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Re: Strength & Fitness 2018
« Reply #350 on: June 01, 2018, 12:30:01 PM »
Monthly check in - goals vs results to date.

<= 23.5% body fat... 31.4% 1/31, 30.4% 3/1, 29.5% 4/2, 28.6% 5/1, 29.7% 6/1.

Complete >=1 10K...  Ran 2x Jan, 11x Feb, 15x Mar, 7x Apr, 7x May. Longest run May, 4.2 mi.  New goals: long runs for month 5.5 mi June, 7 July, 9 Aug, 11 Sept, 13 Oct, run half marathon Nov.

Run 1 mile <= 07:15... 7:49 time trial, Mar.

Push ups 1 set/20... max 14 in Jan, 13 in Feb, 11 (?) Mar, 11 Apr, 15 May. 

Pull ups 1 set/3... 2 in May!  Still rare.

Burpees 1 set/15... max 8 in Jan, 7 in Feb, 8 Mar, 11 Apr, 13 May.  Did 30 in 3 sets – 13 reps, then 9, then 8.

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Re: Strength & Fitness 2018
« Reply #351 on: June 02, 2018, 08:55:57 AM »
I ran a sub 2 hr half-marathon!

1:57:40 to be precise.  I can check that goal off for the year.  Next up - sub 4 hour marathon!
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Re: Strength & Fitness 2018
« Reply #352 on: June 02, 2018, 10:33:57 AM »
Wow!!  Well done, my friend.

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Re: Strength & Fitness 2018
« Reply #353 on: June 02, 2018, 02:52:10 PM »
Due to injury, I wasn't able to train for a half-marathon I signed myself up for.
Instead of pulling out as I planned, I decided to join the walkers (who start early) and just enjoy the process and have a mellow day in the great outdoors (I walked the majority, with jogs on downhills and occasional flats)

Finished in 2:38, which ended up being only 3 minutes slower than my SO, who jogged slowly the whole way.

Very fun and I like the non-competitive vibe..plus, we were able to start 50 minutes earlier than everyone so the path was quiet and beautiful.

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« Reply #354 on: June 04, 2018, 10:21:29 AM »
Well, I finished my first ever half marathon! I woke up at 3am the day of with a migraine, but I had run my 9 mile two weeks prior with a migraine, so went for it. It was the hottest day we've had in ages and SO sunny which was rough, but I finished. I wanted to break 2:30, but ended up with 2:48:32. It was really interesting. I definitely have some lessons learned, but with one down, I'm ready to move on to my next goal! I had to walk some of it because of the heat and my head, but we passed WAY more people than we had people pass us (even when I had to stop and walk), and I felt pretty strong at the end. I think I'll go for something with a smaller field next time. We ran the San Diego Rock n Roll half, and with 35,000 running between all the events it was such an insane crowd. Fun, though. I'm really glad we did it! I plan to spend my summer training in heat and on hills, because right now I don't have a chance of running with my brother in August.

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Re: Strength & Fitness 2018
« Reply #355 on: June 04, 2018, 12:23:08 PM »
I've been a total lazybutt for the last week or so. Thank you very much to everyone posting about their awesome running escapades -- you're giving me a good push to get back into my running gear, too.

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Re: Strength & Fitness 2018
« Reply #356 on: June 04, 2018, 07:08:01 PM »
Props to Eric222, Serendip & FireHiker!

diapasoun, we are not all running. I'm currently experiencing plantar faciitis in my left foot, so staying off it when I can. That means no running, but also taking busses or the car when I've been walking in the past. Hopefully it makes a difference by Saturday when I have a 5K scheduled with friends!

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Re: Strength & Fitness 2018
« Reply #357 on: June 04, 2018, 08:01:08 PM »
Props to Eric222, Serendip & FireHiker!

diapasoun, we are not all running. I'm currently experiencing plantar faciitis in my left foot, so staying off it when I can. That means no running, but also taking busses or the car when I've been walking in the past. Hopefully it makes a difference by Saturday when I have a 5K scheduled with friends!

Activity report: no running due to injury.
I have PF pretty badly in my foot and this sock thingy was amazing for me. It's literally the only reason I was able to do a Tough Mudder last year (12 mile mud run) and not only be able to finish but walk the next day with nearly no pain.
I was stupid though and let my PF go way too long before addressing it, so you may be fine with rest and not need this but I had to share since it was so helpful to me

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Re: Strength & Fitness 2018
« Reply #358 on: June 04, 2018, 08:03:24 PM »
Oneday, I hope your foot feels much better very soon.

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Re: Strength & Fitness 2018
« Reply #359 on: June 04, 2018, 11:01:21 PM »
dispasoun, thanks so much!  I'm sure it will if I rest it.

AerynLee, thank you for the recommendation!  My MD was little help, she just said to walk less. Even sports trainers don't always understand the issue.  I had a trainer keep insisting that I wouldn't be successful in the program if I didn't use the treadmill.  I don't' know how many times I said: I have a diagnosed injury.  The way to heal is to not-walk.  I will use the stationary bike instead.  And the trainer wouldn't change their stance on using the treadmill.  Jerk.  Another lady in my office got diagnosed with PF last year & her MD gave her a lot of support (pun intended): exercises, devices, advice.  Compare to what my MD did: said to stop walking (impossible!).

Hmm, was nice to get that off my chest.*

Anyway, thanks for the recommendation, I've bought one already so it will be here in time for the 5K.  It's a bubble run, I've been told there's a lot of walking at the bubble stations as people try to collect as many bubbles as possible, so it's not that intense and I'll just make it work.  Considering that I was walking at least 4K/day up through last Friday, and have stayed off it as much as possible since then and will continue that, should be OK.  It was probably all that daily walking that did it, in a double whammy.  First, the increased walking itself.  Then, I used my running shoes for the walking, and they weren't new so they are probably totally unsupportive now.  Better get new shoes this week, too!

I also let my PF go too long before "treatment", I simply had no idea that such a thing existed and I thought it was just a sore foot from maybe stepping on a rock on a hike or worn out shoes.  Had I known, there was a hike I would have declined, as that was the hike that pushed me over the edge from occasional pain to a 3 year period where I was nearly an invalid.

*Now that I think about it, I wasn't totally untreated. My chiropractor gave me more effective advice (roll it on a golf ball to break up adhesions) than the MD, and I also found an alternative medicine practitioner who also gave me more effective treatment (standing on the soles of my feet, kind of an accupressure thing).
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Re: Strength & Fitness 2018
« Reply #360 on: June 05, 2018, 10:28:20 AM »
Oneday - yeah, unfortunately doctors can be hit or miss on things. A while back I went to a podiatrist and they jumped straight to cortisone(?) shots or surgery. I had to basically beg to get info on steps to try before doing something invasive.
I went a couple of years not realizing how bad my heel had gotten until I put on an old pair of shoes and it instantly was 75% better! Minimalist shoes, it turns out, are not my friends. I've now been spending a couple of years trying to rehab it with proper shoes/insoles and these sleeves. I'm 99% okay as long as I wear the sleeve consistently, though I wish I could get to where I only need it for long walks/runs. It would probably help if I stretched out my legs regularly, but I'm bad at sticking with it

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Re: Strength & Fitness 2018
« Reply #361 on: June 05, 2018, 08:45:07 PM »
Sorry to hear @oneday
One other thing that some people have success with is to freeze a water bottle and roll your foot with the cold after walking, or being on your feet. You receive the double whammy of rolling out the adhesions and icing/reducing inflammation at the same time.
Hope it feels better soon!

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Re: Strength & Fitness 2018
« Reply #362 on: June 05, 2018, 09:24:31 PM »
Sorry to hear @oneday
One other thing that some people have success with is to freeze a water bottle and roll your foot with the cold after walking, or being on your feet. You receive the double whammy of rolling out the adhesions and icing/reducing inflammation at the same time.
Hope it feels better soon!

I am totally going to do that!  Too bad I don't already have a frozen water bottle, but it's on my list for when I get home.   Thanks for the pointer!  Y'all are taking better care of me than the MD!
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Re: Strength & Fitness 2018
« Reply #363 on: June 06, 2018, 07:49:26 AM »
Sounds like several of the running folks here are currently injured, but for those who aren't, it's Global Running Day! I challenge you to lace up your shoes and get out for a run today, even a short one.

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Re: Strength & Fitness 2018
« Reply #364 on: June 06, 2018, 06:13:47 PM »
Sounds like several of the running folks here are currently injured, but for those who aren't, it's Global Running Day! I challenge you to lace up your shoes and get out for a run today, even a short one.

I did mine! 4.5 miles this morning. It was my first run since the half marathon on Sunday. I felt pretty good, but I guess I'm a real runner now...looks like I'm going to lose a toenail.

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Re: Strength & Fitness 2018
« Reply #365 on: June 06, 2018, 08:10:44 PM »
Got my run in today too. Slow, but really pleasant and in a great headspace.

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Re: Strength & Fitness 2018
« Reply #366 on: June 07, 2018, 08:21:32 AM »
Congrats to all on your progress.

Checking in after about a month (shame)... So I started out really well with eating and doing cardio several times a week.  Lots about 4-5 pounds.  Then I got interrupted by a week-long outdoor project (lot's of physical activity but no cardio) and a short vacation (lots of walking).  Failed to get back into the good habits after that interlude  [End of excuses].  The eating went the wrong way, the exercise dried up, and the pounds came back.

I have righted the eating ship... back off the sweets wagon, less alcohol.  Started cardio 2+ times a week again.  Still lots of walking now that the nice weather is fully here and the dog walking/hiking has resumed.  I also started the pushup/situp/pullup challenges in full.  I think the rebound pounds are back off again.

So no real milestones to celebrate other than I got back on track.  Honestly it helped to have put myself out there on this thread... There was always a little nagging voice in the back of my head while scarfing down a piece of cake that I had to own up to it here.  Didn't want to be that guy that just disappeared...  I will try to may my next check-in sooner and hopefully with real accomplishments!

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« Reply #367 on: June 07, 2018, 01:21:50 PM »
6 months late but I am here!

I've been working out steadily for 7 weeks now. Already lots of gains and losses.

-Bench press 225(never done that before)
-Squat and Deadlift 250 each(sounds reasonable for where I am now)
-Run a sub 6 minute mile(have never done, though close). I'll be about at my lightest when I turn 35 later in the summer so age will make this tough.
-Place in some athletic event, maybe a highland games. May not happen this year but would be nice to do once before I am too old.
-33 in waist
-<15% body fat
-<12% body fat temporarily
-<15% for maintenance

I have been following the Buff Dudes cutting plan. www.buffdudes.us The website is best for recipes, however I actually found them by looking for proper deadlift videos. Most of their stuff is informative but also funny and entertaining.

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Re: Strength & Fitness 2018
« Reply #368 on: June 07, 2018, 02:06:40 PM »
Jumping in a bit late!

I've started getting back into working out the past couple months as I'm trying to lose a few pounds and get back into shape.

Goals for the remainder of the year are;

Goal #1 Run a 28 min 5K = Last 5k I came in at 30:04 PR is 26:15 so somewhere in between sounds about right. To do this I will continue running (duh!) and add in a speed workout once a week with sprints.
Goal #2 Complete the Jillian Michael's Body Shred program - 90 day program to start this Sunday
Goal #3 Bike to work once a week
Goal #4 Do a split! I've never been able to do this, I have average flexibility though. To achieve this I will stretch daily and do yoga twice a week

Goal for June:
1. Run 2-3 times a week
2. Start Body shred program
3. Bike to work on Friday's starting next week
4. Stretch every day for 10 mins plus yoga 7 times

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Re: Strength & Fitness 2018
« Reply #369 on: June 11, 2018, 12:50:14 PM »
-getting back into my daily walking routine(40 min), hoping that I can incorporate running slowly, as my hip allows
-daily yoga practice (yoga with Adrienne), often only 20 minutes but sometimes longer
-hiking has been happening as the snow recedes off the mountains

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« Reply #370 on: June 11, 2018, 10:14:42 PM »
Last weekend's workout was mostly walking a 5K.  This was an organized event, but aimed at families, so there were many little ones slowing the whole thing down.  I'm fine with it, as it gave a good chance to chat with & be silly with my friends.

It did make my PF hurt.  I made an appointment for an MD to call me today & he gave useful advice & followed it up with an email so I can't forget.  I'll add those things to the compression sock & the ice bottle (which were giving good results up through Friday).  Hopefully I'll be back in walking/running form by next weekend?  Although the MD said it could take months. >:(
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« Reply #371 on: June 12, 2018, 06:26:39 AM »
I ran 10k on Saturday and 10 miles on Sunday. Most distance in a weekend in a decade. :). I do need to be careful though, it was 90F when I ran Sunday - I got really cold at the very end of my run. I just missed heat stroke...
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« Reply #372 on: June 12, 2018, 07:49:41 AM »
Yeowch, oneday! Poor foot. Good on you for making the appointment with the doc. I hope it doesn't take months to heal, but do whatever you need to in order to keep your get in long term working order!

Eric222, glad you did not in fact get heatstroke. That's a good reminder to us all to be careful as the summer progresses in the northern hemisphere (and I didn't know getting cold was a symptom of heatstroke, so I've learned something!)

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« Reply #373 on: June 12, 2018, 11:49:23 AM »
I'm still here keeping at it.  The majority of my goals for this year are running related. Right now I'm just focusing on following my marathon training plan that started on June 2.  I actually had to decrease my weekly mileage to follow this plan, but that's ok because my shins had been giving me grief. 

I ran 24 miles last week, this week I'm scheduled for 28.  I really like my training team -- I'm excited for the season. 

In other news, I joined a yoga studio (eekk).  I'm a former yoga hater but this studio really clicked for me and I love the style (Rocket yoga).  I cannot believe I'm paying over $100/month because I'm so cheap when it comes to fitness but there no chance I'll do yoga on my own while watching a video. Exercising twice a day once my mileage picks up might be difficult but for now I'm able to manage running, lifting and yoga. 

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« Reply #374 on: June 12, 2018, 12:43:24 PM »
Eric222, man.  Take it easy!  Running is at least in part about being healthy, so I'd hate to see you get sick from doing it!  Don't take my example (walking on an injury), lol.

diapasoun, good progress!  It's nice to have a tangible reminder of the gains, like suddenly feeling it in the lungs or wherever.  Thanks for the sympathy.

TX2RVA, your running sounds really fun. 

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Re: Strength & Fitness 2018
« Reply #375 on: June 14, 2018, 08:20:50 PM »
I have finally gotten restarted running. DH is doing a couch to half marathon training group (the same one I did last year) and I'm playing along. Trying to run when it's cooler during the day though.

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« Reply #376 on: June 16, 2018, 09:56:27 AM »
I have finally gotten restarted running. DH is doing a couch to half marathon training group (the same one I did last year) and I'm playing along. Trying to run when it's cooler during the day though.

On doctor's advice, I replaced worn out shoes (plus other things).  Walking around in them since Wednesday gives me confidence they are right for my feet and so I ran a mile on the treadmill today to test them further.  No pain!  I'm so happy.  If I'm still feeling good on Monday, I'll do another mile or two.  It's good to be back in the race (or nearly so)!

ETA: @Mongoose my reply to you disappeared!  It was something like, welcome to the MMM running club :)

@diapasoun thanks!  I want to run again today, but don't want to push too hard.  Feet feel OK, but I've had times in the past where I pushed too hard & really regretted it.  Soooooo tempting, but no.
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« Reply #377 on: June 16, 2018, 07:22:26 PM »
Ahhh! I'm glad that new shoes have helped so much!

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Re: Strength & Fitness 2018
« Reply #378 on: June 18, 2018, 07:57:23 AM »
First run in about a month today. It was still cool and Lively when i went out. Only one loose dog. No skunks. 

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« Reply #379 on: June 18, 2018, 05:13:38 PM »
@Drole yay no skunks!

Ran another mile today and also did some walking around (errands).  Feet feel fine.  I will resume walking for my commute on Wed.  If I still feel OK, I'll run my normal 2 miles on Saturday.  Fingers crossed!
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