Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Dan SMASH!!!

This weeks blog reading music is Stargasm by Mastodon. When I first met Di she was (and still is) a big drum and bass fan but in the few years we've been together she's slowly coming around to the dark side and getting into some of the metal bands I've introduced her to.  This track's one of her favourites and it's a corker (and probably not what most people think of when they hear "metal" either).

Weasel rides a woopecker.
Not related to anything, but holy shit!
So last week I said I was going back to measuring and weighing myself and paying more attention to the numbers, this is clearly a good idea as it turns out I've only lost 10lbs since Christmas.  Losing 10lbs is better that not, obviously, but it's a bit shit compared to last year's losses really. So weekly weigh-ins from here on in, and more attention being paid to the diet which hasn't been terrible but could be better, clearly.  On the other hand though my fitness is getting better and better, I can really feel myself getting stronger and my endurance and recovery times are better than ever.  I went for run on Sunday, the last time I tried to run was last autumn (before Kat got me back in the gym) and I did about 4 mins before I was knackered and miserable. On Sunday I did about 7km in 45min and tracked it with Map My Walk, felt like a proper achievement and was much more than I expected to do.  6 months ago if you'd have suggested jogging for 45mins without stopping I'd think you were taking the piss.

Hulk sock for weight lifting.
Jealous much?
So the run was a new thing and combined with yoga class, boxing and new weights-based class it's been a varied week and one where I've been wanting to be exercising all the time, back in the day I used to force myself into Fitness First a couple of times a week and do the same old crap over and over with no real results and now if I'm not doing something every day I feel like I'm missing out. The variety is really where it's at.  I especially love the new Strength & Conditioning class at 12 Rounds, there's something very primal about lifting weights or chucking medicine balls around, release your inner Hulk, and it's a good change from all the boxing - here was my busy exercise week

Tuesday: Yoga - weekly class in Old Street
Wednesday: Pad Attack - Boxing pad work and hard circuits.
Thursday: Contenders - One step up from a beginners boxing class, wasn't really for me. *Smug*
Friday: Strength & Conditioning - No boxing, all weight lifting.
Saturday: Skills School - Boxing class
Sunday: 7km run - Lovely day out in the sunshine.
Monday: Rest day - only because I was DOMS'd to bits from the run.

Sunday's run was especially surprising as I'd not been to sleep since Saturday. We did another All-Nighter at the awesome Prince Charles Cinema this time Arnold Schwarzenegger themed which was amazing, Commando might be the greatest film ever made. Again not healthy, but worth it. I might have been able to do the run only because I was delirious from Monster Energy drinks and lack of sleep to be honest.  They're doing another, different, Arnie All-Nighter in April, think I'll skip that one as well as this insane, 18 hour Hobbit/Lord of the Rings marathon.

The cinema emptied slowly over the night.
We were still there and strong when T2 started at 6.30am.

Thanks for reading.  Here's a St Bernard restraining an annoying kitten and a cat who's not really up for trampolining.


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