Monthly Archives: July 2016

No matter how much I lift, it doesn’t fix this problem

I went to the gym today for a pull workout, hoping to burn off a bunch of work frustrations. It didn’t work at all. I came back and all the frustration was still there, but I was too tired to … Continue reading

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drag-ass leg day

Today’s workout took me for-ev-er to get through. On the plus side, though, I have a new gym PB for squats: my last set was 5x190lb. And for some reason I decided to do deadlifts today instead of during tomorrow’s … Continue reading

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Fitting the wedding dress (it fits just fine)

Back in the weight room today– it feels like it’s been forever. It’s been almost a week, I guess! It was a push day today and my bench press wasn’t feeling better for the break. I failed one rep of … Continue reading

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it counts

I have today off; at 2pm I have to go to wedding dress fitting #2 and see if the seamstress could let the hips out enough on my dress. (Fingers crossed.) So, I had a big block of time this … Continue reading

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HIIT and chasing pixels

I’ve been slacking on my HIIT workouts lately, preferring to swim laps rather than working up a sweat in my stairwell. But, since it’s Monday, the pool is closed and so it was time for a leg-and-core HIIT session: 33 … Continue reading

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Stick a number on it

I’m teleworking today and, since the weather is unsettled, I decided to take a half hour at lunchtime and go to the pool to swim laps before it started storming. It felt harder today than usual. My shoulders are tired, … Continue reading

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Grips and grumps

Another sore-shouldered pull workout this time. Recovery is hard, ok? Barbell rows – 4x5x95lb Deadlift – 2x5x215lb Bicep curls – 2x10x25lb, 10x20lb Bent-over row – 3x10x30lb Lat pulldown – 3x10x37 Seated row – 3x10x60 Face pull – 3x10x90 I did … Continue reading

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Quick and clumsy

Something was going on with the train this morning, so I arrived at work a little late and immediately went to the gym to get everything done before my 10am meeting. I wound up cancelling the meeting, but I still … Continue reading

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a post with lots of lists

Back in the gym today after a 100% rest long weekend. The weather was too cruddy to go swim or run. On the plus side, I got some projects done and we hammered out another wedding errand (wedding bands get!) … Continue reading

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Recipe blog: Masala chai ice cream

This is not a workout blog! It is half recipe and half process documentation– I always forget and wind up using twice the dishes I need to, moving ingredients around when I forget to do something in the right size … Continue reading

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