Training #84 – Build me up Buttercup

Monday morning, training with J. I probably say this most Mondays, but this is a fabulous way to begin my week. Today was all about glutes. What we did: Squat Machine “Frog Stance” (100 lbs., 4 sets, 15-20 reps) Stability Ball Reverse Hyperextension (3 sets, 15-20 reps) Cable Glute Kickback (20 lbs., 3 sets, 12-15/side…

Winding down, gearing up

Been a very long and crowded weekend. Friday and night we attended a client/friend's birthday party. Where we thought for sure we would be home early - parties are typically not our thing - but a serendipitous turn of events and face-to-face introductions with people I have interacted with via email and phone and we…

Training #83 – The heart of the matter

Thursday morning, training with J. Big fun happens on training days, and today was no exception. I spoke yesterday about my clumsiness and not having any sort of falls, tumbles, cuts, or scrapes recently. I also voiced concern about speaking of my lack of mishaps and how it has tendency to jinx me. Sure enough,…

Riding bikes

M has been sidelined for a couple of months with a groin pull of some sort. By "sidelined" I mean he's running 2 to 3 miles per day versus the 20+ miles per day he had been running over the summer. Because of this, thoughts have been turning to alternative ways for cardiovascular exercise. In…

The best laid plans

Tuesdays I work from home, typically on my own private client work. But as has been happening the last few weeks, I also combine it with my need to get personal stuff done as well. Today it was gym, car to the dealership, Costco for some additional outdoor lighting and food, then an eye exam.…

Training #82 – Ain’t nothing like the real thing

Monday morning, training with J. Monday fun day, and today, ridiculously matchy-matchy in our attire. J was in work uniform of course - red trainer shirt, black shorts, and training shoes (New Balance minimalist), and then me in a new sleeveless red shirt, black capris, and the same New Balance minimalist shoes. It was kind…

Being investment grade

Just a quick thought tonight from a couple of recent quick interactions. I was chatting with a friend tonight about a dating/relationship problem she's coping with and working through right now. It's not terribly or unusually complicated, but she suffers from the same overthinking affliction and was torn between overthinking or overreacting to an evolving…

Sleep

My fancy smancy most recent incarnation of a heart rate monitor is a Fitbit Blaze. It's kind of large for my wrist, but it also works without a heart rate strap, making a huge boon over my prior incarnations of the tool. It's also a pretty swell watch the rest of the day. While at…

Saturday melting pot

Last night M and I went to a client celebratory dinner event. It was a casino/carnival themed thing with free-flowing drinks and a pretty yummy salad and vegetables for dinner. My tastebuds of your average 4 year old do not eat salmon, so M had my entree and I ate his vegetables and my own.…

Training #81 – I’m gonna be somebody

Thursday morning, time for another training session with J. So. Much. Fun. Kind of a review day on steroids, because nothing especially new or startling, but rearranged and some new goodies delivered in the cueing and the actual doing. Exercise updates or upgrades and enhancements are always appreciated. Today was all about upper body, a…