Monthly Archives: May 2016

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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Singles day

Kinda sore today, and in a hurry– so I decided it would be a good day to do some 1RM tests, just so I have a baseline. This gives me a good idea of where to put my opener– if … Continue reading

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HIIT: Super Cardio Edition

This morning I got myself out the door early and headed to HIIT class. We had a different instructor today, who formatted a lot of Tabata-style cardio, alternating butt kicks and high knees with lunges and squat jumps and all … Continue reading

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That way madness lies

Despite yesterday’s tough workout I feel… just fine today? This is good! DOMS sucks! Since I felt okay, I decided to do a slightly more strenuous recovery workout and spend 35 minutes running sloooowly on the treadmill. On the one … Continue reading

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I got dis.

The lead-up to today’s workout was filled with trepidation. Heavy squats! Getting back to deadlift! Would I keel over or pull something again? Only one way to find out… Squats were the same format as Tuesday, 3×5/2×5, except I started … Continue reading

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