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    Today is day 87.

    Rode my bike 1.89 miles to the train station, then about half a mile more once we were actually inside Boston city limits.
    day 18 of core control: 140 side leg lifts.

    Climbed from floor 1 to floor 46 of 1 International Place in 11 minutes 15 seconds to raise $250 for Wediko Children's Services.

    Going to bike home from the train.

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      Originally posted by camwynya View Post

      Climbed from floor 1 to floor 46 of 1 International Place in 11 minutes 15 seconds to raise $250 for Wediko Children's Services.
      Well done !

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        Originally posted by camwynya View Post
        Today is day 87.

        Rode my bike 1.89 miles to the train station, then about half a mile more once we were actually inside Boston city limits.
        day 18 of core control: 140 side leg lifts.

        Climbed from floor 1 to floor 46 of 1 International Place in 11 minutes 15 seconds to raise $250 for Wediko Children's Services.

        Going to bike home from the train.
        You Rock Star

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          Update: I just saw that the 11:15 time is for my name and bib number/chip number 26. I wore bib and chip 28. Chip 28 had a time of 14 minutes, which is more the sort of speed I expected. Contacting the event people to let them know, because if this is true then bib 26 deserves her real results.

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            Day 88.

            Saw my time had been officially corrected to 14 min, 26's to 11:15. I'm good w this, still ~30 sec better than last 2 yrs.

            Core control challenge day 19.
            total abs day 12, level 3.
            As someone who has gotten through pushup sets by shouting "FOOLS! I'LL SHOW THEM ALL!" I was more less obligated to try Supervillain workout. Did level 1 to start with. Right hip still clicks on side kicks; I am doing those lower and slightly slower than left side kicks for now. Discovery: due to curve of my lower back, if I am working out in sports bra and shorts, butt-ups produce repeated farting noises when I contact/leave the floor each rep.
            chest and arms day 7. 27, 27, 10. Arms shaking, sweat in eyes, time to stop for now.

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              Originally posted by camwynya View Post
              Discovery: due to curve of my lower back, if I am working out in sports bra and shorts, butt-ups produce repeated farting noises when I contact/leave the floor each rep.
              Same here.

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                Add 7.3 miles on the bike to yesterday.

                Today is day 89.

                Core control day 20, 150 side leg raises.
                Chest and arms day 8, 20 renegade rows, 4 sets, 15.5 lbs. I may step this up next time.
                power 20, 22.5 lbs w 10 lbs for delt raises. Still not easier, so weights aren't changing yet. I may up the deltoid weight before the rest. That's not anywhere near easy, just a tiny bit less hard. Shrugs definitely less hard but I have no time to change plates for shrugs alone, then back for the upright rows.
                Total abs day 13, level 1.

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                  Today is day 90.

                  I had to go out and get my hair cut at lunch, and did not have the opportunity to do much else. I did, however, manage core control day 21, the 40 torso twists, and the upper body tendon strength workout, although that was interrupted partway through and had to be resumed a little bit later. But it got done.

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                    Today is day 91.

                    Core control day 22, 160 side leg raises.
                    Chest and arms day 9. 30, 30, 13 pushups.
                    Total abs day 14, level 2. Fart noises from back meeting/leaving mat during hundreds.

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                      Today is day 92.

                      Core control day 23: 40 torso twists.
                      Total abs day 15, level 3: 420 flutter kicks. Did 60 while waiting for the bus, then the rest over the course of an hour.

                      chest and arms challenge day 10: 22 renegade rows 4 sets. Used 15.5 lbs because I wanted to try a new workout after.
                      The Mountain, level 1. OH GOD THE SWEAT. Close grip pushups and tricep extensions the hardest parts. Did punches comparatively slowly and concentrated on bringing the motive force up from the hip.

                      Also, one set of exercises from a boxing site's page about stronger punches: "Isometric training – Lean at a wall and make a fist at it. Now push your fist into the wall like you’re throwing a punch that’s stuck. Give full effort for 10 seconds and then repeat on the other side." The site recommends doing three sets of this. I have done one set. There will be two sets next time.

                      I do not want to be a boxer. If I take up any fighting sport it will be karate or kung fu or something of that nature. But for now I am doing this because someday I will be in the presence of someone who desperately, truly, genuinely deserves punching, and if I am the one to do that punching, I expect I will only really get one chance. it will have to count.

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                        Today is day 93.

                        Back is stiff in the middle from doing The Mountain yesterday.
                        classic warm-up today.
                        Core control day 24, 170 side leg raises.
                        Chest and arms day 12, 4 sets pushups to failure. Was interrupted by cat so set 1 was only 24. Set 2 was 23. Set 3, 15. Set 4, 11. Some days are better than others.
                        total abs day 16, lower back, level 3. Assumed torso twists = lower back rotations.

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                          Today is day 94.

                          Core control day 25, 40 torso twists, right after brushing my teeth.
                          Classic warm up.
                          Leg Day workout, level 1. Got interrupted by IT issues from the office, opted to stop.
                          resumed with chest and arms challenge day 12, 24 renegade rows, 15 lb weights, 4 sets.
                          15 isometric punches with each arm against the wall to a count of ten seconds per arm.

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                            Today is day 95.

                            two bicycle rides of 1.75 miles each- home to rental car place and back.
                            Flew a training helicopter 100+ nautical miles, which requires constant small adjustments of all kinds and is more physical balancing-type work than you'd think.
                            core control challenge day 26, 180 side leg lifts.

                            Going to go sweat quietly now, it's a bit warm here.

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                              Today is day 96.

                              core control day 27, 40 torso twists.

                              Classic warm-up.

                              chest and arms day 13. Started, did 24 or 25, realized I do not want to do multitudinous pushups on the kitchen floor with no mat, especially since I intend to do Supervillain today. Will resume challenge tomorrow at work.

                              supervillain level 1. Sweating into my eyes by butt-ups of set 2. Hips still click during side kicks.
                              Skipping total abs today, resuming tomorrow.
                              2 sets of ten 10-second isometric punches per arm for a total of 40 10-second isometric punches.

                              ETA: 9.35 miles on the bike at an average of 12.88 mph. Working up to 50 miles by September.

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                                Today is day 97. Lunch was occupied by errands, even if they turned out to be a bit fruitless.

                                1.2 miles and 0.82 miles on a bicycle to get to and from the errands at lunchtime.
                                Core control day 28, 190 side leg lifts.
                                Upper Body Tendon Strength workout.
                                2 sets of 10-second isometric punches per arm for a total of 40 10-second isometric punches.

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