thank you for the protein tip....according to my ideal weight in kilos i need about 60 grams of protein....so i was light on protein on some days, way over on some others....i'm going to pick up some ketostix, as i have NO idea if i am in ketosis, other than i thought my sweat during workouts was a bit strong (odor despite a shower)
my bike ride this morning was rough....very windy and of course it wasn't at my back <g> burned 900 cal in about 1.5 hour and was a little high on my HRM , got out of my training zone a couple of times....it was also quite warm...but i felt good after
Thanks for stopping by my journal! I've done two Tough Mudders to date, and they were both a lot of fun. Don't be discouraged if you can't build up enough upper body strength in time. I have torn both my AC joints which has limited my shoulder mobility and strength, but didn't come across many obstacles that were limiting in that regards (I think the monkey bars will always be my true nemesis, everything else is doable with the assistance of others). Good luck with training!
In case you all don't know what Unsuperb and I are talking about, the title of her new journal has to do with training to compete in a Tough Mudder race. I read this and started getting intrigued.
I have been feeling like I needed a new athletic goal, something to keep me focused and doing my workouts. My next Kilimangaro if you will.
Then I read that the TM company is expanding into my city coming next year. It's not until November of 2013 but it's good to have a goal. Where I need to focus more is on my upper body workouts. I have been lagging there. I'm pretty good about keeping the gams toned with lots of walking and sprints but I need to work more on the upper stuff. I still haven't gotten that elusive pull-up that I started a whole challenge thread about in 2011. That area is a real weak spot for me due to the scar tissue and re-arranged muscles left behind by past surgeries. But I need to get out of that "weakness" mindset and move forward.
I think this race could be a good way to do this. I will need upper body strength to haul myself up and over walls etc.
“Life is a journey, not a destination.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
SW (January 2011): 208.5
LPW (March 23, 2013): 156.0
CW (July, 4, 2013): 172
Upper arm muscles, sure, but I heard you have to dodge live electric wires. Sounds crazy!
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Highest squat: 167.5 x 2. Current Deadlift: 190 x 3