Happy 25th birthday to another one of my babies. How can I have a kid who's 25?? I just don't understand this aging thing. I don't feel that old...
Well it's the end of the November Challenge, and for me, it finished with a whimper (and a whine.) It started with a crappy run last weekend, and then a sudden hit from a bad case of laryngitis. I have booked off sick tomorrow and I'm still not feeling well nor do I have much of a voice, integral in my job.
I did do 30 minutes of Yoga tonight, which felt good but was punctuated with bouts of coughing. But sad to say, I missed several days of exercise. I don't think it's a good idea to workout too hard, or go for a run when you're sick though. We need to take care of our bodies, right?!
Here are my totals from Beginner Triathlete:
Bike: 2h 00m
Run: 6h 32m 05s - 49.95 KM
Strength: 2h 21m
Hiking: 1h 30m
Yoga: 5h 55m
Total hours: 24:05
My goal of 30 minutes a day is equal to 15 hours of exercise in the month - I managed to beat that by 9 hours, even if I didn't workout every single day. I also know that I worked out MANY more days than I would have normally in November. So it's still a win in my mind. Plus, I'm rockin' that pushups challenge. I can do 23 pushups in a row now - pretty good for me! Week 4 starts on Monday!
I'd love to hear how everyone else did with this month-long challenge! Let me go back into the archives and refresh my memory.
Originally, we had:
all from Twitter.
Later in the month,
all joined in from the Runcast TV challenge.
And of course there are all my buddies from Beginner Triathlete, where the whole idea began. Those guys don't read my blog, but I do know Paul stuck with the challenge most of the month.
Thanks to everyone who joined in and helped to encourage one another in the various places that we chat.
Beginner Triathlete has started a new challenge for December. I am going to allow myself one rest day a week and aim for 30-45 minutes of exercise every day. If I could do it in November, I'm pretty sure I can do it again in December.
Anyone want to join me? :)
Cutting and pasting this from my BT log:
November Challenge Exercise
30 minutes a day EVERY DAY this month.
1 - Run 40:49
2 - Yoga 20:00, Pushups/Crunches 10:00
3 - Aerobics 20:00, Trainer 30:00
4 - Run 32:37
5 - Yoga 30:00
6 - Yoga 20:00, Pushups/Crunches 15:00
7 - Run 32:18, Yoga 20:00
8 - Walk 20:00 eye very painful today
9 - Yoga 40:00, Run 50:19, Pushups/Crunches 15:00
10- Trainer 30:00
11- Run 26:00 Yoga 20:00
12- Upper body 30:00, Trainer 30:00, yoga 20:00
13- Yoga 30:00
14- Upper body 30:00
15- Run 47:30
16- Trainer 30:00, Yoga 20:00
17- Aerobics 20:00, Yoga 20:00
18- Run 38:40, Yoga 20:00
19- Upper body 30:00
20- Run 38:07, Yoga 20:00
21- Volleyball 45:00
22- Run 1:00:51, Yoga 20:00, PU 19
23- Hiking 1:30:00, Yoga 20:00
24- Upper body 40:00, Yoga 20:00
25- Crappy Run 24:24 whining 6:00
26- Upper body 40:00
27- Sick :(
29- 65 pushups and 100 crunches (Still sick)
30- Yoga 30:00 (Still sick argh)