Saturday, August 29, 2009

And she's buuuuying a stair-way to....hea...ven, yeah!

This is a photo of my 'stairway to Hell' LOL, 185 long steps, sections that feel like they are straight up & when you get to where your lungs are going to burst & legs have gone to jelly, you look up & you STILL can't see the top :P I am going to have fun conquering it. The photo doesn't do it justice - it has a nice view down the hill too :)
My goal is to be able to run the whole length, first goal is to run it in 3 sections, with only 40 seconds rest. Fun, fun, fun!
BTW, I have been a bit absent from posting here, but I am keeping up with the forum on Lindy Olsen's Website - link!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Very sore upper body from yesterday, tomorrow it will feel worse, hate the day after a hard session as you know the second day is even worse!!
Just went for a walk and did my first beep test in ages - 7-1. Certainly nothing to rave about, but this is my new 'lowest' level from now on. I will be gradually smashing it week by week :)
Night all

Sunday, August 16, 2009


WOD: Fran ( 3 Rounds for time of: 21, 15, 9 thrusters/chin ups (thrusters with 15kg bar)
TIME: 9min 11sec

Im Baaa-aack! Lots of things have been happening, the BIGGEST is me getting back on track with my fitness goals. I have finally gotten my arse back into gear. It is still early days, but I have this LOUD voice in my head that yells at me - for example this morning at 5.30 when I'd hit snooze it said 'oi, get out of bed & go workout, NOW. If you lay here, you wont get back to sleep & you won't get another chance today to go so you may as well GET UP!' So I did (Sir, yes, Sir). I am still adjusting to the new gym environment. Unfortunately Launnie is way too small & my fresh start isn't so fresh - most of the faces in the gym are from my old gym! One guy in particular (nickname Grunty Guy) was there & mentally I just smacked my forehead. I don't have anything against him, but he just makes the most annoying noises :) At least he can't drop his weights as it has polished concrete floors. Though it didn't stop a girl putting a 20cm dent in the wall today! Poor thing, she was throwing a med ball up & they were only plasterboard walls (don't know why she thought it was solid!!) and bam! I felt sorry for her, she was sooooo embarrassed LOL.
My workout was a 'Fran' - the only chin up bars was one on the rack - so I had to get two aerobic steps at the high setting to reach them LOL. Now as it is a new gym, all the equipment is brand spanking new too - this is good & bad. The bad is that the grips on the bars & chip up bars felt like tiny razor blades - my hands are still stinging & I'm getting my ol blisters back with some new friends. I nearly gave up halfway through Fran, but I kept saying, toughen up buttercup & kept going. My hands were on fire afterwards. The time I did was one of my worst - but this was because I stopped to rub my hands going 'aaargh!' I did pretty well, and would have done OK time if I didn't have the hand thing.
So, I'm back - I probably won't do daily posts here as I am usually on Lindy Olsens forum mostly, but I am hoping to video some workouts when I get up to speed here later on.
Bye for now! Hope everyone is happy in training land too :)
MM xx