I'm through--more or less--with the mancold but have hit a wall as a result of a heavy travel schedule and a lack of self discipline. I'll ramp up again this week, then be off on the road for a week. Another challenge is foot pain flare up. As in, it hurts to walk. I need to be more agressive in treating this. Finally, I've determined that my no alchohol during the week routine is a cruel form of masochism and have abandoned. I need to find another way to lose my weight.
I've been sick--a man cold--and as s result I have not worked out in a week. I stuck to the no booze Mon-Thu (inclusive) regiment and didn't gain any weight, however. My weigh in was exactly the same as last week: 247. So it was a lost week.
I'm feeling much better and will get back into teh workout routine tomorrow.
At the risk of jinxing myself, I'm going to track the week's workout total here despite the fact that I haven't done my Sunday morning spin yet.
I had a successful workout week, with 5 hours total of sweat exercise between rowing, spinning, and kettlebell. The kettlebell stuff is the most intense, but all the workouts are at least solidly in the aerobic zone (the kettlebell stuff is more like a track interval session).
My fitness is improving. Another breakthrough: I had a cortisone shot in my foot and it (along with the prescribed anti-inflamatory) has made a huge difference. As in, my foot pain is basically gone.
So that's all good. I'm enthusiastic about the workouts and feel that the combination of the three exercise practices gives me the well-rounded fitness that I seek. I have two challenges, however: I'm going to have some minor foot surgery in a couple of weeks that'll lay me up for a few days. I just need to avoid having that deter my momentum. The other challenge is my weight. I'm going to ignore that through teh holidays and then attack it somewhat aggressively.
This is my fitness blog, which I use to track my progress on the road to fitness, using running and indoor rowing as my primary vehicles. Yeah, it's a little dry. Check http://beerlocavore.blogspot.com/ for comments on beer and food and life its ownself, as seen through my scratched and battered lenses.
I'm beer drinker with a pick-up basketball problem living in Westbrook, Maine. I have a goal: to represent Maine by playing basketball in the Maine Senior Games. The games take place in the summer of 2012. I'm 56, fat, and unskilled, I have a lot of work to do to achieve my goal. This blog will document my progress. Because I can't help myself, I'll stray into other topics important to me: beer, music, hops, movies, malt, the Red Sox, yeast, and life itself.