Category Archives: Cycle 3 – 2012

Starting A New Exercise Pledge To Myself

I think I have now hit rock bottom in terms of feeling like someone who does a good job at exercising on a regular basis.  A month of being a slacker will do that do you. At this point, I … Continue reading

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The Not Working Out Blues

My slump continues. Wednesday night, I crashed.  Huge hay fever issues.  I was cooked. Last night, after work, I had a Little League game to manage.  Tonight, I have some things that have to get done in the house.  Tomorrow, … Continue reading

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Workout Slump Lament

For the last 24 days, my exercise routine has been almost non-existent.  Even last night, when I was supposed to try and get in a run, I had to bag it because of rain and hay fever. There’s been so … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 3 – Day 9

Where do I start? I was supposed to run yesterday.  It never happened.  It rained in the morning.  And, in the afternoon, hay fever was so bad that I started to choke the minute I stepped outside.  So, I bagged it.  … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 3 – Day 6

Good news, bad news, on today’s workout – which was a 5K run before dinner. Well, and some in between news too.  The RealFeel® temp was of 81° F when I was running.  Not sure if that helped or hurt … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 3 – Day 5

I got home from work and was tired.  After dinner, I did not feel like going to the gym.  But, I went anyway and did four sets each of the following: Cable Curls Standing Alternate Dumbbell Curls Icarian Camber Curls … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 3 – Day 4

I was supposed to go to the gym last night.  But, my hay fever was off the charts.  By the time I came home from work, I could barely stay awake.  In fact, I took a 15 minute nap at … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 3 – Day 2

It’s been 8 days since I had any formal workout.  And, it’s been 17 days since I last stepped into the gym.  But, it feels like forever since I have been in a good workout routine.  It’s time to get … Continue reading

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Falling Off The Exercise Wagon

I have not been to the gym in 12 days due to work, family obligations and some terrible hay fever days.  And, I may not get to the gym over the next 5 days because of work, Little League and … Continue reading

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My 5th 5K Race (Ever)

Well, it did rain today.  But, my race went on away.  And, boy, was it a big one.  There were 908 people running in this one.  Yes, nine hundred and eight! My time for the race was 25 minutes and 6 … Continue reading

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Wet Race Tomorrow?

After my run on Thursday morning, I’ve been dogging it.  We took the kids out on Friday after work.  And, I crashed after that.  And, today, we had a Little League parade and then just did some things that needed … Continue reading

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Damn Pollen!

I wanted to go for a run yesterday.  It was a beautiful sunny day – around eighty degrees outside.  But, my hay fever was off the charts.    My throat was messed up.  My eyes were burning.  And, I could not … Continue reading

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Planning An “Off Week”

This is the week between “Cycle #2″ and “Cycle #3″ of “My Own Program 2.0” for me. Since I had the race yesterday, I am taking today as a rest day. The tricky part is the rest of the week … Continue reading

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