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Week 7, Day 1, The 180-Minute Plan

For the first time in 12 days, I went for a run at 10:30 AM this morning. I tried to do a 5K.  But, I hit the wall, as usual lately, at the 1.9 mile mark and I did the … Continue reading

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Week 5, Day 3, The 180-Minute Plan

My weight this morning, after breakfast was 178 pounds.  That’s better than yesterday.  So, I suspect that some of that on the scale Monday was water, etc.  I did have a lot of salt on Saturday and Sunday.  But, it’s … Continue reading

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Week 4, Day 1, The 180-Minute Plan

This morning, after breakfast, I went for a 5K run. It was the same bad result as last time, in the same spot.  I have no idea why I keep stopping when I run now.  It’s all in my head. … Continue reading

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Week 3, Day 6, The 180-Minute Plan [Part II]

I did make it to the gym tonight, finally, after meeting all my obligations and making family accommodations – at 8:30 PM.  (By the way, the gym is dead at 8:30 PM on a Friday night.) While there, I did … Continue reading

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Week 3, Day 6, The 180-Minute Plan

I am completely off the rails now. Wednesday night, I was supposed to go to the gym.  And, I was dressed to go and heading out the door when my 8-year old son asked me if we could go to … Continue reading

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Week 3, Day 4, The 180-Minute Plan

Last night was supposed to be a gym night.  But, I had something to do with my son after work. So, I figured that I would do a 5K run this morning and then hit the gym tonight to try … Continue reading

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Week 3, Day 2, The 180-Minute Plan

Yesterday was a planned “off” day.  And, today was a “run” day.  But, boy, was I not in the mood for it.  Tired, frustrated, depressed…you name it. Nonetheless, after dinner, I went out for a 5K run.  And, I took … Continue reading

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Week 2, Day 7, The 180-Minute Plan

After a very late night out, and having to run family errands early this morning, I went to the gym after lunch and did four sets each of the following: Icarian Camber Curls Tricep Rope Extension Life Fitness Bicep Curl … Continue reading

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Week 2, Day 6, The 180-Minute Plan

I went for a 5K run after breakfast and before starting my workday from home.  It was very humid out there. I was determined not to hit the wall at the 2.3 mile mark.  So, I made a deal with … Continue reading

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Week 2, Day 5, The 180-Minute Plan

After a somewhat stressful day at work, a long commute home, and then mowing my backyard lawn (for an hour), I went to the gym after dinner and did four sets each of the following: Hammer Strength Shoulder Press Hammer … Continue reading

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Week 2, Day 4, The 180-Minute Plan

I went for a 5K run this morning after breakfast. So much for my music theory.  I hit the wall again around the 2.3-mile mark and had to do the alternating walk/run the rest of the route.  Ugh. My  total … Continue reading

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Week 2, Day 2, The 180-Minute Plan

After dinner today, I went to the gym and did four sets each of the following: Hammer Strength Incline Press Hammer Strength Rows Hammer Strength Wide Chest Press Cable Wide Grip Pull-downs Peck Deck Low Cable Rows Ab Coaster That’s … Continue reading

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Week 1, Day 7, The 180-Minute Plan

I went for a run early this morning after breakfast.  Today, I tried something for the first time – running with music.  Yes, I got myself a MP3 Player. As I was heading out for the 5K run, I wasn’t … Continue reading

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Week 1, Day 6, The 180-Minute Plan

I went to the gym after dinner tonight and did four sets each of the following: Bench Press Hammer Strength Rows Hammer Strength Shoulder Press Ab Coaster Hammer Strength Leg Extensions Icarian Leg Curls Life Fitness Tricep Pressdown Icarian Camber … Continue reading

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Week 1, Day 5, The 180-Minute Plan

I attempted a 5K run before work today.  Sadly, I am still having the same issue with hitting the wall.  Today, it was around the 2.3-mile mark. I try, and I try, to not allow this to happen.  But, it’s … Continue reading

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Week 1, Day 4, The 180-Minute Plan

I went to the gym tonight at 7:20 PM and did four sets each of the following: Bench Press Hammer Strength Rows Hammer Strength Shoulder Press Ab Coaster Hammer Strength Leg Extensions Icarian Leg Curls Life Fitness Tricep Pressdown Icarian … Continue reading

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Memo To Self: Get Your Fanny To The Gym

Monday and Tuesday this week were killer days at work (for sundry reasons).  As such, I vegged both of those evenings.  I need to get my rear-end to the gym tonight – come hell or high water.

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Week 1, Day 1, The 180-Minute Plan

I went for a 5K run this morning at 9:25 AM.  It was beautiful out there: 73° F with a RealFeel® temp of 78°, and sunny. I started out OK. But, once again I hit the wall. This time it … Continue reading

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The 180-Minute Plan

Thinking about SMART goals – you know, those that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely – I am going to try a new approach towards having an exercise plan. Rather than have something like my first or second plan, … Continue reading

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