Well, the day got off to a rocky start at first. I Wanted to do my sit-ups, push-ups AND burpees BEFORE work. When that alarm went off at 5:30, I was like, “Hell no. Guess I am not the morning person I thought I was!” So I got dressed, got my lunch together, then laid back down for a quick nap and cuddle time with my girlfriend.
Then the alarm went off again for me to leave, and you know what? I did my sit-ups and push-ups before leaving. I did the sit-ups first and could get only 18 in one minute. (The goal is 40.) Then I did my push-ups, and I got only 16! (My goal is 30.) That was an easy fix. Push-ups first next time!
Unfortunately I ran out of time to do the burpees, but again there is a way to solve that: all I have to do is get up maybe 5 minutes earlier than usual, and I should be able to knock those out. For the record, I did my burpees first thing when I got home, and I did 20 in one minute. (My breathing got all messed up because my stepdaughter came in and started asking me questions. Next time, I am ignoring them until my minute is up!)
In order to run when I get home, I need to prepare a little. A friend of mine advised me to eat some kind of carbs 2 hours before I run in the form of a whole wheat bagel, and then to consume some kind of juice 1 hour before.
I asked him if the bagel could have peanut butter on it. He said it could, so around 2:30 I consumed a bagel with PB. Then around 3:45 I had some pineapple juice. As I said above, I got home and did my burpees. After that I went through a series of 10 stretches before going for my run.
Well, right away I knew things would be bad because I could HEAR the juice sloshing around inside me! I managed to do two laps; it took me 10 minutes, and the laps added to about 0.76 miles or so. I say “about” because, when I looked at my tracking app, I saw it had tracked my time…but not my damn distance!
For the next time I do the University Police Officer portion of my training, this is what I intend to do:
*Wake up a little earlier to do push-ups, sit-ups and burpees before work.
*Have that bagel at 2:00PM WITHOUT any peanut butter.
*Drink the juice a little earlier…maybe 3:15 or 3:30.
Doing Chum Kiu 4 times and Sil Lum Tao and Biu Jee one time each worked out well for me. On top of that, I did 400 extra punches. I did 100 punches for each of the following types:
*with a pivot
*with a step
DO YOU HAVE A TRACKING DEVICE OR APP THAT YOU COULD RECOMMEND? RIGHT NOW I AM USING FIT WALKER, WHICH FAILED TO MEASURE MY DISTANCE YESTERDAY.