How is Peter Exercising?

Earlier, I made a New Years commitment to complete the Couch to 5K running plan, complete the Hundred Pushups plan and the Two Hundred Sit-ups plan.

So far, I’ve been tracking my success or failure at completing these plans, among other resolutions, on HabitCal. But I decided that I want a more detailed log to keep track of my progress on these plans so I know where to resume for future exercises and look back on my progress. I then decided, in the spirit of my reading list and TV list, why not make this public too?

Nothing in this list is meant to be that awe inspiring. I recognize myself as distinctly below average at fitness.

 

Index

 

December 2012

29 Dec 2012 > Completed initial tests for push-ups (10 before collapsing) and sit-ups (25 before collapsing).

 

January 2013

01 Jan 2013 > Completed Week 1, Day 1 of push-ups and sit-ups.

04 Jan 2013 > Completed Week 1, Day 2 of push-ups and sit-ups.

07 Jan 2013 > Completed Week 1, Day 3 of push-ups and sit-ups. Decided push-ups will go to Week 2, but sit-ups aren’t going well and Week 1 will be repeated.

10 Jan 2013 > Walked 2.6 miles in 50 minutes [3.1mph]. Completed Week 2, Day 1 of push-ups and re-completed Week 1, Day 1 sit-ups.

12 Jan 2013 > Walked 2.6 miles in 45 minutes [3.5mph]. Completed Week 2, Day 2 of push-ups and re-completed Week 1, Day 2 sit-ups.

13 Jan 2013 > Walked 2.4 miles in 60 minutes [2.4mph].

14 Jan 2013 > Walked 2.9 miles in 55 minutes [3.2mph].

15 Jan 2013 > Walked 2.7 miles in 43 minutes [3.8mph]. Completed Week 2, Day 3 of push-ups and re-completed Week 1, Day 3 sit-ups.

16 Jan 2013 > Walked 2.7 miles in 35 minutes [4.6mph].

21 Jan 2013 > Walked 3.0 miles in 40 minutes [4.5mph].

22 Jan 2013 > Took the Week 3 Initial Test for push-ups, and can do 30 consecutive push-ups. Walked/Ran 2.9 miles in 37 minutes [4.7mph].

24 Jan 2013 > Walked/Ran 3.2 miles in 41 minutes [4.7mph].

25 Jan 2013 > Did circuit exercises.

26 Jan 2013 > Walked/Ran 3.1 miles in 38 minutes [4.9mph].

28 Jan 2013 > Did circuit exercises.

29 Jan 2013 > Walked/Ran 3.2 miles in 39 minutes [4.9mph].

30 Jan 2013 > Did circuit exercises.

31 Jan 2013 > Did circuit exercises.

 

February 2013

1 Feb 2013 > Walked/Ran 3.1 miles in 38 minutes [4.9mph].

2 Feb 2013 > Did 1.5 hours of exercises with friends. I didn’t record the exact specifics, but there was half an hour of light running around a track, 25 crunches, 25 sit-ups, some other bodyweight exercises, some weight lifting, and wall sitting.

4 Feb 2013 > Did circuit exercises.

5 Feb 2013 > Took a break from the normal exercise routine to check my capabilities. I can do 21 push-ups until collapsing (down from a record of 30), 26 sit-ups until collapsing (up from a record of 20), and can run 1.4 miles before needing to stop (up from a record of 1 mile).

8 Feb 2013 > Walked/Ran 2.6 miles in 30 minutes [5.2mph].

8 Feb 2013 > Walked/Ran 3.1 miles in 37 minutes [5.0mph]. Max distance now 1.6mi. (Max distance is the amount of running I can do in one go before I need to stop and walk.)

11 Feb 2013 > Did circuit exercises.

12 Feb 2013 > Walked/Ran 3.1 miles in 35 minutes [5.3mph]. Max distance now 2.0mi.

14 Feb 2013 > Did circuit exercises.

15 Feb 2013 > Walked/Ran 3.1 miles in 36 minutes [5.2mph]. Max distance now 2.7mi.

17 Feb 2013 > Took a break from the normal exercise routine to check my capabilities. I can do 32 push-ups until collapsing (up from a record of 30) and 35 sit-ups until collapsing (up from a record of 26).

18 Feb 2013 > Did circuit exercises.

19 Feb 2013 > Did circuit exercises.

21 Feb 2013 > Walked/Ran 2.8 miles in 30 minutes [5.6mph].

26 Feb 2013 > Some injuries to my leg and back this week prevented me from exercising as much as I would like. Did circuit exercises.

 

March 2013

1 Mar 2013 > Did circuit exercises.

3 Mar 2013 > Took a break from the normal exercise routine to check my capabilities. I can do 40 push-ups until collapsing (up from a record of 32) and 40 sit-ups until collapsing (up from a record of 35).

14 Mar 2013 > Sickness prevented me from exercising for awhile, but I resume with some light circuit exercises.

17 Mar 2013 > I continue to get back in the swing of things with light circuit exercises.

18 Mar 2013 > I continue to get back in the swing of things with light circuit exercises.

19 Mar 2013 > I continue to get back in the swing of things with light circuit exercises.

26 Mar 2013 > I’ve been bad about exercising, but now I walked/ran 1.9 miles in 25 minutes [4.6mph].

 

April 2013

1 Apr 2013 > Took a break from the normal exercise routine to check my capabilities. I can do 35 push-ups until collapsing (up from a record of 32) and 30 sit-ups until collapsing (down from a record of 35).

2 Apr 2013 > I continue to get back in the swing of things with light circuit exercises. Hopefully this goes better than last time.

4 Apr 2013 > I continue to get back in the swing of things with light circuit exercises.

9 Apr 2013 > I walked/ran 1.9 miles in 25 minutes [4.6mph].

11 Apr 2013 > Did light circuit exercises.

12 Apr 2013 > I walked/ran 1.4 miles in 13 minutes [6.5mph].

14 Apr 2013 > Did light circuit exercises.

16 Apr 2013 > I walked/ran 1.6 miles in 14 minutes [6.9mph].

18 Apr 2013 > Did light circuit exercises.

19 Apr 2013 > I played Capture the Flag, and that involved a lot of running, so I’ve decided to count it.

21 Apr 2013 > Did light circuit exercises.

22 Apr 2013 > Did light circuit exercises.

23 Apr 2013 > Started out with weights! Did 1×5 Squats (45lbs), 1×5 Overhead Presses (30lbs), and 1×5 Deadlifts (135lbs).

25 Apr 2013 > More weights! Did 5×5 Squats (50lbs), 5×5 Rows (95lbs), and 5×5 Benchpresses (45lbs).

27 Apr 2013 > Back to circuit exercises! 40 pushups, then 2×20 bodyweight squats, then 40 sec front plank, and 30 sec each side planks.

28 Apr 2013 > 45 pushups, then 30 pushups, then 2×25 bodyweight squats, then 45 sec front plank, and 35 sec each side planks.

30 Apr 2013 > I walked/ran 1.6 miles in 14 minutes [6.9mph].

 

May 2013

1 May 2013 > 5×5 Squats (55lbs), 5×5 Overhead Presses (45lbs), and and 1×5 Deadlifts (145lbs).

3 May 2013 > 5×5 Squats (60lbs), 5×5 Benchpresses (50lbs), and 2×5 Rows (100lbs)

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On 16 Jan 2013 in All, Me. 2 Comments.

2 Comments

  1. #1 joseph says:
    16 Jan 2013, 10:37 am  

    I thoroughly recommend joining some sort of wrestling club (B.J.J., Aikido, Judo, Greco-Roma), as long as your ethical system allows, maybe I’ve been lucky but I’ve found them to be extremely supportive.

  2. #2 Kate says:
    17 Jan 2013, 3:06 pm  

    Go peter! :) I’d run with you if I were within 500 miles of you, haha :)

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