Saturday, April 20, 2013

Journey to the Race: Day 34

I don't believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.
-Ken Venturi

Today's been a relax and study day. As I get closer to exams, I feel less and less like working out but I know I still need to. I have training tomorrow so I'm not too worried about taking today off. Hopefully I'll be able to get lots of studying done. Posts on days other than big training and workout days are probably going to be pretty short, I'll hopefully have more interesting posts once finals are over.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Journey to the Race: Day 33

Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.
-Wayne Dyer

Today was a somewhat lazy day but I did manage to do about an hour of zumba and then some crunches and whatnot. Now just to keep studying for final exams ><

Journey to the Race: Day 32

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.

This is the only problem having time off between classes and finals, you feel like you're done so you don't feel like studying. I finally forced myself to study tonight and I actually made it through all the lecture slides for my first exam. Still have more studying to do but it's a good start. I didn't workout today but if the weather is nice I'll probably go for a run with my sister. Either way I'll exercise, what I'll do depends on the weather. Good luck to everyone in exam period!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Journey to the Race: Day 31

Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it.
-Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Yay finally a day where's there's no snow, it's warm, and I can run outside! Grandma came over today so I joined her and mom on a walk. They walked for 5km and I would run ahead and walk or run back to them. I'm not sure exactly how much I did but about 6-6.5km. It was great to be able to workout in the outdoors when it's not cold and snowy. I did some stretches and crunches once I got home as well. I'll start studying for finals tomorrow, today is my day off and big workout day :)

Journey to the Race: Day 29 and 30

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”
― Fred Rogers

First off I have to say that my thoughts are going out to all those affected by the bombs in Boston.

I didn't workout yesterday, I had a paper to write and a test to study for and was just constantly working until 2:30am.
I think the exam today went well, but I was more worried about my wildlife conservation paper. I stayed at school to finish my paper since I had to hand in a hardcopy. I worked nonstop from just after 11 until around 3:30 when I finally finished. The school computer took forever to print it so I finally got it handed in around 4:15. Yay for handing in essays 45 minutes before the due time!
I didn't end up working out today either, I was just tired and feeling lazy after working pretty much nonstop on papers for the last week. Tonight was for rest before I have to start studying for finals.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Journey to the Race: Day 28

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
-Ayn Rand

Had another official training session today. We did a warmup jog of about 1km, then sets of 3 stations for about 45 minutes.
Station 1: sprint up stairs then jog down 5-8 times
Station 2: lift a weight approximately 8-12 times (varied depending on the weight used)
Station 3: run/jog 650m and back
I was so proud that I managed to do the full 650m without stopping. I did take it a bit easy with running because I am so tired from end of semester.
There was this one exercise where we had to hold a pipe above our head then rotate the pipe to lower then lift a weight. I can tell you it sounds very easy but of my gosh does it ever hurt your wrists and forearms. I very well may make one to workout with at home.
Overall it was a good workout, and I was tired by the end.
Once I got home I had to work almost non-stop on essays. I finished one paper, and got all the research articles and started taking notes for the second paper. I have almost 2 days for that paper and it's shorter than the other ones I've done so it should go fairly well.
It's been a long day of exercise and essay writing so I'm gonna go watch a movie or tv show then head to bed. G'night!