The arrival of my son completely threw what was left of my flagging fitness regimen into the bin for a good 2 weeks. I was eating cakes, biscuits, ice cream, drinking caffeine to stay awake and resorted to alcohol a few times in an effort to feel ‘normal’ – this predictably ended in fuzzy-headed disaster.
Now that my paternity leave is over I can try and shoehorn some sense of routine back into my life. I have to get my ‘inner game’ straight as this is what has failed me and caused me to swerve on getting enough sleep, correct nutrition and training.
I’ve come back to the world of work with a hardened resolve and some new plans. For the last week I have been getting up with a single coffee and no other caffeine at all during the day or on non-workout days. I have reinstated daily use of MyFitnessPal and in order to get cut before winter, I’m doing CV now, something I hadn’t bothered with for months.
Yesterday I got up at 6am, worked chest at 6:30am, got through the whole day and then ran in the evening, using Zombies, Run! for the first time.
I strapped on my new iPhone armband, downloaded the Zombies Run C25K app and set off around 8PM. The ‘intro’ workout goes on for half an hour, and says ‘walk, jog or run’…
Stupidly I ran as much as I could and ended up doing 5.3k, felt like dying afterwards. I later realised it was intended as a freeform warmup, and I should have taken it a lot easier, as the ‘first’ workout will have me doing walking, jogging and sprinting.
The game is pretty good, it basically just plays songs off your own iphone playlist interspersed with bits of zombie storyline, the story encourages you to run faster when you’re being chased and although the voice acting is a bit ropey in places, in general it’s quite good fun. A bit like Sean Of The Dead.
I’ve created two playlists, a dance one and a metal one. Last night I ran to the dance one;
Blood Rave (from the Blade soundtrack) – The Crystal Method
Absurd (from the Sin City soundtrack) – Fluke
Creep Crawler – Zombie Girl
Dragula (from the Matrix soundtrack) – Rob Zombie
Go Zombie – Zombie Girl
Liberatae Tutemae – Specimen A & Xin m Bass
Cruel feat Julie Thompson – Pyramid
substanceD – hi-cut
Hands Around My Throat – Actual Phantom
Snyper (High Velocity Edit) – Hybrid
Night Stalker (Meat Katie Remix) – Altitude
Evil Voice (Aggressiveness Remix) – Destroyers & Viper X
Night Fighter – Christian J
Acid 8000 – Fatboy Slim
Innocence – Nero
Relapse feat Sam Nalfie – Shock One
Painkiller – Freestylers
I turned off my PC at 10PM and got into bed before 10:30. Today I struggled a bit with my deadlifts but that will get better I am sure.