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Sunday, February 03, 2008

Oooh, I just did a bad thing..

Took an ibuprofen to dull the DOMS pain I have from taking a 4 hour kettlebell workshop yesterday. In the previous KB workshop that I took, there was probably 4 hours of working out, but the session was 8 hours long. Yesterday's was go go go..so basically 4 hours of nonstop, high intensity strength training.

Yeah I know I *should* take a rest day today but I am scheduled to teach ball class at 11.

So drugs it is. :(

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    No problem in needing just a litle bit of pain-relieve. Just donīt ever overdo. I read about a young runner (was it in NY?), who, after a marathon, died from overuse, using patches and creams all over her body, ones that contained (whoīda guessed it?!) similar pain-relievers.

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Strange observation

Saturday, January 26, 2008

The amount of skin I show at the gym is inversely proportionate to how fit I am.

When I first started working out, I'd say, be damned with the belly pudge and show up for step class in a bra top and teeny shorts.

Then I'd wear long tank tops and capris.

And NOW that I'm in the best shape of my life, I prefer wearing long sleeve tshirts and long pants.

How weird is that?

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WINDSURFNERD 1/26/2008 1:41PM

    Interesting observation! Maybe you're dressing more for the purpose and less for "show". My observation is that I'm thinking (and seeing) my body less as a fashion accessory--although vanity will never completely go away!--and more as an important element of my "equipment". Maybe long sleeves & pants just work better for you these days? I know I'm covering/bundling up more!

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PATTYHUDSON1 1/26/2008 12:37PM

    perhaps when you were heavier, you were just more determined to be defiant against the pudge. now that you are in great shape, you don't have to worry about it anymore...

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More updates

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Current stats:

Height: 5'2"
Age: 29
Weight: 117 pounds (at the gym, with clothes/shoes, after breakfast)
Body fat: 18.7%

This is the first time I've gotten my body fat down below 20% and not surprisingly, it's also the first time I have EVER seen ab lines!

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SLAYINGDRAGONS 1/26/2008 11:01AM

    Cool! Great work!

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Running Update

Monday, January 21, 2008

Last week a friend and I ran 8.4km without a walk break! We meet in a particular parking lot and run towards a large bridge. From the parking lot to the bridge and back is 10.4 km. We came so close to the bridge...I will be ready for that 10K at the end of May.

Signed up for my first 8K which is in early April.

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WINDSURFNERD 1/22/2008 12:36AM

    sounds like a great run, good for you!

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SQUATS for life!

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Whenever my husband makes a big-scale purchase, as the only other person in the house, I'm expected to "hold up my end" when carrying the item into the house. When you do squats, be sure to do them with a full range of motion, butt-to-the-floor. The link is to Krista's site, where she writes about why you should squat, how to squat, and debunks all kinds of myths about squatting as well.

Case #1: 50" HDTV.
We were at the big box store and the salesguy asked Greg, "do you have someone to help you carry that into the house?" He replied, "yes, her." Salesguy gave me A LOOK, I'm sure he thought that 5'2", 118 pound me couldn't lift that TV...but I held up my end, with just one arm!

Case #2: large metal filing cabinet.
The problem with carrying heavy things for me is that they are big and bulky, and I have trouble getting my short stubby arms around the object, or it's so big I can't get a good grip and I can't see where I'm going. But I have no problem dropping my butt down to my heels and lifting. Just thinking about other things I might have to help carry in the house in the future makes me want to squat some more.

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    Thx for the warning AND the instruction site. Iīll check this out as many times, I am the only one available for the job!

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