week 11, day 2: de-load workouts are still workouts!

This week we are “de-loading’ before the big Murphy Challenge (I won’t be participating) so my workout only took me 45 minutes, but that does not mean it was easy. I’ve been working at trying to get better form on my squats with actually breaking the parallel and with a total of 52 squats as part of the workout, I was working hard!

Next week I’m on PTO and plan to do some adventuring and really hope all these squats make hiking a bit easier. Fingers crossed!

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Week 11, day 1: walking is good for you

Another three miles in roughly an hour. Consistency is a good thing!

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week 10, day 4: some weeks have fewer workouts than others

I needed an extra day off this week so today was only my fourth workout. But that is better than no workouts and given how hard this one looks, I expected it to kick my butt.

I did Friday’s workout including 1 mile “running” (gasping), 30 pushup and a total of 90 squats. My form is getting closer to breaking the parallel too.

I also slept until 10am on Saturday.

Correlation?

I am Wonder Woman.
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week 10, day 3: walking with fire

I noticed a helicopter hoovering near the river on my walk today with a bucket attached. It was flying circles and appeared to be dumping something. By the time I got to the end of my walk a small crowd was watching this process of fire management as a brush fire had been started on the opposite side of the river and fire crews as well as the helicopter were dealing with it. By the time I got there it was smouldering, but I saw photos of it and it was pretty big with large flames at one point.

I’m hoping this summer is not full of fires and the resulting shitty air full of ash that I’ve seen happen in the decade I lived here. Both for selfish reasons since it tends to trap me indoors due to my lungs and because raging fires are not good for our environment.

End of the fire. You can see the helicopter to the left of the center and if you zoom in you can even see firefighters in the brush!

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week 10, day 2: walk it off

Most the exercises for today were things I can’t do and I could not summon the energy to figure out how to scale them so I walked today.

Another 3 miles. Hiking season is here and this is good for me!

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week 10, day 1: Murphy prep is so hard

Holy crap Mondays are the worst right now with this “Murphy Prep.” I’m not planning on doing the Murphy Challenge, but the workouts have been both good for me and really hard for me. I get 75-95% of them done, but very scaled.

Today was no different. I’m not going to sugar coat this. I HATE THIS.

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week 9, day 4: failure

Metcon was MURDER today.

Michael got me a cheap wall mirror today (I had asked him to) so I could see my squats and I’m no where near BREAKING PARALLEL like I thought I was.

So with the visual queues from the mirror I tried to ALMOST BREAK PARALLEL for the DB thrusters today and nearly DIED.

But I looked good trying and did not die.

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week 9, day 3: active rest 3 mile walk

Nothing special. just my regular walk to Pioneer Park and back.

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Week 9, day 2: I almost skipped today

I was feeling pretty tired and really didn’t want to do THE STUPID BURPEES even though my version is heavily modified and I start elevated from my bench press bench and jump back and then barely jump up while standing. But I did them, and all the STEP UPS (81 of them!) and all the other things too. I really need to remember to wear a EXTREME SUPPORT bra when burpees are part of the workout. Otherwise I’m impressed I survived this heavily modified workout pretty well.

Also, I upped my deadlight weight and did 5 sets of 5 with 35#. Woot.

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Week 9, day 1: my poor limbs

110 squats, 55 wall push ups and 55 ring rows. I’m dead.

Note, these movements were all heavily modified. That being said, I’m still dead.

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