week 45 workout summary

The week started out strong, with a heavier focus on cardio, in preparation for my first ever 5k race on Saturday. Things went slightly off track on Wednesday when I woke up with a head cold. I assumed that my under-the-weather feeling would lift by the end of the day. You see, since January 1st and embarking on…

week 44 workout summary

Week 44, AKA a return to BodyPump.  I’m so pumped (pun intended) to be back in Toronto and my BodyPump classes at the gym.  Since we were still officially on the road Sunday (we flew from Vegas to Buffalo on Saturday, then stayed overnight for the Bills game on Sunday), it meant arriving home pretty…

week 43 workout summary

This week I hit another milestone in my year of sweat journey: I made it to the end of my 10th month of consecutive daily workouts, and celebrated with a great hike on Friday. The rest of the week was pretty anti-climactic. And, as much as I love being here in Vegas, with access to these beautiful surrounding mountains, the truth is…

week 42 workout summary

Without a doubt, the highlight of this workout week was Friday’s hike at Trail Canyon, with the extension to Cave Spring. The hike is described as strenuous, which may be the understatement of the century. Mr. Enthusiasm agreed that this was probably the toughest hike we’ve done to date, and that includes the 12+ mile,…

week 41 workout summary

The highlight of this workout week was, no doubt, my hike at Mary Jane Falls on Wednesday because a) it was on my birthday, and b) it was a new personal best.  Aside from that, in the vein of continuing to try new things, on Thursday I tackled the parcourse at the outdoor track nearby. I have…

week 40 workout summary

Overall, I’m pretty pleased with this week’s workouts. I feel good about meeting my new goal of achieving a better mix between cardio and strength training. From a ‘trying new things’ perspective, I attempted Chin Ups and Dips on that fantastic machine at the gym that “assists” you by providing counterweight. Make no mistakes about how big a help…

week 39 workout summary

With just three months to go in this year of daily sweats, my new focus is to try to ensure better balance between cardio and strength. On days with heavier cardio, I will attempt to get at least some level of resistance work in. That’s the plan. Wish me luck! Workout Summary: Sep 29 – Oct 5, 2013: …