Tag Archives: deep thoughts

An active pause

My back still feels crunky so I decided to skip lifting for today, do 30 minutes of intervals on the hamster wheel (aka elliptical) and then some yoga. The intervals were effective, and the yoga felt friggin necessary– I guess … Continue reading

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Dem quads

Lately I’ve been thinking about my quads and their relative wimpiness compared to the rest of my body. While they’re perfectly adequate for running, their performance for things like squats is not so good. I suspect that my difficulty with … Continue reading

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First swim of the year!

It’s that time of year again! The kids are out of school and the pool is open. It opens at 12:30 and I was there at 12:31 with my goggles and swim cap, ready to get started on my laps. … Continue reading

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a predictable cycle

(tw for body hate and diet crap, and plenty of cussing, feel free to scroll on by this one) Today I was in a fine mood– until I got to the gym. I was going to do quick lift/short run … Continue reading

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Come collect your mom

Today’s workout was a simple mix: 30 minutes on the elliptical (I took my Kindle in and got some reading done*, that was better than flipping through some trash magazine and watching HGTV) and followed that with some core work … Continue reading

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mini-workout, and tales of breakups past and present

As regular readers know, Wednesdays are always tough days for me to fit a workout in. I’ve tried a few methods to try to help– earlier arrivals, commuting in my gym clothes, flexible scheduling. Today I did none of those … Continue reading

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1 run and 2 stories

I had another early meeting today and then more meetings all day, so I came to work just after 7 to get my gym on before that mess started. Most of the 3 miles on the treadmill felt good and … Continue reading

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