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FRIDAY,  July 1st 2016

DIET starting agin.. 149 lbs.. I though I was a little more.. but it's too much anyways. and 18 lbs more than  when I did this WO in 2011..

12h45 PM TWINSIES  INSANITY  ~ Max Interval Circuit ~ HOME FITNESS with Shaun-T
Ouch.. not certain this is a good idea .. but I'll do my best.. that's always enough. We'll see how much of it I can do.

Insanity Max Interval Circuit: Most INTENSE circuit of the program. (60 minutes)
  Warm up
30 secs - Jog
30 secs - Jumping jacks arms straight up
30 secs - 123
30 secs - jump rope 2 feet side to side
30 secs - high knees with arms out
30 secs - swithc kicks (plyo alternating kicks)
30 secs - hit the floor (side to side touch the floor with alternating hand in the center)
30 secs - floor hops (from a push-up position jump feet from left to right)
30 secs each repeat
15 secs each repeat
5 mins Stretch
30 secs   **water break
45 secs / 15 rest - sprint then 4 plyo lunges
45 secs /15 rest - ski abs for 4, then 4 push-up jacks, then 4 in and out abs then 4 oblique push-ups (push-up with knee in)
45 secs / 15 rest - power strikes (two low punches to one side then other)
45 secs / 15 rest - frog jumps (forward and back jumps)
30 secs **water break
45 secs each repeat no stopping
30 secs **water break
45 secs each repeat no stopping
60 secs - 2 360 degree football run turns then 4 cross jacks
30 secs **water break
45 secs / 15 rest - 4 hooks high, hooks low, then 4 high jump rope jumps
45 secs / 15 rest - high knee runs with oblique twists
45 secs / 15 rest - high low jab with squat (plyo squats)
45 secs / 15 rest - floor switch kicks
30 secs **water break
45 secs each repeat no stopping
30 secs **water break
45 secs each repeat no stopping
60 secs - 123 then jab (jump center then jab then go other way)
30 secs **water break
45 secs / 15 rest - side suicide jumps (burpies but legs go to the side)
45 secs / 15 rest - plyo jacks with hooks
45 secs / 15 rest - full body drill (8 floor runs, 4 moving push-ups, wide floor run, stand up)
45 secs / 15 rest - plank punches (stay in plank and alternate raising one hand)
30 secs **water break
45 secs each repeat no stopping
30 secs **water break
45 secs each repeat no stopping
3 mins 15 secs Cool down

4h00 PM TWINSIES  P90X3 :  Pilates  ~ 30 mins HOME FITNESS with Tony Horton
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P90X3 #3a          Pilates
1. Hundreds
2. Single Leg Stretch 
3. Double Leg Stretch 
4. Peter's Bridge
5. Teaser
6. V rocker 
7. Bridge Lifts 
8. Scissor Ball
9. Bicycle
10. Hip circles
11. Floating Cobra
12. The Swimmer - The Flutter - The Bad Attitude
13. Saw
14. Alphabet Soup
15. Scissor Side plank
16. Sphinx Flag
17. Clam Killer
18. T's T
19. Scissor Roller
20 Pretzels

BED AT 9h30 PM

SATURDAY,  July 2nd 2016

Mount Zealand, White Mountains, NH 37/48
With Gabriel
HIKING  start 9h20 am  // Finish at 18h20 PM lots of chatting with interesting people
18 km
TEMP :
14-15°C and good winds, but we're in the forest all the time.

From Zealand Road parking. 3$

We had done Hale from the other parking so I was feeling at home in these parts. The first part of the trail, almost all the way to the hut was really easy. We saw a little family with 4-5 year old start just before us. I think many people go to the hut the first day, explore the second and come back the third, but still to do it with litte kids is a whole sport of a differnet kind.

From the hut to the summit was more interesting and we talked to alot of hikers.

Right : Gabriel uses the bottom half of his hiking pole's handle to "Foam Roll" his quads. This part of the handle is usually just to get a good grasp of the pole when we want to hold it lower than usual for a short time. Aches & Pains  : My left quands hurt at various times during the ascent. Some times very sunddenly and so much that I let out a yelp of pain. Hikiing Pole Foam rolling helps.My right knee hurts during the last hour of the hike.

Below : View from the Zealand lookout, a ways before arriving to Zealand where there is noting to see. the Mounain ahead is Carrigain, where we plan to finish the NH 48

BED AT 10h30 PM

SUNDAY, July 3rd 2016
Need to rest. First time in ages that I actually plan to take a WEEK OFF —   REST DAY 1

 Aches & Pains  : My right knee is fine.

DIET . 146 lbs Maybe if I log my weight I'll be able to stick to not eating too much.

BED AT 10h30 PM

 MONDAY — REST DAY 2

TUESDAY — REST DAY 3

WEDNESDAY — REST DAY 4

THURSDAY — REST DAY 5
Meet GD, new boss at work. good.

Annual Check-up at doc's.. everything is great :) including my right knee.

FRIDAY — REST DAY 6

SATURDAY,  July 9th 2016
Happy 64th birthday my brother :)

Mount Galehead, White Mountains, NH 38/48
With Gabriel
HIKING  start 8h52 am Finish at 3h43 pm
10.2 miles / 18 km  /
Elevation: 1226 m
TEMP :
14°C and rainy

3
h26 mins / AveHR  120  72% / MaxHR  150 90 %  / 1664 cals / 45 % fat / 1h17  mins InZone (75%+)
down to hut
18
 mins / AveHR  112  67% / MaxHR  140 84 %  / 131 cals / 55 % fat / 2  mins InZone (75%+)
26 mins lunch
down
2h40 mins / AveHR  105  70% / MaxHR  138 85 %  / 1012 cals / 55 % fat / 3  mins InZone
(75%+)

 

When you can't see far.. you have to look at what is close.

 

LEFT :I was looking forward to the two river crossings but noticed the blocked trail and easily guessed that they had changed the route.

BELOW:Forecast from Summit weather   / It rained more and it was warmer.

BED AT 10h30 PM

MONDAY, July 11th 2016

7h40 PM P90X+ ~ HOME FITNESS with Tony Horton —  OFF-Program  # 02+ Kenpo Cardio +
With Gabriel. THANK-YOU SO MUCH Gaby.. I've been having trouble getting back into it. Yet it felt so good!

P90X+  #02+ Kenpo Cardio+
Warm-up

1a- jab, cross, shuffle
1b- hook, uppercut, shuffle
2- jab, step, cross
3- double hammer, lunge, sword
4- low block, hammer, front kick
5- side speed kicks

cardio or break — 60 sec

** repeat 1 to 5

6- jab, uppercut, back kick
7- claw, hammer, lunge
8- claw, hammer, front kick
9- back fist, hammer, knee kick, front kick
10- elbow, sword, back kick

cardio or break — 60 sec

** repeat 6 to 10

11- gladiator
12- spinning swords
13- spinning swords, back hammer
14- double sword, knee kick, back kick
15- high block, knee kick burnout

cardio or break — 60 sec

** repeat 11 to 15

cool-down & stretch

BED AT 10h30 PM 

TUESDAY,  July 12th 2016

7h15 PM HOMEFITNESS - STEPS WORKOUT ~ SPARTACUS style
NO stress NO HR monitor..
As usual Xoom as timer with SPARTACUS APP. today : Steps at 12" . routine on Blackboard, have music from ceiling speakers, have ceiling fan,  and  floor fan. Add to that water, a headband, a towel .

Again It's 22°C &70% humidity, =27°C humidex so I don't do it cardio, but on 12" steps it's all good.

SPARTACUS :  1 min each. Do the whole thing 3 times
1 Step-ups L/R
2 Traverses
3 Power Squats
4 Dips TRX triceps
5 Skaters
6 Push-ups TRX
7 Pneus rapides L/R
8 Jump squats L/R high knee / back lunge
9 Butt lifts (hamstrings)
10 Corners

 BED AT 10h30 PM .

WEDNESDAY,  July 13th 2016

7h15 PM HOMEFITNESS - STEPS WORKOUT ~ SPARTACUS style
NO stress NO HR monitor..
As usual Xoom as timer with SPARTACUS APP. today : Steps at 12" . routine on Blackboard, have music from ceiling speakers, have ceiling fan,  and  floor fan. Add to that water, a headband, a towel .

Same as yesterday but today with Gabriel. :)

SPARTACUS :  1 min each. Do the whole thing 3 times
1 Step-ups L/R
2 Traverses
3 Power Squats
4 Dips TRX triceps
5 Skaters
6 Push-ups TRX
7 Pneus rapides L/R
8 Jump squats L/R high knee / back lunge
9 Butt lifts (hamstrings)
10 Corners

BED AT 9h30 PM 

Vélo MARIO PONTBRIAND — St-Pie

              Manouane's bike comes out of storage

              MISE AU POINT MINEUR 

  • Vérification de l’état général du vélo
  • Ajustement des freins et des vitesses
  • Ajustement du jeu de direction et du pédalier
  • Ajustement des moyeux de roues
  • Lubrification des dérailleurs et de la chaine
  • Le dévoilage des roues
  • Gonflage des pneus

 MISE AU POINT INTERMÉDIAIRE 

  • Inclus mise au point mineur
  • Nettoyage complet du pédalier, chaine, dérailleurs et pignons arrière
  • Nettoyage du cadre

NOTE : ils ont changé les tubes et on a demandé qu’ils changent les patins de a         freins arrière même si eux disaient qu’ils étaient OK. Il y avait une petite fente  sur l'          l' extérieur du caoutchouc .. et on voulait que tout aie l’aire neuf. 

FRIDAY, July 15th 2016
First day of 3 week vacation

1h45 PM   P90X3 : MMX  ~ 30 mins HOME FITNESS with Tony Horton
the pro

P90X3 #5a           MMX
30 secs rest between rounds.

Round One   **Change Lead at 30 seconds

1. High and Low Jab/Cross
2. Hook/Uppercut/Front Knee
3. Triple Jab/ Cross/ Back Knee
4. Hook Elbow/Down Elbow

Round Two   **Change Lead at 30 seconds

1. Jab/Over The top Elbow/ Crescent Kick
2. Superman Punch/4-Punch Scramble/Sprawl
3. Lead Uppercut/Hook Elbow/ Snap Kick
4. Sprawl/Power Knees/ Hook and Upper Elbow

Round Three   **Change Lead at 30 seconds

1. Upper Back elbow/Hook Elbow/ Back Kick
2. Jab/Cross/sprawl/Hook/ Uppercut/Sprawl
3. Push Kick/ Snap Kick
4. Hook/Uppercut/Hook/ Uppercut/Sprawl

Round Four   **Change Lead at 30 seconds

1. Frt Leg Check/Frt Snap Kick/ Superman Punch
2. Jab/Cross/Sprawl/Scramble
3.Jab/Cross/Hook Elbow/ Over the Top Elbow
4. Gladiator/Sprawl/Jab/Cross/Hook/Uppercut
5, Burnout (Punch and Sprawl) I do abs instead

BED AT 10 h35 PM T

SATURDAY,  July 16th 2016

3h15 PM HOMEFITNESS - STEPS WORKOUT ~ SPARTACUS style
NO stress NO HR monitor..
As usual Xoom as timer with SPARTACUS APP. today : I want to do it more Cardio than muscular today so Steps at 8" . routine on Blackboard, have music from ceiling speakers, have ceiling fan,  and  floor fan. Add to that water, a headband, a towel .

ACHES & PAINS : Yesterday I hurt my lower back a little so I'm playing it safe today..back to Spartacus.

SPARTACUS :  1 min each. Do the whole thing 3 times
1 Step-ups L/R
2 Traverses
3 Power Squats
4 Dips
5 Skaters
6 Push-ups TRX
7 Pneus rapides L/R
8 Jump squats L/R
9 Butt lifts (hamstrings)
10 Corners

BED AT 10h30 PM 

MONDAY, July 18th 2016
Day 1

CAR TRIP to Baxter State Park, Maine 
planned departure : 6h30 AM ??
Google maps says : 520 Km, 6h17 minutes

 

 

planned BED AT 10h30 PM Camping  Baxter State Park / Roaring Brook Walk-In Lean-to #11

TUESDAY, July 19th 2016
Day 2

North Brother  Banner Picture is the Knife Edge, viewed from North Brother.
with Gabriel
HIKING  time : ~ 8 hours
PACSAC : Deuter Futura 50+ 10 Vario
WEATHER  :
ALTITUDE :
4151' / x m
TOTAL LENGTH    Miles

talked with Audrey (park ranger) / un couple québécois on the trail, at RB campground with Bob who's wife was doing a 4 day BP trip. and Jim & Jen who were with hamocks on camp #10.

 

Up and Down

lanned BED AT 10h30 PM Camping  Baxter State Park / Roaring Brook Walk-In  Lean-to #11

WEDNESDAY, July 20th 2016
Day 3

on Kathadin : towards Baxter Peak  but too windy STOP at 4 000 Feet altitude
with Gabriel and for about 2 hours with Jim Shields (JPS Mountain Adventures)   & Jen.
HIKING  time : ~ 6  hours
PACSAC : Deuter Futura 28AC
WEATHER  :
ALTITUDE :
Baxter : 5268'
TOTAL LENGTH    Miles

talked with : Jim & Jen who started out 40 mins before us but waited because of the wind. / girl & John, her "going on 80" years old grandfather / 3 guys who also came down because of the wind. /

BLUE LINE to 4000' : too windy to summit

LEFT: It was fun until it lasted

BUT in hiking "be prepared" also means "be prepared to turn back". and 45-50 mph winds kept us wise. After long discussions, and lots of thoughts, at 4000' we sadly turned back. // more on this later.

planned BED AT 10h30 PM Camping  Baxter State Park / Roaring Brook Walk-In  Lean-to #11

THURSDAY, July 21th 2016
Day 4

Talked with Ranger Rob who said yesterday's winds on KE were in the "Upper 40s" miles per hour.
 

Kathadin Hamlin Peak
with Gabriel
HIKING  time : ~  11 hours
:
WEATHER  :  It would have been a good day to do the Knife Edge, but we were still troubled by yesterday's failure and wanted to be sure to "summit" today (as sure as we can be) and since we'd still have to come back to do Hamlin Peak, we decide to do this one today, and come back maybe in 2 years to finish the 115 with Baxter Peak.
 

ALTITUDE : 4756
'

NICE SURPRISE : UN-NAMED SPRING NEAR TOP OF HAMLIN and CARIBOO SPRING on the way to Saddle trail.

Talked with a father & son from Montreal ( originally from Slovenia) . Gaby had met them yesterday. / I talk too much.

LEFT :

 

BELOW :

 

RED LINE

 
TOTAL LENGTH    Miles

planned BED AT 10h30 PM Camping  Baxter State Park / Roaring Brook Lean-to #8

FRIDAY, July 22th 2016
Day 5

Car trip home   a day early..
with Gabriel

BED AT 10h30 PM

SATURDAY, July 23th 2016

Supper at Restaurant (Bernard) with Lily & Albi

BED AT 9h30 PM

SUNDAY, July 24th 2016

SHOPPING to replace my Petzl Zipka. I loved my Zipka but after have 2 headlamps with faulty switches I guess I have to admit that I need to change.

BLACK DIAMOND SPOT 130 on sale for 34,99

7h15 PM HOMEFITNESS - STEPS WORKOUT ~ SPARTACUS style
NO stress NO HR monitor..
As usual Xoom as timer with SPARTACUS APP. today : I want to do it more Cardio than muscular today so Steps at 10" . routine on Blackboard, have music from ceiling speakers, have ceiling fan,  and  floor fan. Add to that water, a headband, a towel .

SPARTACUS :  1 min each. Do the whole thing 3 times
1 Step-ups L/R
2 Traverses
3 Power Squats
4 Dips
5 Skaters
6 Push-ups TRX
7 Pneus rapides L/R
8 Jump squats L/R
9 Butt lifts (hamstrings)
10 Corners


BED AT 10h30 PM

MONDAY, July 25th 2016

BED AT 10h30 PM

TUESDAY, July 26th 2016
Day 1

CAR TRIP to the WHITE MOUNTAINS, NH. Gabriel's car :  TROUBLE!

Mount Wambek 39/48
with Gabriel
HIKING  time : ~ 5h15 mins : 9h54 to 15h08
Length : 7,2 miles + up & down for the parking
WEATHER  :  I
 

ALTITUDE :

LEFT : Car problems (spark plug coil #3)  on the highway near Littleton. White Mountains Transmission Garage in Bethlehem. We were all ready to do the Wildcats today, but had to change our plans since we were getting on the trail quite late.

BELOW : Park on the road because there's a spot the car can't go over.

In the evening at the Hostel talk alot with Bob & Leon, not regular hikers but are going to do Mount Washington tomorrow, Billy from Maine, who hikes alot, Xenia from Moscow  and Doug and Mark

BED AT 10h30 PM at : White Mountain Hostel, 36 Washington Street, Conway, NH room #6 new bed but not much more.

WEDNESDAY, July 27th 2016
Day 2

Wildcat D and Wildcat A 40 & 41 /48
with Gabriel
HIKING  time : ~ 9  hours
Length : ~10 miles
WEATHER  :  Warm and sunny, not much wind on the trail, but a light breez on the ski trail.
 

ALTITUDE :

LEFT : Climbing to the E peak and all along the trail we see quite a few AT Hikers. Some with day packs lent by the hostel they're staying at who also gave them a ride to the begining of the section, some with fully loaded packs. During the climb I think a number of times of the AT Hikers with fully loaded packs who climb this way.. that would be too much for me these days, I'd have to stop way too often.

ABOVE : A well-deserved lunch spot with Carter Notch Hut down in the valley (highlighted)

BELOW : From Pinkham Notch so as not to wonder about the Ellis river crossing, and also to have a little "warm-up" before the climb. Wildcats E-D-C-B-A-B-C-D and down the Ski Trail. Then Gaby goes get the car while I wait at the restaurant. ~ 30 mins.

BED AT 11h30 PM at : White Mountain Hostel, 36 Washington Street, Conway, NH

THURSDAY, July 28th 2016
Day 3 Car trip home

BED AT 9h30 PM

FRIDAY, July 29th 2016

8h15 PM   P90X  ~ HOME FITNESS with Tony Horton OFF PROGRAM   # 06 Kenpo X
43mins +  / AveHR  123 74% / MaxHR  147  88%  / 223 cals / 45 % fat / 19 mins InZone (75%+) 
Back to basics and I need the stretching that's in the Saunders stretch cycle.

#06 Kenpo X
Saunders stretch cycle

1- Twist & Pivot — 25 each side
2- Twist & Pivot with Hook & Upper Cut — 25 each side
3- Jabs — 20 reps + 10 doubles each side
4- Jab / Cross — 25 each side
5- Jab / Cross / Hook — 25 each side
6- Jab / Cross / Hook / Uppercut — 25 each side

cardio break — 60 sec

7- Step Drag / High-Low Punch — 20 reps +10 doubles each side
8- Jab / cross Switch — 20 reps
9- Hook / Uppercut Switch — 20 reps
10- Knee Kick — 20 reps + 10 doubles each side
11- Ball Kick — 30 each side

cardio break — 60 sec

12- Side Kick — 30 reps each side
13- Back Kick — 25 reps
14- Three-Direction Kick — 8 reps
15- Side Lunge With High Sword / Low Hammer — 15 reps each side
16- Step Drag / Claw / Low Punch — 15 reps + 10 doubles each side

cardio break — 60 sec

17- High Block — 30 reps
18- Inward Block —30 reps
19- Outward Block — 30 reps
20- Downward Block — 30 reps
21- Star Block — 16 reps

cardio break — 60 sec

22- Front Shuffle with High Block / Low Punch — 15 reps + 10 doubles each side
23- Knee / Back Kick — 15 reps each side
24- Front & Back Knuckles / Ball Kick / Back Kick — 10 reps each side
25- Hook / uppercut / Low Side Kick — 10 reps each side
26- Elbow Series — 30 reps
27- Vertical Punches — 100 reps

cardio break — 60 sec

cool-down & stretch

 

BED AT 10h30 PM

SATURDAY, July 30th 2016
Aide à déménager M à Terrebonne.

BED AT 10h30 PM

SUNDAY, July 31st 2016

3h00 PM  BICYCLE~ around Bousquet in the Village and back
60 mins Feels good, first ride of the year. I think I really need a rear-view mirror.. my neck is too stiff.

7h40 PM BALLROOM DANCE PRACTICE   at HOME
With Gabriel. 20 mins each : Chacha, Slow Waltz, Triple Swing

PLANNING  : Tuesday & Wednesday ?

 

planned BED AT 10h30 PM

MONDAY, August 1st 2016

DIET : actually going well without writing everything down. 142 lbs  / down 2 lbs 
Does that mean I can carry a liter more water on hikes? :)

SHOPPING . Blackburn Bicycle Helmet Mirror / Opinel 3"

6h00 PM  BICYCLE~ around Bousquet i
15 mins Just to try out my helmet mirror.. wabbles alot.. maybe I need to put it more on the side, on helmet instead of viser.

planned BED AT 10h30 PM

TUESDAY, August 2nd 2016

Day 1

4h30 AM : CAR TRIP to Maine

Mount Avery & West Bigelow  95 & 96 / 115
with Gabriel singing "Climb Avery Mountain.."
HIKING  time : ~  mins :
Length :  miles
WEATHER  :  beautiful sunny, 18°C

BELOW : I loose the bottom section of one of my hiking poles, coming down from Avery towards the car.

BED AT 9h30 PM
Herbert Grand Hotel, upgraded to room 312, Kingfield, ME, supper at Longfellow Restaurant across the street.

WEDNESDAY, August 3rd 2016

Day 1

My car (Hyundai Accent 2013) :  last 1/2 mile very difficult because my car is low, and the road is bad!!

Mount Abraham 97/115
with Gabriel
HIKING  time : ~ 7h10 mins / start at: 8h00
Length :  miles
WEATHER  :  A little on the warm side.. but nice / hardly a breeze on top, don't even need to put on a shirt, even though I'm drenched in sweat from the climb.

Join the FB "NE 111ERS club" "Hello, Bonjour ! I'm starting to believe I'll make it. It's my husband, Gabriel GagMan Guénette 's aim.. but I'm ready and willing. We're 46ers #8433 and #8434.. and at 41/48 ; 0/2 ; 5/5 ; 5/10 so 97/115 . I have a Fitness Log where I'm tracking the adventure .. It doesn't necessairly give much information, but shares how I'm doing and what I've learned : Marykaa/hikes Timoty Thivierge thanks for organising this club, I'm sure to love reading how everyone is doing. "

LEFT :

BELOW : The trail is really devided into 2 parts "A walk in the park" and "The Climb"

CAR TRIP HOME first half mile VERY BAD / Thanks Gabriel for your patience and care in driving.

BED AT 10h30 PM