Saturday was Kenpo X. I couldn’t find my heart rate monitor, so I just focused on pushing myself: working the hips with the punches and kicks, engaging the core, and breathing.
Yesterday, my lack of fueling on Saturday and my too-fast start caught up with me about mile 7 on yesterday’s run. I should have done X Stretch as a punishment for my DNF…but, grocery shopping and Merseyside Derby (sans crowds and “You’ll Never Walk Alone”) and then I ate dinner at 6:30 and fell asleep two hours later.
Just got done with Chest and Back/ABX. I did most of my pushup routines on my knees but made myself work the chest. Still feeling it across there as I type this.
I am using a heavier band on some of the exercises where I can use them, but damn, I could use a set of dumbbells.
All that being said…you were right Tony: pace yourself the first half, max out the second set. That’s exactly what I did. Oh, yes…talk about muscle confusion.
Whether I get my ass out of bed at 0500 or right after work…see you next time, Tony!
PS: Yes, I have been doing Ab Ripper X. At this point, it’s not about the numbers, it’s about pushing myself through the whole damn thing right after whatever workout I just wore myself out doing. Endurance now…six pack later.
Song of the Day: Elvis vs. Junkie XL/”A Little Less Conversation:” I discovered this remix of an Elvis Presley golden oldie during a Nike soccer commercial series way back in the aughts. Loved it so much I bought the single CD. I discovered the full original version during the movie Oceans Eleven (where have ye gone, George Clooney?) I love how the two sets of guitars are dubbed in.
From Genius: “Originally featured in the Elvis movie Live a Little, Love a Little and its soundtrack album Almost In Love, “A Little Less Conversation” was a minor hit upon release, peaking at #69 at the Billboard Hot 100. Then when it was featured in the Ocean’s Eleven soundtrack in 2001, Dutch DJ Junkie XL did a much successful remix that effectively put the song in the higher echelon of Elvis hits.”