AskteacherZ Jog Log Stardate 11401.28: This Michigan weather has me in a daZe. Early morning, bright orange, crazy face, don't hit me with your car, winter hat was not needed today. Polar Vortex forced me to workout indoors for the second time in January and closed school for the fourth time this year; it was -6*F at 7:30am (lower left) but the treadmill run was great. Yesterday we were hit with 6" of snow and I had to run on tire tracks (lower right); brutally bad workout. One BAD & one GOOD day; could be worse... these are some craZy daZe-4-sure.
AskteacherZ Jog Log Stardate 11401.26: It's been brutal cold again here in Grosse Pointe, MI. I declined to run on Wedndesday 22 January 2014 because it was 0*F (as seen to the left) and the windchill made temperatures dangerous to be out in. I decided to purchase a 3 month membership at Eastside Tennis & Fitness Club, where my wife belongs, in an effort to use the treadmill when these conditions develop; it appears from the forecast that Tuesday and Wednesday coming up will be just such days.
Thursday I ran outside because temps. were "mild" -- reaching almost into the teens. Friday was too cold so I used the treadmill at the fitness center and I did some nautilus weight training. I took Saturday off; it was only the third day in January that I didn't workout. My goal is to workout everyday that remains in January.
January activity result to date are: 63.8 miles ~ 12'32" pace per mile ~ (todays pace was 10'33") ~ Nike+ Fuel states are 20,447.
AskteacherZ Jog Log Stardate 11401.21: It's ridiculous cold again here in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. Not the -9*F that made me use the dreadmil but today it was 9*F with a wind chill that was -10*F... burrrr.
The January activity totals are: 55.6 miles run ~ 12'44" per mile pace (side note: I've managed to be right around 11' minute miles the last week or so; improving) ~ 17781 Nike+ Fuel.
Tomorrow, Wednesday January 22, the forecast is very cold... -4*F at 6am... it'll be a total winter Under Armour day for sure... is this another Polar Vortex? C'mon Man!
AskteacherZ Jog Log Stardate 11401.18: As I craft this entry I'm dressed and ready to hit the snow covered pavement. It's been a productive week of workouts even though it contained my 1st day off in the year 2014... 16 January 2014. My body needed it.
At this point in my journey my jog log is 16/17 days of workouts ~ 47.6 miles ~ Nike+ Fuel is 15061.
This brings me to my next little diatribe... "Nike+ Fuel." I had no idea what this was or what it meant. Being totally new to the Nike+ app I was curious. So like all people in doubt these days I consulted the master of all knowledge... the 2014 Yoda of sorts... SIRI. She found this answer for me -> Nike+ Fuel.
Well I'm off to earn some more Nike+ Fuel.
AskteacherZ Jog Log Stardate 11401.11: Incredible change of weather here in the great state of Michigan. On Tuesday, 6 January 2014, schools were closed because it was -6*F without the windchill. My wife and I excersized inside at our local gym because of the windchill warnings. Today, Saturday 11 January 2014, four days later, it's 42*F and I went jogging in shorts.
From my last entry I'vecontinued to workout each and every day. Bringing my current total results to: 11/11 days worked out in 2014 ~ 34.8 miles traveled.
Very satified with myself at this point. Each and every day has its own trials and tribulations but today was a very good workout. Body felt strong and my pace was the best of the year at 10'58"/mi.
AskteracherZ Jog Log Stardate 11401.07: Seven days have past in the New Year of 2014 and I'm excited to report these intitial results: 7/7 days ~ 23.9 miles jogged ~ 7,201 calories burned. Of course, as realist, I understand that the first week of any type of challenge may be the easiest. This is a challenge of endurance... I must keep in mind always that "Slow and Steady will win the Race."
Together We Will reach #500in2014
I'm the co-owner of AskteacherZ with my incredible wife. This year I've entered into a pact with myself and other educators to excersize a minimum of 500 miles of fitness in the year 2014 (#500in2014). This challenge was developed by a couple of our twitter PLN Pals that I've never met face-to-face but that I have the utmost respect for & admiration of; @Principal_EL and @MathMinds. As a result of being so inspired by this challenge I've decided to archive my efforts in the form of this blog. My goal is to complete this challenge but also to eat and live a more fit lifestyle.