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Old 08-21-2012, 06:07 PM   #1636 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by rpmcduff View Post
Way to go everyone! Good to see you are all overcoming the obstacles!

Missed the gym on Wednesday, had to put an alternator on the car.
Thursday was leg day, 3 sets of 6 reps.
(PB) Squats 110#
(PB) Straight Leg Deadlift 95# I can do more just afraid of injury. I'll work up slowly.
Leg extensions 110#
Seated Squats 150#
Abs Machine 120# (3 sets of 20 reps)
Elliptical - 5 min warmup before weights, 35 min HIIT after weights. (There wasn't alot of difference between the high and low, Legs were dead after the weights but I expected that.)

Hit a new low weight of 227 pounds!!!!!!!!
Whooo hooo! Big hug for your new you. Fabulous work

Originally Posted by JaimeMWS View Post
Gym today - rowing machine for 5,000 meters at about 30 s/m, plus weight training. Longest and fastest time yet on rowing machine.
Yikes! That's an awesome time. The most I seem to be able to row before totally bonking is 2000 meters - I am in awe.

Originally Posted by JaimeMWS View Post
Ate too much carbs yesterday, and felt down and sluggish today, but dragged myself to the gym anyway. Weight training. Warmup on stationary bicycle would be better if not for TVs - one tuned to propaganda disguised as news, the other to product sales disguised as gossip.
You get a BIDIA (but I did it anyway) award! I bet you felt much better after blowing those carbs out of your system. Sometimes the TV is a great distractor, but sometimes in just makes me mad - I hear you about that.

Originally Posted by dear_abby View Post
Lots of great activity going on. I had a cold last week, and took it pretty easy, hated myself yesterday, and deprived myself of exercise – really, when I woke up depressed and mad at the world I could have felt better by moving, but I didn’t (oppposite of BIDIA).

Made up for it today – did a 4.75 mile run in 45 minutes, that was some very fast, some very hilly, and some walks,
I hope you are feeling better Abby. Some days are like that. Very nice make-up run BTW.

Originally Posted by JaimeMWS View Post
First day of dawn rowing. The river is beautiful - my body is in shock.
Oh, I bet that was a lovely way to start the day. So how is your rowing going? Are you feeling a bit less clutsy?

Originally Posted by rpmcduff View Post
Also did 3 sets of 10 back extensions with a 25lb weight for the first time.
Ouch! I am not a great fan of back extensions to begin with, but adding 25lbs - you are an animal!

I had a great weekend with friends - who happen to be my CrossFit coaches - at the mountain house over the weekend. A wonderful 8 mile hike through the Ansel Adams Wilderness on Sat, and a 15 mile Mt bike ride on Sunday. Both of the friends were brand new to mt biking. Steph took several falls, but got back up and got going like a trooper - very impressive. It was great fun to introduce them to "my world" after all of their great coaching in "their world".
5'4" 55yr

2.5 years, 45 pounds later... 128ish pounds
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