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Lifting and the end of tutoring.

Back to lifting today! I did not lift as much when I was shooting for the 400 biking miles this month. Doing challenges like this teaches you about balancing exercise.

Here was my upper body workout today:

2-point row: 3 sets of 10 with 20# kettlebell Chest press: 3 sets of 10 with 15# dumbbells [...]


From spring back to winter, it seems like! We were almost 80 degrees yesterday with some pretty fierce winds. Today is rainy and colder with 1 to 2 inches of snow expected tonight. Really Mother Nature?

I had a warmer breakfast today. The banana bread pudding with chocolate PB2 on top. First time trying that [...]

A short taste of spring

Boy, today was a gorgeous day! The sun was out and it was in the low 50s. I finally see my birdbath again – yay!

Work with me here, this has melted a lot. My birdbath was totally covered. Too bad it is going to get covered with more snow to the tune [...]

Happy Mardi Gras and another chili recipe!


Happy Mardi Gras! We usually have a party, but did not this year. At first it was because we thought we would be in the middle of moving. Then it was close after vacation and I ripped up the kitchen counters, so no party. Oh well! Here is a shot from one of the [...]

Lifting and changing focus.

Now that the house closing is delayed for what feels like forever, I need to rearrange things I kind of had mapped out. One of those was to join the gym after we moved and settled in. I think I will just do that after we get back from vacation next month and not wait. [...]

Lifting and work changes

We had a good time at the play last night. It was a good production, although sometimes a bit hard to hear the dialogue. The Christmas carol singing was very good and I loved the staging! Good stuff. This was at Proctor’s Theater down in Schenectady. We had never been there before. Tons of stuff [...]

Lifting and the letter C

I was loving the AC at the gym this morning. Plus, there was a fan on near where I was lifting and I enjoyed the cool breeze as well. Gotta appreciate the little things in this heat!

Exercise Set/rep/weight 1. Plank with alternate arm/leg reach 2 sets of 10 each side 2. Complex: Deadlift, High [...]

Staying cool

The heat is back!

Doesn’t that picture just look hot?? I unplugged from the internet after dinner last night and didn’t get back on. That was a nice little break. I love the net, but there is the real world, you know? Plus there was froyo to be had with my mom!

I got [...]

Lifting and date night

It was gloriously cool this morning when I got up to go to the gym. Upper 50s! Too bad it won’t be sticking around too long, but it sure felt wonderful.

The gym was quiet again today. I like it that way in the mornings. Today was lighter weights higher reps. Only 3 more workouts [...]

The scale can be so annoying

Hope you all had a great 4th of July! We had a nice relaxing day. I actually ended up not having to work, which was a bonus, so we had a nice rest day. We watched another stage of the Tour de France last night! I was saying to John, what is it about men [...]