5/6 Ranger Challenge wrap-up and the dreaded, "what is next?"
- May 7th, 2019 at 8:44AM
I had a good time on the second tour of duty through the Ranger Challenge. Set a lifetime PR in unbroken pull-ups with 20. The previous PR was 19 back in 2002 during my divorce when I was a scrawny 158 pound kid not eating or drinking a lot....look how sunken in my face was back then! Man oh man!
Anyway, I am not a runner, I don't really enjoy running, yet the Ranger Challenge came at the right place and the right time just like last year, and I enjoyed racing a "target," if you will. Something to do post-KB2 to prevent the dreaded, "hangover effect." I will admit that I did not follow the workouts perfectly to the letter. I felt the need to throw in KLife workouts on run days as well as 1-2 HIIT workouts on strength training days to keep things interesting. I like routine but I also like variety. At the end of it, I was pretty happy with the progress and lost little to no fitness from the end of KB2, even with a slightly loosey-goosey diet.
I've been on a program or challenge since early November (Chisel, KB2 and RC) with only a 2 week break over the late December holiday time and I have to admit, I am feeling a bit tired and in need of a spot of rest. Fortunately, a "rest" for me doesn't mean sitting on my ass and eating/drinking everything in sight! The plan is to keep with 3x Klife workout, stairs, running and some HIIT during the week.
But I keep wondering when the next program might fit in. I am traveling quite a bit between now and late June with trips to Rochester, NY (visiting my mom over Mother's Day), NYC (to visit mt step-son at Julliard), Colorado (to run the Boulder Boulder 10k) and finally Iceland on vacation June 9-20. It would be GREAT to jump on a blast program in early July as all of July and the first 3 weeks of August are wide open for me (wishing a Bellz 2 program was available to start on July 8, or Chisel, or...)
The inevitable anxiety of, "what is next," looms over me, so it is time to buckle up and get it done, structure or not!
To my friends on Blast Beach Ready and Chisel right now, CRUSH IT!!