Tag Archives: deep thoughts

Flex fuel

One day left in the long weekend. I have a lot to do today, but I’m taking some time to think about sacrifice, the physical and emotional wounds left on the soldiers who return and the families of the ones … Continue reading

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Order of operations

I was having Deep Thoughts in the locker room today: If I’m training for a powerlifting competition in one month, a 5k race in 2 months, and trying to shift my body composition just a leeetle bit leaner in the … Continue reading

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Doubling up

Have I mentioned that two a days kind of suck? I’m not sure I have the time baked into my life right now to recover from lifting heavy twice a day. Tues AM: 10 minutes fast running warmup Bench – … Continue reading

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10 miles!

On Sunday I did something I’d never done before: I ran for 10 miles. I didn’t set out planning to do that, but after I’d been running for a while I kept saying "why not keep going?" and then 10 … Continue reading

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External evaluation

(Warning: very much body talk in here, feel free to scroll on past.) I don’t think I mentioned that last week I scheduled my first ever fitness evaluation at my work gym. I resisted this for a long time. I’m … Continue reading

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Q: How do you eat an elephant?

A: One bite at a time. Not that I would eat an elephant, that’s awful. Anyway, right now life is feeling like I’ve just got too much going on. I can’t decide if I’m disorganized, am having poor time management, … Continue reading

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Marriage and money

After yesterday’s experience, today I prepared for the cold (it was even colder this morning, 5ºF!) I layered my gym clothes under my work clothes and added an extra wool pullover under my sweater. Thanks to this extra prep, I … Continue reading

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Triceps and thoughts

Wednesday morning means an early, quick workout: I walked off the train and into the gym. I did leg day yesterday so today was upper body stuff. But when I came into the weight room, someone was parked on the … Continue reading

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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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