June 2015 Fitness Diary!

Monday, June 1: A cardio workout to start the month. It’s now less than two weeks until my next half marathon, and this time it’s for a good cause! 

Tuesday, June 2: My first decent weights workout in a while (chest, shoulders, traps, triceps, lower back, sides to a lesser extent, and calves). And since it’s half marathon month, I jumped on the treadmill for a short but steep climb:

Wednesday, June 3: A faster run to test out the legs. The test was successful.

Thursday, June 4: I surprisingly made it to the gym after a long day of teaching, prepping, marking, volunteering, and eating. Ten minutes before I arrived at the gym, I gave myself zero chance of exercising. Fortunately, the gym is on my way home, and a sudden surge of motivation saw me walk in. A pre-exercise shower helped clear the tired cobwebs and put me in the right frame of mind. The workout that followed was my hardest back workout in quite a while: back, lats, biceps, and forearms. 35 minutes all up.

Friday, June 5: Just cardio today.

Saturday, June 6: Leg extensions, leg presses, hamstring curls, inner thigh things, one set of calf raises, and an uphill treadmill session on very tired legs!

Sunday, June 7: Chest, shoulders, triceps, sides, and calves. I had intended to finish with another short, steep cardio session, but when push came to shove, I went chickened out.

Monday, June 8: Just cardio tonight as Sunday’s half marathon draws closer:


A wee cold and some unplanned diversions with nutty Christians got in the way of exercising for a few days. In other news, Sunday’s marathon was postponed until mid-July.

Friday, June 12: A short back, lats, and biceps session to help me get back into training. The cold that began developing a few days ago thankfully wasn’t MERS.

Saturday, June 13: A long crosstrainer session while watching White House Down.

Monday, June 15: An afternoon chest, shoulders, traps, and triceps session ahead of the season finale of A Game of Thrones.

Tuesday, June 16: A longer cardio session in the evening:

Saturday, June 20: Back, biceps, lats, forearms, calves, and a brief, steep treadmill session:

Monday, June 22: Only time for a late night short cardio session today:

Wednesday, June 24: I’m due for a chest and shoulders workout, but I skipped that for a 23-minute cardio session:

Friday, June 26: A longer treadmill session after a long day teaching, recording audio, and finalizing students’ grades:

Saturday, June 27: An overdue weights session: chest, shoulders, triceps, traps, sides, lower back, and calves.

Tuesday, June 30: June ended with a late-night cardio session: