30 Day Challenge Day 25

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I guess it’s logical to assume that since I suck at push-ups, I can’t stay in a plank position very long. Every fitness video or article I’ve come across about your core says to do them so I made the attempt.

It lasted… Maybe 10 seconds? Just yikes. If this challenge has shown me anything is I have a long way to go.

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30 Day Challenge Day 24

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I have to admit to cheating a little on this one. Instead of more leg hops, I kept up with the push-ups to strengthen my arms. I also pulled out my kettlebell and the 5-pound weights to do some tricep kickbacks, bicep curls, and stuff like that.

I also threw in some crunches to work on my abs so the calorie burn was totally off in my fitness diary. I think I’ll live with that, though. It’s also Memorial Day weekend so I’ll just have to watch what I’m eating so I don’t undo all this work.

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30 Day Challenge Day 22

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A different sort of screenshot (because’s it’s just boring without the pictures) and did this workout again in a vain attempt to do more than 10 push-ups without it being a struggle. I still falter around number 7 but at least I’m doing them.

It also felt good to do those punches. I took karate as a teen and somewhere inside my body remembered the stance and form. Not that I could hop into a tournament or anything but the muscle memory is still there.

30 Day Challenge Day 21

I don’t have a spiffy picture for this one because I just replayed an old mission while I rode my bike for two miles. I didn’t see the point in saving the photo since it was a repeat.

Having the bike has been a godsend on days where my joints are made at me for whatever reason but I don’t log in the miles like I thought I would. I just ran out of time in the day for anything longer than a quick two miles.

Next up are other exercises for my upper body!

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30 Day Challenge Day 20

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Still chipping away at c210k. Exciting stuff, I know. But I’m happy I’m close to the end of this program.

Now, when this is done, I am NOT going to start any marathon training. If I can’t get away from something chasing me by the 10k mark, let it take me. I hear marathons are absolute hell on your body and I don’t want to do that to myself.

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30 Day Challenge Day 19

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Back at it with another Home Front workout. I really hope they keep adding to this once it’s safe to run outside again. I like the variety. It reminds me to work on more than just mile times and races. I know my belly and arms need work and now that I have a mat, I don’t feel like my knees are being crushed when I do push ups.

Yes, I am terrible at push ups so I do them on my knees. I’ll have to work my way to regular form as I go.

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30 Day Challenge Day 18

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This is week 12 of c210k and holy SHIT; do I ever feel this in my hips. Maybe it’s pairing these with the long bike rides but I ache in a way that makes me concerned but I don’t wanna skip a day. I did try adjusting my posture as I ran and it did seem to help.

I misplaced my posture belt in my cleaning bouts so I have to rely on self-checking to make sure I’m keeping my core engaged and I don’t hurt my back. It’s working so far but I’m still on the lookout for it. It really is the best way to keep my form.

With these runs being so long, I’m still impressed I can make it through them without any extra breaks. I did screw up this one by accidentally pausing the app and not noticing for 10 minutes but that’s my own fault for repeatedly checking the app to see my progress. I need to learn to leave it alone.

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30 Day Challenge Day 17

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Today I let the mission play while I got on the bike so I’ll probably repeat it and do the exercises in the mission properly that time.

I also snuck in some arm exercises with my 5 pound weights so I can tone there as well. Since I’ve been clearing away a lot of junk in my room, I have more space to workout and it just feels better to have some clear areas. The only problem is going through things kicks up dust I didn’t know what were and I keep sneezing all over the place. Not a big deal since I have a minivan to get rid of it all.

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