Ed 208 Posted December 12, 2015 Share Posted December 12, 2015 (edited) This journal has 2 main purposes1. I'm still learning (you never stop). But I have learnt a few things that hopefully will help you.2. This is the selfish reason. To have a place to keep myself accountable.This thread probably won't be updated daily, but I plan to put something in here at least once a week. What Did I Work On Today?There's one thing you need to be working on everyday. Regardless of how old you are.Fitness.I have to admit I'm out of shape at the moment. I've been slacking off lately. There's more flab around my belly than I'd like.After reading Kyle's Thousand Mile thread I decided I'd go for a mile run.I haven't gone for a run for a while. I used to have to run 2.4km (1.5mi) in under 11 minutes. It used to be part of my job, I'll talk about that another time.Running is enjoyable but I tend to avoid it these days. Not the best exercise for your knees.I got a respectable time:While that might seem like a good time to you, it's slow compared to the speed I used to run.Maintaining your fitness standards is much easier than improving them.I'm not upset about it, just acknowledging I can do better when I'm fit. And notice that I'm not comparing my speeds to anyone else.Competition has it's place and it can be a great motivator to get you fitter. As long as you're comparing yourself to someone roughly the same level.If you're at the stage you can only do a slow walk that's fine too. That's doing way better than sitting on the couch watching reality TV. On the way back from my run I stopped off at the bar. No, not the one that sells beer, but the ones you can do chin-ups.... Or pull-ups...... I'm really not sure what they're officially called. Anyway, I jumped and grabbed the bar. Pulled myself up 5 times. I want to get it to 10 in a row before the end of January.Then before I went home, I took this photo: Edited December 12, 2015 by Ed Wasn't letting me link earlier Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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