Torture Report: DIY Cross Training & Fitness Hawaii Style

Not sure how serious this cross training is? Not a squat or a plank… more like crouching tiger napping.


Where the sidewalk ends to begin again another day.

(G): The week ended much like it began: difficult. Last Tuesday I put 10 miles into my day, another 10 on Friday and wrapped it all up with serious effort in getting new flooring put in over the weekend. The other days sprinkled in between had dashes and flashes of intensity but nothing quite compares to moving all your furniture out of your living area and into the garage and then installing flooring on your hands and knees for 1 1/2 days.
We’re calling our DIY project cross training this week. Although I am not sure it’s Do It Yourself as much as it is DDIFY (Dad Did It For You).

When we were still bright-eyed and ignorant of all the work it would take.

Still more work to be done until the project is complete so that means more “cross training” in our future and the possibility that I will learn what you do with a measurement like 19/32nds. What? I’d rather run 32 miles than think about fractions like that.

When you understand fractions you can make cuts like these!

(L)  Sadly, I have returned from paradise and I am sitting here wondering what kind of exercise I did since last Tuesday.  Not a lot I am happy to say since I was on vacation and I pride myself on laying on the beach as much as possible. However, it did rain often while we were in Kauai. which meant driving away from the rain and into the sun.  These were the days we usually got in our exercise. We hiked (a little) in Waimea Canyon which was beautiful.  FYI, Waimea Canyon is also known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific.



We rode bikes along the Kapa’a Coastline, swam in the ocean and biked some more. Really the only thing I could think about besides how amazingly beautiful it was, was how much easier it is to bike than it is to run!  And, we were pretty sure we saw a shark, but then realized it might have been a huge manta ray.  I still think it was a shark and I was okay with that since a) I was on my bike and b) it was not in an area that we were swimming.


We also went zip lining, but I am pretty sure the only effort that took was the the hiking in between the platforms.



Now I am back to the real world and smoothies and salads.  Well, I am actually only home until tomorrow because I am off to Nashville.  Maybe I will be able to get back on schedule beginning early August?

Sunshine & Sarcasm,

Lowi & G

The Torture Report began in January 2014 as a weekly update of our journey to completing a 50-mile race. Since then it’s continued on to become a chronicle of how we try mightily to find fitness, health and sometimes the finish line. We aren’t always successful but we keep showing up and telling you all about it on Tuesdays.

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