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We’ve had a couple cloudy, rainy days here in South Florida.  Thankfully it all cleared up today.  The sun came out as I went out to run and jump.  🙂

Also, I’m not sure, but some lady may have taken my picture.  Awkward.

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There’s not much to announce here.  The major negative to today was that it was lightly raining this morning, so I couldn’t use my sidewalk chalk to draw my Dot Drill square.  The major positive being that since it was lightly raining, it felt great outside.  It was a fun, pretty easy workout. Continue reading

This was another conditioning day for me.  I like to do some multi-directional plyometrics and then finish it off with interval runs/walks.

For today, I went outside and drew an agility ladder (ten lines with 18″ in between each other) on the parking lot with some sidewalk chalk.  It’s ghetto, but it gets the job done.  🙂 Continue reading

Today, I just did some side to side jumps over my backpack.  4 sets of 10 jumps.

After that, I did eight 25 foot shuttle-runs.  I’m still getting the hang of them.  I’m slowly learning how to control my deceleration and acceleration.

Finally, I did six fast runs (with each taking about a minute) with a walk back to my original point.  I really don’t know how far the distance was.  I had planned on doing four quarter-mile runs on the treadmill today, but out of the four treadmills I checked at my gym, three were off and one had some pretty crazy fraying on the belt.  I decided that I didn’t want to be the person the treadmill belt broke off on.  So, I went outside and ran from one storage container to another.

Running outside is more fun anyway.  🙂

Well, this is nowhere near my first day of exercising.  I’ve been doing that since I was around 16.  However, I’ve wanted to keep a workout log on the internet for myself and for readers.  I had been pretty apprehensive about it because my workouts sometimes become absurdly complex.

But now, I’m coming to a state of wanting to share what I’m up to each day just to show all of the little ups and downs that come with a workout program.  It’s not all sugarplums and rainbows, but it can be really fun. Continue reading

Well, I’m finally getting back into traditional cardiovascular training again.  Before, I had just been focused on extremely short, extremely intense conditioning.  So, I’d do something like thirty burpee pullups.  I do several different exercises like that, and they all take around three minutes.  I largely did them to avoid running.  Without any type of cardio, my resting heart rate can get up to around 70 beats per minute.  With running, I’ve gotten it down to around 48.  With just my current three to four minute bursts of activity, I’ve gotten it down to 55.  Since Lisa worries about me when it’s above 60, I’m happy that my little three-minute conditioning sessions get me to 55.  Ha.

But now I’m in a position where I’m starting to get back into running shape for the sake of aerobic endurance rather than simply to keep my resting heart rate low.  I’m writing about physical training for the military, and in order to write it I want to be currently going through what I’m going to ask them to go through.  That means being able to run two miles quickly. Continue reading