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 Post subject: Re: Linus' Blue Blanket corner
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:23 pm 
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So after a work weekend (Sat to Tues) in Vegas, back to some training before heading to San Diego next week. I have to admit to feeling extra dehydrated due to the extreme dryness in Vegas (more so than Los Angeles -- as someone who grew up in a very humid climate I find it extra dry at times). Extra water has been a huge part of my return to home. I haven't lost a huge amount of weight but that's largely because I'm still not doing cardio. I do find that I'm hungry first thing in the morning and when I go to bed, however. Something that didn't really happen before starting working out so that's good. I still try to stick to a raw diet but I find sometimes on the road that's still a bit of a challenge (especially this past weekend where I was standing and teaching for 11 hours straight with minimal breaks).


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 Post subject: Re: Linus' Blue Blanket corner
PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:08 am 
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*blinks bleary eyed*

Oh.. this is going to be a brutal 4 weeks. This week I'm teaching what we call a "fast track". It's basically a class where I fit in as much info in a week that the human brain can handle and then some. I've had to get up at 4:30am each day (my usual time is 6-7am) and I teach from 5:30am until about 4ishpm. I then go to do my workout (this week it's Tues/Wed/Thurs) for the week. It felt nice to get out of the house yesterday but I'm starting to feel the pain of the early morning. I didn't get any workouts in last week when in San Diego because the work days were brutal (12-14 days :( )

Thankfully (!?) the next 3 weeks are a little better but I will be on the road for all 3. I head to Ewing, NJ for next week (the hotel seems to have a decent gym -- at least the pictures look decent); then off to Cambridge, MA (basically, MIT -- again, the gym looks ok) and then on the 3rd week Akron, OH (I think -- I'm still waiting for official "okie-dokie" from the customer). Since I haven't heard yet from them, I have no idea. But I'm not looking forward to it. I find that being on the road can be really draining at times, especially since I will being traveling over a weekend and such. Ah well. Hopefully it'll pass quickly and I can use the evening hours to finish my book.


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 Post subject: Re: Linus' Blue Blanket corner
PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:59 am 
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wow that's a crazy schedule.

do you think that on those 12-14 hour days you could manifest some kind of maintenance program? like make sure to take the stairs, body weight sumo squats during breaks, etc?

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 Post subject: Re: Linus' Blue Blanket corner
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:53 am 
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Unfortunately breaks tend to be filled with student questions so not much opportunity there. I just have to hunker down a bit and do a workout or cardio before the day starts.


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 Post subject: Re: Linus' Blue Blanket corner
PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:48 pm 
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nothing like a 425 am wake up call to head to the gym by 5! I do know the weary road warrior work out life--you can do it. (do you eat at 11 pm, too...can't tell you how many Amy's rice bowls w/ tofu I have had from a microwave in a hotel room)


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 Post subject: Re: Linus' Blue Blanket corner
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:10 am 
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Heh.. I've actually been doing it when I get back from teaching at the customer site. This has been a great week so far since the students are very interested in what I have to say, are actually there in the moment (not just side surfing non-stop) and actively asking questions. Since this also isn't at 10 hour day (it's 9-5) it's a lot more relax compared to last week. Thus far I've been pretty good. Last night, however, I took a rest day since my knees were still feeling the effects of the stationary bike. I did a cardio workout the day I got here and then did shoulders/biceps/triceps/abs on Tuesday.

Tonight, I'll do legs and abs while tomorrow will be cardio. Saturday will be travel day as I head to Cambridge for my next gig.


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 Post subject: Re: Linus' Blue Blanket corner
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:34 am 
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Welp, I got my leg workout in yesterday. I've been pretty good about sticking to doing my workouts immediately when I get back. I know I'll never been a bodybuilder (it's never been my desire) but definitely am getting stronger as I find assigned weights are too light for me. What I have noticed is that I think I have an allergy to wheat. It's definitely immediate reaction when I have a glass of beer but I've also noticed it for other stuff. It's making me contemplate a gluten-free diet as well, just to see how my body would react to that.

Tonight, I'm going to squeeze in some cardio while doing laundry a bit and then pack for my train ride tomorrow to Cambridge (Boston).


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 Post subject: Re: Linus' Blue Blanket corner
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:53 am 
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Ugh. March was brutal. April has been better and I've been back on regular workouts. My trainer commented how I've increased some of my weights and stamina. I still need to do more cardio as part of my routine and not let my myself get side-tracked by the computer (which is hard since I work from home and specialize in computer technology). I may have to see if I can get up earlier (and play less Warcraft late at night) so I can add more cardio to my day -- particularly bicycling.


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 Post subject: Re: Linus' Blue Blanket corner
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:30 am 
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Glad to hear that you're back at it!

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