January 2019 Fitness Diary!

Wednesday, Jan. 2: I started the year with a 35-minute treadmill jog, my longest since August 2017. I didn’t think it had been that long, but my photos do not lie. Then I walked 10 kilometers in the evening.

Friday, Jan. 4: A 57-minute morning weights session before breakfast started the day well: back, lats, traps, biceps, forearms, hamstrings, calves, thighs, sides, and lower back. I also walked 14 kilometers.

Saturday, Jan. 5: A nice steady 6-kilometer run in the evening.

Sunday, Jan. 13: I was sick last week with the flu, and I was also busy at work, so no gym visits were possible. That cold or flu is still lingering a bit, but I felt well enough to go the gym for a weights session. That session was entirely upper body and core: chest, shoulders, triceps, traps, sides, and lower back.

Tuesday, Jan. 15: Another weights session: back, lats, biceps, forearms, sides, lower back, calves, thighs, and hamstrings. And all that took 43 minutes.

Friday, Jan. 18: A shorter weights session after the last day of a 2-week English program for local kids. It was a weights session I could have easily missed, so I can forgive the shorter time (28 minutes) and the fact core and lower body were excluded from the workout: chest, shoulders, triceps, and traps.

Saturday, Jan. 19:  Eighteen-minute jog and calf raises.

Sunday, Jan. 20: I walked about 17 kilometers.

Monday, Jan. 21: I walked about 18 kilometers.

Tuesday, Jan. 22: Back in the gym for a 54-minute weights session: back, lats, biceps, traps, forearms, calves, hamstrings, thighs, sides, and lower back.

Wednesday, Jan. 23: An evening treadmill session was today’s exercise, and the machine stopped dead about 19 minutes into my run. I took that as a sign to stop.

Friday, Jan. 25: A quick but intense weights session: chest, shoulders, traps, triceps, sides, lower back, and calves.

Saturday, Jan. 26: A 23-minute jog/run on an empty stomach.

Tuesday, Jan. 29: My first Vietnamese workout: 45 minutes of weights: back, lats, traps, biceps, forearms, sides, lower back, and calves. That was followed by a 7-minute treadmill run.

Wednesday, Jan. 30: Another 45 minutes of weights (chest, shoulders, triceps, thighs, and hamstrings) and a run that was one minute longer than yesterday’s run.

Thursday, Jan. 31: I ended the month with a 20-minute treadmill run.