Monthly Archives: July 2015

Halfway through my open water cert!

Roughly halfway, anyway! Tomorrow I go out on the boat to do my skills test in the actual ocean instead of a pool– then comes the written test. I’m both excited (about the dive) and nervous (about the test and … Continue reading

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Morning open water seaweed swim

I have exactly 3 goals for today: Sleep in as late as possible (check! 9am) Go for a swim in the ocean (check! See below) Toodle around this area, get the lie of the land and maybe do my souvenir … Continue reading

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Primed to Sweat: the no-AC saga continues

My body has been dealing with the near-constant, stifling heat the best way it knows how: by sweating like crazy. And the threshold for sweating is so low! I dehydrate easily and get migraines when that happens, so I’m fighting … Continue reading

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Brutally hot

I’m not sure what I was thinking today. I set my alarm for 5:30 to go run in the morning cool, but I wound up turning it off and sleeping in. So it goes. By the time I finished up … Continue reading

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“Runner” is a size-neutral word!

Today’s workout was a quick one: 25 minutes of zombies intervals again. I’m lucky I made it there at all. This morning was a cluster! Anyway, since it was so short I made a point to work extra hard, and … Continue reading

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My partner is noisy

My workout today was a typical lifting session, skipping anything lower body– I’m still sore. Tonight I’m hoping to get to the pool to swim some laps (maybe with less underarm chafing this time). My mood has been really variable … Continue reading

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Mixed recovery workout

I woke up very sore this morning– basically my posterior chain is a mess. (Thanks, goodmornings.) Now, sore hamstrings don’t usually bother me when I run, but glutes and hip flexors can be a problem. I had a choice– just … Continue reading

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Introvert Life

Quickie blog today– I’ve gotten to the end of the day and haven’t had 5 minutes to write about my workout. It was a short one– just some lifting, bench/OHP/biceps/squats/lat pds/woodchops/goodmornings. It’s been a while since I did goodmornings. I … Continue reading

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Too hot (hot damn)

Well, it’s hot as metaphorical balls out there. Usually I can deal with it, but this time there’s a problem: our air conditioner at home is broken (and repair is probably a week or more away still). We do have … Continue reading

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The best hour of the day

Today’s workout was another good one! I’m not sure what’s going on, but all my workouts this week have been great. Not only that, but they’ve been really enjoyable. My usual quip that the gym is "my favorite hour of … Continue reading

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