Monthly Archives: July 2012

Lower body focus

Lifting today! Since I’m switching my focus to the lower body, I added a bunch of things to my bucket today: hip/glutes exercises of various kinds, extra reps of squats, and hamstring and quad curls. My legs will probably be … Continue reading

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Intensity

Mantra for today: If you want to get better, you have to work harder. 40 minutes on the treadmill today, and it net me about 3.25 miles. The first mile I ran as normal, the second mile I pushed myself … Continue reading

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Wheel of change

It’s Thursday, so more lifting! I got sunburned yesterday at the pool so anything that involved lying on my back (flys, benchpress) was a little uncomfortable. (I need to get myself some spray sunscreen– I shouldn’t go out for an … Continue reading

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Pacing

A whole hour of laps at the pool today– that’s a lot of swimming.  I usually chunk it up into 10-lap pieces so I don’t get bored– it’s not like anything changes from chunk to chunk but it at least … Continue reading

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Big Liftin’

Goals achieved for the day: Got my heavy lifts done and did not barf. Okay, a little context: I wasn’t feeling so great this morning (a reminder that I am getting older and should not party on school nights) and … Continue reading

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Non-lazy Sunday

Usually my weekends are workout-free zones but I had some time this afternoon and the weather was nice (I thought…) so I went out for a run.  A full 3 miles of hills later and a couple walk breaks, I … Continue reading

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Sneaky brain

Today was a lifting day and another marginal day at the gym. I think this is more a function of my mood overall than any problem with the gym. When I got there, the locker room was closed (maintenance was … Continue reading

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