Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Pullups and other Progress

I've still been taking things easy. My arm seems to be almost better. I have been doing a few pullups and pushups. I still haven't gotten back on the treadmill, but soon I'm sure.

Within a day or two I hope to be back to doing 10 pullups, or somewhere around there, as long as my arm feels okay. I think climbing the rope is making my fingers hurt also, so I'll have to keep an eye on that.

That's all I have for now.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Rope Climbing and Pullups Again

 I haven't updated for a while.  I was making progress on my pullup goals, but I lost some of that.

I have started again recently, and was pretty quickly able to get back to doing 8 pullups.  I think I could do more.  My right forearm is sore currently, so I'm trying not to push things too hard.

I have also been climbing a rope.  This is on hold for the same reason.

For now, I will switch to doing pushups or other things.

I'm also hoping to get back to using my treadmill a few times a week.  I did that for a while, but stopped over the summer at some point.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Recent Updates - Pull-ups and Spartan Race Signup

 We have signed up to do a Spartan race again in May.  I have started running on our treadmill and will hopefully be also running outside soon.

I have also challenged myself to do 20 pull-ups.  I was able to do 12 about  week ago.  I have also done one day where I started at 10 pull-ups and throughout the day did 9, 8, 7 etc. for a total of 55.  Then about a week later I did the same thing, starting at 11 for a total of 66.  That is, I think, by far the most I have ever done in one day.  12 at once is also my current record.

I'm going to try to do 13 today and maybe do the countdown if I am feeling not too sore.  I'll try to post again soon about my progress there.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Finished July Challenge and Starting August

I finished 1500 minutes of workouts for July.  I finished on the last day with a 60 minute workout of course.

I plan on doing the same thing in August.  It was enough time that I had to keep up with working out pretty regularly to meet the goal.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

July Challenge

For July the goal is to get 1500 minutes of exercise total.  So far I have only done about 400 and the month is almost half over.  I have done some running, but mostly elliptical and weights.  We have a hike planned for the weekend, so hopefully that will be several hours.  I should have 750 minutes done by now so I need some long workouts to get caught up.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

June Running Challenge Complete and What's Next

I finished my June running challenge.  That last 2 days of the month were rainy and I needed 4 more miles.  I ended up running 2 miles in the rain each of the last 2 days to get the whole 50 miles.  This challenge worked really well to keep me motivated.

For July we are doing an active minutes challenge.  We will be doing 1500 minutes of some kind of exercise.  We are going to do half of that, 750 minutes, as running.  This should keep us running quite a bit, but allow for some other things like strength training or using our elliptical machine on rainy days.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Morning Run

I tried to get up early to run today.  I made it out of bed at about 6:50 AM which doesn't really give me enough time, but I decided to go anyway.  It has been a long time, probably many years, since I have run in the morning.  I got up and started only a few minutes later.  It was rough at first, but once I got going it felt pretty good.  It was about 50 degrees and the sun was starting to shine, so the weather wan't too bad.

My average pace was about normal for me.  I've been trying to get under 10 min. / mile.  I was quick on my last mile.  Just over 9 min.  It took me a while to wake up and get going, so I had some reserves left at the end I guess.