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Old 09-02-2012, 06:37 PM   #321
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:37 PM   #322
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One thing is for sure. With all the hurricane stress and not working out, all those aches and pains of aging are back with a vengeance! I feel like I'm 94 instead of 64. Looking forward to working out again.
Stress is a killer, as I am sure you are well aware. Try not to get too upset about the hurricane. At least it did not wipe out much of the city, and if some soggy carpet is the worst of it, you did well.

I run hot and cold with my exercise program. When I travel I struggle to maintain discipline and last week I was working through a cold that I brought back as a souvenir from my latest trip. Got back on the horse today with a 7 mile hike at between 9 and 10k of altitude lugging a 20 pound pack and a revolver. We climbed some big ass hills and I am beat, but it feels good to get some exercise.

I am getting to the point that a major motivation toward ER is to get out of the cube, with its forced lack of activity.
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Does shopping at the Tuscaloosa, Alabama K-Mart with F count? .

Of course it counts. In lieu of the treadmill, I trudged through two malls today. I think a person can use up a lot of calories trudging. And, I was carrying bags of clothing in both hands, so even more calories were burned.
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DS is buying his first house, and I plan to give him my TuffStuff rack, bar and plates as I workout out almost exclusively at a local gym. I am thinking to replace the rack with a Concept2. How close to an actual rowing experience can you get with the Concept2 in terms of physical effort, cal burned rate and from a mechanical feel perspective?
Very close. All the universities use them, even for classifying their rowers as to power output. That is why it has been called the Erg since its introduction.

What is different is oar handling and the skills of balance and dealing with water conditions.

One of my sons bought another type about the same time I bought my C2 last fall. He has stopped using his, but I am nearing 2,000,000 meters on mine. It is not like being on the river or Lake. You are not enjoying the weather and sky and the unique aesthetic experience of being part of a crew on the water. But for an exercise machine, it is great, if you enjoy the rowing motion and rhythm. Upkeep is very simple. Once every six months I oik the chain, and every day when I finish rowing I clean the rail with Simple Green and a towel. That is all. Oh, and change the battery in the computer when it craps out. Fortunately there is some sort of backup power that keeps your distance record.

If you have a covered outdoor space, that can be more fun than indoors, and you do not get overheated.

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Got back on the horse today with a 7 mile hike at between 9 and 10k of altitude lugging a 20 pound pack and a revolver.
Harry, is that a Colt Python .44 mag?

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Harry, is that a Colt Python .44 mag?

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Hah! Just a basic .22. Trying out lugging stuff around before deer season opens. Don't want to find out the pack or whatever is wrong when I am at 10k elevation in the middle of a blizzard.
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If you have a covered outdoor space, that can be more fun than indoors, and you do not get overheated.

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Covered outdoor patio yes, but not fun when its 100 degrees+. I plan to order one of these C2s sometime soon, since I'd like to do more cardio work, but don't enjoy jogging.
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Hah! Just a basic .22. Trying out lugging stuff around before deer season opens. Don't want to find out the pack or whatever is wrong when I am at 10k elevation in the middle of a blizzard.
What deer rifle did you end up buying?
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What deer rifle did you end up buying?
I wasd given a vintage Marlin 336 carbine in .35 Remington (dad bought it when he was 18) and I picked up a Marlin 1894 in .44 magnum. Effective range of about 125 yards, but that is as far as I would try and both are pretty light and easy to handle.
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6 hour brew day with my BIL. This may not sound like a workout, but with a 10 gallon all grain batch it definitely is. I ache.
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Most days I walk for 30 minutes, but I am holding back until the smoke is cleared. That will happen when the rains come. I need to add weights; shoveling rocks in my garden doesn't really get it. I admire you who have such healthy self-discipline!
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More vigorous yardwork. I've finally weedwhacked the entire backyard all the way to the fenceline.

The coconut palm was particularly messy. I probably haven't cleaned up around it in over a year. A bunch of branches had fallen and weeds had sprouted up through them. Even worse, a couple dozen coconuts were on the ground. One of them had even sprouted and had a two-foot shoot growing up through the pile. Luckily I cleaned everything out without encountering any centipedes or rats.

The next step is going outside the fenceline (down the hill toward the gulch) to clear out the last of the California grass. That'll let the belt of yellow oleander fill in (and choke out the grass) while also encouraging the bougainvillea to spread out and splash some more color across that hillside.
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Nasty 5 KM tempo run at 0530, to beat the heat. I'm not really built to run that "fast" lol
Had a great 16KM run on Sunday morning. Actually cut 5.5 minutes off the time from the previous week, not sure at all why. Really seem to be back into the Yin/Yang of one good run/one crappy run. Rinse, repeat.
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Covered outdoor patio yes, but not fun when its 100 degrees+. I plan to order one of these C2s sometime soon, since I'd like to do more cardio work, but don't enjoy jogging.
Ha lives in Seattle...

Been in Portland for the weekend. Hiked in Washington and Forest Parks yesterday. Loved it; did several miles. Hurting today...
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Yes, I know he does and he knows I live in Texas
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Yes, I know he does and he knows I live in Texas
True enough. I was thinking of winter, when the heat is on inside. Or just not thinking at all. I'm spending too much time at the beach with all those cute babes, my mind is shot.

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Calisthenics.

Turns out that pushups hurt a little if your hands spent 90 minutes yesterday holding onto a two-stroke weedwhacker engine.

But the good news is that I finished the complete set in 35 minutes, almost five minutes faster than before. I moved through the pushup part faster instead of laying on the floor panting & whining.
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7KM steady pace run this morning. Nothing special but the funny this is when I got home, my time was exactly the same as last week, to the SECOND ! How likely is that. Especially considering I run like a penguin with one gimpy leg. Brings to mind the saying that consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds.
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