I've been really into basketball lately. I've heard a lot about Kobe Bryant's work ethic and wanted to learn a bit more. I did some research and I could have heard wrong, but I saw a youtube video in which he said something along the lines of exercising until my lungs are burning and that I have a strong desire to spit blood.
Well, that is very extreme, but I must say that I find my hundred pushup challenge to be very rewarding and every time I do it, I do pushups to the point that I can do no more. From this program, I can see that I have been getting stronger. Looking over my log, it's amazing. At one point in time, I can barely eek out 20 pushups (don't forget my pushups are on my knees). Now, I can do 50!
I was very happy about yesterday's leg exercises because my legs were screaming towards the end. Both routines included squats galore and then isometric holds which were insane. During lean machine, I needed to break, but during Fitness Blender, I held the isometric squat hold, although but squat jumps after that were less than enthusiastic.
I'm very proud of the fact that yesterday, on the treadmill, I ran for two eight minute blocks, one of which had a period in which the treadmill was on an incline of 3. Compared to my jogs around my Houston neighborhood, a 3 incline is pretty extreme. Even though I was constantly looking at the clock yesterday, I didn't sweat that much. Maybe because I was jogging right underneath a fan. Who knows. I am dreading the 20 minute run on the 'mill, but I think I might be ready. I want to remember Kobe's advice: exercise until my lungs are burning. Or Cassey's - Train insane or remain the same. Or that Venn diagram - get out of my comfort zone (because that's where change happens).
Next time, another Lakes on Eldridge run. I'm looking forward.