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[Yuen] The road to 40 - Part 2 - Refocus for the Snow


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So my last challenge fizzled out pretty badly. There were multiple reasons...

 

My wife was readmitted to hospital for about 2.5 weeks.
One of my favourite aunties died of metastatic lung cancer.
An 80 year old who shouldn't still be driving T boned my new car when he didn't stop/look when coming out of a driveway.
I ruptured a finger pulley whilst at the climbing gym.
I watched as a really nice and hard working work colleague was bullied by her boss. I finally acted in her defense when things got so out of control that even in my fatigue induced state I couldn't stand it any longer.

 

Not only did my previous challenge flexibility and climbing goals go right down the drain... but for the first time in 5 years I got hit by so many negative situations simultaneously that I even started to fall below my 5 minute/day minimum fitness maintenance.

 

However a quick phone message/chat with @Endor today perked me up a bit. And just in time to regain some fitness prior to our first family ski/snowboard trip.

 

I have 10 days before we leave for the snow (A 5 hour drive with a 4yo and 1yo in the car. Hmm...)

 

I will start light today... and then progressively pack it on as my body/recovery allows.
 

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:( I'm sorry to hear about all this. It is indeed a lot to take in, in such a short time. It's good you're coming back and taking time to give yourself a bit of attention and care too.

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Ooof, that is a lot all at once. Starting light is smart! Hope the trip goes well. 

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Oh man, that's a lot of things to deal with! I'm so sorry about your auntie and your wife. Hope she's better now.

 

But A+ for standing up for your colleague! And I'm glad exercise is already helping your mood. :) 


Also what's up with fingers having to suck so much? I think I'm on my fourth finger/hand injury in like 9 months. It's not like I'm asking them to do much. :P 

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21 hours ago, Yuen said:

Also, I feel significantly happier just from getting back into some exercise again!

 

This! It's good to maintain a personal space (could be fitness or something else).

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20 hours ago, Mad Hatter said:

Also what's up with fingers having to suck so much? I think I'm on my fourth finger/hand injury in like 9 months. It's not like I'm asking them to do much. :P 

 

Oh no... you hurt your finger too! I will have to catch up on your thread to find out the details!

 

19 hours ago, Elastigirl said:

Sorry, that sounds like a lot of hard stuff. Where are you going?Is  it for a vacation?

 

Just to the local ski resort (Thredbo) for a vacation. Compared to US skiing options, there is no comparison... Australia is NOT a snow destination. But it is relatively easy to travel to for a first family foray into snow related activities :)

 

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DAY 3 Sat 25.8

LEGS Squats 40, Lunges 40

CORE Sit ups 40, Ab Roller 10

PULL Chin ups 18, Pull ups 13

PUSH Push ups 40, Dips 18

STRETCH Glutes 40s ea side, Hamstrings 40s ea side

 

I was starting to feel some soreness today. Also I still haven't 100% recovered from some possible mild gastro - so some of the exercises are making my stomach feel pretty queasy. I might go easy tomorrow depending on how it feels when I wake up.

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23 hours ago, Yuen said:

Oh no... you hurt your finger too! I will have to catch up on your thread to find out the details!

Luckily it already feels much better. :) I think I just irritated my forearm extensors (or something like that). Pinches and some slopers still hurt but the pain in my fingers is more or less gone.

 

23 hours ago, Yuen said:

first family foray into snow related activities :)

Aww fun!

 

Hope your stomach is more settled today!

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Glad the ski trip went well. 

6 hours ago, Yuen said:

DAY 5 Mon 27.8

Rest

 

I was feeling a bit sore on day 4 so cut down the load. But then being more sore on day 5 (and after a long day at work) I was more than happy to have a complete rest day.

Yes! Full stop resting is so clutch sometimes. 

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Just barely discovered you have a challenge going here.    Hope you enjoy your ski holiday!

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Ugh... another crash and burn on the exercise front.

 

So my wife was readmitted to hospital. This time she was not allowed to have our one year old stay with her. So I became a single parent with a 4 year old and 1 year old, plus needing to visit and support the wife.

 

Positives: I can say that everyone is still alive.

Negatives: Sometimes it is difficult to get time to go to the toilet/use the shower/insert previously taken for granted activity here. Let alone do my work to keep earning an income. And exercise just went straight down the drain. I have managed to keep some basics up. 50 push ups while waiting for the shower water to warm up doesn't waste much time. 50 lunges with the 1 year old on my shoulders keeps him entertained (unless the 4yo gets jealous).

 

I have managed to work out some efficiencies which has made single parenting easier over time. But it went from 'only just surviving' to 'very tough'.

 

I'm not sure what to do for another challenge. Or even if I should try. If I do I should definitely keep the goals very modest.

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:( Tough, really tough. You don't have any family or friends who could help out a little bit every so often? This is very hard with two young kids that age.

I hope your wife recover very soon!

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Sorry to hear about your wife.  I hope she recovers soon, and good on you for keeping yourself afloat, even if just barely.

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