We worked on deadlift. I did 165 lbs for sets of three. I didn’t bring my gloves so my limiting factor here was my hands.

Then I did my workout to finish up the Whole Life Challenge. It was 2 minutes each of:

  • Shuttle Run
  • 10 squats and 5 pushups
  • Sit ups
  • Shuttle Run

My shuttle runs were slower than the first time I did this but my other sections improved a lot.  Overall I improved the whole workout by 25%.


I went swimming.  I worked on swimming forwards which is much more tiring than backstroke.  I would do 3 lengths of a backstroke and then do 1 length of a breaststroke.  I’m getting the breathing and the arm movement but occasionally I get really worn out about halfway down the pool and realize that I’ve forgotten to use my legs again.


Went swimming again.  The husband was critiquing my breaststroke.  He seemed perplexed by my forgetfulness about legs.  Occasionally I got my right leg to play along but my left leg is just a free loader.  When I started doing a lot of laps with back stroke I had to stop kicking my legs in order to move my arms and I don’t need to do that anymore so I figure I’ll get the hang of it.


We had to run a 400 in the cold.  ‘Nuff said about that.

We did a kettlebell complex where you swing the kettlebell to chest level, catch the ball of it in your hands, squat, and stand up and press overhead.  I used 25 lbs and did 50 in a row without stopping.

We did a workout with as many reps as possible in 7 minutes of:

  • 31 double unders or 90 single jump ropes
  • 11 GHD sit ups

I managed to get 20 double unders (not all in a row) on the first set.

The second workout was 7 minutes of:

  • 15 push presses – bar from shoulders to overhead.  I did 55 lbs.
  • 11 ring dips

That was hard.  My arms were very tired.