On the first day of air races

So this is our fourth year of 5 days at the Reno national championship air races. M seems to live for these aviation adventures and I, being a reasonable partner, go along for the ride. Mostly. I sit in the stands and read. Talk to the people who sit nearby that we see year after…

Training #68 – I can’t do it alone

Thursday morning, training with J. Review day, teaching day, all about legs today. This was a little unusual, in that we reviewed from shoulders and did not go through all the filler items that are typically on this list. But oh well. It was so much fun! What we did: Standing 1-arm dumbbell snatch (10…

Sometimes I surprise myself

Early to bed, even earlier to rise. Body had its own ideas yesterday, and threw on the brakes after yoga class last night. I got home, showered, and fell asleep - at 6:30 on a Friday night. Obviously we are party animals around here. Whether it was too high of temperature¬†in the class (Bikram is…

Gym discouragement? Not anymore

At gym practice this morning, I went through the lower body routine J designed and presented on Monday. This was the third time this week, and it is not getting much easier with practice. The "lively" pace (as J describes it) is difficult to maintain. There was some new stuff as well as things I…

Training #35 – The Greatest

Monday morning, training with J, revisiting the cable machines. I always want to call it the "Life Cycle" machine, but it's actually Free Motion is the brand of it. J switched up the order of things and layered in a couple of new elements, of which my brain has decided are unimportant for today and…

Lost and found

TM and I met today and had a very long, soulful session. Sometimes it seems like we are not talking about anything of any substance, then I walk away and later feel as if some invisible force has come along and sucker punched me in the stomach, leaving me gasping for air and swearing at…

TM Tuesday – inside/outside stuff

So I had an appointment with TM this morning. It went well. It was good, even. And I came home in a better/worse sort of shape than when I arrived at his office. Such is life in therapy and exploring uncomfortable stuff. Thing is, I know what was said and discussed are like grass seeds…

Training #24 – Ode to joy

Thursday morning training with J, and I assure you this is a session recap. Eventually. It has been a quite a week for me. I always hate to say it's been a busy week, or that I am just really busy, because to the best of my knowledge most people who work at a job…