Category Archives: Cycle 3 – 2011

My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 15

I went for a 5K run after lunch today.  That was the warmest part of the day, at that point, where it was 25° F with a RealFeel temp of 8° F. (Reminds me of this time last year.) About … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 5

Went to the gym after dinner tonight and did four sets each of the following: Hammer Strength Shrugs Hammer Strength Shoulder Press Standing Calves Icarian Leg Curls Life Fitness Lateral Raises Icarian Leg Extensions Ab Coaster It was not my … Continue reading

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2011: A Good Workout Year With A Bummer Endnote

I’m in a bad place right now. I did something to my left rib cage. I’m not sure when and how it started. I want to say it was at least a week ago where I felt like I tweaked/pulled/strained … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 3 – Day 55

I was really not in the mood to workout today.  But, I did it anyway – going to the gym before lunch and doing four sets each of the following: Cable Curls Hammer Strength Rows Life Fitness Pullovers Low Cable … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 3 – Day 54

I went for a 4 mile run this morning after breakfast.  I wanted to try and do 4 1/2 miles today, for the first time ever; but, I punked out around the 2.7 mile mark.  I really felt like I … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 3 – Day 51

I went for a 5K run at 9:45 AM this morning. The first three-quarter mile, for some reason, was rough.  I was really laboring.  But, I kept running and did the 3.1 miles in 25 minutes and 46 seconds.  It … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 3 – Day 50

Went to the gym after dinner tonight and did four sets each of the following: Tricep Rope Extension Bench Press Hammer Strength Incline Press Peck Deck Icarian Tricep Extension Seated Dumbbell Tricep Extension For some reason, I went heavy on … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 3 – Day 48

I never made it to the gym last night.  Too cooked after a long day at work.  Almost didn’t make it this evening – but, I pushed myself and did four sets each of the following: Hammer Strength Shrugs Icarian … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 3 – Day 46

For the first time in my life, I did a 4 mile run today.  Having run a distance of 5K (3.1 miles) many times since last March, I wanted to try and go a bit further (for a change). It … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 3 – Day 45

I made it to the gym this afternoon after family plans and errands and did four sets each of the following: Standing Alternate Dumbbell Curls Tricep Rope Extension Icarian Camber Curl Life Fitness Tricep Pressdown Standing Preacher Curls Lying French Press … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 3 – Day 44

I did manage to get to the gym after work today. While there, I did four sets each of the following: Bench Press Hammer Strength Rows Peck Deck Low Cable Rows Hammer Strength Incline Press T-Bar Rows Ab Coaster Now, … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 3 – Day 42

I went for a 5K run at 7:30 AM today. It was cold out there: 31° F with the sun just starting to come up. It was nice to get out there before work and three days after my race … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 3 – Day 40

Day #39 was running the race for me.  And, today, Day #40, I hit the gym after work and did four sets each of the following: Dumbbell Chest Flies Bent Over One-Arm Dumbbell Rows Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press Ab Coaster … Continue reading

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My Second Ever 5K Race

Two weeks after running my first ever 5K race, I ran another one today. I did pretty good. And, I came close to my goal – despite my last minute concerns. Per my Forerunner 205, my time for the race … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 3 – Day 37 (Part II)

I got so frustrated with what’s going on at work (with the fallout from “the bomb“) that I just said “Screw it!” and I finally went for my pre-race 5K walk. Ended up walking it in 42 minutes and 44 … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 3 – Day 37

37 days down and 26 days to go for this cycle. So far, it’s been better than Cycle #2. And, I hope that it finishes stronger than Cycle #1. Went to the gym this AM before starting the work day … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 3 – Day 36

I had my alarm set for 5:30 AM this morning – with the plan to get up and go for a 5K walk before work today.  I even had my workout clothes all lined up by the alarm to make … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 3 – Day 35

Taking advantage of today being a “Work From Home” day, I hit the gym at 8 AM this morning and did four sets each of the following: Hammer Strength Shrugs Icarian Leg Extensions Hammer Strength Shoulder Press Icarian Leg Curls … Continue reading

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Gym Plans Derailed By Work

It happened again yesterday. Because of rain and traffic, it took me one hour and 45 minutes to drive the 43.1 miles into work yesterday.  And, when I got there, my boss dropped a bomb on me.  In a nutshell, … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 3 – Day 33

Day #31 was supposed to be a “Machine Biceps & Triceps” Day.  However, it fell on a Saturday and I was out with my family, for the whole day, on an outing.  So, I ended up doing it this evening … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 3 – Day 32

I went for a 5K run this morning after breakfast.  It was my first time running since my first race.  That’s just seven days – but, it feels like it’s been more like a month since I last ran…than a … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 3 – Day 29

I really had to push myself to get to the gym this evening.  I did not sleep much, at all, last night.  And, I had a long drive home after work.  Had to ride the brake, because of traffic, just … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 3 – Day 27

Went to the gym after work and did six sets on the Ab Coaster along with four sets each of the following: Leg Press Standing Calves Icarian Leg Extensions Icarian Leg Curls It was pretty intense as I went heavy on … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 3 – Day 26

First, a recap on Day #24 and 25. I missed the Yoga workout scheduled for Day #24.  Maybe  I will make it up on Day #28 (which is a scheduled “rest” day)?  And, I did hit my cardio goal on … Continue reading

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My First Ever 5K Race

The day after turning 49, I ran my first ever 5K race (today). First, my early fears about the weather conditions were a waste.  It was perfect out there this morning – high of 54° F and partly cloudy.  (And, … Continue reading

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