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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: …

week 38 workout summary

Some knee pain cropped up following the Sunday and Tuesday runs, so I decided to ease off running for the rest of the week.  While that was disappointing, I did manage to overcome a big fear on Tuesday: I worked out in the free-weight area of the gym; near the meat-heads. And I survived! Holy pain, Batman! Sure,…

week 37 workout summary

No preamble, no excuses, just the summary of sweat! Workout Summary: Sep 15 – Sep 21, 2013:  Sunday Sep 15 (Day 258): Elliptical: 1:08 mins; 9.27 kms / 5.75 miles Push-ups: 10 reps X 3 sets = 30 Monday Sep 16 (Day 259): Stairmaster: 17 mins; 55 floors climbed BodyPump: 60 mins Run: C25K Program – Wk 6,…

week 36 workout summary

So as it turns out, sucky Workout Week 35 wasn’t an anomaly, nor was it necessarily the function of a gruelling cross-country road trip. At least I’m pretty sure it wasn’t, given that I’ve now been sleeping in my own bed for over a week, and yet my ass is still dragging. There is decidedly less pep in…

week 35 workout summary

As you all know, I have been committed to exercising every day since January 1, 2013. And I can say that I have never considered, even once, missing a workout. That is until this past week. I had to dig very, very deep to stay on my goal. I wasn’t sick. I wasn’t injured either. Yet, for some reason…