At the break of dawn

NancyTree

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@Tileenah thanks! I felt good today!

Tuesday August 29th
I did good today: did my run, workout, yoga, and cooked dinner.
I also did some laundry. It seems like never ending.
My calf also felt good, only a bit tense when I went too fast, but it subsided when I slowed down.
▪️  Run 4.48 km. ZR S2M24. 2 zombies evaded
▪️  Abs 2 min abs, sitting twists with 5.5 kg dumbbell
▪️Challenge super abs, day 18. 3x40 sec elbow plank
▪️Challenge glutes of steel, day 18. 80 donkey kicks
▪️Challenge knee push ups, day 18, 40 sec knee push up hold
▪️Challenge negative pull ups, day 18, 4x15 sec deadhang
▪️ Yoga 30 days of yoga, day 16

Steps today: 11213

Goals progress
🙂 5000 steps (1/7)
🙂 Healthy dinner (2/5)
🙂 Reasonable snacks (2/5)
▪️ Playing the piano (0/7)
▪️ Going to bed in time (1/5)
🙂 Doing 2 chores a week (1/2)

Step streak: 1 days.
Duolingo (hard) streak: 34 days (218)
 
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PetiteSheWolf

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Sorry for Zombies run!
Regarding changes, not a fan of the X-th Duolingo revamp... At least for Japanese, they deleted the grammar explanations. Sorry, but has not the "you learn by observing like when you were a kid" theory been disprovied? Vocabulary indeed can be learned by immersion, but grammar isn't always logical, and having it presented clearly saves trials-and-errors that takes, in the end, more time (and you wonder if you got it right). That annoys me!
 

NancyTree

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@PetiteSheWolf yes I agree! I need to understand to apply it properly.. and, we're not kids anymore, our brains learn differently

@Montserrat yeah me too.. also I think I read something that you only get the first 3 seasons as an Abel runner? Hope I am mistaken..

Wednesday August 30th
My calf hurts sometimes, and sometimes not. Weird. Skipped my hike though, to be sure
▪️ Lower body
Power squat
▪️ Challenge super abs, day 19. 3x16 leg raises + side bridges
▪️Challenge glutes of steel, day 19. 3x20 bridges
▪️Challenge knee push ups, day 19, 3x9 knee push ups
▪️ Challenge negative pull ups, day 19, 5-3-1 negative pull ups
▪️ Yoga 30 days of yoga, day 18, meditation

Steps today: 3532

Goals progress
▪️ 5000 steps (1/7)
🙂 Healthy dinner (3/5)
🙂 Reasonable snacks (3/5)
▪️ Playing the piano (0/7)
🙂 Going to bed in time (1/5)
🙂 Doing 2 chores a week (2/2)

Step streak: 0 days.
Duolingo (hard) streak: 35 days (218)
 

NancyTree

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@Mamatigerj thanks!

Thursday August 31st
Calf felt good, but decided to not push it with a run, because I'm going to hike on Saturday. Made it to 5000 steps though.
▪️ Upperbody
- Lat raises 3x 5x5.5kg
- Bicep curls 3x10x5.5kg
- Overhead Tricep ext 3x7x5.5kg each side
- Bent over rows 3x10x5.5 kg
- Chest press 3x10x5.5
▪️Challenge super abs, day 30. 3x40 sec elbow plank
▪️Challenge glutes of steel, day 20. 80 donkey kicks
▪️Challenge knee push ups, day 20, 40 sec knee push up hold
▪️Challenge negative pull ups, day 20, 4x15 sec deadhang
▪️  Yoga 30 days of yoga day 19

Steps today: 5695

Goals progress
🙂 5000 steps (2/7)
▪️ Healthy dinner (3/5)
🙂 Reasonable snacks (4/5)
▪️ Playing the piano (0/7)
🙂 Going to bed in time (2/5)
🙂 Doing 2 chores a week (3/2)

Step streak: 1 days.
Duolingo (hard) streak: 36 days (218)
 

NancyTree

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August summary
August was better workout wise. I picked up my routine and at least the last 3 weeks I was pretty consistent. Hiking and running were less consistent on the other hand. I did make more short hikes after work, but almost no longer hikes. I think it's because I'm working more. Also my running was less far and less frequent (often 2 times a week instead of 3). For now that's okay, I have a run event on Sept 10th. After that I can increase my frequency and distance. I also want to buy some road running shoes (now I have trailrunning ones), so I can run in evenings during winter... it is already getting dark early 😔


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NancyTree

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🙄 today I used the ZR app for the fist time since the new update, but my mission doesn't work. It starts tracking my run, but the mission is not playing. I hate it when they try to 'upgrade' something that works good, it almost never is for the better.
I emailed support, I hope they fix it soon, because I recently payed the new subscription period. If it was like this a month ago I don't know if I would continue my subscription.
 

NancyTree

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Summary of the last 2 weeks
I did the challenges until day 25. My boyfriend got me on my bike again, we went for a 11km round.

Last Sunday I had my first running event since my achilles injury! It was a non competitive run, there was no time tracking by the event. It was 30°C, but it went really well!

Avg daily steps: 6997
Step streak: 5 days
Duolingo (hard) streak: 50 days (218)

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NancyTree

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@Mianevem @aku-chan @Fremen @CODawn @Mamatigerj @JCU @Anek @Montserrat @HellYeah @BetaCorvi @Tileenah @colin :tu:

@colin so good to see you! :move:

Monday September 18th
I have a headache since 3 days.. no clue what it is.
▪️  Run 3.48 km trail. ZR S2E26. It tracks my run again and the story clips work, but the zombie chases don't. I get a chase, but there's no beeping and within a few seconds I'm catched. No fun.
▪️  Program Combat HIIT, day 1, lvl 1
▪️ Upperbody
- Lat raises 3x 5x5.5kg
- Bicep curls 3x 10x5.5kg
- Overhead Tricep extensions 3x 7x5.5kg each side
- Bent over rows 3x 10x5.5 kg
- Shoulder press 3x 5x5.5 kg
▪️Challenge super abs, day 26. 3x50 sec elbow plank
▪️Challenge glutes of steel, day 26. 100 donkey kicks
▪️Challenge knee push ups, day 26, 50 sec knee push up hold
▪️Challenge negative pull ups, day 27, 6-3-3 negative pull ups
▪️ Yoga: to be done tonight...

Steps today: 13449+ (day's not over yet)

Goals progress
🙂 5000 steps (1/7)
▪️ Healthy dinner (0/5)
▪️ Reasonable snacks (0/5)
▪️ Playing the piano (0/7)
▪️ Going to bed in time (0/5)
🙂 Doing 2 chores a week (1/2)

Step streak: 9 days
Duolingo (hard) streak: 54 days (218)
 

HellYeah

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▪️  Run 3.48 km trail. ZR S2E26. It tracks my run again and the story clips work, but the zombie chases don't. I get a chase, but there's no beeping and within a few seconds I'm catched. No fun.
Same issue here. I wrote a message to the support and they said the are aware of it and working on it. Still, I can't understand how it is possible to roll out an app without one of their main feature being stable... :break:
 

NancyTree

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@JCU @CODawn thanks :thanks:
@HellYeah Yeah I agree.. I got an automatic response, that they are getting so much complaints that they don't have time to address everyone personally..

Tuesday September 19th
On Monday I fell asleep at 8pm, so didn't do my yoga.. but, it was good I think, because today my headache seemed gone.
▪️  Hike 3.25 km

Steps today: 6479

Goals progress
🙂 5000 steps (2/7)
🙂 Healthy dinner (2/5)
🙂 Reasonable snacks (2/5)
🙂 Playing the piano (1/7)
🙂 Going to bed in time (2/5)
▪️ Doing 2 chores a week (1/2)

Step streak: 10 days
Duolingo (hard) streak: 55 days (218)

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NancyTree

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Wednesday September 20th
▪️  Program Combat HIIT , day 2, lvl 1. Push ups + punches
▪️ Legs Power squat
▪️Challenge super abs, day 27. 3x20 leg raises + side bridges
▪️Challenge glutes of steel, day 27. 3x22 bridges
▪️Challenge knee push ups, day 27, 3x11 knee push ups
▪️Challenge negative pull ups, day 28, 4x20 sec deadhang
▪️  Gardening almost an hour I think, we cut the big hedge

Steps today: 8230

Goals progress
🙂 5000 steps (3/7)
🙂 Healthy dinner (3/5)
🙂 Reasonable snacks (3/5)
🙂 Playing the piano (2/7)
🙂 Going to bed in time (3/5)
▪️ Doing 2 chores a week (1/2)

Step streak: 11 days
Duolingo (hard) streak: 56 days (218)


Edit: added the leg workout
 
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NancyTree

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Thursday September 21st
Last week I bought new eunning shoes. Today I ran with them for the second time and they are so very comfortable! I will use them in winter when I'm forced to run on the road because it's dark early. So now I'm also practicing some road running (I normally run only trails in the forest).
▪️  Run 3.54 km road. ZR S2E27. Another failing zombie chase, so they haven't fixed it yet..
▪️  Abs 2 min abs, with 2x1 kg ankle weights and additional 5.5 kg dumbbell on the sitting twists
▪️Challenge super abs, day 28. 3x50 sec elbow plank
▪️Challenge glutes of steel, day 28. 100 donkey kicks
▪️Challenge knee push ups, day 28, 50 sec knee push up hold
▪️Challenge negative pull ups, day 29, 6-4-3 negative pull ups

Steps today: 6650+ (day is not over yet)

Goals progress
🙂 5000 steps (4/7)
🙂 Healthy dinner (4/5)
Reasonable snacks (3/5)
Playing the piano (2/7)
Going to bed in time (3/5)
🙂 Doing 2 chores a week (2/2)

Step streak: 12 days
Duolingo (hard) streak: 57 days (218)

Picture

My new running shoes 😊

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NancyTree

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@Anek thanks!
@JCU @Lady Celerity Me too, these have just a perfect fit :LOL:

Friday September 22nd
▪️ Cycling 11.04 km. I adjusted the pedaos of my hybrid bike a bit, and used it for the first time in a year 😊 went well, rode a PR on a strava segment of 1 km, with an avg of 29.9 km/h
▪️ Arms
- Lat raises 3x 5x5.5kg
- Bicep curls 3x 10x5.5kg 2nd set last 5 reps slow
- Overhead Tricep ext 3x 10x5.5kg each side
- Bent over rows 4x 10x5.5 kg
- Shoulder press 3x 5x5.5 kg
- Upright rows 3x 5x5.5 kg
▪️Challenge super abs, day 29. 3x22 leg raises + side bridges
▪️Challenge glutes of steel, day 29. 3x26 bridges
▪️Challenge knee push ups, day 29, 3x12 knee push ups
▪️  Challenge negative pull ups, day 30, 3x30 sec deadhang :completed:

Steps today: 4669. Apparently I missed that I didn't reach my step goal ..

Saturday September 23rd
I had a busy day, started with running, thrn to my sister in law, followed by a birthday party and planned to do my workout afterwards. But the evening plans changed when my boyfriend turned out to have a metal splinter in his eye and we had to yo to the doctor's.
▪️  Running 5.88 km trail, with a lot of elevation, a total of 147 m (it's a lot in the Netherlands). Another 3 failing zombie chases..

Steps today: 12349

Sunday September 24th
Badge day :yas:

:completed:
▪️  Walk through the city on heels, around 8000 steps, so like ~6 km?
▪️  Program Combat HIIT , day 4 lvl 1
▪️ Glutes Epic Glutes , 2 sets
▪️Challenge super abs, day 30. 3x60 sec elbow plank
▪️Challenge glutes of steel, day 30. 100 donkey kicks
▪️Challenge knee push ups, day 30, 60 sec knee push up hold

Steps today: 8000+ (day is not yet over)

Goals progress
🙂 5000 steps (6/7)
🙂 Healthy dinner (6/5)
▪️Reasonable snacks (4/5)
▪️ Playing the piano (2/7)
▪️ Going to bed in time (3/5)
🙂 Doing 2 chores a week (3/2)

Step streak: 2 days
Duolingo (hard) streak: 60 days (218)

Pictures

Of my run

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Edit: added the epic glutes workout to Sunday's log

Edit 2: added the arm workout I did on Friday
 
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NancyTree

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@JCU @Mamatigerj @Mianevem @Fremen @GentleOx @Montserrat @Gandhalfit :thanks: also for the well wishes for my boyfriend! His eye already feels better 😊

@Mamatigerj yeah, job hazard.. I hope it will not happen often. My boyfriend always uses the full face protection mask, but he took it off before cleaning his desk ..

Monday September 25th
First day at work after my holiday. I am still tired and there's still a lot of problems at my workplace..
▪️  Run 3.57 km road. It won't be long until it's too dark to go into the forest after work..
▪️  Program Combat HIIT , day 5, lvl 1.
▪️  Program Total abs, day 1, lvl 1+, 2x1 kg ankle weights and additional 5.5 kg dumbbell on the sitting twists
▪️ Arms Dynamic Dumbbell, 2 kg, lvl 1
▪️  Challenge pull up, day 1. 1-1-1 pull ups
▪️  Challenge better legs, day 1, 3x22 back leg extensions
▪️  Challenge the miner, day 1, 3x30 sec squats
▪️  Challenge leg day every day, day 1, 60 sec lunges (30)
▪️  Challenge knee push ups, day 1, 3x5 knee push ups. Re-run with deeper and slower push ups.

Steps today: 11665

Goals progress
🙂 5000 steps (1/7)
▪️ Healthy dinner (0/5)
▪️ Reasonable snacks (0/5)
🙂 Playing the piano (1/7)
▪️ Going to bed in time (0/5)
▪️ Doing 2 chores a week (0/2)

Step streak 3 days
Duolingo (hard) streak 61 days (218)
 

Froud

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Posts: 905
Summary of the last 2 weeks
I did the challenges until day 25. My boyfriend got me on my bike again, we went for a 11km round.

Last Sunday I had my first running event since my achilles injury! It was a non competitive run, there was no time tracking by the event. It was 30°C, but it went really well!

Avg daily steps: 6997
Step streak: 5 days
Duolingo (hard) streak: 50 days (218)

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Looking good!

And your ankle? It hold it up? (sorry I arrived a little late)

Edit: glad that your boyfriend better. Looks a bit scary :/
 

NancyTree

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@Anek @Lady Celerity thanks!

@Froud thanks! Yes everything is holding fine 😁 🤞
The eye thing is scary.. I can look horror movies, but if there's anything with eyes... 😶 but luckily it goes well

Tuesday September 26th
Work was crazy and stressful, it cost me a long time to wind down. After dinner I met with a friend, and after that made a short walk across the village with my boyfriend. No time to workout, but decided to do something short anyway, so did the 1 minute workout. I think I will restart my workout streak, to encourage me to find these kinds of solutions.
▪️  Walk 2.03 km
▪️  Workout 1 minute workout

Steps today: 6550

Wednesday September 27th
I am worried a bit that my work stress is too much.. had a talk with my manager about it. I want to be able to breathe again at work..
After work I went to a friend to meet his baby 🥰 . So again it was late for a workout, luckily had my run already done before work. Did the programs but postponed the challenges.
▪️  Run 4.01 km road. Beautiful sunrise. ZR S2E30. 1 failed zombie chase. It still isn't fixed.
▪️  Program Combat HIIT , day 6, lvl 1
▪️  Program Total abs, day 2, lvl 1

Steps today: 9782

Goals progress
🙂 5000 steps (3/7)
🙂 Healthy dinner (2/5)
🙂 Reasonable snacks (2/5)
▪️ Playing the piano (2/7)
🙂 Going to bed in time (2/5)
▪️ Doing 2 chores a week (0/2)

Step streak: 5 days
Workout streak: 3 days
Duolingo (hard) streak: 63 days (218)

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