Sunday, 9 February 2014

fabulous 50-fit February

I'm beginning to feel the return of my mojo.  I imagine the same forces that work on the bulbs in winter work on me too.

Run-walk-run for 30 minutes. beach. Wind, rain, cold. bracing.  Enough said.

12-minute Kettlebell

Four exercises: one minute intervals with 10 second rest in between sets.  Three rounds

20 lb. kettlebell. 

Started with 10 reps alternating then switched to 5 reps on each side for the second and third rounds.

1. clean & press ( alternating right and left, 5 reps on each side) 
2. 2h swings (American, Russian and Power)
3. Kettlebell bicep curls 
4. KB Snatches  alternating 5 reps. on each side.

Monday, 20 January 2014

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Going into business for myself has been busier than I had anticipated. Which is wonderful for my life, but has resulted in less regular janathon blogging and more counting to catch up.  

I've walked a lot. Rowed and swung kettlebells.  These activities make me very happy.  I even started running a little bit again on Sunday. And my foot was okay with that. Mostly. 

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

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Impromptu trip to Paris.  Doesn't that sound wonderful?  It was.  The  Louvre and Versailles.  Lots of walking. And eating.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

10. 11. Heavy lifting. And you guessed it, more walking.

Friday and Saturday featured many small parts, cardboard boxes, and 50 pages of assembly instruction. Reminiscent of building Legos with my son. 

Thank goodness for the dog needing to take a long walk.  

Carrying the furniture boxes upstairs gave me several deep squats and stair climbs carrying an extra 25 kilos. 


Friday, 10 January 2014

9. Wherein janathon involves more brisk walking in the dark

I'm renovating most of my whole life. It's quite exciting and unsettling all at once. 

I'm surrounded again by boxes of stuff from my old office that leave me scratching my head. I had a wonderful dog walk after teaching my evening class. That is my contribution to janathon.  I also baked two loaves of excellent bread. That involved kneading dough, which made my arms really strong and shapely. 

I like having time to breathe.

It was reassuring to see life proceeding as normal. As in, gravity works; entropy wins every time.  A heavy wind storm blew over the basketball hoop last month.  The car was spared, but the hoop sustained hidden damage that proved fatal.  Given a second chance, the hoop softened its landing by taking out the rear taillight.  I was reassured that I would never run out of things to do.  And now painting the hoop can be stricken from the list.  

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

8. Free to be me

I planned to snub the working world by sleeping late this morning.  I was wide awake at 4:30 and on the couch with a book and a cuppa by 5 am. So much for that brilliant idea.

By 7:30 I had that no-sleep headache.  I napped with the cat after taking my son to school.

I managed another 5k on the beach this afternoon.  I accept that I'm exhausted and need some downtime.

What would you do if you had time to do anything you wanted?  Exciting question, isn't it! 

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

7. Moved

Lifted and moved a dozen large boxes and other heavy things.  breaking down the life I have to build the next one.

More than 15k steps.