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Old Sat, May-08-21, 23:17
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Plan: Intermittent fast/Lowcarb
Stats: 251/199/180 Male 5 ft 10 inch
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I finished with the pine and fir trees (link) four days ago. It was a brutal, long-winded, dehydrating, sun-burning week. The top of my head is peeling, but I got all the slash piles burned before the summer burn ban took effect.

It was difficult and physical but not in an exercise way. More like a long march through a swamp - eventually you get exhausted, but it's not good exercise.

Anyway, it's done (except for cutting the trunks into rounds for firewood) and life is looking up a bit right now.

So tonight I got back to it for the first time in a while, and let's just say I'm not where I was in mid-March.

2 flights of stairs, 20 trips up and down.
Time 12:15 Heart rate 153.

Felt a little slow and winded on the stairs, so I quit that and took a brisk walk

1.4 miles, 24 minutes. Avg speed 3.5 mph.

Good enough for now.

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Old Sun, May-09-21, 22:14
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Plan: Intermittent fast/Lowcarb
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Stairs again, picking it up a bit

2 flights x 30 trips up and down. (50% increase from yesterday)
Time 17:00 Heart rate 158

It was going reasonably well, and I probably could have done another 10 trips, but no point pushing it. Tomorrow I might shoot for the full 50 trips. It won't be any kind of record time, that's for certain.
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Old Tue, May-11-21, 00:48
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Plan: Intermittent fast/Lowcarb
Stats: 251/199/180 Male 5 ft 10 inch
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I did it! Back to 50 stair trips in one session.

2 flights x 50 trips up and down.
Time 27:15 Heart rate 162. I'm OK with those numbers.
I have to say, it feels good to be back to the routine - both physically and mentally.

As the weather warms (it's currently 45F or 7C - this is North Idaho), I might not be able to maintain this pace, so I'll have to figure out some alternatives that don't generate so much body heat.

I might shoot for a brisk walk around the powerhouse later in the shift - in the earliest morning hours. It's a nice time to walk, sometimes I get to hear owls talking to each other.

EDIT:
Got the walk in. 2 miles even, 3.7 miles/hr, Time 31:45
I jogged a little bit at the end, just to get the 2 miles over and done with. That's not easy to do in work boots with 8" lace up uppers. Broke a sweat!
No owls

Probably no exercise for the next couple of days. We have company this week, and large projects to complete.

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