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 Post subject: Who knows what will happen in 2007
PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 2:21 pm 
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This is my new log for 2007.

This year, I will have two main athletic activities: lifting weights and training for roller derby.

On the food front, I hope just to eat more healthily, with more whole foods and especially veggies/greens and fruit.

I'm not going to bother logging my workouts at the end of 2006. Because of the holidays the gym had reduced hours and we had rush and didn't fit in our entire workouts. I didn't get to test my maxes. And I was in a bit of a slump, making no progress, recently. I hope that things start to improve. I am going to just keep doing what I have been doing, in terms of routine, until we leave Baltimore at the end of Feb. After that, I don't know what will happen. Maybe we'll join a gym there. Maybe we'll be able to get our own power rack. Maybe I won't be able to work out for a little while. But when I do get back to it over in London, I'll try a new routine.

Skating is easier. We own skates, so we'll skate. For now, we'll just work on basic skating. Once we get to London we'll be able to train with the league and also do some outdoor skating, which sounds like fun.

My mountain bike will not be going with us, so I won't be doing that any more. At least I can't foresee it. Maybe once I am there I'll discover where to bike and meet people with whom to bike, and I'll get back into it. Our road bikes are going with us, and I hope that we will use them for transportation and also for longer rides outside of London.

That's it for plans for now. So here we go, 2007...

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 2:25 pm 
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roller derby??!! That is so cool, good luck! 8)


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hey good luck with your goals and I am looking forward to you participation in the contest :)


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Best of luck with the training over in London. I know there are some cool vegan athletes over there.

I guess this means, no more trips to Portland? Nice to see you on both sides of the country this year, that was really cool.

Glad to hear the skating is going well and I'm sure the outdoor training will be a lot of fun too!

All the best with 2007 fitness goals!

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Wow! It is exciting to see that you are training for roller derby! and then I read where you are moving to London!

You have a lot of cool things happening in your life - including the Spring 2007 contest - which I am glad to participate with you in.

Best wishes - and know that you can count on me for support :)

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I finally did some exercise this year.

Sat, 6 Jan
Roller skating lesson, about an hour and a half.

Tues, 9 Jan
Box Squats: 85 lbs x7, 160 lbs x1/1, 135 lbs x5
Calf Press (1 leg at a time): 140 x11, 200 x10/8/8
Bench Press: 45 x7, 90 x5/5/4
Push Press: 45 x7, 65 x5/4/3
Cable Row: 60 x7, 120 x4/4/3
Lat Pulldown: 55 x7, 105 x4/4/3

I think the break helped; I felt a lot better last night than I had in a while in my workouts. I have started to do box squats to help my depth. They are hard!

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Bleh. I am sick. It's just a cold, not a horrible flu, but I'm feeling rather weak and not up for the gym. I'm hoping I'm at the end of it and plan to force us to go skating tomorrow and to the gym on Thurs.

We are moving in a month and two weeks and have so much to do. Our weekends are filling up with things we have to do for the move and spending time with our friends before we leave them. I have a feeling I won't get to the gym on many Sundays between now and the move.

I miss the gym, though. They are getting some new equipment in, and I'm excited to see what it is. I know they got a deadlift platform! Are those things actually useful? I guess they make loading up the weights more convenient at least.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 10:05 am 
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Thurs, 18 Jan
Front Squat: 45lbs x8, 95lbs x5/5/5
Calf Press (1 leg at a time): 140 x8/8, 200 x8/8
Dips: -60 x4, bodyweight x3/1/3
Hang Clean: 45 x7, 85 x3/3/3
Barbell Row: 85 x7, 125 x3/3/3
Chin-ups: -80 x4, -40 x1/1/1

Fri, 19 Jan:
Roller Skating! We went to a local rink. It was packed with young people, mostly teens, but some younger. They were all so good! There were a number of teen boys who were doing very fancy, dancing-style skating (like Roll Bounce). And most of the skaters were very smooth and fast, and could weave around other people while moving very quickly. And no one got run into. If people came a little too close, they would gently place a hand on your back or arm to let you know they were there and help themselves keep themselves from crashing into you. I was quite amazed at the skill level of all these kids and how they all managed to skate so quickly when the rink was so packed. It was a blast, even though we were far older than the vast majority of other skaters. I think we were there for about 2 hours, probably actually skating for about an hour and half. We'll definitely go back. Less crowded times would be good for us, though, as we don't yet have the skill to go so fast in a big crowd, so more room would be good for us to practice. On the other hand, if we keep going on Friday nights in those crowds, we should develop our evasion skills pretty quickly!

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Tues, 23 Jan
Deadlift: 85lbs x7, 175lbs x3/2/3
Incline Dumbbell Press: 20 X7, 40 x3/3/2
Rear Delt Row: 45 x7, 90 x3/2/3
One-Arm Dumbbell Row: 30 x8, 55 x6/6/6
Calf Press (1 leg at a time): 140 x11, 200 x8/8/8
Wide-grip Pullup: -100 x7, -60 x1/3/3

I'm trying to be very careful with deadlift form, making sure I keep my lower back from rounding. When I feel that my form is suffering at all, I stop. Unfortunately, that mean I can't push myself as much as a far as weight, and I'll probably make slow progress. But I want to be careful about my back.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 4:38 pm 
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I have done it again--I have fallen behind in my logging.

Thurs, 25 Jan
Box Squat: 85lbs x7, 160lbs x1/1, 140lbs x5
Calf Press (1 leg at a time): 140 x8, 160 x5/5/5
Bench Press: 45 x7, 90 x5/4/3
Push Press: 45 x7, 65 x5/4/4
Cable Row: 60 x7, 120 x4/4/4
Lat Pulldown: 55 x7, 105 x4/4/3

Tues, 30 Jan
Front Squat: 50lbs x8, 100lbs x5/5/5
Calf Press (1 leg at a time): 140 x11, 200 x8/8/8
Dips: -60 x4, bodyweight x3/1/2
Hang Clean: 45 x7, 85 x4/4/3
Barbell Row: 85 x7, 125 x4/4/4
Chin-ups: -80 x4, -40 x1/1/2

Thurs, 1 Feb
Deadlift: 85lbs x7, 175lbs x5/3/4
Incline Dumbbell Press: 20 X7, 40 x3/3/3
Rear Delt Row: 45 x7, 90 x4/3/3
One-Arm Dumbbell Row: 30 x8, 55 x6/6/6
Calf Press (1 leg at a time): 140 x11, 200 x9/9/9
Wide-grip Pullup: -100 x7, -60 x3/3/3

That's it. No biking or skating. We have so much to do that all my "cardio" from now on will be going through, moving, and packing all of our crap. We got K's visa and bought our tickets, so we are all set to arrive on 1 March. Just need to deal with all this stuff...

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Falling behind on the log is one thing, just don't fall behind on your training, which seems to be looking pretty good.

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FormicaLinoleum wrote:
We have so much to do that all my "cardio" from now on will be going through, moving, and packing all of our crap. We got K's visa and bought our tickets, so we are all set to arrive on 1 March. Just need to deal with all this stuff...


Best of luck to you on your journey!!

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Are you coming over to the UK with work ?

Its freezing here at the moment so pack all your winter woolies

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 5:42 pm 
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My log is going to take a little rest.

I have been going to the gym about once or twice a week. But I haven't done anything spectacular. I had all 4 wisdom teeth out and was a little weak immediately after that. We are leaving Baltimore in just under 1 week.

I'll resurrect this when I am working out/exercising regularly again, which I hope will not be too long from now.

Hey Tigress--nope, we are moving over without jobs, just because we want to! I'm a dual US/UK citizen and both of my brothers are in England--one in London and one in Manchester. It hasn't been as cold there as it has been here! It's been freezing--constantly below freezing with serious wind chill. My car has been stuck in ice for nearly a week. Luckily I don't use it much! Today is finally warm.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:47 pm 
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No gym visits yet, but I did go to my first roller derby practice. It was two and a half hours and loads of fun. I am a little bit sore today. There are two 2.5 hr practices per week. We'd like to skate one additional day a week on our own (K and me, that is) but we're not sure where we can skate.

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