Costume contest
Saturday, July 11, 2009      6 comments

I won a trophy in the costume contest at the big SF convention in town. Unfortunately my fairly detailed checklist of props and emergency repair items DID NOT include the digital camera ... so I'm waiting to see if I can get pictures from frien... Read more
Sunday, May 31, 2009      3 comments

Went out on one of the city's rail-to-trail trails today. I headed south from the shopping district where I parked, which is the less busy direction to go on the trail. They've been fixing it up a bit since I last rode it; there are new trees ... Read more
Another treadmill 5K
Monday, May 25, 2009      1 comments

It's raining today, so no biking, but I went to the gym. 39:36, a slower time than some of my 5Ks on roads ... but I ran the whole thing without slowing down to a walk. Maybe it's time to look for another 5K around here?... Read more
New bike speed record - 31.2 mph!
Sunday, May 24, 2009      1 comments

(New since I changed the battery in the bike odometer, anyway.) I live in a city. Really, I do. But once I've crossed the interstate on the overpass, I'm biking through fields of cows and horses - and, today, when I hit the mileage I'd pi... Read more
Stupid flat tire
Friday, May 22, 2009      1 comments

Between finals and moving cross-country for the summer, I haven't been online much. I have, however, been trying to get into a new fitness habit. Since I no longer have access to the big gym on campus, I've been biking. My first trip ende... Read more
5 5Ks in 5 weeks!
Friday, April 24, 2009      2 comments

Didn't have much feel for how I did in this one. Having learned my lesson from last week, I was there on time despite delays. Results haven't posted yet. Sadly, another member of Team B!tch was told by the police officer bringing up the r... Read more
I have reached Rivendell!
Thursday, April 23, 2009      4 comments

I even have a tenth of a mile left over! (If you don't know what I'm talking about, check out the link:
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Two days in a row of rough cardio
Wednesday, April 22, 2009      1 comments

My usual cardio routine has been really hard for me the last couple of days. Perhaps it's because I was also short of sleep, or perhaps both those things are due to the semester winding down. 5K on Friday!... Read more
Pedometer on the fritz
Monday, April 20, 2009      2 comments

I patiently accepted its low numbers, but now I give up. If only it were .11 miles to the Metro, and .52 to the grocery store. (It's more like .25 and 1.8, respectively.) So it's Google Pedometer for me! Fortunately I reach Rivendell soo... Read more
A fitness professional blasts Biggest Loser
Sunday, April 19, 2009      6 comments

I don't watch The Biggest Loser and the other shows like it, I just mock Darwinista for watching them. I can't escape it entirely, though. Just the other day on SP I saw a thread where a larger woman fretted about the joint pain she'd develope... Read more
A different beauty standard
Saturday, April 18, 2009      2 comments

This link is safe for work (it was created for broadcast TV) but I don't know if I'd want to explain it to my boss. So watch it at home, okay?
h5X4TSbGreA Under other circumstances I'd be ... Read more
5K disaster (and triumph!)
Friday, April 17, 2009      9 comments

Last week I got to the 5K way early, so this week I thought I'd leave a little later. What I didn't allow for: delays on the Red Line. I got to the starting line nine minutes after the other runners had taken off. One of the voluntee... Read more
11,111 points
Thursday, April 16, 2009      2 comments

Reading the Starting Strength book, I realized that I have grip problems on a couple of lifts. For now I'm lowering the weight on them to workin on getting the form right. I do have the consolation that the authors say these are common issues.... Read more
Rivendell provisions not running so low as might be feared
Tuesday, April 14, 2009      2 comments

My Rivendell landmark said that provisions are running low. Fear not - I stopped at CVS and bought Cadbury Creme Eggs on sale! I got about thirty. I'll put most of them in the freezer so they don't get stale. There are enough for everybody! ... Read more
Starting Strength book
Sunday, April 12, 2009      2 comments

I just got this book from Amazon. It's co-written by a professor of kinesiology and a competitive powerlifter, and it is awesome. A sample caption, from under a photo of bad squat grip: Figure 2-24. Don't do this, you fool. The firs... Read more

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