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The Will is Iron but the Body is Bone

Actually it was my toe
Actually it was my toe

Oh my where to begin. Let’s start with the foot. I broke my toe back in May and that totally threw this year off. I couldn’t do any of the physical activities I’ve become used to. I’ve lost 3 months of activity.

I got the go ahead to start again at the beginning of July and its been a rough climb back ever since.  This will be a true test of will power, the come back! Stay tuned.

Gym Power

This one is coming in at the wire for the week.

Just a note, I’ve been spending a lot more time in the gym lately mainly due to terrible weather we’ve been having and partly because of the wealth of exercises that can be done there.

I would love to be one of those people that can workout at home and be productive but that just isn’t me. I need the others around me working to that similar goal to motivate me to keep going. I may not speak to them directly but it does help to have that community spirit of motivation.  It must come from the runners spirit in me.

Assessment Day

No that’s not an error here on the left.  There really is no video.  There’s supposed to be one but unfortunately, my Flip camera decided to malfunction while I was recording my assessment and nothing was recorded.

No problem though because the assessment went on without a hitch (physically that is). I achieved 57 crunches which if you remember is 2 more than I got at the beginning of the month.  While that doesn’t seem like much of an improvement you have to remember the highest on the guide was 60 per minute. My goal was 62 but I’m glad I didn’t go below my baseline.

While I can’t see a physical improvement, more on that later, I can say that it was easier this time around than at the beginning of the month.

Let’s Get Physical

No, no my will hasn’t given out at the end of the year.  I’ve been busy working on next years plan and I’m sure you didn’t want to hear me complain about not eating meat again for another month.

Next year I switch things up a bit and focusing on improving the body with physical influences.  I will attempt to improve my fitness level in the most common areas measured. Each month will begin and end with an assessment of where I am to see if there has been any improvement.  Also at the beginning and end of the year, I will be doing a full assessment to see how I have changed throughout the year.

New this year will be videos, pictures and maybe audio at various times.  No one really wants to watch me eat but since this is now a physically challenge, the results can been seen. I will now let you in a little further to see just how my will is tested.

If you’d like to join me this year be my guess.  Encourage others to join you, to encourage you or to try it for themselves.  See you in January for the assessment.