I’m not made for parties. At least not the latter parts. I’m glad the earlier part went so well. It was mostly just people going off their edge by the time I showed up. No negative towards them. It’s just not my deal. Nice brie. Nice other cheese. A couple of laughs, and it’s always great to see people. But yeah, I feel off at such moments.
Anyone know any great/inspirational athletics biographies that you’d suggest?
I had a rough day yesterday, motivation-wise. I did the workout, but it took a lot to stay in there. Kat came up with the way that got me through. She said, “Do you want to write on your website later that you did it all, but you felt tired, or do you want to write that you just didn’t feel like it?” Worked for me. Strange motivation, but I’ll take mine where I can get it.
Yesterday’s workout was strength, physioball, and some movement prep (which is stretching). There’s one exercise that kicks my butt. I can’t remember if I already cried about this on Tuesday, but it’s called split curl to press, and you hold a leg up on something high, and then curl two dumbbells. Then, go from a curl up into a shoulder press. Man, that one is still my personal bitch.
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Micro post. Today? I walked/jogged or otherwise 11 miles today (20,000 steps). Woo!
On the menu tonight:
Shoulder & Hip Prehabilitation
ESD1 (12 minutes of cardio)
and AIS stretching (stretches assisted by rope)
For my ESD, I threw on my running pants and went out for a 10 minute mile, plus two more minutes. My heart rate was up too high too often, but I felt nearly good. My breathing was off still, but I don’t have a doctor’s appt for a little while to come.
I finally found a fitness magazine where I appreciate every article. I picked up a copy of Experience Life magazine for Kat while she was in the hospital, and ended up reading it cover to cover within minutes.
What I liked about it was that it focused on athletic-minded people looking to get more fit for a further function and not just for aesthetic reasons. In fact, especially NOT for those reasons. I liked that it focused on training questions, mindset questions, and other issues around how to lift a bar. The workouts in the book worked neatly with what I’m doing with Core Performance. And there weren’t any sensational grab articles about getting the best bikini body by June.
Voice: Is this Chris Brogan?
Me: Uh, yes it is.
Voice: Here’s that ass kicking you ordered.
I feel thrashed. It’s kind of my own fault. Because I didn’t get yesterday done, I doubled up. Can you say, ‘stupid idea?’ I knew midway through the official Wednesday of Week 2 workout that I was asking for the pain. And then yet again, Tuesday (what I was making up for) kicked my ass plenty fine on its own.
I started a yahoogroups discussion list for Core Performance. Hopefully, I’ll have some decent discussions with people doing the workout, and that might promote better understanding of the workout, while also discussing other workout tips and information similar to the system in Verstegen’s book.