Day 2 of the journey started out a little late in the day. After being tired from Day 1, and revelling in the spirit of the new year, I managed to sleep in (wake up late).
Then I snacked.
Then I napped.
Needless to say, by the time I got around to rowing the first leg of my daily travels, it was a little late in the afternoon, and I was running behind. Within the first 1,000 meters, I knew that I was going to face an upstream battle, and that my arms were going to be fighting me the whole way. I also knew that my dead arms would make victory even more sweet.
So I pressed on.
I ended up rowing 6 intervals of 1,000 meters, with 1-1/2 minute rest breaks….but evidently, the break after 5,000 meters ran a little long, and my PM3 monitor on my rower re-set to zero. I was able to get the data, but had to complete the last 1,000 meters as a “separate” row. I need to try and figure out how to set-up my monitor better.
With Part 1 in the books, I ate dinner, played with my son, and went for a 1 mile run. You see, I talked myself into running a wellness challenge for myself and my friends, that required me to walk/run a mile, as fast as I could. I didn’t want to do it, but at 9:45 PM, I stepped outside into the cool air…and ran my fastest mile yet.
Afterward, I had to get the last 6,000 meters knocked out, which suffered the same timeout issue as Part 1, but I did throw in some 500 meters intervals near the end.
It was a tough day, but mostly because I planned my day poorly. I finished, though, so the day was a success.
Here are the pictures from my Day 2 travels.
This is a slide show of the close-ups I took of the route I travelled on Day 2, 10 in total.
At the end of Day 2, I have travelled the following measures:
Distance: 24,092 meters
Time: 1 hour, 55 minutes, and 20.2 seconds
Follow along on my Instagram site, to see the times and breakdowns of my rowing distances. I will also be sharing some videos and other photos over there.
Appreciate any comments! Feel free to share with anyone who might be interested in my challenge!