Monthly Archives: August 2015

Half Murph

I am really trying to work hard at getting on track with exercise but sometimes we all slip. So on Monday I decided to do half of Murph. What is half of Murph well it is half the distance and have the reps which works out to run a half mile, 50 pull ups, 100 push ups and 150 air squats and then just for sport, a half mile run. I was able to get through it in a little over 30 minutes. I broke up the middle (pull up, push ups, and squats) into half and twice through. It was difficult until I got to the second set of air squats and I look over and there are two girls with mats out not exercising but texting. You are at the gym, how about you work out! Sometimes if you would put your phone down you can find a new friend. I felt pretty good until I had to sit at my desk all day and my back hurts. Apparently the MT that I live with/married (when you find a good MT you hold on to that MT) said something about the mayo-facial issues. Yeah I am pretty sure that was not the correct term but he is adorable and it is almost impossible to remember what technical words he says. I had to take two days off (Tuesday and Wednesday) and I was back at it today. I only ran but it was really nice.

It has been really tough trying to fit my afternoon walk in with my busy schedule but I do my best. I love being busy and I really feel like I can do some good progress in my new group. I really like what I do and I look forward to meeting my new boss face to face next week. Well I look forward to continuing my fitness and building a stronger better version of myself. Cheers and happy fitness.

-K

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Covering multiple days…

So I finally got out at lunch for the first time at work. I was so excited. On Thursday I got to walk outside, in the fresh air, and it didn’t hurt at all. Thursday I walked for about 25 minutes and Friday I walked for a little over 30 minutes. Now with keeping on track for my running program I ran/walked for 25 minutes on Thursday night (I took Wednesday as a rest day) and I got about 1.7 miles. Friday I did a similar run walk for 27 minutes and I got to almost 2 miles (1.87 miles). The running program that I am doing starts simple with 1 minute of running with 2 minutes of walking during week 1 (they expect you to work out 3 times a week). On Friday I started week 2 which was 90 seconds of running with 90 seconds of walking. All workouts start with 5 minutes of walking up front and they want a 5 minute codlin which I use to do something else. So Thursday I did a pushup and sit up tabata and Friday I did a plank shoulder touch with air squats, inverted hand stand holds, and dip terabit. This morning I got up early (who needs to sleep in on the weekends) and did my run followed by another terabit (air squats, push ups, sit ups, aided pistols). The biggest difference is that i went forward through the tabata once and then backwards (squats, push ups, sit ups, left pistols, right pistols, sit ups, push ups, and squats). That was great as I used the support pole in my basement to aid with the pistols. Come to find out my right leg is weaker than my left leg.

Tomorrow I am looking to do some aided pull ups at my gym and a few other things (yet to be decided). How do you plan your workouts? Do you work out better in a group or by yourself? I have also given up alcohol to see how that helps my diet. I have been pretty good in not eating gluten, dairy, or sugar. I have one cheat day which was Friday mainly because my mom sent a package with biscotti and cookies. Yeah you can’t say no to those. Great way to spend a cheat day.

Cheers,
k