Category Archives: Cycle 1 – 2012

My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 50

As a make-up, I went to the gym today before lunch and did four sets each of the following: Cable Curls Standing Alternate Dumbbell Curls Life Fitness Bicep Curls Tricep Rope Extension Icarian Tricep Extension Seated Dumbbell Tricep Extension Ab Coaster This … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 49

Yesterday’s disaster was not sitting well with me. And, it wasn’t just because of the bruises on my shoulder, elbow, hand and knee. All my recent running failures have been eating away at my brain. So, today, after six hours … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 48 (Part II)

The sun came out – so, I decided to try and make a bad situation a better one.  And, I went for a 5K run on my “lunch break.” Before I went, I had the heating/massage pad on my right IT … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 48

It’s the next to last day in this cycle and I’m in a bad place. Yesterday was supposed to be a “Arms”day at the gym.  However, I had a draining day at work – in meetings from 9:30 AM to … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 46

I had a long, bitchy, day at work today.  (Tomorrow should be the same or worse.)  And, my son had a late basketball practice after dinner.  But, I went to the gym – after all that – at 9 PM … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 45

I was supposed to go to the gym last night.  But, I had a long and hard day in the office.  And, I was in no mood to deal with the crowd at the gym that’s usually there on a … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 43

Because of the cold, and my knee, I decided to only run a 5K today.  (For the record, it was 28° F with a RealFeel® temp of 11° F when I left the house.) I didn’t make it.  At the … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 41

I went for a 5K run this morning at 7:45 AM.  I was curious how my knee would respond to the run. I took naproxen sodium for the last two nights – which I hate using – and used my … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 40

I went to the gym at 7 PM tonight and did four sets each of the following: Cable Curls Hammer Strength Rows Cable Wide Grip Pull-downs Low Cable Rows Life Fitness Biceps Curls Icarian Camber Curls Ab Coaster The gym … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 38

I have a dentist appointment today (for a cleaning) and am working from home.  So, I hit the gym at 7:30 AM before starting my work day.  While there, I did four sets each of the following: Hammer Strength Shrugs … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 37

I have a Little League coaches meeting tonight after work.  (Yes, it’s starting already.)  So, I hit the gym this morning before work.  While there, I did four sets each of the following: Tricep Rope Extension Bench Press Hammer Strength … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 36

As planned, I went for a 3.6 mile run after breakfast today. At the start, my heart wasn’t into it.  And, that’s not because it’s Superbowl Sunday.  I’ve just been very down lately.  It’s lack of sleep and depression over … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 34

I went for a run this morning before work.  I had no idea how it would turn out – given my recent toe and running issues.  But, I decided to give it a try using my new plan. So, I … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 33

I went to the gym after dinner this evening and did four sets each of the following: Cable Curls Standing Alternate Dumbbell Curls Life Fitness Bicep Curls Tricep Rope Extension Icarian Tricep Extension Seated Dumbbell Tricep Extension Ab Coaster Lately, it’s been … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 31

The first month of this new cycle is now complete. After work, and dinner, I went to the gym and did four sets each of the following: Hammer Strength Shrugs Hammer Strength Shoulder Press Leg Press Icarian Leg Curls Life … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 30

Today would have been an easy day to skip.  Long day at work.  No sleep last night.  Wanted to watch House on TV after dinner.  But, I went to the gym anyway after dinner and did four sets each of … Continue reading

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New Plan To Lengthen My Runs

I’ve been thinking more about my recent running issue.  Maybe I have just been getting ahead of myself with my goals – albeit per my legs, lungs or head? After all, for the first 48 years of my life, I never … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 29

After that disaster on Friday, I was determined today. I kept telling myself “Today’s goal is to run the course and keep moving your feet.  Don’t worry about time and don’t keep looking at your GPS location.”  I wanted to … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 28

Whatever happened in yesterday’s disaster, I’m feeling it today.  My legs are very sore.  (Big toe still hurts too!)  So, it’s good that today is a rest day. I am now four weeks into the new plan – with three … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 27

Today was a failure. I had the best intentions.  I was going to run after work and before dinner.  And, I wanted to push myself.  Tonight was the run where I was going to reach 5 miles for the first … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 26

Today was supposed to be a “Total Body with Dumbbells” workout. But, I was dead tired after work.  And, it was raining out – and I felt cold and damp.  Also, I wanted to watch American Idol with my kids.  … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 24

After dinner, and a stressing day in the office, I decided to lay down on the couch at 7:15 PM.  And, I told my wife “If I don’t get up by seven-twenty-five, wake me up.” Sure enough, I fell asleep.  … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 23

I went to the gym before dinner this evening and did four sets each of the following: Bench Press Hammer Strength Rows Cable Curls Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press Seated Dumbbell Tricep Extension Memo to self:  Avoid the gym at 5:30 … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 22

I decided to stop feeling sorry for myself and take some action.  Related, I went out to my local Costco and bought a pair of Snow Trax – and then I went out for a 5K run. The Trax did … Continue reading

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What To Do When The Cold & Ice Won’t Let You Run?

At his moment, outside by me, it’s 25° F with a RealFeel® temp of 18°F.  And, while I have run in those conditions in the past, it feels much colder out there – probably because of the snow and ice … Continue reading

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