Today I Spider-man crawled on wet sidewalks while a light mist fell. The temperature was round 50 degrees. I liked it.
I have a process goal of working out 5 days per week every day of the year in 2015 – 260 workouts. My criteria for a workout is at least 15 minutes of rocking, nodding, rolling, cross-crawls, dead bug work, crawling, marching, skipping, and/or sprinting. The reason I am setting the minimum workout time as 15 minutes is because some hotel rooms are not conducive to spending a lot of time on the floor.
On a good day lately I have been active for 60 minutes and getting in at least 30 minutes on more demanding days. This week I worked out 6 times – Monday through Saturday – for a total of 270 minutes or 4.5 hours.
I have an achievement goal of being able to Spider-man crawl continuously for 5 minutes by 21 February 2015 when I am attending the Foundations Level 2 workshop in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina to continue my education in the Original Strength System.
I was able to crawl 2 minutes continuously 3 weeks ago. Over the past 2 weeks I have been going to my local park to crawl around the soccer field. This week I went to the park 5 times and completed at least 7 segments of 1 minute crawls on each trip. Next week I am planning to complete 8 segments of 1 minute crawls in the park. By going up one minute per week, I will be completing 10 segments of 1 minute crawls the week of 19 January.
Starting on 26 January, I am planning to crawl 2 minutes at the beginning of each workout, and then complete the balance of 10 minutes of crawling with 1 minute segments. The plan on 2 February is to start with 3 minutes of crawling, on 9 February 4 minutes of crawling, and on 16 February 5 minutes of crawling.
My training plan may be too aggressive. If it is, I will slow the pace and take longer to build up to 5 minute crawls. My forearms have been sore this week. I think I have not been crawling gently enough for a man who was not able to Spider-man crawl before November 2014. I was more careful about planting my hands gently today and think I am on the right track. I am confident I can start my workouts with 2 minute crawls by 26 January, but moving up one minute every week until I reach five may too ambitious. However, I won’t know until I get there.