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I should probably be keeping this in my WP, but I haven't been. Maybe committing to keeping it here will help me be more consistent in keeping track.

Today was leg day:
  • 4 sets of deadlifts
  • 5 sets of leg presses / calf raises
  • 5 sets of leg curls
  • 6 sets of weighted abdominal curls
No HIIT today, because my legs felt like rubber after lifting, so the last thing I wanted to do was climb on the elliptical.

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There's an incision in my chest since Wednesday, so I can't lift for a while. Therefore, yesterday was a day for cardio: 30 minutes on the treadmill, pretty steep incline. I did some intervals, but I can't really call it HIIT because I don't feel comfortable enough on a treadmill to crank it up to a high intensity. And that's why I'll be sticking with the ellipticals and the bikes.

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Atticus wrote: There's an incision in my chest since Wednesday, so I can't lift for a while.


To put it bluntly... holy krapola doood!

I hope you are gonna be alright.
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Oh yeah, it wasn't a big deal, just had what we think was a cyst removed. But it isn't going to heal if I don't take time off from throwing dumbbells around.

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Now now.... you should not refer to your co-workers as....... oh.... oh, okay, nevermind. :P
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I don't know what happened to Monday's post. Tapatalk is a pain right now. Anyway, 20 minutes HIIT on a bike.

Tomorrow is leg day. I also let Kate talk me into signing up for a 5K on Saturday to raise money for breast cancer support. I am not a runner, so this is a huge step for me.

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5K == 3 miles

Even if you walk it, that is a 'do-able' distance; even fast walking / fox trotting / almost jogging -- you should easily make 15 minute miles. So, an hour in the sun and fresh air and poof.... you are a supportive hubby and hero for those fighting the Big C.

Wear comfortable sneakers & clothing.
Hydrate as much as possible before.

You'll make it like a champ!
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Thanks, Kol. Intellectually, I know this stuff. It's just the detritus from miserable years in gym class that makes me dread runs.

Today was leg day:
  • 5 sets of leg presses
  • 4 sets of leg curls
  • 6 sets of calf raises
  • 6 sets of weighted abdominal curls
I'm thinking I should be okay to go back to upper body training by the end of the weekend.

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Well, yesterday's 5K turned out to be 5.5 miles instead. So it took me longer than I thought it would, about an hour and a half, but we got through it just fine. My ankles are a little sore today, but I felt great after refueling and rehydrating.

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5.5 instead of 3.... SURPRISE! *facepalm*

Still... a little over 16 minute miles -- which is not bad for a beat up duffer. :P
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