Wednesday, January 09th, 2013 | Author: Casey Criswell

Wednesday 1/9/2013

Hey, I feel like a living human being today, which is more than I can say for yesterday! On Monday night, I got very little sleep. It was for stupid reasons (read: I’m a Notre Dame fan) and well…I was upset and wound up. So Monday night clocked roughly 3 hours of sleep. I got my run in yesterday and had a podcast to record last night and by the time that was done, I was spent. I made sure to get my stretches in then hit the sack early. Boy did I sleep. It was a good sleep too, deep, sound and long! I woke up this morning feeling completely recharged and ready to kick ass and take names, so that was awesome. I even woke up without the self doubt I had on Monday, with just a hint of frustration with myself for having to work off this vacation weight.

So far, 2013 is going well. I’ve got 3 straight days of running in and this evening, I’m hoping for a fourth. I did squats today, so it may not be a super long one, but I’ll get some miles in there all the same. As for weights, the workout went quite well though I dropped a rep on my Over Head Press, but I’ll attribute that to the poor sleep on Monday and still being a bit tight from starting back up last week.

Today I went back to squats, where I was trying to cut them back to once a week before. The thing is…I really kind of miss squats. They make me feel strongest out of all of them since it’s working legs/but/core a.k.a. the works. Plus, I’d really love to squat 300 lbs, just to say I did. My worry is how it’ll affect the running. With the way I was rotating the squats with deadlifts, this left me with back/chest day with no leg workout. I’m thinking this isn’t great. So, I’m just going to try rotating squats and deadlifts every workout. I’m thinking it’s important to have legs in there every workout, especially since I want to be some sort of runner, so we’ll try that out for a bit.

Finally, I”m just now starting to feel like I’m getting back to that well oiled machine status of my diet and exercise routine after the holiday break. I’ve had to fight off urges a lot even when eating clean and such, but that’s finally starting to subside. That helps to off set the self doubt I was suffering and finally feels like I’m getting back down to business. If I could just work off those extra vacation pounds, we’d be set! It’ll get there though, I just have to be patient. My Weight Loss group is starting up next week, so that will be a big motivator to get back into gear as well. It was kind of cool today too, as I’ve been re-posting these little blog entries on my corporate fitness site as well, and our HR department emailed me today to see if they could use a quote from my stuff about the weight loss program here to celebrate their first year with the on site clinic. That’s pretty awesome as well, considering that I moonlight as a podcast/blogger/writer!

Happy day, amazing what a good night’s sleep will do!

Gooch2k2 Tracked a Workout for 1,753 pts Today
Barbell Squat:
- 185 lb x 5 reps
- 205 lb x 5 reps
- 225 lb x 5 reps
- 245 lb x 5 reps
- 255 lb x 5 reps
- 255 lb x 5 reps
- 255 lb x 5 reps
Standing Barbell Shoulder Press (OHP):
- 95 lb x 5 reps
- 115 lb x 5 reps
- 125 lb x 5 reps
- 135 lb x 5 reps
- 135 lb x 5 reps
- 135 lb x 5 reps
Bent Over Barbell Row:
- 70 lb x 5 reps
- 95 lb x 5 reps
- 95 lb x 5 reps
- 95 lb x 5 reps
Lat Pulldown:
- 55 lb x 5 reps
- 70 lb x 5 reps
- 85 lb x 5 reps
- 100 lb x 5 reps
- 100 lb x 5 reps
- 100 lb x 5 reps
Pull-Up:
- 5 reps || assisted || 100 lb
- 5 reps || assisted || 100 lb
- 5 reps || assisted || 100 lb
Weighted Hyperextension:
- 15 lb x 10 reps
- 15 lb x 10 reps
- 15 lb x 10 reps
Weighted Decline Sit-Up:
- 10 lb x 15 reps
- 10 lb x 15 reps
- 10 lb x 15 reps

Tuesday 1/8/2013

Here’s a thing. I had a crap night and I’m pretty exhausted and well…just not feeling it tonight. More tomorrow maybe.

Gooch2k2 Tracked a Workout for 184 pts Today
Running:
- 0:22:42.8 || 2.1 mi || 10:44.7 min/mi || flat
- http://runkeeper.com/user/CinemaFromage/activity/140605819

Category: Running
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