Monthly Archives: July 2014

Best hour of the day

The polar vortex is here and the weather is lovely, cooler and less humid. Add to that the fact that today is an open house at my gym (with the attendant hordes of lookie-loos) and I was eager to get … Continue reading

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A mixed bag

Well, today was Stage 6 A3. You might think that I would be seeing some progress with the negative chin-ups but NOPE. It just all goes wrong– I jump up from a box to the top position and all I … Continue reading

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(Not) Obsessing over food

Today was my second shot at Stage 6 workout B and I made some corrections, like making sure the dumbbell was on the correct shoulder for the one-side-weighted lunges, and decreasing the incline on the reverse crunches so I could … Continue reading

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Build Bigger Arms!

I just finished Workout 2A and I’m a little conflicted about it. I’m realizing that I’m going to have to put on a lot of strength, really fast to be able to manage a pull-up in 5 weeks. I’m seeing … Continue reading

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Little morning run

The idea is to get out early, before it’s too hot and sticky, and get my running for the day done.  Except– today it didn’t work. It was already hot and sticky and there was no escaping it. (Tangentially, does … Continue reading

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Surprise 10k

I was feeling pretty un-sore (which is kind of amazing) so I decided I’d go out for a run. It’s cooler, and we’re getting lots of wind from the tightly-wound isobars on the eastern side of Albert (although that wind … Continue reading

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Quick workout

I tried out the first round of Stage 6 Workout B today. To my great surprise it was really short. I finished everything in 20 minutes, and stood there looking at the clock wondering if I had missed something. It’s … Continue reading

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No more unknown

Welp. I just finished the first workout of Stage 6 and… it didn’t go exactly as well as I thought it would. But I did it– and now I have a place to start from. Negative chin-ups were first. I … Continue reading

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