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    Thank you TheGrayLynx

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      Wednesday, July 21 - Rainbow's Consecutive Days of Fitness Day 455


      running: 6K in 36:59 - in town

      push/pull/press/plank: 2 minutes - handstand kick-ups

      yoga: 15 minutes - SarahBethYoga 15 Minute Morning Yoga Routine - a nice quick flow. Sarah Beth buys into some of the goofy yoga talk like "beach bod" and "detox", but I haven't found it too prevalent in her cueing thus far, and her sequencing is solid. She has a long list of short power yoga videos which are useful for me when I want some yoga that's actually a workout but don't have the time for a longer practice. I will likely re-visit her channel.


      Workout with my mother: Day 489

      Arms of Steel - Day 12
      Knee Saver
      Better Balance
      Talk to the Hand
      Hand Tendons

      Total time for w/o w. mother: 26:00

      Total workout time: 80 minutes


      Other stuff:

      6 km hiking

      Only Homemade Food - ​​ - Total Days: 568/568
      Daily French Study - - Total Consecutive Days: 254
      GOBOT (6:30) - - 4/4
      GBOT (11:00) - - 3/4


      Year 51 Goals Tracking:

      1. 400.5/1000 km running
      2. 1416.6/3000 km total distance
      3. 10 hrs. 6 min. / 100 hours yoga/dance
      4. fastest 5K year-to-date: 25:57 (goal is < 22)
      5. most push-ups in one set: 23/50
      6. press-to-handstand progress: scissor press from 10" footstool, with head against wall (goal = 1 unassisted)
      7. 4/15 chapters Bird Bio course
      8. 0/100 nature journal entries with sketches
      9. 61/100 complete bird counts
      10. bird species IDed by ear: 22/100
      11. Fluenz French: 57/150 sessions
      12. French tests: TBD
      13. pull-up progress: 14 second unassisted negative (goal = 1 unassisted)

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        I emjoy Sarah Beth's yoga too.

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          Glad you liked Tim’s yoga, RD. We started using his channel 3 months ago. My husb gets more out of Tim’s cueing/instruction than anyone he’s seen so far. This means improvement on his end. I like that they are actual “workouts.” Tim’s videos allow me to just use those for my PM session.
          Your butterfly photos are just fantastic!!😍

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            I like my yoga to be a workout too, DorothyMH . Don't get me wrong: I enjoy a relaxing restorative yoga practice as well. Best case scenario: I like to have time to do both. But I'm not so keen on yoga that skimps on the strength-training aspects. (And if I am going to do both, I want to do the hard work first. I don't understand how people can tolerate yoga sequencing that begins with restorative work and then asks you to stand up and do warriors when you've just prepared yourself for sleep.) Tim's cueing is great because he actually coaches you on how to get the most benefit out of the poses and he doesn't get tangled up in purple prose.

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              Thursday, July 22 - Rainbow's Consecutive Days of Fitness Day 456


              running: 6K in 37:54 - night run in town. blessedly cool

              push/pull/press/plank: 6 minutes - handstand kick-ups and handstand push-ups

              yoga: none today. ran out of time


              Workout with my mother: Day 490

              Arms & Shoulders Stretch
              60 Days of Cardio - Day 24
              Ankle Recovery
              Wrist Pain
              Hand Tendons

              Didn't get to this today until 8 PM as my mother was not ready to workout in the morning, then was out shopping all afternoon, then wanted to eat dinner as soon as she got home, then wanted to have time for her dinner to settle. My mother is a night owl who would workout late in the evening every day, I think, if I allowed it. But the nighttime workouts are not so much my thing--especially not this one as 60DoC24 contains a pretty nasty combo of neilarey 's infamous "hidden burpees". I was a wimp and pushed up from my knees for the first 4 sets. But then I sucked it up and did full drop push-ups for the last 3 sets. All for the cheese credits, of course.



              My mother substituted extended mountain pose with a backbend, followed by a standing rear leg lift on each side for the superman stretches. So no burpees for her.

              Total time for w/o w. mother: 31:50

              Total workout time: 76 minutes


              Other stuff:

              6.2 km hiking

              Only Homemade Food - ​​ - Total Days: 569/569
              Daily French Study - - Total Consecutive Days: 255
              Daily Ornithology - - Total Consecutive Days: 1
              Daily Artwork - - Total Consecutive Days: 1
              GOBOT (6:30) - - 4/5
              GBOT (11:00) - - 3/5


              Year 51 Goals Tracking:

              1. 406.5/1000 km running
              2. 1428.8/3000 km total distance
              3. 10 hrs. 6 min. / 100 hours yoga/dance
              4. fastest 5K year-to-date: 25:57 (goal is < 22)
              5. most push-ups in one set: 23/50
              6. press-to-handstand progress: scissor press from 10" footstool, with head against wall (goal = 1 unassisted)
              7. 4/15 chapters Bird Bio course
              8. 1/100 nature journal entries with sketches
              9. 61/100 complete bird counts
              10. bird species IDed by ear: 22/100
              11. Fluenz French: 58/150 sessions
              12. French tests: TBD
              13. pull-up progress: 14 second unassisted negative (goal = 1 unassisted)

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                Friday, July 23 - Rainbow's Consecutive Days of Fitness Day 457


                running: 6K in 37:27 - in town

                push/pull/press/plank: 3 minutes - handstand kick-ups and handstand push-ups

                yoga: none today. ran out of time


                Workout with my mother: Day 491

                1-Minute HIIT - Day 12
                Back & Core Workout
                Better Balance
                Talk to the Hand
                Hand Tendons

                Total time for w/o w. mother: 36:00

                Total workout time: 76 minutes


                Other stuff:

                6.3 km hiking

                Only Homemade Food - ​​ - Total Days: 570/570
                Daily French Study - - Total Consecutive Days: 256
                Daily Ornithology - - Total Consecutive Days: 2
                Daily Artwork - - Total Consecutive Days: 2
                GOBOT (6:30) - - 5/6
                GBOT (11:00) - - 3/6


                Year 51 Goals Tracking:

                1. 412.5/1000 km running
                2. 1441.1/3000 km total distance
                3. 10 hrs. 6 min. / 100 hours yoga/dance
                4. fastest 5K year-to-date: 25:57 (goal is < 22)
                5. most push-ups in one set: 23/50
                6. press-to-handstand progress: scissor press from 10" footstool, with head against wall (goal = 1 unassisted)
                7. 4/15 chapters Bird Bio course
                8. 1/100 nature journal entries with sketches
                9. 61/100 complete bird counts
                10. bird species IDed by ear: 22/100
                11. Fluenz French: 58/150 sessions
                12. French tests: TBD
                13. pull-up progress: 14 second unassisted negative (goal = 1 unassisted)

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                  Saturday, July 24 - Rainbow's Consecutive Days of Fitness Day 458


                  running: day off

                  push/pull/press/plank: 5 minutes - handstand kick-ups, handstand push-ups, and some attempts at pressing - I feel that I'm almost to the point of being able to lift my feet off the floor - also did a few push-ups as part of my yoga practice

                  yoga: 32 minutes - Yoga with Tim - 2019 30 Day Yoga Challenge - Day 4


                  Workout with my mother: Day 492

                  Posture
                  30 Days of Gravity - Day 13 - largely an exercise in attempting to convince my mother to replace "I can't" with "I need to find a way to make this exercise work for me"
                  Sore Feet
                  Wrist Pain
                  Hand Tendons

                  Total time for w/o w. mother: 46:30

                  Total workout time: 83 minutes


                  Other stuff:

                  7 km hiking - Trudy got an extra km this morning because a little mastiff puppy still learning to go for walks wanted to walk with us. Trudy agreed to tolerate the puppy's attention in exchange for being allowed to lick the puppy's human's face.

                  Only Homemade Food - ​​ - Total Days: 571/571
                  Daily French Study - - Total Consecutive Days: 257
                  Daily Ornithology - - Total Consecutive Days: 3
                  Daily Artwork - - Total Consecutive Days: 3
                  GOBOT (6:30) - - 6/7
                  GBOT (11:00) - - 3/7


                  Year 51 Goals Tracking:

                  1. 412.5/1000 km running
                  2. 1448.1/3000 km total distance
                  3. 10 hrs. 38 min. / 100 hours yoga/dance
                  4. fastest 5K year-to-date: 25:57 (goal is < 22)
                  5. most push-ups in one set: 23/50
                  6. press-to-handstand progress: scissor press from 10" footstool, with head against wall (goal = 1 unassisted)
                  7. 5/15 chapters Bird Bio course
                  8. 1/100 nature journal entries with sketches
                  9. 61/100 complete bird counts
                  10. bird species IDed by ear: 22/100
                  11. Fluenz French: 59/150 sessions
                  12. French tests: TBD
                  13. pull-up progress: 14 second unassisted negative (goal = 1 unassisted)

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                    Are your handstand push ups the same as or similar to pike push ups, would you say?

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                      Originally posted by DorothyMH View Post
                      Are your handstand push ups the same as or similar to pike push ups, would you say?
                      Handstand push-ups are similar to pike push-ups in that you are pushing in the same plane. But with pike push-ups you don't have to lift your entire body. (With handstand push-ups I'm not truly lifting 100% of my bodyweight either, since I do them with my heels on a wall. I try to keep my heels pretty light on the wall. So they're not supporting a lot of weight. But it's not nothing.) Pike push-ups, and decline pike push-ups are great training for handstand push-ups. See images in the workout below.

                      My "handstand push-ups" are more accurately called "handstand dips" since I'm not able to go all the way down. (A full handstand push-up would be head to the floor, then push back up again to straight arms. Mine are maybe halfway down on a good day.) Also: I keep my hands shoulder width apart, not wide like in the drawings.

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                        Sunday, July 25 - Rainbow's Consecutive Days of Fitness Day 459


                        running: 3K in 17:38 - in town

                        push/pull/press/plank: 6 minutes - handstand kick-ups, handstand push-ups, and some attempts at pressing - also did a few push-ups as part of my yoga practice

                        yoga: 31 minutes - Yoga with Tim - 2019 30 Day Yoga Challenge - Day 5


                        Workout with my mother: Day 493

                        Balance Workout for Seniors - found this w/o through Mamatigerj 's thread. It is mostly the same exercises as I've already been doing with my mother with various DAREBEE workouts. But I like how Bryant Johnson repeatedly coaches the viewer to use their chair for as much--or as little--assistance as necessary. (I say this to my mother all the time. But I figured it would be good for her to hear it from someone other than me. Or maybe I was the one who needed her to hear it from someone other than me.)
                        Ankle Recovery
                        Back Pain Relief - Chair Edition
                        Neck & Shoulders
                        Wrist Pain
                        Hand Tendons

                        Total time for w/o w. mother: 34:00

                        Total workout time: 89 minutes


                        Other stuff:

                        6 km hiking

                        Only Homemade Food - ​​ - Total Days: 572/572
                        Daily French Study - - Total Consecutive Days: 258
                        Daily Ornithology - - Total Consecutive Days: 4
                        Daily Artwork - - Total Consecutive Days: 4
                        GOBOT (6:30) - - 1/1
                        GBOT (11:00) - - 1/1


                        Year 51 Goals Tracking:

                        1. 415.5/1000 km running
                        2. 1457.1/3000 km total distance
                        3. 11 hrs. 9 min. / 100 hours yoga/dance
                        4. fastest 5K year-to-date: 25:57 (goal is < 22)
                        5. most push-ups in one set: 23/50
                        6. press-to-handstand progress: scissor press from 10" footstool, with head against wall (goal = 1 unassisted)
                        7. 5/15 chapters Bird Bio course
                        8. 1/100 nature journal entries with sketches
                        9. 61/100 complete bird counts
                        10. bird species IDed by ear: 22/100
                        11. Fluenz French: 59/150 sessions
                        12. French tests: TBD
                        13. pull-up progress: 14 second unassisted negative (goal = 1 unassisted)

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                          Monday, July 26 - Rainbow's Consecutive Days of Fitness Day 460


                          running: 6K in 34:15 - in town

                          push/pull/press/plank: 9 minutes - handstand kick-ups, handstand push-ups, and some attempts at pressing

                          yoga: none today


                          Workout with my mother: Day 494

                          Upper Body Stretch
                          Combat HIIT - Day 13
                          Better Balance
                          Talk to the Hand
                          Hand Tendons

                          Total time for w/o w. mother: 37:00

                          Total workout time: 80 minutes


                          Other stuff:

                          6.2 km hiking

                          Only Homemade Food - ​​ - Total Days: 573/573
                          Daily French Study - - Total Consecutive Days: 259
                          Daily Ornithology - - Total Consecutive Days: 5
                          Daily Artwork - - Total Consecutive Days: 5
                          GOBOT (6:30) - - 2/2
                          GBOT (11:00) - - 1/2


                          Year 51 Goals Tracking:

                          1. 421.5/1000 km running
                          2. 1469.3/3000 km total distance
                          3. 11 hrs. 9 min. / 100 hours yoga/dance
                          4. fastest 5K year-to-date: 25:57 (goal is < 22)
                          5. most push-ups in one set: 23/50
                          6. press-to-handstand progress: scissor press from 10" footstool, with head against wall (goal = 1 unassisted)
                          7. 5/15 chapters Bird Bio course
                          8. 1/100 nature journal entries with sketches
                          9. 61/100 complete bird counts
                          10. bird species IDed by ear: 22/100
                          11. Fluenz French: 60/150 sessions
                          12. French tests: TBD
                          13. pull-up progress: 14 second unassisted negative (goal = 1 unassisted)

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                            They had my favourite cheese at the grocery store today for the first time since December!

                            the best cheese!

                            I foresee a lot of handstands in my immediate future.

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                              I foresee a lot of handstands in my immediate future.
                              LOL

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                                Some of today's visitors:

                                House Sparrow (a baby):

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                                House Wren:

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                                House Finch (male):

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                                Monarch on Milkweed:

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                                Eastern Cottontail:

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                                This little rascal ate my Large-leaved Aster and half my Wild Geranium!

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