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Weekend Warrior Wannabe

Okay, so I didn't officially sign up to take on the Weekend Warrior Challenge but I was active all weekend! Sundays eating wasn't quite up to par but it was not bad foods - just not enough food. I almost gave up on Saturday with finding a time to workout. Here's my weekend:

On Saturday I woke up early (not typical) and did my regular morning routine. I blogged, read other blogs, and then got off the computer. My plan was to get on the treadmill and do my workout before I left town but for some reason -- I was moving at a frantic pace but was getting no where. My wife was out of town with some friends in Springfield and I decided I would straighten up the place for her for when she got back. That took longer than I thought it would.

We had also been cleaning out some closets and had loads of stuff to donate -- that meant a trip to the local donation place...then the post office...and then Wally world real quick. All of which, was not real quick. Subway was my last stop before leaving town and it was the quickest stop of them all. Did I mention that I failed to workout before I left the house?

My reasoning for not working out is that I knew of a fitness place in the town that I was going too that would probably let me use a treadmill for a small fee. I was okay with that but once I got into town, got my room, and made it to the place - they were closed. This is the point when I would normally just give it up and workout the next day. Saturday's were never my favorites days to work out anyways. That did not happen. As I was driving through town I noticed a couple walking on a high school track. I stopped at a gas station for a water and asked them if it was open to the public - they said yes. That was it, my mind was made up to hit that track.

That's 3 days out of last week that I was able to workout outside! It was nice. I tried to take a picture of the track for you but I didn't get the whole track. On the left of the picture is some of the bleachers that I ran as well. I walked 1/2 lap, ran 4, walked 1, ran 1, walked 1/2, ran 1 1/2, walked 1/2, ran 1. After the running I did two sets of regular push-ups separated by one set of T push-ups which were followed by running the stairs of the bleachers. Ah. Bleachers were not kind to my legs.

Sunday's workout was more normal. I played basketball last night as I normally do.

Workout: Saturday = 2.5 miles; Sunday = 3.14


Jeremy Logsdon said...

Trips to Wal-Mart are never quick. And kudos for fitting the workout in. You're a better man than me. I probably would have taken the gym being closed as God's way of telling me to take a rest day. :)

Josie said...

Awesome plan B!
Thanks for stopping by my blog, I love the goals you have set for yourself this year, as I'm doing something similar! look forward to following your blog more :-)

and you definitely had a warrior-ish weekend!

Seth said...

@ Jeremy - I doubt being a better man -- I think I did have the same thought but I'm glad I got over it -- guess seeing the couple was telling me that giving up was not the right plan.

@Josie - Thanks. Keep coming by. I'm following you - I do believe..I'll check to make sure! Thanks for stopping by.