit better at end

33 degrees wind chill.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Run - finally

It was 53 this morning at 6:30 when I stepped out the door for my first run of the spring. It was a mellow one.

Ran 2 on, 2 off, 2 on, 2 off, 4 on, 2 off, 4 on, 2 off, 1 on.
Felt great to get back out there.

And baseball practice this evening for William's team.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Monday and Tuesday - GREAT WEATHER

What a wonderful treat - springlike weather here in the metro Detroit area!

Yesterday I came home a little early in anticipation of taking Meg for my first run of the Spring, but when I arrived home she had fallen asleep in the umbrella stroller (not good for running) with Jennifer, so we lifted the stroller inside and I did an inspired SWEAT video and worked up a really good sweat - from Power Yoga through 150 abs reps! Afterward I did a few laps around the diamond at the boys baseball practice, pitched, and did other fun active things.

Today, once again I hoped to get out for a PM run, but after a trip to the store for dinner on the way home, I was back too late to take Meg in the stroller to pick up the boys from Karate. So during American Idol I did the SCULPT video, and am back up the max 15 reps per exercise with the new, heavier weight. Another week or two and I will bump it up again. I also did 116 pushups, with 46 at the end. I will be sore tomorrow - a good sore!

Once again, I have put my running stuff at the bottom of the stairs - rain predicted. If I can get up early enough and it isn't raining I might venture out for that jog. Otherwise it is a Sweat video and baseball practice for William's team, D.v.

As for input - still doing great at induction. Feeling really energetic.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Week in review

Sunday - Sweat
Monday - OFF
Tuesday - Sculpt
Weds. - Sweat
Thursday - OFF
Friday - Sculpt
Saturday - baseball/homecare

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Something a bit different

Sore today from sleeping funny on my neck.

Today's workout included lots of stretching, throwing, bending, and even a few sprints at the end - baseball practice for all the boys (2 teams), as well as thorough house cleaning solo.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Still inducting, but lethargic workouts

With all good intentions of upping the workouts, I haven't. But the induction is coming along well!

Weds - Sweat workout in AM, cut a little short by Meg.
Thursday - meant to get to the pool, didn't, and was a bum in the PM.
Friday - mid-afternoon Sculpt, on the lethargic side, while watching Tiger Baseball (perhaps a source of my lethargy...they are now 0-4).

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

An early start, and an early hump day

On Sunday I did a Sweat workout. I don't usually work out on Sundays, but Jennifer was working out, so Meg and I went downstairs and did so as well.

Monday I took off, and Today I did Sculpt in the AM

Having let my CCL (Critical Carbohydrate Level) creep up in the last weeks (this is an Atkins level), the weight loss has stalled. So I have dropped down to Induction again.

On Induction, in my experience, the third day is the 'hump' day. It takes 3 days to pare back and knock off any carb cravings. Sunday and Monday were relatively easy. This morning I felt a little out of sorts, but by this afternoon I feel like I have gone over the hump and slipping into hard-core ketosis. Bring it on!

Last week's summary

Saturday was another dud, other than lots of walking around with the kids!

So for the week

Monday - Paint?
Tuesday - Sweat
Weds - Sculpt
Thursday - nothing
Friday - Swim