40 day Lent challenge, Sport, training

Easter and the end of Lent Challenge

So it’s been easter – and we’ve been on the country side (hence no updates), and I kind of made it through, without overdosing on chocolate and sugar, so I guess, I’m half successful.

My training on the other hand, have been little and embarrasing. To be honest not sure excatly why, but felt like little lack of spark might have caused this temporary stand still. However – not all battles are lost and I’m sure, I’m getting back on ‘a roll’ again. I still – also! – have my burpees to do – along with a ‘few’ other great sessions.

But let’s put the sad pieces down:
Thursday: I know, I was in the gym with Liam. Remembered some of my work out: 50 pull/ chin ups (spread out in 2 ‘chunks’ of 30 & 20). Rest is a blur, but probably some pistols as well.
Friday: 8K in the hills of Clonakilty + 3 sets of abs (75), back (25) and push ups (30)
Saturday: 1½ hour of thaiboxing at Brucies Gym, Bandon. Went to the fights in Cork at Silverspring Hotel in the evening and judged the fights. Good fun, and great fights and classy place with muay thai fights underneath chandeliers and red, fluffy carpet underneath the ring.
Sunday: Easter sunday – woke up to chocolate eggs. First (obvious) sugar in 48 days!! And later that day, we went for sunday lunch at Deasys. Had a brilliant desert. Also – off day
Monday: Off day (with Liams pancakes for breakfast)
Tuesday: Late night training at Dennehys Fitness. Pretty cool place that is open for lifting 24hours monday – thursday.
13.22 min running – 2 miles (I know, I had it down for 15min, but it was an error)
Squats:
10x 20kg
10x 20kg – front squat
2x 5x 40kg
2x 5x 50kg
Pull/ Chin Ups:
32 total (6,5,5,4,4,3,5)
Stretch and back bridge

Today Wednesday, I’m at Womens Fitness and will be doing two classes this evening – in addition to a small sample of PT this morning. Boxercise and Kettlebell. For my kettlebell class, I got a few new drills to test out: KB Bicep Curls, Long Cycle and ½ burpees.
Looking forward (as always) to do both classes!!

Edit after classes: Excellent boxercise class and I had fun in the KB class. Not so sure about the ladies thou. Anyway – burned my arms of today, with loads of Swings, Snatches, C & J, shoulder presses, long circles etc. Great day!

Love this one!

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40 day Lent challenge, Sport, training

34th – Monday fresh

Two weeks from Chocolate, cakes and ice cream (dying to try the new Ben & Jerrys raspberry!), monday was fine despite a weekend with a small bit of training.

Day 34
* 5K running (12.5kph)

Bench 
* 5x 20
* 5x 30
* 2x 4x 40
* 2x 45, 1x 45
Not so strong day on the bench

Pistols & Dips – Superset
* 4x 2x 3 Pistols
* 4x 10 Dips
Finisher: 2x 5 pistols

Clean & Jerk –  30kg Todays Challenge
* 2x 5x 20kg
* 5x 25 kg
* 5x 30 kg! (PR)
I felt ok strong and could probably have had 35kg today, opted for the 5 reps instead. However goal for C&J must be 35kg – and if that’s good, then a 40kg. Snatch – be absolutely ecstatic with 20kg. Let’s see how it pans out. 2 weeks to go.

C2
* 3000m – 13.42 (lvl 10), not good, not bad

Abs/ Back/ hamstrings
3x 20 of each on Swissball

Decided to do C2 instead of running in the end. Treadmill doesn’t seem so appealing after the outdoor run yesterday, thou I’m sure that will change again. Also thought C2 will help my V02 Max, if you push yourself on the C2, there’s really no machine like it. Which is why I hate  – and love it so.

Overall satisfied with my training so far, have classes and probably some Pt’s at Womens Fitness tonight. Gonna get started on the countdown soon. Only two weeks… Chocolate, I missed you

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