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Tough Mudder

8 Apr

Ola friends!

So it’s been quite a while since I have used this blog. I’ve been trying to think of an excuse to start it up again, and I’ve found one. A few weeks ago, I signed up for the obstacle course of all obstacle courses… Tough Mudder! Check out the link & look at what I have (voluntarily) signed myself up for.

To sum it up it’s “probably the toughest event on the planet,” designed by British Special Forces, it’s a 10 – 12 mile (20KM) obstacle course to test overall stamina, strength and camaraderie! I have the pleasure of going through this crazy course with Danielle & Aurora.

We started training last week – here is what my week looked like:

Tuesday: run & kickboxing
Wednesday: Tough Mudder class
Thursday: run & bootcamp
Friday: run/weight circuit/run (this one included a hill of death, picture below)
Saturday: stairs/hot abs/kickboxing
Sunday: weight ciruit

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This morning Aurora & I ran 12K – I’ve got kickboxing & volleyball tonight as well.

The official count down is 33 days. I’ve decided to commit myself to a clean eating challenge for these 33 days to make sure I get the most out of this training. I’ll be posting pictures of my meals and blogging about my workouts leading up to the big event!

🙂 stacie

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4W2F: Fitness Test Results

29 Jun

It’s Thursday… you know what that means: bootcamp day!

I did a workout in the morning:

knee to elbow x 50 (on your back, knees bent like a sit up, bring left elbow to right knee, back down, right elbow to left knee)
forward lunge x 40 (used 10 lbs weights)
squat jump x 20
pushup x 20 (from toes, do 40 from knees)
bend & thrust x 20 (like the bottom part of a burpee)
sumo squat x 40
jumping jacks x 40
t stabilization x 20 (push up position, roll to one side, arm in air, repeat on other side)
seated twist x 40 (sit on your tail bone, legs up/down/one up, one down, twist from side to side)
side bends x 40
knee to elbow x 50

Before bootcamp, I did my 25 burpees… I have noticed only 4 days in it’s getting WAY easier.

We are starting a new session tonight, so we did our fitness tests to see the results.

Exercise                            Week 1| Week 5
1K run……………………..4:55  | 5:26
pushups……………………115   | 120
bicycle……………………..90    | 137
reverse raise ……………..62    | 71
squat hold…………………60    | 75
boat pose………………….60    | 90
straight leg sit up………..20   |  31
frog push ups……………N/A  | 20
squat jump……………….N/A | 45
Hindu push up…………..N/A | 14
hill runs……………………N/A |10

(I started bootcamp 2 weeks before I decided to get my butt in gear and started 4W2F)

As you can see, I have REALLY improved… Almost all of my numbers have gone up! It’s really great to actually see my progress written down. Make sure you are recording things, or taking pictures – you might feel like you aren’t getting anywhere, but this type of thing will prove you wrong.

keep it up;
mrs tasker

ps – I may be posting another blog today, since I may not have access to a computer this weekend… keep an eye out!