Training Session #3 June 4 (No Running)


5:23 am to 5:43 am, 8:40 pm to 9:01 pm



Training Maxim:

No hurry. No pause.

Training Performed:

  • 20 minutes of continuous pedaling in a recumbent bike
  • Self-designed circuit:

Mountain climbers x 30

Kettle bell swings (10 pounds) x 20

Plank 30 seconds

Push-ups x 20

Sit-ups x 20

Kettle bell one arm press (10 pounds) x 10 each arm

Plank 30 seconds

*Complete the full workout twice.


Waking up at 5:20 am with a pair of sore legs, shuffling across the bedroom floor, and riding the recumbent bike for 20 minutes.

On the recumbent bike I listened to:



Like training session #2, I began first thing in the morning. Though I dreaded mounting the recumbent bike at 5:23 am, once I started pedaling I was persuaded to keep going. When training, we our own antagonist. By starting training early gives our antagonist no time to clamor, to procrastinate, and dissuade us from training.

My right ankle (reconstructed in 2013) is not happy today. A challenge for me is to learn how to train smartly and listen to my body.

In my evening workout I completed the self-designed circuit twice. The first time through the circuit I completed each exercise with little trouble. However, the second time through the push-ups were killer and the sit-ups and planks were murder. Especially with the core workouts (because I greatly dislike them), I’m prolonging the agony to complete each exercise with the proper former and technique. No hurry. No pause.

Quote I’m Thinking About:

“Pain is neither unedurable nor unending, as long as you remember its limits and do not exaggerate it in your imagination.”- Epicurus 

Checkout Chapter 1 of my serial story “The Man with the Hole in His Brain”

“The man turns back to the mirror. His eyes are deep blue like the child’s.  Below his soft chest,  beats the heart of a child–boundless and wild. A heart that yearns to play outside again. To run, jump, tackle, and swing. To sweat, to bleed, to get dirty again. A heart that is much younger then the body that holds it.”