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Routine Interrupted

Tuesday, September 29, 2009      2 comments

We are having some much needed remodeling done at our home. My basement work-out area is in upheaval. The consistency (but not the intensity) of my workouts has suffered. I look forward to the work being done (a functioning furn... Read more

Still Painting

Friday, September 25, 2009      1 comments

'nuff said.... Read more

Painting as Exercise

Thursday, September 24, 2009      3 comments

I painted for most of the day yesterday (including all the prep work that goes along with it.) This is good for my activity/fitness minutes, but not so good for me actually getting other things done.... Read more

Staggered Swimming Pattern

Tuesday, September 22, 2009      0 comments

This morning's swim: 6 laps warm-up 12 laps freestyle 6 laps backstroke 10 laps freestyle 5 laps kickboad 8 laps freestyle 4 laps backstroke 7 laps freestyle 3 laps kickboard 1 lap cool down... Read more

Flexible Warrior, Volume 2

Sunday, September 20, 2009      1 comments

I did the energy, power/strength, and core sequence this morning. I did not have enough time to get to the balance section, which is unfortunate, because that is one of the areas I struggle with the most. It was a great beginning to my day. I... Read more

Crabby Yoga

Saturday, September 19, 2009      1 comments

I've had 4 very difficult days at work and have felt myself getting more and more crabby with each progressing day. I did One on One: Fountain of Youth with Tony Horton this morning (48 minutes of yoga), and it really has made all the diffe... Read more

Sleep > Exercise

Friday, September 18, 2009      1 comments

I slept in this morning. I've been running a sleep debt for the last 2 to 3 days. Yesterday at work was tough, especially the late afternoon hours. I'm hoping that no exercise this morning but 2 extra hours of sleep will make for a better shi... Read more

Swimming HIIT - Does anyone else do this?

Thursday, September 17, 2009      2 comments

I've been trying to incorporate high-intensity interval training into my swimming. It looks like this: 6 laps warm-up 12 laps crawl 1 lap full-out 1 rest lap 2 laps full-out 1 rest lap 3 laps full-out 1 rest lap 4 laps full... Read more

Back in the Pool

Tuesday, September 15, 2009      1 comments

55 laps and 171 pounds this morning. I haven't been swimming for almost 3 weeks, and it felt great to get back in the pool. As our house construction project continues (and my home gym is inaccessible), I anticipate spending more time at the Y... Read more

Sick Days

Monday, September 14, 2009      2 comments

I came down with a cold that turned into a sinus infection with a touch of bronchitis 4 days ago. I felt good after 2 days and so went to volunteer to put up my daughter's playground equipment at her school. I got much sicker later that day (b... Read more

Leaf Raking Season

Friday, September 11, 2009      0 comments

While it does not (as of yet) qualify as an olympic event, leaf raking season is almost upon us here in Wisconsin. I have prepared for it this year by working my lats and delts with strength training in the off-season. I've also tried to boost... Read more


Thursday, September 10, 2009      2 comments

I went to a presentation on handwashing last night as part of my daughter's school parent orientation. They, of course, had snacks. I neglected to wash my hands (after shaking many others and greeting people) before enjoying the sn... Read more

Yoga as a form of self-manipulative medicine

Tuesday, September 08, 2009      2 comments

Having done osteopathic manipulative (manual ) medicine for several years now, I've consistently been frustrated with my inability to treat myself. Yoga has really changed that for me. I find that holding the poses allows me to put energy into... Read more

Flexible Warrior, Volume 1

Monday, September 07, 2009      1 comments

Karen Dubs is amazing. If I ever get to the Boston area, I'm going to spend the cash to have a session with her. ... Read more

P90X - Chest & Back

Sunday, August 30, 2009      0 comments

"The mother of all P90X workouts. This one works you." "You want guns? You gotta work hard."... Read more

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