I have a new movie that I'm really into:
It's a European movie (originally in English), that was unfortunately cut by 1/3 for the American version. Watch the 177min European version, if you can.
It's based on Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen, which was based on Nordic and Germanic sagas. I could watch this every day like I did with Harry Potter.
July 10th, Tuesday:
65 min strength session. 525 crunches/side, 3:00 plank, 110/125 abductor/adductor leg lifts, 12 divebombers, 65+60 single-leg quad dips, 50+40 8lb dumbell rows, 105 lower leg extensions, PT elastic band 4-way leg pulls, 35 superman arm sweeps, 75sec side planks, 20 tricep dips. Grunted with the effort... put a lot into this workout... oh yeah, it was at 3am. I was too tired to do it the previous night, so I slept and work early for it.
July 11th, Wednesday:
4.4 mi progression run, 34:40, 7:53 ave. So difficult. Worked 11 hrs today. Man, work and stress take their toll on workouts. Last week was so chill, and the 11miler came easy. From mile 2 today, it was hard. The last 0.4 mi, I pushed it to make my body stronger by fighting through the tiredness until my form couldn't hold up. Grunted and grimaced from the effort, even on this 4 miler. Hammy stretches felt good afterwards. I wonder if it was difficult because dinner wasn't fully digested yet. Splits> 16:22 for 2, 7:48, 7:32, 2:56 for 0.4.
July 12th, Thursday:
5.0, progression run, 40:36, 8:07 ave. Easier today. @ works, legs were stiff and wanted a good flexing out. I thought I'd only be able to bike, but flex/stretching it made them fine. I started slowly, but I was kind of forced to speed up to use different muscles as the original muscles tired. It was a long 100mph day at work, and I tried to nap, but couldn't, so I just went to the gym. Almsot fell off the treadmill laughing because of the Jillian Michaels podcast I was listening to at one point. I like a lot of her advice, and her openness. Splits> 8:33, 8:27, 8:19, 7:51, 7:21. Booked it on the last 1/8 mi because the gym was closing... like full-out sprinting.
July 14th, Saturday:
Treadmill intervals. The last speed session was a week and a half ago with Yasso 800s x 7, but I wanted something quicker, and I was interested to see how my topper-end speed was. 1 mi warmup in 8:19, 3x[3/4 mi @ 9mph, 1/4 mi @ 7.5mph], 1 mi cooldown (because I still had a good bit of energy and legs left) in 7:08.
Here's what I've been having for lunch (and worktime snacks) for the past couple of months. May not look too appetizing, but it gets the job done, efficiently and cheaply.
> Instant oatmeal
> Protein Powder + Instant Decaf + Cocoa Powder
> Veggies (typically, organic mixed greens, but this week, it was Green Bell Pepper + Carrots + Tomato)
> WW Peanut Butter Sandwhich
> Dark Chocoalte
> A few Almonds
> Whole Grain (really, half whole grain) Goldfish
> 75% light Vermont Sharp Cheddar (not pictured)