Saturday, November 1, 2008

Out with the Old, In with the New

October Tally

* 50.5 miles running
* 2000 yds swimming
* 4 gym sessions focussed on upper body, core, and pushup
* 1 race - Duke City HM

Thoughts Looking Back

I felt like I lost control of my workout plans due to a lot of "stuff" in October - stupid knee, doctors appts, tile work, etc. Blah!

Looking Forward

New month, new mindset - I'm regaining control. Primary focus is knee rehab, but I'm also going to be serious about strength work and my general well-being.


Began the day with an early morning trip to the fitness center at work. It was EMPTY so I was Queen of the Gym today. I worked upper body & core, did the PT stuff for my knee, and finished off with a 3 sets of push-ups (12, 8, 5) like a woman on a mission. Ha!

29 comments:

  1. October looks like a good month even in the midst of all the other stuff.

    I know Nov. will have higher numbers though. ;)

    The push-ups just keep getting easier don't they? You are rockin' it!

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  2. Hi Lisa,

    I just want to say good job. The picture of you alone in the gym clearly shows you are discipline and serious in getting fit :)

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  3. Rock on Gym Queen. And October was pretty dang good for a hobbling, one-kneed Queen.

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  4. I'm sure November will give you the fresh start you need!

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  5. A great November start! Way to let go of the past and concentrate on the present.

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  6. I love being queen of the gym! You totally accomplished a ton in October, despite all the setbacks. Nice work!

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  7. You go girl! November is yours for the takin'

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  8. You ran 50miles even with knee problems, that is impressive! Great start to November!

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  9. Great pic-you are queen of the gym!

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  10. Woohoo - a new month of great things, and a great picture of you!

    I like the fitness center at your work. You motivate me girl...I will get going with those pushups!!

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  11. OK, first of all, you look so freaking hardcore AND adorable in that picture!! The pink tank makes you truly the Queen of the Gym!

    I am so glad you are getting your PT done so you can heal. Wise decision. Plus you are keeping up with strength training. Thank you for the reminder and inspiration. I have got to get back to it.

    You have also inspired me to post my October totals. Let's just say, they will make you feel a lot better. *sigh*

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  12. Look at you! Love the Gym Shot! LOL! Now that's something I need to do :P

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  13. Wow, I've never seem a gym so empty! And I can see the bicep clearly on the arm holding the phone. Nice arms!!

    Good luck with your new November goals. There have been a couple months for me this year where things didn't go the way I'd hoped (bike crash, hammy injury). Good to move on.

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  14. BTW, I gave you an "award" on my post today!

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  15. General well-being is awesome! You go girl!

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  16. You are the Queen of smiles!

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  17. Where is your tiara? Great photo, you look awesome.

    The october stats looked good despite all the other stuff. November is your month.

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  18. All hail Queen of the Gym!!! October looked pretty good to me, despite knee issues. Here's to a fab November! :)

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  19. I love an empty gym. November is a new month! Although, October didn't look that bad either!

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  20. Looks like you had a good month despite the knee injury. And I love it when I'm the only one at the gym! No sharing!

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  21. I think you should have a tiara too! Everyone else must have still been in a Halloween sugar coma while you were in there getting a jump on November. Yay you!

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  22. You look serious in that photo. Whenever I take a photo in a mirror, the flash mostly obliterates it. I'll have to graduate from film camera to cellphone camera someday.

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  23. Oh yea, lookin good girl!! next time, head to the bathroom for that self photo!! LOL!! I think that's a great month coming off your issues!! Way to go!!! and thanks so so so much for your support on this Iron journey. It really meant a lot to me knowing you are out there in blogo land :-)

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  24. That's still a great month. Good job!

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