Training #97 – Walk this way

Thursday morning, training with J, and the doomsday vacation countdown clock continues. One more session before J leaves on his vacation, and then one more after he returns and before the end of the year. For someone who does not watch a lot numbers in  fitness-related things, I am acutely aware of how many sessions…

Training #95 – Best day of my life

Thursday morning, training with J. And I confess - I have this doomsday clock countdown going on in my head realizing that his well-deserved holiday break is 2 weeks away and we are down to 4 sessions remaining in 2016. Okay, so maybe doomsday clock is a bit (okay, maybe way over-the-top) melodramatic, but I…

Training #94 – Peaceful easy feeling

Monday morning, training with J. It was shuffled review day, where he took an existing List and rearranged it and added and/or subtracted exercises to make something new. Since we are now in the final month of 2016, J will be on vacation for a Monday and Thursday this month for the holiday, we will…

Training #93 – Alive and kicking

Thursday morning, training with J. While this has been an absolutely fabulous week and my euphoria over the office move that went off without any glitchy hitches, today we were in the exercise test kitchen having a teaching day and it was AMAZING. Even if I had had a shitty week, had everything go wrong that…

Training #91 – Thank you for being a friend

Wednesday morning, a rare training day with J. Review day again, which is always awesome, but we had some surprises today. The basic List: 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 Cable 1-legged RDL (12.5 lbs.,…

My zen is showing

For me and my fellow Americans, this week marks the beginning of the holiday madness season. My social calendar is starting to fill up with events and celebrations, and the unique rhythm of December's workflow is already beginning. This week my law office closes today at noon and will reopen Monday morning, a gift from…

Training #90 – Hooked on a feeling

Monday morning of Thanksgiving week, and training with J. Last Thursday was teaching day with new Freemotion upper body exercises, and after a run-through on my own on Saturday, I knew a review day was going to be necessary. There are just so many adjustments and combinations of adjustments on the machine itself that are…

Being a ripple

Dinner last night with my son and daughter-in-law and immediate family - mom, sister, brother-in-law. Such nice people, happy to be joined as family by marriage. M and I were invited to join them for an evening of board games after dinner, but being kind of old folks who get up early in the mornings (even…