Monthly Archives: August 2014

Every step matters

I had a shortened workday today, and I either wanted to: 1) go out for a run; or 2) go out for a hike on the trail. And in the end I chose 3) go out for a run on … Continue reading

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DO ALL THE SQUATS!

Remember how last workout I was complaining about the program doubling up on deadlifts? Today it doubled up on squats: 2 heavy sets of 8 (105lb, 115lb) and then 4 light sets of 15 (45lbx3, 55lb). By the end of … Continue reading

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Knee protection

I’m not too sore today, which is awesome. But my left knee has gotten sort of beaten up from all the stress lately. Whenever my quads hurt and I start babying them, I wind up hyperextending my knees and making … Continue reading

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Not as bad, this time

Stage 7 workout 3 today. That means I’m… 25% done with Stage 7! (Being a math-minded person means that I tend to break my tasks up into chunks. But the 25% milestone never feels like I’ve accomplished very much…) I’m … Continue reading

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The day after

Usually I like to write about my workouts the day I do them, but today… well, not yesterday/today. Yesterday was an insanely busy day; I was up at 8 to finish cooking and cleaning in preparation for brunch guests. I … Continue reading

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Gently working hard

I’m thankful that Workout 2 of this stage was less butt-kicking than Workout 1. In fact, I wrapped up the workout feeling good, like I had completed a moderate challenge but not depleted. Which is probably a lot better place … Continue reading

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My body defies logic

Someone has injected hot fire into my leg-ular area. Oww. I’m not sure how, after nearly a year of pretty intense lifting and substantial strength gains, I can manage a workout that leaves me this sore the day after. Muscles, … Continue reading

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