Saturday, January 23, 2016

Weekly Log: 1.18.16 - 1.24.16

Here we are in the midst of what could be called the Great Malaise.  My janky shin seemed to get better on its own before aching again.  I almost definitely need to go to the doctor this week.  I'm feeling very scattered and perhaps depressed.  Maybe I'll just give up running entirely.  We've started playing Minecraft in my house.  Perhaps it's time to return to my video game roots, pack on twenty pounds and get a new couch for the basement.

Monday - 0 miles

I have a dream - that one day I will run again.  With a couple inches of snow on the ground it looked lovely out.  Too bad Ezri is sick with a head cold.  I wrapped up the three day weekend as I began it, doing little and less.

Tuesday - 0 miles

Ab Ripper X (15 minutes)

I stayed home with Ezri as she recovered from her cold.  Got up and did the Ripper in the morning so that's something I guess.

Wednesday - 0 miles

Lunch time yoga for $5.  They crank the heat during the winter so I work up a sweat which makes me feel like accomplished more than I probably did.

Thursday - 0 miles

135 push-ups (standard/military/wide) 20/20/25/25/20/25

The threat of a major snowstorm from the beginning of this week is beginning to fade.  Looks like we're only going to get a couple inches this weekend.  This is for the best.

Shin is still an issue.  It's fine for the most part but when I wake up or get out of the car after my commute I can feel it stinging.  Very strange.  I'm getting it checked out on Monday.

Friday - 0 miles

Ab Ripper X (15 minutes)

I did much better on this round of the Ripper. A few consistent attempts is all it takes. Now they're saying we're going to get a decent amount of snow.  Whatever.  Bring it on!

Saturday - 0 miles

Big storm bearing down on us.  A good day to stay in the warm basement and intermittently head out for snow fun.

I saw a Facebook post from Peter Maksimow talking about his love of planking.  That inspired me to start doing them more frequently.  I did my longest ever this morning - 1 minute 42 seconds.  Let's see how long I can go!

Sunday - 0 miles

Ten inches of fresh snow on the ground.  Luckily we kept up with the shoveling yesterday and with the overnight plow we were in good shape.  Did some snowshoeing on the hill behind my house.  These things work well - looking forward to some longer forest walks.  New plank record: 1:52.

Weekly Mileage: ZERO


  1. Do you remember the plank competition at Ragnar? I think they called it after 11 or 12 minutes -- two ladies made it the whole way. There's some motivation for you: be stronger than those two ladies.

  2. There you go set your sights on the 11 minute plank. Good lordn' butter that sounds horrible 11 minutes? Good luck and hope the janky shin gets its act together.