Monday, May 2, 2016

May Fitness Intentions

Happy Monday and National Truffle Day to you! I love that every day has a food association. And no one knows what they are, so I can justify whatever I want to eat that day by saying it's a mandatory celebration. 

This weekend I had drill and had to do my Fitness Test. I wasn't sure how it would go, because I'm not exactly in peak physical fitness at the moment . For the test you have your waist measured, 1 minute to do sit-ups, 1 minute to do push-ups, and then you run 1.5 miles. The waist measurement isn't a problem (I think females have to be under 31 inches for full points), the push-ups are difficult, but the sit-ups went well.

The run is always a mental grind. It's a difficult distance for me because I feel like I'm sprinting the whole thing (I'm not a very fast sprinter.) When the adrenaline wears off on the 2nd lap and you realize "I have 5 more laps to do..." I generally start questioning the life choices that have brought me to this moment of misery.

Then it ends and you find yourself vowing to prepare for next time. I'm going to run every day. I'm going to eat super healthy. I'm going to do a million push-ups a day. This will be me:

Dirt bikes will rally to my cause.

The memory of the moment dissipates in time for my next meal. Thanks to the Kansas City Chiefs doing their draft picks at Whiteman on Saturday, my next meal was complimentary Papa John's pizza. 

However, with the start of a new month I do have some intentions.

Running with Revy. I've been running occasionally with Revy, but would like to set-up a schedule of doing it 3-4 times a week. The more we do it, the better we get at it. Revy is pulling less, understands "heel", and it much better about passing other dogs without trying to stop and sniff them. I've been able to streamline all the gear down to Revy's leash, and a small belt with my keys, I.D>, and doggy bags. Our next race is the May 21st Bark in the Park.

Yoga. I've been good about stretching after lifting, but I'd like to start following a yoga video consistently to work on flexibility.  I'm going to work through 30 Days of Yoga with Adriene and commit to doing yoga 3 times a week.

Strength Training. I've been following a new program that Steve wrote, and feel stronger. I benched 125 for an ugly rep, but would like to be able to do it consistently. So, committing to stick to the program.

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