Sunday I was meant to do the swim leg of a Sprint Triathlon (500m swim, 20km bike ride, 5km run) in a team, but due to a power failure at the pool, we had to cancel the triathlon.
With that reprieve, I spent the day weeding – the rains have encouraged long-dormant weeds to sprout – so was on the end of a pitch-fork digging out dock weeds for a good many hours.
Helen stopped by briefly and invited me out for a social bike ride. I was pretty knackered from spending the day in the sun (don’t worry, I had sunscreen and a hat on… I’m Sun Smart!) and fell asleep on the couch (oh this comfy couch!) and almost didn’t make it! But I *did* get my proverbial in gear and went for a nice 20km bike ride. I was riding between 22 and 25 kph, which was pretty good for me, but had to ask the peleton to slow up a few times. So embarassing!
I hate asking them to slow up, I don’t want to hold people up! But as Helen said, a social ride should not leave a person behind – it simply discourages them from coming back! And it’s so true! Although I hate asking the group to hold up, I think I feel worse falling off the back of the group, feeling lonely and sorry for myself.
Anywho, before bed I did my 100 Pushups test. Every two weeks you do a test to see how many pushups you can do in a row. I got to 24 on the toes. That put me at level 2 for Weeks 3 & 4.
Since Monday morning was Day 1 of Live Fit, and also a Chest and Triceps day, with 3×12 pushups in the workout, I thought I would just do my 100 Pushups pushups as part of my workout this morning.
Incredibly, I dragged myself out of bed and got to the gym at 6:10am and did my workout!
I was a little disappointed in my pushups – I did 17, 12, 13, 13, and 17, but in the last two sets I could only get to 8 on my toes and had to do the rest on my knees!!
NO!!! I was doing so well! I had done EVERY pushup from my toes these last two weeks!
Similarly, I couldn’t do more than 2 or 3 tricep pushups on my toes! I did almost all of them on my knees!
Maybe it was because I had done my pushup test just the night before, and had only a few hours rest – maybe 8 hours – between pushup sets? Maybe it was because it was early in the morning and “I wasn’t ready yet”? Maybe it’s just getting to that point where I am going to have to do a few on the knees because that’s a freaking lot of pushups!! I think it’s 73 if I am doing the math in my head right…
I enjoyed getting up and doing my workout, but I think I am going to have to modify my morning routine a little. Clearly, after a workout like that, then coming home and making breakfast, feeding the cat, dog, horses, showering and packing lunch and all that jazz (not necessarily in that order) I’m in a bit of a time-crunch. My morning blogging routine is clearly out of the question when I have a morning workout, so expect a few sporadic posting times until I get a new routine established.
Oh! This weekend I also made these really yummy Turkey Meatloaf Muffins (using chicken) as per the Live Fit diet suggestions, and they went down a treat. Mat loves them, they’re really simple and surprisingly filling for little things! I will definitely be making more, but adding more veggies to the next lot. 🙂
Pretty pleased with myself – this week is off to a good start!
- 20km cycle
- 73 pushups
- Chest and Triceps workout
- And no chocolate! 🙂
I am home for a short break, will make horses feeds up for the next few days, then I’m off to teach Balance. I might not be doing Crocodile from my toes tonight! Ouchie! My arms are tired! 🙂
How did your week start out?