Sunday, February 03, 2008
Ready to go!
Taking 2 weeks off from writing was a very good thing. It gave me time to get caught up on some projects at home that it's just so easy to shove aside. You know, the piles of paper, time for planning, stuff like that.
I did spend a little time on the weblog, mostly uploading new pictures to Flickr. If you decide to check them out, you can see some of my "before" pics. I'm not morbidly obese or anything, but it's hard to believe that those pictures are of a younger me. Just goes to show you that time moving on is not necessarily a bad thing -- it just depends on what you choose to DO with that time, I guess.
On the workout front, I finished my first month of boxing camp and signed up for four more months. It's a workout, for sure, but I think of it as morning playtime, which makes it a whole lot easier to get up for. And the benefits of boxing camp came into play today as Tim and I did the Crossfit Filthy Fifty. This brutal workout consists of 10 exercises, 50 reps of each exercise. Today was the first time I've done it with strict form, finishing all 50 reps, then moving on to the next exercise. (In the past I'd bounce from exercise to exercise, still completing all the reps, but doing it my way.) The first exercise is box jumps --- well, here are the exercises:
hanging knees to elbows
In the past, I'd substituted regular jump rope for the double unders. But today? Fifty double unders, baby! And the great thing was that the jumping rope felt like rest. (Maybe that's because it came right after burpees, which suck.) Total time was 37 minutes, which I hope to beat the next time I revisit this workout.
Today was the Davis Half Marathon, but with the storms of yesterday, and Austin's gymnastics meet in San Mateo last night (we didn't get home till after midnight), I decided to prevent myself from any possibility of actually running in that race. So yesterday I did a 13.1 mile training run. Looks like my first of my half dozen half's will be in March in Sacramento.
That's it from me. Time to return to Superbowl viewing.