Monthly Archives: September 2014

Now for the fun part

The worst bits of my cruddy week are over. Now I just have to wrap up a short day at work, and then get ready to spend the weekend with friends. Happy Friday! As I laced up my running shoes … Continue reading

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Super try-hard day

Last day of this dang workshop, thank goodness. Today I was in at 6:45a and headed right to the gym to get Workout 8 done. I even wore my gym clothes on the train! For the life of me I … Continue reading

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Sticking to it

I’m away from the office all this week at workshops. That’s not my favorite thing, and it means I have to find a novel time to get myself to the gym. 7am has an entirely different feel in the gym … Continue reading

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Sub-optimal operation

Today my normal routine is upended– I drove to work rather than taking the train, arrived 2 hours earlier than usual, and am leaving early to meet a friend coming in to town for the weekend. This is good stuff! … Continue reading

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How not to compliment people

Workout 6 is all done! I’m halfway through Stage 7 and I feel like I’m finally settling in to the long sets. Today’s big lift was deadlifts, and I managed to get the second set up to 155lb. It was … Continue reading

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Too Swole

I hit the gym today with tired shoulders, arms and hands. The backs of my shoulder sockets are sore to the touch, even. I guess I don’t have to worry about it until next summer, but swimming sure does a … Continue reading

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Summer’s Last Hurrah

There’s a finality about Labor Day that makes it maybe the most bittersweet of US civic holidays. ┬áIt’s the unofficial last day of summer: kids go back to school, pools close. Suddenly the world goes from watermelon and ice cream … Continue reading

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