Monthly Archives: December 2015

Relax and get it done

After taking 3 days off I’m feeling kind of unmotivated but also feeling like I need to be playing catch-up somehow. That’s a bad idea– that feeling of ‘need to do moooore’ leads to dissatisfaction with what I do do. … Continue reading

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My bodycon dress and my belly: A dilemma

No park run today– instead I had to go in early to cram 3 miles in before a morning conference call. Sigh. Maybe Sunday I can go for a run/hike in the nice weather. Anyway, the 3 miles went by … Continue reading

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The real reason I do farmer’s walks…

Today was the potluck holiday party at my work, and I volunteered to help with setting up this morning. The office ladies were struggling to get the screw caps off the cans of Sterno to heat up the food. They … Continue reading

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Hard runs make me sneeze.

Yes, it’s true: any run that leaves me over-heated afterwards will give me a drippy nose and make me sneeze my head off for the next few hours… or days. It’s frustrating! Today’s hard run was 4 miles on the … Continue reading

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Work, gym, sleep, repeat

Today’s workout was a butt-kicker! I started off with a basic heavy lifting session (2×10 squats, OHP, rows, bench, biceps/triceps, and farmer’s walk) and then tacked on 2 miles fast running (22:28). Did I mention this was all fasted? (My … Continue reading

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Moving the goalposts

I’m always the most motivated to go run when I’m lying in bed thinking about the next day’s workout. The feet start to drag it’s time to actually do the workout! Today was no exception… last night I was like … Continue reading

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Unplanned Friday tempo run

Friday without a plan– but I was feeling like a good, strenuous workout. I wasn’t too sore and my legs felt happy. I kicked around the idea of some DIY HIIT but settled on a longer tempo run instead, because … Continue reading

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Lifting and ice cream…

Welp. Still sore. Most of my soreness is in the stabilizing groinular muscles that get hit hard by squats but not by running in a straight line. So I rationalized another session of lifting by saying, I won’t do squats! … Continue reading

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Not-so-delayed onset

My DOMS yesterday was barely DO; by evening I was already feeling sore from that day’s lifting. This morning I didn’t feel any better, either. Thanks to the squats, I was the dreaded "toilet sore"– when both sitting down to … Continue reading

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Lifting for sanity

Back to the office after the long weekend. It was hard to get myself out the door this morning, and I didn’t make it to the station in time to catch my usual train. Yesterday I took my car to … Continue reading

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