At the break of dawn

NancyTree

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@CODawn @Anek @colin thanks!

Sunday November 5th
Bad day. Eating wise and physical wise. Got 5000 steps though.

Monday November 6th
Today my calf was good again.
The days are way too short. Work, running, cooking, eating.. no time for a serious workout. I love the Dynamic Dumbbell workout, because it's short but targets a lot of muscle groups. But I had in mind I would do some different kinds of (arm) workouts. But they take a lot more time. I am proud that today I allowed myself to do a shorter workout, if that makes me workout at all. The alternative was that I would not have started.
▪️ Morning cardio Good Morning, lvl 1
▪️  Run 5.25 km road
▪️ Focus workout: arms Dynamic Dumbbell , lvl 1, 2 kg

Steps today: 11723

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

Step streak: 9 days
Daily walk streak: 6 days
Workout streak: 1 days
Duolingo (hard) streak: 103 days (218)
 
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NancyTree

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I kind of fell off the wagon again. I've been keeping myself busy so I wouldn't miss my boyfriend too much. But it also exhausted me and since yesterday eating and exercising are off. But, this week I did cook healthy dinners on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. I discovered some nice new quick recipes.

Today I started a new language course. Not on Duolingo, because they don't have this language available, but a 'real' one. It's been a long time since I studied for real, on something I am not familiar with at all. Hopefully I'm still know how to study and learn new stuff :typy:

Tomorrow I'll try to hit the reset button.
 

NancyTree

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@Anek thank you :thanks:

Sunday November 12th
Well.. reset didn't entirely happen. Let's say that the system is rebooting subsystem by subsystem 🙃
▪️ Morning cardio Good morning, lvl 1
▪️  Hike 2.34 km photographing. With some stretching and awkward poses (to get some right angles)

Steps today: 5008

Goals progress
Step streak: 2 days
Daily walk streak: 2 days
Workout streak: 0 days
Duolingo (hard) streak: 109 days (218)

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NancyTree

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@Anek @CODawn @PetiteSheWolf :tu:

Monday November 13th
There are not enough hours in a day.. I was a bit later away from work, had to do groceryshopping, went for my run directly after I came home, cooking a 15 min meal, eating, and then it was already 8.30 pm.. Did some language learning and 2 episodes of a series and it was rime for bed. I allowed myself to skip the focus workout..
▪️ Morning cardio 1 minute workout
▪️  Run 5.66 km road

Steps today: 10621

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

Step streak: 3 days
Daily walk streak: 3 days
Workout streak: 0 days
Duolingo (hard) streak: 10 days (218)
 

NancyTree

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@Mamatigerj :tu:

@colin thanks for asking, I'm okay. Just had covid last week (not very ill but it was not fun with a running nose), am super busy to keep myself going (my boyfriend is abroad), work is partly a disaster (a bit of a hostile colleague who is leaving soon plus I am super busy..) but also partly very good (I get to lead the way towards changes).

I hope I will be able to slow down in a few weeks..
 

Gandhalfit

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"Every world spins in pain. If there is any kind of supreme being... it is up to all of us to become his moral superior. Vetinari/Pratchett"
At least that colleague won't be around much.
Sorry to read you were sick and I hope you're back to your healthy self.
 

NancyTree

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@Gandhalfit thanks! I am totally healthy again :ss: and only 3 days of work with my colleague left

Wednesday November 29th
I am tired.. I work way too much. Didn't feel like doing anything but did. Dragged myself outside for a run too. It was really nice, it felt good. Tried to learn a bit for my language course, but it doesn't stick.. I don't know if I'm just getting older, or my mind is just too full.
▪️  Run 6.65 km, road.

Steps today: 10995

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

Step streak: 1 days
Daily walk streak: 1 days
Workout streak: 0 days
Duolingo (hard) streak: 126 days (218) 1st day July 27th
 

NancyTree

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Thursday November 30th
No workout.

Steps today: 4917

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

Step streak: 0 days
Daily walk streak: 0 days
Workout streak: 0 days
Duolingo (hard) streak: 127 days (218) 1st day July 27th
 

NancyTree

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November summary
I lost my workout consistency totally. But, I kind of kept my running going; not the way I like it but still twice a week. My plan for December is to try to actually  do what I planned for November. And I'll add my own Advent challenge: daily do the daily exercise to earn my Advent chocolate 😊

Total running: 60.09 km
Total steps: 230,757

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NancyTree

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@Gandhalfit thanks!

Friday December 1st
I wanted to do 2 min abs as focus workout in the evening, but just forgot and went to bed instead 😅.
▪️  Run 5.09 km road.
▪️ Advent calendar: EoD 4 min punches
▪️  Challenge Power squats, day 1. 3x 10 power squats

Steps today: 9236

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

Step streak: 1 days
Daily walk streak: 1 days
Workout streak: 1 days
Duolingo (hard) streak: 128 days (218) 1st day July 27th
 

NancyTree

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Saturday December 2nd
I have DOMS in my arms and legs from yesterday's exercise... (how unfit am I then? 😱). So skipped my focus workout, but I didn't realise I still could've done 2 min abs 🤦🏼‍♀️
I forgot to do a hike in the forest. And I forgot to mind my steps. Luckily I got 5000 in. My mind is obviously somewhere else..
▪️ Advent calendar: EoD 100 jumping jacks
▪️  Challenge Power squat, d2. 3x (5 squats + 5 count squat hold)

Steps today: 5155

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

Step streak: 2 days
Daily walk streak: 0 days
Workout streak: 2 days
Duolingo (hard) streak: 129 days (218) 1st day July 27th
 

NancyTree

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Sunday December 3rd
▪️  Run 8.33 km trail. 240 m elevation gain. It was beautiful! There was a bit of snow on higher grounds and the sun was shining
▪️ Focus workout 2 min abs. Sitting twists with 5.5 kg dumbbell. I did this one finally, it is definitely my all time favourite workout; only 2 minutes but working all different abs for real
▪️ Advent calendar: EotD 30 sec boat pose
▪️  Challenge Power squat, day 3. 3x10 power squats

Steps today: 13135

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

Step streak: 3 days
Daily walk streak: 1 days
Workout streak: 3 days
Duolingo (hard) streak: 130 days (218) 1st day July 27th

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NancyTree

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@Mamatigerj @JCU @PetiteSheWolf @Anek @Laura Rainbow Dragon :tu:

Monday December 4th
Today was aweful.. it started yesterday, when a lot of work stress hit me and I didn't sleep well. Today was too full already, a new(be) colleage who wasn't very capable of dealing with some acute problems and I needed time to coach him which I hadn't. I have way too much to deal with..
▪️  Walk 2.13 km
▪️ Advent calendar: EoD 20 balance side lunges
▪️Challenge Power squat, d4. 3x (5 squats + 5 count squat hold)

Steps today: 5266

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

Step streak: 4 days
Daily walk streak: 2 days
Workout streak: 4 days
Duolingo (hard) streak: 131 days (218) 1st day July 27th
 

NancyTree

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Tuesday December 5th
Today was also crazy at work, but I survived. I did cook after work :cool: made a burger as a treat but also made a salad for the veggies.
▪️ Focus workout Dynamic dumbbell, lvl 1, 2x2 kg
▪️ Advent calendar EotD 20 shrimp squats
▪️ Challenge power squat day5, 3x12 power squats

Steps today: 6809

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

Step streak: 5 days
Daily walk streak: 0 days
Workout streak: 5 days
Duolingo (hard) streak: 132 days (218) 1st day July 27th
 

NancyTree

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Wednesday December 6th
I brought Chrismas into my home 🎄, I always love it when the lights go on during the dark days.
▪️  Run 6.72 km trail. It was again a very lovely run. And, I ran two records on Strava segments! (1 shared with 2 other women) :celeb: not really intentional, but thought to try a bit of acceleration. I didn't give all so I might even beat the men next time ;)
▪️ Advent calendar EotD: 2 min arm scissors
▪️Challenge Power squat, d6. 3x (5 squats + 5 count squat hold)

Steps today: 12478

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

Step streak: 6 days
Daily walk streak: 1 days
Workout streak: 6 days
Duolingo (hard) streak: 133 days (218) 1st day July 27th

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NancyTree

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@Mamatigerj thanks 😊 I always love the lights

Thursday December 7th
Last day of working with my colleague. That was kind of awkward.
Did a short walk with Pico 🥰 in the neighborhood.
▪️ Advent calendar EotD 60 elbow plank arm raises
▪️ Challenge power squat day 7, 3x12 power squats

Steps today: 5803

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

Step streak: 7 days
Daily walk streak: 2 days
Workout streak: 7 days
Duolingo (hard) streak: 134 days (218) 1st day July 27th
 

NancyTree

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Friday December 8th
Today I feel a bit of tension in my calf, so I didn't push myself to get to the 5000 steps. Hopefully tomorrow I'll be able to do my planned run 🤞
Last day before my vacation :yas: :yes: I'll be not very active the next weeks. I'll be finally reunited with my boyfriend. I also will not take part in the December events, though I secretly want my ornament on the tree. So maybe...
▪️ Advent calendar EotD 30 stagged push ups. This is a very hard exercise for me, but did it with sets of 5 throughout the day.
▪️  Challenge power squat, day 8. 3x (5 squats + 5 count squat hold)

Steps today: 4070

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

Step streak: 0 days
Daily walk streak: 0 days
Workout streak: 8 days
Duolingo (hard) streak: 135 days (218) 1st day July 27th
 

NancyTree

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Saturday December 9th
Today I'm busy cleaning the house and made a beautiful run over a path I'd never taken before (the 2nd - 4th picture) .
▪️  Run 8.65 km trail
▪️ Advent calendar EotD 2 min side to side backfists. This was hard after yesterday's puah ups
▪️ Challenge power squat day9, 3x14 power squats

Steps today: 10,000+ (day is not over yet)

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

Step streak: 1 days
Daily walk streak: 1 days
Workout streak: 9 days
Duolingo (hard) streak: 136 days (218) 1st day July 27th

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NancyTree

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Merry Christmas everyone!
I'm back home from my vacation to enjoy the holidays. This is the first year I didn't get an ornament in the tree. I could've pushed myself to make it, but I thought it would be a healthy choice to not to.

First an update on my training log, pictures will follow later. I finished my advent calendar :move: I was very consistent on my minimums. Have run only once, but that's okay because I've also hiked a lot.

Sunday December 10th
Travel Day
▪️ Advent calendar EotD 50 hop heel clicks
▪️ Challenge power squat day 10, 3x (5 squats + 5 count squat hold)

Monday December 11th
▪️ Advent calendar EotD 60 sec plank hold
▪️ Challenge power squat day 11, 3x14 power squats

Tuesday December 12th
▪️  Hike 4.30 km, 350 m elevation gain
▪️ Advent calendar EotD 60 sec knee strikes
▪️ Challenge power squat day 12, 3x (5 squats + 5 count squat hold)

Wednesday December 13th
▪️  Run 6.15 km, 114m elevation gain (like, in 1 go.. had to stop 2 or 3 times to catch my breath)
▪️Advent calendar EotD 10 tricep extensions

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Thursday December 14th
▪️  Walk morning walk 1.88 km
▪️ Advent calendar EotD 60 side bends
▪️ Challenge power squat day 13, 3x16 power squats

Friday December 15th
We moved to the mountains, where we had snow!
▪️  Walk 1.70 km evening walk to enjoy the snow
▪️ Advent calendar EotD 2 minutes side to side chops
▪️ Challenge power squat day 14, 3x (5 squats + 5 count squat hold)

Saturday December 16th
▪️  Hike 5.41 snow hike 251m elevation
▪️  Hike 2.04 km snow hike 84m elevation
▪️  Hike 1.58 km snow hike. 95m elevation
▪️ Advent calendar EotD 40 reverse crunches
▪️ Challenge power squat day 15, 3x16 power squats

Sunday December 17th
▪️  Hike 11.98 km snow hike, 4.82m elevation gain
▪️ Advent calendar EotD 30 sec pacer steps
▪️ Challenge power squat day 16, 3x (5 squats + 5 count squat hold)

Monday December 18th
Left the snowy mountains to go slowly to the coast
▪️  Hike 4.08 km to a waterfall, 101 m elevation gain
▪️  Hike 3.89 km to a fort, 109 m elevation gain
▪️ Advent calendar EotD 2 minutes raised leg swings
▪️ Challenge power squat day 17, 3x18 power squats

Tuesday December 19th
▪️ Advent calendar EotD 30 leg raises
▪️  Challenge power squat day 18, 3x (5 squats + 5 count squat hold)

Wednesday December 20th
▪️ Advent calendar EotD 40 jumping lunges
▪️ Challenge power squat day 19, 3x18 power squats

Thursday December 21st
▪️  Hike 2.8 km alongside the shore
▪️ Advent calendar EotD 60 sec balance hold
▪️Challenge power squat day 20, 3x (5 squats + 5 count squat hold)

Friday December 22nd
We were in a carcrash.. got hit pretty hard twice from behind while we were waiting in front of the traffic lights. The guy had been drinking, I think just below the limit for legal actions. He was not braking at all.. Luckily we were driving a very strong car (old Toyota Landcruiser), so we were just shaken up but nothing serious. The car is not drivable though 🙁 and needs serious repair.
▪️ Advent calendar EotD 2 minutes side leg swings
▪️ Challenge power squat day 21, 3x20 power squats

Saturday December 23rd
Easy day because my neck muscles hurt. I had planned a run, but skipped it.
▪️ Advent calendar EotD 2min stretch hold
▪️Challenge power squat day 22, 3x (5 squats + 5 count squat hold)

Sunday December 24th
Neck is way better today. It's also travelday.
▪️Advent calendar EotD 50 calf raises
▪️ Challenge power squat day 23, 3x20 power squats

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NancyTree

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Monday December 25th
▪️  Run 4.67 km trail. It went really well! I ran another record on a Strava segment. It was the same segment where I got the CR of the women before my vacation. Now I also beat the best man 💪. I'm so happy I'm back at serious running!
▪️ Focus workout Dynamic Dumbbell , 2 kg, only 1 set to get started
▪️  Challenge power squat day 24, 3x (5 squats + 5 count squat hold)

Steps today: 8270

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

Step streak: 17 days
Daily walk streak: ? days
Workout streak: ? days
Duolingo (hard) streak: 152 days (218) 1st day July 27th
 
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