Monday, May 29, 2006

How I Get Ready for the Summer

When I don't have a lot going on, it's easy to focus on what I do best: exercising. Between 3-hour commute and 9-hour workday, I make time to exercise. Whether it involves weight lifting, running or playing soccer, I do it all. I've added to my excercise repertoire: swimming with the FINS, volleyball, yoga.

Why? Excercising for me is a way of life. It's therapeutic. It's spiritual. It's social. Most of all, it gives me definitive results. Summer is here, and damn it, I look good!

Here is by exercise log from the past six weeks.

Week of April 17 to April 23
Monday: chest / triceps
Tuesday: indoor hill / speed run (3 miles / 30 minutes)
Wednesday: shoulders
Thursday: An evening slow half-marathon (2 hours 15 minutes)
Friday: None (Going to Deep Creek)
Saturday: Hiking in Swallow Falls State Park, MD
Sunday: 8-mile run along the hilly course of Stocklager Road in the morning; gym in the evening (chest / triceps)

Week of April 24 to April 30
Monday: 5-mile run from CC to Floyd Hall, back on Spruce St.; evening: legs / abs
Tuesday: 8-mile run from CC to John Kelly statue
Wednesday: shoulders / 30-minute run on treadmill (3.5 miles) / 20-lap swim
Thursday: off (Dining Out for Life)
Friday: Chest/Tri; 24-minute run on treadmill (3.1 miles); 20-lap swim
Saturday: 10-mile run to Kelly Drive; 30-lap swim
Sunday: abs; deltoids (front & lateral raise, rowing, pull-ups, pull-ins); 40-lap swim

Week of May 1 to May 7
Monday: off
Tuesday: chest
Wednesday: Volleyball
Thursday: FINS
Friday: Off (Saint of 9/11 Phila. premiere)
Saturday: Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky
Sunday: Flying Pig Matharon

Week of May 8 to May 14
Monday: Off
Tuesday: FINS
Wednesday shoulders, abs (morning)
Thursday: chest, abs (morning); couldn’t go to swim since train killed a man near Glenside
Friday: abs, biceps (morning)
Saturday: Bicycling to Kelly Drive to meet with the Frontrunners, running about 1 mile. Playing soccer with the Falcons; hanging out with Eric at the Dad Vail Regatta.

Week of May 15 to May 21
Monday: morning - chests; evening - 5K (23:02 minutes); shoulders, abs
Tuesday: morning – biceps; evening - FINS
Wednesday: morning - 5K (25:00 minutes); evening: chests, abs
Thursday: Morning - Deltoids
Friday: none
Saturday: yoga
Sunday: Capitol Hill 10K Classic

Week of May 22 to May 28
Monday: None
Tuesday: FINS
Wednesday: chest (morning); shoulders (evening)
Thursday: FINS --- Start taking Myoplex Deluxe and other EAS products
Friday: chest (morning); shoulders/back; abs (evening)
Saturday: run 13 miles (City to River Loop; 3 miles on Kelly Drive with the Front Runners
Sunday: 20 minutes of rowing; average pace = 2:40 minutes per 500 meters


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