Getting Back Into Good Habits

It's been so long... I really shouldn't have let it get this far... I don't know if there's even a point anymore... I don't even know how I'm going to get started again...


These are the kind of thoughts that run through your head when you've been absent from something you've been meaning to do regularly, and it's the same whether we're talking about exercise or writing a blog.  It's almost worse in this case, since the blog is mostly about exercise and training.

I've had a long hiatus from both, and I don't feel good about it.  I'm not going to dwell on why it happened, it's in the past.  I was able to get back into exercising easier than back into blogging, but I think the key is the same in both cases, like Nike tells us: Just Do It.  Don't overanalyze how to make your grand return, just start with something. 

Without further ado, let me tell you about my weekend workout.  A group of people from Jiu-Jitsu have commited to doing the Spartan Sprint and I'm one of them.   Having a group training day seemed appealing so it was scheduled for this past Sunday at High Park in Toronto.  The way we structured our workout was to do sets of 5 minute runs (each led by a different individual).  After the run, we did a Pyramid of Squats, Lunges and Pushups:

2 Squats | 2 Lunges (1 Left, 1 Right) | 2 Pushups
4 Squats | 4 Lunges (2 Left, 2 Right) | 4 Pushups
6 Squats | 6 Lunges (3 Left, 3 Right) | 6 Pushups
8 Squats | 8 Lunges (4 Left, 4 Right) | 8 Pushups
6 Squats | 6 Lunges (3 Left, 3 Right) | 6 Pushups
4 Squats | 4 Lunges (2 Left, 2 Right) | 4 Pushups
2 Squats | 2 Lunges (1 Left, 1 Right) | 2 Pushups

For my run, we did Burbathlon jumping over and on picnic tables and benches and ducking under railings and signs.  We also did some hill work and sprints.  Overall, we got very tired, very hot and very proud of ourselves.
 I brought the whole family along to High Park; Shark Boy played on the playground and the Lightning Kid had a nap.  On my last run I tried carrying Shark Boy along - he was game but once I wasn't able to keep up with the group, I seemed to run out of steam.  We finished off the workout with some ab work (just because) and it turned into a lovely day... especially for ice cream.

Now that I've broken the seal on blog posts, hopefully I can get back into the full swing of things.

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