July 2012 Fitness Diary!

Thursday, July 5: July kicked off a little late with 45 minutes on my favourite cross-trainer. It felt good to be on it after again after a wee break:

Saturday, July 7: Massive weights session: back, lats, traps, biceps, lower back, and sides, plus my usual not-enough ab work.

Monday, July 9: 52 minutes on my favourite cross-trainer again while watching a season 3 episode of Breaking Bad (My iPad 3 sits nicely on the little ledge below my cross-trainer’s display screen. Nice way to pass the time:

Wednesday, July 11: 33 minutes in the gym: chest, shoulders, triceps, thighs, hamstrings, and calves plus a few skipping sets.

Friday, July 13: 60 cross-trainer minutes, two sets of calf raises and two sets of skips. I love skipping!

Monday, July 16: Back exercising after taking the weekend off for reasons that will remain secret. a few skipping sets plus a short sharp weights session: back, traps, lats, biceps, abs, sides, lower back, and calves.

Tuesday, July 17: My hardest leg workout in years followed by a solid chest, shoulders, and triceps workout.

Thursday, July 19: 50 cross-trainer minutes while watching the series finale of Eureka on my iPad 3 (I didn’t cry). That was followed by calf raises and more skipping:

Friday, July 20: 55 cross-trainer minutes while watching the season premier of Breaking Bad on my iPad 3:

Saturday, July 21: I still have a couple of days left at work before my vacation officially starts, but I kicked off my special vacation fitness campaign with a one-hour 55 minute workout, not counting the 80 minute round trip walk to the gym in the heat! The workout included 55 treadmill minutes followed by an hour of weights (back, legs, biceps, forearms, lats, traps, lower back, and legs) and not a small amount of skipping:

Sunday, July 22: Just an evening walk to and from Keimyung’s East Gate for dinner and a black tea latte at my favourite coffee shop.

Monday, July 23: A mammoth 2-hour workout which would have to be my hardest workout in recorded history. Chest exercises to begin for a change, and then 65 minutes on my favourite cross-trainer watching TV on my favourite iPad. Next was 55 minutes of weights (legs, calves, chest, shoulders, abs, and sides) and at least ten skipping sets between exercises:

Tuesday, July 24: My vacation started after lunch and I went straight to the gym for a 1.5k swim and then straight to the gym for a 5k inclined treadmill session and then straight home to bed:

Wednesday, July 25: An hour 15 at the gym during the hottest part of the day! 50 Inclined treadmill minutes, leg extensions, leg curls, and more skipping. I love skipping!

Thursday, July 26: Three workouts today! A 25-minute lightning fast back workout in the morning, a 1.4 kilometre swim in the early afternoon, and finally a 65-minute inclined treadmill session followed by a ton of skipping and a couple of sets of calf raises:

Friday, July 27: Less free time today with a trip to Seoul in the afternoon and a bit of hanging around the office in the morning. Just weights today: chest, shoulders, triceps, legs, sides, lower back, and a couple of skipping sets.

Sunday, July 29: A longer 2.5 km swim (my Olympic personal best) followed to a 50-minute walk to my favourite bike shop where I bought  new bike to replace the one that was stolen by bike thieves a few months ago. And then I tested it out a little with a light 10 km ride (it works fine):

Monday, July 30: Rode my new bike to the gym where I spent a staggering 80 minutes on the cross-trainer! I tried to do some skipping, but skipping isn’t easy when your clothes are soaking wet. I did a nice big leg workout to finish the 90-minute session. And after that I rode about 15 ks around the neighbourhoods surrounding Keimyung.

Tuesday, July 31: I ended the month in fine style with an 8 km run followed by a leisurely 20 km bike ride: