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Sundance

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Welcome to my training log​


About myself
I am married to Mathilde and the father of two wonderful girls – Emma and Emilie. I love staying fit, learning, and challenging myself to do new things. In my spare time, I read novels and non-fictional books on subjects regarding international relations and history and play tabletop strategy games with friends.

In the summer of 2020, I enrolled in the Teacher Education programme, which I plan to finish next summer. My specialisations are Secondary Mathematics, History and special education needs. After almost 20 years at the Copenhagen City Council Secretariat, I resigned as legal advisor in December 2021. On 1 August 2022, I started as a Special Education Teacher trainee at a special school in Gentofte.

Why I train
I will allow myself to quote a fellow bee.
"Because I'm not getting any younger, and because it's always nice to be able at 47 to do things you wouldn't have dreamt of doing when you were 20."

This quote from the project also encapsulates why I train:

"The way we see it, fitness is very much a personal quest that changes you inside and out. When you train, you don't just strengthen your body; you strengthen your resolve, forge a stronger and more capable you."

My training regime
For years, I ran or lifted weights twice a week, often interrupted by long breaks where I didn't train. In 2015 I stumbled across Darebee by coincidence, and this was a real game-changer for me. I began with Darebee's workouts on lv 1, and I didn't dream of doing two challenging workouts in a row with almost no rest time.

Darebee has taught me how ineffective my previous training regime was. The results and progression I have made since becoming a proud member of Darebee still surprise me. But also the time and energy I have to invest in making this happen.

I have experienced the hard way that it is necessary to train consistently for a more extended period to maintain my current fitness and progress. I am very fond of endurance training, and I love those days when I go all in.

Sundance/
Perseverando!
 
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Revised goals for 2022​


My focus for 2022 is general fitness, emphasizing strength/tone, streamlining, cardio and flexibility.

To achieve this, I have set the following goals for 2022.

Push-ups: 11.500

Pull-ups: 170

A Virtual Trip Around The World 1890 (reboot): I plan to virtually reach Cairo (London-Istanbul- Cairo), approximately 5.000 km of walking.

Consistency: To do three bike rides each week and a light workout every day

Self-care: Read six books and start painting my orc army

Weight: 80 kg

Body fat %: 16



Training Program​


Monday: Strength training

Tuesday: Road Cycling

Wednesday: Road Cycling

Thursday: Strength training

Friday: Casual training

Saturday: Road Cycling

Sunday: Road Cycling
 
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Sundance

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Saturday, October 22, 2022​

After 10 km on my bike, my front derailleur wouldn't shift, so that I couldn't change the chain from the small to the large chainring. I, therefore, had to stop and cycle home. Despite the mechanical failure, it was a lovely trip through the autumn landscape. There was a dense fog. The fog was so thick that it was impossible to see beyond the fields and created a magical atmosphere.

Workout of the day​

Bike (road) - Total time; 22:39; 8,8km; 23’3"km/t; HR 153 bpm; 204 watt

Stretching​

Touch your toes: 2min45sec toes reach

Stretching


Goals 2022​

Push-ups (day/week/total): -/-/7925 (weekly/total goal 350/11500)

Total pull-ups (day/week/total): -/-/86 (weekly/total goal 10/170)

A Virtual Trip Around The World 1890: 2697,2 km

Cycling: Yes (weekly total 3/weekly goal 3) :star:

Darebee: No (weekly total -/weekly goal 3)

Reading: Yes

Writing: No
 

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"“Keep an eye on the staircases. They like to change.” Percy Weasley, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone."
Welcome :)
 

Sundance

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Sunday, October 23, 2022​

There was no cycling for me today because of my front derailleur. So instead, I chose to do a strength workout with some abs and core training. I restarted the programs "Total Abs" and "Back and Core" because a strong core and lower back will be helpful to avoid injuries when road cycling. I hadn't done a Darebee strength workout for quite some time, so I was looking forward to my training session. Grown Up was a perfect choice, and I enjoyed my training session.

Workout of the day​

Grown up lv II with ec (rest <45 seconds rest between sets)

Total Abs Day 1 lv II (rest <45 seconds rest between sets)

Back and Core Day 1

Finisher​

15 push-ups

Stretching​

Touch your toes: 2min45sec toes reach

Side splits 2min45sec

Stretching


Goals 2022

Push-ups (day/week/total): 65/65/7990 (weekly/total goal 240/11500)

Total pull-ups (day/week/total): -/-/86 (weekly/total goal 10/170)

A Virtual Trip Around The World 1890: 2700,4 km

Cycling: No (weekly total 3/weekly goal 3) :star:

Darebee: Yes (weekly total 1/weekly goal 3)

Today’s projects reached: Yes (daily goal 3)

Reading: Yes

Writing: Yes

 

Sundance

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Monday, October 24, 2022​

I didn't find time to train today. Monday is a busy day as I prepare for work and classes in the morning, work from 12 to 4 pm and have classes at college from 5 pm.

Goals 2022

Push-ups (day/week/total): -/-/7990 (weekly/total goal 240/11500)

Total pull-ups (day/week/total): -/-/86 (weekly/total goal 10/170)

A Virtual Trip Around The World 1890: 2707,2 km

Cycling: No (weekly total -/weekly goal 3)

Darebee: No (weekly total -/weekly goal 3)

Today’s projects reached: Yes (daily goal 3)

Reading: Yes

Writing: No
 

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Tuesday, October 25, 2022​

Most of my day went with household chores and an assignment for my history class due the following Monday. In the evening, I managed to do a short pull-ups training workout.


Workout of the day​

Pull-ups (EMOM): 1 pull-up every minute for 6 minutes


Goals 2022

Push-ups (day/week/total): -/-/7990 (weekly/total goal 240/11500)

Total pull-ups (day/week/total): 6/6/92 (weekly/total goal 10/170)

A Virtual Trip Around The World 1890: 2716,5 km

Cycling: No (weekly total -/weekly goal 3)

Darebee: No (weekly total -/weekly goal 3)

Today’s projects reached: Yes (daily goal 3)

Reading: Yes

Writing: Yes
 

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Wednesday, October 26, 2022​

At work today, I completed a pool lifeguard course. As part of the course, I swam quite a bit, so I chose not to train when I got home :happy:


Goals 2022

Push-ups (day/week/total): -/-/7990 (weekly/total goal 240/11500)

Total pull-ups (day/week/total): -/6/92 (weekly/total goal 10/170)

A Virtual Trip Around The World 1890: 2725,1 km

Cycling: No (weekly total -/weekly goal 3)

Darebee: No (weekly total -/weekly goal 3)

Today’s projects reached: Yes (daily goal 3)

Reading: Yes

Writing: No
 

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Thursday, October 27, 2022​

I didn't find time to train today as I worked from 8 am to 12 noon and had classes at college from 5 pm.


Goals 2022

Push-ups (day/week/total): -/-/7990 (weekly/total goal 240/11500)

Total pull-ups (day/week/total): -/6/92 (weekly/total goal 10/170)

A Virtual Trip Around The World 1890: 2734,4 km

Cycling: No (weekly total -/weekly goal 3)

Darebee: No (weekly total -/weekly goal 3)

Today's projects reached: Yes (daily goal 3)

Reading: Yes

Writing: No
 

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Friday, October 28, 2022​

After work, I was busy defending the Hive :bat: :climb:


Workout of the day​

The Haunted Hive: 200 punches


Goals 2022

Push-ups (day/week/total): -/-/7990 (weekly/total goal 240/11500)

Total pull-ups (day/week/total): -/6/92 (weekly/total goal 10/170)

A Virtual Trip Around The World 1890: 2745,6 km

Cycling: No (weekly total -/weekly goal 3)

Darebee: No (weekly total -/weekly goal 3)

Today’s projects reached: Yes (daily goal 3)

Reading: Yes

Writing: No

Diet: Yes
 

Sundance

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Saturday, October 29, 2022​

No training today as I was busy finishing a written assignment for my history class.


Goals 2022

Push-ups (day/week/total): -/-/7990 (weekly/total goal 240/11500)

Total pull-ups (day/week/total): -/6/92 (weekly/total goal 10/170)

A Virtual Trip Around The World 1890: 2749,9 km

Cycling: No (weekly total -/weekly goal 3)

Darebee: No (weekly total -/weekly goal 3)

Today’s projects reached: Yes (daily goal 3)

Reading: Yes

Writing: Yes

Diet: Yes
 

Sundance

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Sunday, October 30, 2022​

During today's training session, I could certainly feel that there are currently long intervals between my Darebee training sessions. It is my experience that continuous daily training gives the best results concerning overall fitness, strength and flexibility. I have not yet found a good routine to fit my Darebee training sessions between work, studies and road cycling. My last two training sessions took me 45 minutes to complete, and my goal for the coming week is to find the time for a daily 45-minute workout.


Workout of the day​

Outlaw lv I with ec (rest <45 seconds rest between sets)

Total Abs Day 2 lv II (rest <45 seconds rest between sets)

Back and Core Day 2

Finisher​

15 push-ups

Stretching​

Touch your toes: 2min45sec toes reach

Side splits 2min45sec

Stretching


Goals 2022

Push-ups (day/week/total): 60/60/8050 (weekly/total goal 420/11500)

Total pull-ups (day/week/total): -/6/92 (weekly/total goal 10/170)

A Virtual Trip Around The World 1890: 2756,1 km

Cycling: No (weekly total -/weekly goal 3)

Darebee: Yes (weekly total 1/weekly goal 3)

Today’s projects reached: Yes (daily goal 3)

Reading: Yes

Writing: Yes

Diet: No

Consecutive days of training: 1

 

Sundance

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Monday, October 31, 2022​

Day 2 of my new routine :phew:


Workout of the day​

So Good It Hurts lv II with ec (rest <45 seconds rest between sets)

I did 20 Jumping Jacks as part of every set to contribute to the Haunted Hive event.

Total Abs Day 3 lv II (in one go)

Back and Core Day 3

Finisher​

100 jumping Jacks (as part of Haunted Hive 2022)

15 push-ups

Stretching​

Touch your toes: 2min45sec toes reach

Stretching


Goals 2022

Push-ups (day/week/total): 65/65/8115 (weekly/total goal 420/11500)

Total pull-ups (day/week/total): -/-/92 (weekly/total goal 10/170)

A Virtual Trip Around The World 1890: 2765,2 km

Cycling: No (weekly total -/weekly goal 3)

Darebee: Yes (weekly total 1/weekly goal 3)

Today’s projects reached: Yes (daily goal 3)

Reading: Yes

Writing: No

Diet: Yes

Consecutive days of training: 2

 

Sundance

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Happy New Year!
The last two months have been hectic as I completed three subjects on my Teacher Education programme, exams and work. On Wednesday, I passed my history exam and am now qualified as a history teacher in Secondary School :worried:

I have had no time to train in the last two months besides a few bike rides, push-ups and casual training. So I have been looking forward to getting started again!

I have suffered from a cold and a sore throat for the past week. The weather is stormy, which hasn't helped my cold. Therefore, I have postponed my training reboot for a few days until the weather clears up and I don't have nearly as much of a cold.

This January, I am doing an internship at the school where I work. So I don't have time for long bike rides on my bike in the afternoon, and it has to wait until February.

But on the other hand, I have a semester break from my studies. For the first time in several months, I do not attend classes in the evenings or at weekends, and I do not have meetings with my study groups. It is fantastic to have the afternoon and evening off.

According to the plan, I will finish the Teacher Education program this summer. The upcoming semester will not be as hectic as the previous two semesters. I only have two subjects this coming semester and two exams this summer.

I look forward to following up on your training logs and seeing what happens in the Hive!

/Sundance
 

Sundance

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Goals for 2023​

My focus for 2023 is general fitness, emphasizing strength/tone, streamlining, cardio and flexibility.

To achieve this, I have set the following goals for 2023.

Push-ups: 24.000

Pull-ups: 500

Bike riding: 5000 km

A Virtual Trip Around The World 1890 (continued): I plan to virtually reach Cairo (London-Istanbul- Cairo), approximately 5.000 km of walking.

Consistency: Finish a Darebee program or a challenge every 2nd month

Self-care: Read six books and start painting my orc army

Weight: 80 kg

Body fat %: 16
 

Sundance

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Saturday, January 7, 2023​


Workout of the day​

Challenge First Thing Push-ups: Day 1


Goals 2023

Push-ups (day/week/total): 10/10/10 (weekly/total goal 60/24000)

Pull-ups (day/week/total): -/-/- (weekly/total goal 10/500)

A Virtual Trip Around The World 1890: 8,2 km (2023)

Cycling: No (weekly total -/weekly goal -)

Darebee: Yes

Today’s projects reached: Yes (daily goal 3)

Reading: Yes

Writing: No

Diet: Yes

Consecutive days of training: 1
 

Fremen

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"“Keep an eye on the staircases. They like to change.” Percy Weasley, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone."
Happy New Year :fireworks:
 

Sundance

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Sunday, January 8, 2023​


Workout of the day​

Challenge First Thing Push-ups: Day 2



Goals 2023

Push-ups (day/week/total): 20/30/30 (weekly/total goal 60/24000)

Total pull-ups (day/week/total): -/-/- (weekly/total goal 10/500)

A Virtual Trip Around The World 1890: 13,7 km (2023)

Cycling: No (weekly total -/weekly goal -)

Darebee: Yes

Today’s projects reached: Yes (daily goal 3)

Reading: Yes

Writing: No

Diet: Yes

Consecutive days of training: 2
 

Sundance

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Monday, January 9, 2023 - Saturday, January 21, 2023​

I have been in an internship for the past two weeks and have not managed to maintain a daily training routine. A daily training routine requires extra effort in the weeks to come as my teaching begins again. Until week 7, I am both in an internship and attending classes Monday and Thursday evenings. Let’s see if I succeed with a daily routine :handon:


Goals 2023

Push-ups (day/week/total): -/-/150 (weekly/total goal 60/24000)

Total pull-ups (day/week/total): -/-/- (weekly/total goal 10/500)

A Virtual Trip Around The World 1890: 139 km (2023)

Cycling: - (weekly total -/weekly goal -)

Darebee: -

Today’s projects reached: - (daily goal 3)

Reading: -

Writing: -

Diet: -

Consecutive days of training: -
 

Sundance

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Sunday, January 22, 2023 - Tuesday, January 31, 2023​

No training





Goals 2023

Push-ups (day/week/total): -/-/150 (weekly/total goal 60/24000)

Total pull-ups (day/week/total): -/-/- (weekly/total goal 10/500)

A Virtual Trip Around The World 1890: 244,3 km (2023)

Cycling: - (weekly total -/weekly goal -)

Darebee: -

Today’s projects reached: - (daily goal 3)

Reading: -

Writing: -

Diet: -

Consecutive days of training: -
 

Sundance

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Wednesday, February 1, 2023​


Workout of the day​

Bootcamp Day 1 lv III (rest <90 seconds rest between sets)




Goals 2023

Push-ups (day/week/total): -50/-/200 (weekly/total goal 60/24000)

Total pull-ups (day/week/total): -/-/- (weekly/total goal 10/500)

A Virtual Trip Around The World 1890: 251,5 km (2023)

Cycling: - (weekly total -/weekly goal -)

Darebee: -

Today’s projects reached: - (daily goal 3)

Reading: -

Writing: -

Diet: -

Consecutive days of training: -
 

Sundance

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Thursday, February 2, 203 - Tuesday, February 14, 2023​

No training


Goals 2023

Push-ups (day/week/total): --/-/200 (weekly/total goal 60/24000)

Total pull-ups (day/week/total): -/-/- (weekly/total goal 10/500)

A Virtual Trip Around The World 1890: 375,4 km (2023)

Cycling: - (weekly total -/weekly goal -)

Darebee: -

Today’s projects reached: - (daily goal 3)

Reading: -

Writing: -

Diet: -

Consecutive days of training: -
 

Sundance

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Wednesday, February 15, 2023​


Workout of the day​

Fireheart Day 1 lv II (rest <90 seconds rest between sets)

I did ten push-ups as part of every set.

Unbound Day 1

I did ten push-ups after the warm-up and 15 push-ups after the stretch.

Stretching​

Touch your toes: 2min45sec toes reach

Stretching


Goals 2023

Push-ups (day/week/total): -75/-/275 (weekly/total goal 60/24000)

Total pull-ups (day/week/total): -/-/- (weekly/total goal 10/500)

A Virtual Trip Around The World 1890: 380,8 km (2023)

Cycling: - (weekly total -/weekly goal -)

Darebee: Yes

Today’s projects reached: - (daily goal 3)

Reading: -

Writing: -

Diet: -

Consecutive days of training: -
 

Sundance

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Thursday, February 16, 2023​

No training


Goals 2023

Push-ups (day/week/total): --/75/275 (weekly/total goal 60/24000)

Total pull-ups (day/week/total): -/-/- (weekly/total goal 10/500)

A Virtual Trip Around The World 1890: 390,7 km (2023)

Cycling: - (weekly total -/weekly goal -)

Darebee: Yes

Today’s projects reached: - (daily goal 3)

Reading: -

Writing: -

Diet: -

Consecutive days of training: -
 

Sundance

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My internship is over, and I am returning to more ordinary everyday life. During the internship's last two weeks, I attended classes 2 to 3 times in the evening, so I look forward to some quieter days with some restitution. I tried to start at the boot camp program, but I had to realize that it was too hard a program, to begin with after such a long training break. I strained my right arm muscles, and it took a little more than one week to heal. So instead, I started Fireheart and Unbound, a foundation for Bootcamp later this year. My goal is still to get started again with a more regular training routine.
 

Sundance

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Friday, February 17, 2023​


Workout of the day​

Fireheart Day 2 lv III (rest <90 seconds rest between sets)

For every push-up sequence, I did five push-ups.

Unbound Day 2

Stretching​

Touch your toes: 2min45sec toes reach

Stretching


Goals 2023

Push-ups (day/week/total): 75/150/350 (weekly/total goal 60/24000)

Total pull-ups (day/week/total): -/-/- (weekly/total goal 10/500)

A Virtual Trip Around The World 1890: 403 km (2023)

Cycling: - (weekly total -/weekly goal -)

Darebee: Yes

Today’s projects reached: - (daily goal 3)

Reading: -

Writing: -

Diet: -

Consecutive days of training: -
 

Sundance

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Saturday, February 18, 2023 - Sunday, February 19, 2023​

No training


Goals 2023

Push-ups (day/week/total): -/150/350 (weekly/total goal 60/24000)

Total pull-ups (day/week/total): -/-/- (weekly/total goal 10/500)

A Virtual Trip Around The World 1890: 415,5 km (2023)

Cycling: - (weekly total -/weekly goal -)

Darebee: Yes

Today’s projects reached: - (daily goal 3)

Reading: -

Writing: -

Diet: -
 

Sundance

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Monday, February 20, 2023​

No training


Goals 2023

Push-ups (day/week/total): -/-/350 (weekly/total goal 60/24000)

Total pull-ups (day/week/total): -/-/- (weekly/total goal 10/500)

A Virtual Trip Around The World 1890: 422,8 km (2023)

Cycling: - (weekly total -/weekly goal -)

Darebee: Yes

Today’s projects reached: - (daily goal 3)

Reading: -

Writing: -

Diet: -
 

Sundance

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Tuesday, February 21, 2023​


Workout of the day​

Cardio​

Bike (road) - Total time; 1:32:22; 33,8km; 22’0"km/t; HR 153 bpm; 136 watt

Strength and tone​

Fireheart Day 3 lv II (rest <90 seconds rest between sets)

I did ten push-ups as part of every set.


Unbound Day 3

I did ten push-ups before and after the warm-up.

Stretching​

Touch your toes: 2min45sec toes reach

Stretching

Finisher​

Fifteen push-ups after the stretch.


Goals 2023

Push-ups (day/week/total): 75/75/425 (weekly/total goal 60/24000)

Total pull-ups (day/week/total): -/-/- (weekly/total goal 10/500)

A Virtual Trip Around The World 1890: 430,5 km (2023)

Cycling: Yes (weekly total 1/weekly goal 3)

Darebee: Yes

Today’s projects reached: Yes (daily goal 3)

Reading: No

Writing: No

Diet: Yes
 

Sundance

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Wednesday, February 22, 2023​


Workout of the day​

Strength and tone​

Fireheart Day 4 lv II (rest <90 seconds rest between sets)

I did ten push-ups as part of every set.

Unbound Day 4

I did ten push-ups before the warm-up.

Stretching​

Touch your toes: 2min45sec toes reach

Stretching

Finisher​

Fifteen push-ups after the stretch.


Goals 2023

Push-ups (day/week/total): 75/150/500 (weekly/total goal 60/24000)

Total pull-ups (day/week/total): -/-/- (weekly/total goal 10/500)

A Virtual Trip Around The World 1890: 442,3 km (2023)

Cycling: No (weekly total 1/weekly goal 3)

Darebee: Yes

Today’s projects reached: Yes (daily goal 3)

Reading: Yes

Writing: No

Diet: Yes
 

Sundance

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Thursday, February 23, 2023 - Friday, February 24, 2023​

No training


Goals 2023

Push-ups (day/week/total): -/150/500 (weekly/total goal 60/24000)

Total pull-ups (day/week/total): -/-/- (weekly/total goal 10/500)

A Virtual Trip Around The World 1890: 465,2 km (2023)

Cycling: No (weekly total 1/weekly goal 3)

Darebee: No

Today’s projects reached: Yes (daily goal 3)

Reading: Yes

Writing: No

Diet: No
 

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Saturday, February 25, 2023​


Workout of the day​

Cardio​

Bike (road) - Total time; 1:27:55; 33,7km; 23’0"km/t; HR 150 bpm; 114 watt


Goals 2023

Push-ups (day/week/total): -/150/500 (weekly/total goal 60/24000)

Total pull-ups (day/week/total): -/-/- (weekly/total goal 10/500)

A Virtual Trip Around The World 1890: 471,1 km (2023)

Cycling: Yes (weekly total 2/weekly goal 3)

Darebee: No

Today’s projects reached: Yes (daily goal 3)

Reading: Yes

Writing: No

Diet: No
 

Sundance

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Sunday, February 26, 2023​


Workout of the day​

Cardio (morning)​

Bike (road) - Total time; 1:25:23; 33,72km; 23’7"km/t; HR 149 bpm; 120 watt

Strength and tone (afternoon)​

Fireheart Day 5 lv III (rest <90 seconds rest between sets)

For every push-up sequence, I did five push-ups.

Unbound Day 5

Stretching​

Touch your toes: 2min45sec toes reach

Stretching

Pull​

Three sets of 10 reps simultaneous standing bicep curls (10kg dumbbells) (rest 2 min between sets)

Pull-ups: 1 pull-up


Goals 2023

Push-ups (day/week/total): 75/225/575 (weekly/total goal 455/24000)

Total pull-ups (day/week/total): 1/1/1 (weekly/total goal 10/500)

A Virtual Trip Around The World 1890: 476,9 km (2023)

Cycling: Yes (weekly total 3/weekly goal 3) :star:

Darebee: Yes

Today’s projects reached: Yes (daily goal 3)

Reading: Yes

Writing: No

Diet: Yes
 
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