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Old 05-09-2013, 06:50 PM   #841
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That's great! I like mine, too. It is very motivating.

Lifted 16.7 tons Monday, and 16.8 tons yesterday. Today I went for a nice air conditioned bike ride (on my exercycle).
Ha! Yeah, I knew it was you, I even got the FT7, but in a "manly" color.

That 16 tons bit cracks me up - I get stuck on Tennessee Ernie Ford.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:09 PM   #842
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Ha! Yeah, I knew it was you, I even got the FT7, but in a "manly" color.

That 16 tons bit cracks me up - I get stuck on Tennessee Ernie Ford.
Me, too! But really it's the only way I can think of to measure what I did on the weight machines, other than to just say 45 minutes. I have seen some people spending 45 minutes at the gym, without lifting much at all, so that just doesn't say much to me.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:15 PM   #843
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Me, too! But really it's the only way I can think of to measure what I did on the weight machines, other than to just say 45 minutes. I have seen some people spending 45 minutes at the gym, without lifting much at all, so that just doesn't say much to me.
I hear you. You are a victim of song!

I guess when I am done, if I don't even want to meet myself ("oooh, that disgusting sweaty guy!"), it's a good day.
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I hear you. You are a victim of song!

I guess when I am done, if I don't even want to meet myself ("oooh, that disgusting sweaty guy!"), it's a good day.
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Biggest workout this year. 45 min spin then an hour swim fit that ended in 800 meters of IM. That's 8 lengths of butterfly! That's huge for me! I'm digging ER!!
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Biggest workout this year. 45 min spin then an hour swim fit that ended in 800 meters of IM. That's 8 lengths of butterfly! That's huge for me! I'm digging ER!!
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:35 PM   #847
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After a winter hiatus, started back on the stairs this week.....today 80 repeats, (80 x 59 = 4720 steps).......(then went to the mall and did 80 repeats on the escalator.....nowhere near as demanding. )

Will hit the elliptical in an hour or so.
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Nemo, it is amazing to me that you can climb so many stairs when just starting after a winter's hiatus! Such an impressive workout.

I lifted 16.8 tons again yesterday, and I am tired today. I plan to either ride on my exercycle or else do a little Wii Fit later on this afternoon.
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Nemo, it is amazing to me that you can climb so many stairs when just starting after a winter's hiatus!
Prior to starting back, I have/had been working on the elliptical, (aiming for 70 minutes a day, in two sessions, but not always hitting the target)..........started wearing a tensor bandage on the right knee, (ran a marathon with them on both knees, 29 years ago); now with the stairs back in the picture..back to one ~ 35 minute session a day.
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Prior to starting back, I have/had been working on the elliptical, (aiming for 70 minutes a day, in two sessions, but not always hitting the target)..........started wearing a tensor bandage on the right knee, (ran a marathon with them on both knees, 29 years ago); now with the stairs back in the picture..back to one ~ 35 minute session a day.
Nemo,

You might want to consider a part time job as a light house keeper. Just think, your own private staircase and you get paid for it too
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You might want to consider a part time job as a light house keeper. Just think, your own private staircase and you get paid for it too


So...I looked in the classifieds.....ad for 'light housework'.....turns out they wanted cleaning done.

(I used to be a light eater......soon as it got light I started eating....tah dah. )
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Trying to crank up the bike riding again (recumbent-Bacchetta Giro 26). Fighting bad Ach. Tendons so I have been keeping it to not much more than an hour, but hope to get it back up to 50 hilly miles a couple times a week in a few weeks. That combined with walking uphill on the treadmill does it for me. Just need to lay off the beer......
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Just did 100 stair repeats = 5,900 steps, ~ 148 stories.
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16.8 tons. Not only am I sore and tired, but also I somehow lost my Fitbit at the gym. >:( AHA!!! Found it!
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:16 PM   #856
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Monday I did a 3.1 mile (5km) run, 2 mile walk and a half mile swim. Yesterday I did 9 miles on the bike, two mile walk and half mile swim. Today was another 3.1 mile run. I was hoping to get another half mile swim today, but the weather has turned a little cool. I may wait another day or two depending on the weather. The swim is in our 38' unheated pool, and it is a little early to be swimming. I've Jerry-rigged a little heat by using the pool-cover pump to send the cold pool water thru 500' of black garden hose, and the water temp comes back to the pool about 20 degrees warmer, so that helps, but it is still chilly.

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That's awesome Rambler.. looks like you may get to that triathlon after all... I've slowed down a little since I got back up north from Florida still swimming 2 miles a day but biking 25 miles every few days and quite a bit of running .. ( about 6 miles 4 - 5 times a week).. Still trying to add weight lifting into my routine just never seem to get to it .. joined a club last week maybe that should help. Hoping to do a sprint tri in June not sure if the schedule will allow it.
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Yesterday loaded 660 lb of scrap metal onto my pickup. Then dropped the stuff at the scrap yard. $72.20, cash to me. Workout that pays real money
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Old 05-16-2013, 04:08 PM   #859
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Yesterday loaded 660 lb of scrap metal onto my pickup. Then dropped the stuff at the scrap yard. $72.20, cash to me. Workout that pays real money
Some time back I replaced an old oil fired boiler... With the help of a neighbor, a dolly and lots of persuasion we managed to get the old hulk onto the truck. I took it over to the scrapyard, weighed in and was directed to unload on the pad. I walked the old boiler off the truck...it hit the pad with a great thump. As I started to back away off the pad the big magnet swung by and sucked up the old boiler like it was a paper clip. Kinda shook me up to think how close me and my truck were to getting sucked up too.
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They are good magnets. The crane operator can control the current, thus the magnetic energy. The scrap yard uses electromagnet to unload pickup trucks routinely. If they want to they can pick up the pickup.
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