Monday, January 4, 2010

On My Own

This week I will be training mostly on my own, which right now will be very good for me. It will give me a chance to think while I'm training and figure out what I want to do come February 15. That Monday is when I might or might not transition to a true tri workout. The way I'm feeling right now, I'll want to go to a normal schedule. But maybe things will change over the next month. Time will tell. Fortunately I have 6 weeks to make a decision.

Will gave me only one workout for today, and I've already done it. Even though he's gone, I still wanted to keep a schedule, so I headed to BFY before 6am.
  • Wall squat: 30 seconds with a 10-lb plate on chest
  • Vertical jump to lunge: 5 times each leg
    • Repeat the previous two 6 times with little to no rest.
  • Standing ham: 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off, 6 total times
  • 1-arm elevated push up: 30 seconds each arm, 3 total times. The last one, I started on my feet and last about 15–20 seconds per arm.
  • Bench press: hold 45-lb bar at top, take 10 deep breaths, do 1 rep, take 10 deep breaths, do 2 reps, take 10 deep breaths, do 3 reps, take 10 deep breaths, do 4 rep, take 10 deep breaths, do 5 reps. Rest as if someone else were going. Repeat for 3 total sets. This took me between 6 and 7 minutes, and I did the sets of 10 minutes; that didn't quite leave enough time for someone else to have done it, but it was still plenty of rest.
I repeated this workout during the afternoon (after work and a lovely lunch with Anna) and, although it went well during the morning, I'll tried to do even better (like making each of the vertical jump to lunges the same—consistency seems to be one of my major issues).

After that it was off to open some of my Christmas presents from Mom and Dad—one Amazon box came in the mail today, and I got a lot of good reading material!

Merry Christmas!
The books are by John MacArthur, Ravi Zacharias, and Chuck Swindoll. The food processor was a fun buy, and I tried it out by making a protein smoothie for tomorrow. It wasn't as good as a blender for smoothies, but it will work well otherwise.

Then I turned the heater on, because this is how cold it was in my apt when I got home:

Inside temperatures—one in the kitchen, one in my bedroom

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