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Old 01-03-2015, 05:02 PM   #1241
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5km run with DW. Doing a half marathon in April in the San Juan Islands.

Actually felt pretty good... not going to say "great" because running when it's just a couple degrees above zero "ain't my thang"...
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Old 01-04-2015, 03:48 PM   #1242
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My buddy and I went on a 48 mile ride on my road bike down PCH through Orange County today. It was beautiful out today but we had a head wind coming back which made it a little tough.


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Old 01-05-2015, 05:13 AM   #1243
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I never stopped working out between Thanksgiving and New Years, but I went the opposite direction weight wise, +8 lbs
It's all muscle perhaps ?
In addition to weighing myself, I also measure key locations on my body. The middle pudge is the most important for me. I'm an "apple" type.
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Old 01-05-2015, 07:10 AM   #1244
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It's all muscle perhaps ?
A few years ago that might have been true when I was lifting heavier weights with more intensity. Now I am just in maintenance mode, as father time just keeps holding me back
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Old 01-05-2015, 12:02 PM   #1245
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Worked out using megacorp gym. My workout is focused on increasing strength for my golf game. Jogged 20 minutes on treadmill afterward. This has been my routine for the last two weeks. I hope to keep this up hereon.
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Old 01-05-2015, 12:23 PM   #1246
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Three laps around St. Kitts Marriott Vacation Club. Then poolside!
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Treadmill, weights, and maybe some snow shoveling later


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Old 01-05-2015, 01:57 PM   #1248
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2.5 hour Lake Effect Snow W*rkout...it's all the rage in upstate NY.

Armed with a plastic shovel for the steps and a long handled squeegee for the cars, I battled 13 inches of light fluffy snow.
I went slowly, took stretching breaks. Mr B has a heart condition, so he is forbidden from helping.
The snow plow guy came twice. YAY !
I had to start up the snowblower to clear next to the mailbox. I discovered it has an AC plug in connection for the starter. It was hidden underneath and not labeled. No more pulling the cord.
I did blow snow back in my face though. Once.

I feel sore but good. Now I can have some ice cream tonight.
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Old 01-05-2015, 03:42 PM   #1249
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First gym workout of the new year. Predictably very busy with the New Year's resolution crowd... just managed to snag the last available stationary bike.

Anyway, did 10 miles of hills on the bike, 5 miles on the treadmill. Then an hour of weights. I'm tuckered...and now I have to make dinner for DW.
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Lifted 16.8 tons on my usual machines, against my better judgment. Last Friday's workout that left me very painfully sore, mad at the world because of the pain, and generally miserable all weekend, was only 15.1 tons on the same machines. But today I wasn't as sore at all, the weather was beautiful, and I arrived at the gym with a bounce in my step and a big smile on my face, full of energy and get-up-and-go. So, I figured, "Hey, why not?" and raised the weights on almost every machine.

So far, so good. Sometimes the first day back after the holidays is the toughest for me and I'm hoping that by now I am done with all the pain.
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Old 01-06-2015, 07:04 AM   #1251
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2.5 hour Lake Effect Snow W*rkout...it's all the rage in upstate NY.
I can remember my frequent trips to Camillus, NY back in the 70s and it seemed to snow on every trip, so I assume you are getting in at least 3 snow workouts a week
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As I do nearly every day, today will be a NordicTrack encounter. Up to 41 minutes with the leg and arm resistance up as high as it will go. Yesterday I substituted a 5 mile dog walk. After hitting 218 lbs I've been down to my high school weight of 162 for about 10 years.
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I can remember my frequent trips to Camillus, NY back in the 70s and it seemed to snow on every trip, so I assume you are getting in at least 3 snow workouts a week
Lake Effect Snow W*rkout Phase II...
I cleared off the back steps and a path to the generator under the outside porch, for future reference. Light fluffy snow is so much easier to clear than when it gets packed down.
My arms and back feel just fine. It feels wonderful to be able to get out there and do that task. A sure cure for cabin fever.
Heavy winters require daily shoveling. I do more pushing it along than lifting. It's all in the Physics.


I live very close to that bright yellow spot on the snow depth map for central NY.
http://www.erh.noaa.gov/nerfc/graphi...now_depth.html
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Cleared 2" of snow with DW from our driveway and the next door neighbor's. It is the light fluffy stuff you can just push with the shovel so it wasn't worth getting the snow thrower out for. Not quite the gym workout I was going to do but it will suffice for now.
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So far, so good. Sometimes the first day back after the holidays is the toughest for me and I'm hoping that by now I am done with all the pain.
Ah, hope springs eternal, doesn't it. Now, the day afterwards, I'm definitely sore. Not as sore as last Friday or Saturday, but ow ow ow.

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Old 01-06-2015, 11:50 AM   #1258
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After a few long layoffs from lifting weights in the past I have made the mistake of starting out with heavier weights than I should have. A few times I have been unable to brush my teeth because my arms were so sore and stiff that I couldn't get the toothbrush in the vicinity of my mouth. My most recent return to weightlifting has been much more prudent.
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After a few long layoffs from lifting weights in the past I have made the mistake of starting out with heavier weights than I should have. A few times I have been unable to brush my teeth because my arms were so sore and stiff that I couldn't get the toothbrush in the vicinity of my mouth. My most recent return to weightlifting has been much more prudent.
Hey, I thought I WAS being prudent! Oh well. Guess I screwed up. I'm sure I am mostly done with the sore muscles since it isn't as bad after yesterday's workout, as it was after Friday's. I've been lifting weights regularly for over a decade and haven't ever been as sore as I was last weekend.
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Caught a bug right after Christmas and stayed out of the gym for ten days. Back in the gym yesterday for leg day and started out strong and with good form. Did a ton of squats and felt great, but when I started doing leg presses I started to feel it. A long layoff is tough to recover from - I felt like I had never worked out in my life.
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