Monthly Archives: May 2016

Little intervals and dive trip report

I got back from my trip late yesterday, so I decided to work at home today. (It really is a nice perk.) No gym, wanted a workout, and it’s a nice day so I decided to go out to run … Continue reading

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TGIH?

Thank Goodness It’s HIIT? Or should it be TGIHIIT since HIIT is already an acronym? Anyway. I googled a HIIT sequence and built it out to roughly 30 minutes, with warmup and cooldown. 2 sets of 45s work, 15s rest, … Continue reading

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Deloading and deciding

I went to the gym earlier than usual this morning and felt like, "dang… I was just here!" It’s weird being there in both the afternoon and morning. I’m a little sore (mostly in my upper back, thanks to the … Continue reading

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Tiny Powerlifting Comp

Today was the day! I recruited my gym buddy J and another coworker to be my spotters, and headed down in the afternoon to see how much heavy stuff I could lift. The competition was small and super casual; it … Continue reading

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Everything is good, just keep breathing: A long scuba weekend

I had an educational and fun dive trip last this weekend! I signed up for the Advanced Open Water certification course, and after we did the book-work last week we went out to a quarry a few hours away to … Continue reading

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20 May, 2016 11:19

Somehow this always happens: everything piles up at once– the fun stuff and the not-so-fun stuff– and I wind up feeling overwhelmed. Then I go long stretches where things are slow and boring, and I start over-scheduling things again… Yesterday … Continue reading

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Technical work

Today started early. I have to lug a pile of scuba gear home from the dive shop tonight, so I drove in to work (ugh) and, to avoid traffic, I had to leave by 5:30am, and arrived shortly after 6 … Continue reading

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So much hustle

The volume, intensity and urgency of my work has increased 10x in the last few days– my job is not the kind of job where I get phone calls at 9pm, and yet these are things that have been happening. … Continue reading

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Spotty squats

Today’s Friday the 13th curse is… leaky yogurt. My container (topped with cilantro-and-vinegar chili sauce, natch) leaked all over my gym bag… hopefully I don’t smell too much like salad. My coworker had a leaky carton, too. I’ll be happy … Continue reading

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How subversive is women’s “bulking up”, really?

Today’s workout was another active recovery session– 30 minutes on the elliptical at a light effort. I’ve been thinking that the heart rate monitor on the elliptical was broken, so I brought in my fancy HRM watch– and nope, it’s … Continue reading

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