Friday, July 21, 2017

Day 45, run 43

Somewhat less humid this morning, still warm but not horrible like it has been the last couple days. Need to get myself into a better mood!

30:00 easy

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Day 44, run 42

It has somehow been a tough week, I am not bounding with energy! Got up very early (woke half an hour before alarm even - still benefiting from boost of Brent's early schedule), couldn't make myself run, sensibly instead went to office to pick up dissertation and spent morning reading it for defense tomorrow at Fordham. Afternoon stayed home to wait for dryer repair guy (SEEMS LIKE IT IS FIXED, that is good, only took me 2 months to get around to calling for a technician!), could not get myself out the door to get downtown (IT IS TOO HOT) to lift, felt guilty about that, but did finally make myself get out c. 7:30 to run since I knew I would be a pit of self-reproach otherwise. So that's something, anyway...

40:00 as 4:1 very very slow hot jog-walk...

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Day 43, run 41

Not quite as planned, but we will count it regardless! Met J. at noon at Chelsea Piers for "run," had not figured on it being quite so hot and it is a terribly sunny route - we did some jog intervals to begin with but devolved to walking for much of the time. Got a cold drink at Chelsea Market (cucumber lemonade, water) and then rode bike home. Drinking a seltzer now to try and cool down some more! Actually Cayman desensitized me to humidity, it doesn't seem bad here compared, and the sun is not nearly as lethal....

1hr brisk walk with run intervals
10mi RT bike

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Bench!

Good to ease back into lifting with an upper body day! I had allergy shots at 4 at 14th St. so there was no way I could talk myself out of it - funny how when you miss a couple weeks of something, there is a hump to get over getting back to it even if it's something you know you love. Anyway very nice to see everybody, and it was an enjoyable and not too strenuous workout (I am basically just looking not to "break" anything - all exercise currently for good mental and physical health rather than any specific fitness goals, and must continue to be careful of back).

Bench: 4 x 6 @ 60% (I lowballed it at 70), with 6-0-0 (i.e. six seconds descending) (I really like this kind of set)

DB row: 3 x 10 @ 37.5

DB floor press: 3 x 15 @ 17.5 (only one 22.5 and the 27s felt too heavy for that number of reps)

100 face pull (band)

150 triceps pulldown (band)

About :45 total

Day 42, run 40

Well, partial success, partial failure - set myself up for the latter via various minor choices (getting out latish on an empty stomach, taking shady route although it means I don't have a straightforward out and back and HATE having to back-track or do extra once I reach my start/exit point). Should have been an hour, but only managed 45:00, I was home and ready to stop! But I did do a perfectly reasonable job with my 6 x :30 hill intervals. Will add on the missed 15 minutes to some other run this week.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Day 41, run 39

Arghhhh, I am USELESS the day after travel. Literally got up at 8 intending to run not long thereafter, but in fact spent the WHOLE DAY in bed. Not really sleeping as such, just not able to deal! Anyway finally pulled myself together mid-afternoon and got out for the EASY TWENTY-MINUTE RUN that was the only thing I really had to do (bailed on lifting, annoyed with myself about this as one promise I made to myself at the end of last week was that once I was back in NYC I was not going to let life stress/being overwhelmed stop me from getting to the gym to lift with the team, but actually if the daily run is the non-negotiable I cannot also have lifting as non-negotiable, and hopefully it's better from here on out). Back/hip/hamstring all feel fine, right lower calf very stiff as it has been the last few days, gotta get that stretched out. Proper run tomorrow, and I think I will be able to cope with getting out/downtown to lift....

20 easy

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Day 40, run 38

Just 20 rather than the prescribed 30 - I am antsy and anxious on travel day, and there is an OBSTACLE about 10 minutes into my run route that I could not make myself get over the hump of (a major construction project, sidewalk closed on sea side, you have to cross over but the sidewalk on the non-sea side is pretty erratic, and the crossing button isn't working) - not honestly a big deal, more like a minor annoyance, but it is the sort of thing that is off-putting when your mind is already on the next thing (getting sweaty running clothes in the wash, starting to pack, etc.)

Anyway, 20+ easy and warm....

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Yoga!

1.5 hr "kriya" yoga. Which I liked very much in terms of the substantive part - but was horrified by some pseudo-scientific guff in opening about how breast cancer results from blockages of self-care and colon cancer from anger - ARGHHHHHHHHH! Not in the mood to hear this foolish stuff!

Day 39, run 37

:45 easy as 4:1 jog-walk.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Day 38, run 36

:30 early, then mid-morning para yoga. GOOD. Going home Sunday - I am afraid the week of re-entry will be a bit rocky....

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Short run + power yoga

It was a few minutes shorter than 20 I'm afraid to say - turned around a little early, no good reason (mildly sore back, the usual homebody/agoraphobic dislike for having overshot my actual destination and the feeling of traveling AWAY rather than TO it). Say 15 plus 1hr power yoga. Day 37, run 35.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Day 36, run 34

The dreaded "cleaner day" - I will not do yoga, just hole up in cleaner exile at the cafe doing my work! 1hr as 4:1 jog-walk. Got out pretty early but it is still mighty warm....

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Short run/excellent yoga

Hahaha, I am always a LITTLE scared of this class, though it's irrational - thought I'd better get a week of regular yoga under my belt before walking over the threshold of Mark's 6am power yoga! However really it is good, I don't have amazing yoga fitness but I have solid aerobic base and good strength - the only thing that makes me feel hapless is how clumsy I am making my way to the top of the mat or doing quick transitions from things like halfway lift to chatturanga. ANYWAY it was great, I need help kicking my legs up (combination of stiff hamstrings and scared brain) but I got into very reasonable supported headstand and handstand, that was fun!

20 mins run
1hr power yoga!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Yoga!

Keri's flow class is particularly good, I was satisfied (and sweaty), I decided to let common sense beat out obsessiveness and call that enough for the day...

1hr flow yoga

Day 34, run 32

A warm hour, very early, as 4:1. I am hoping to do some double yoga sessions this week, I have been coveting this yoga retreat my friend Alex is teaching at Kripalu at the end of July, only the thought of going away again so soon after I get home is just inconceivable - so, more yoga here instead - but it seems slightly implausible after that warm hour, one further hour of exercise may be enough given that the second yoga would have to be the dreaded "hot"...