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mileage posted: Sun 2011-12-04 17:25:45 tags: fitness
session #43: 43m08s, best 3.3mi time yet by ~45s. Set for 185# body weight, the treadmill estimated I burned close to 500 kcal. After a cooldown, I had "my" row of Cybex machines all to myself, as God intended. There are 5: Dual-axis chest press: pecs, anterior deltoid and triceps Dual-axis overhead press: shoulders Arm curl: biceps Arm extension: triceps Ab crunch: abs My ideal upper-body routine, when there aren't other patrons running interference, is to do a set of 6-12 reps, move on to the ... (...more)
that's a wrap posted: Sat 2011-12-03 15:33:40 tags: what I'm eating
La Banderita multi-grain soft taco tortilla: 104 kcal, 16%DV fiber, 5g protein (10%DV), 19g carb 1/2 cup (2 servings) "eggstirs" (pubilx store-brand "egg beaters"): 60 kcal, 12g protein (20%DV), 100%DV B2, semi-significant amounts of A, D, folate, B12 ...pan-cooked to a solid on minimal heat with a tsp of extra virgin olive oil (40 kcal) 2 oz extra sharp cheddar: 220 kcal, 14g protein (28%DV) ~1 tbsp California Sun-Dry tomato pesto: ...1 serving is 4 tbsp and nutrition per serving was negligible to s... (...more)
mileage posted: Fri 2011-12-02 16:35:11 tags: fitness
Session #42: 2.22mi / 30m, and if I'm not mistaken, a record 1.75mi of that was at a jog - a couple laps at 5.4mph, but that just wasn't sustainable, so I backed off to 4.9mph. And that was the magic speed for today. Another way of looking at it, over 20 minutes solid at an easy jog. Yay for purpose-built running shoes. Also, a couple sets on the upper body machines (except abs), but other patrons were in the way, so maybe I'll do some more focused machine time over the weekend. And for record-keepin... (...more)
new pair o shoes posted: Fri 2011-12-02 11:18:05 tags: fitness
Looking forward to trying my new running shoes. My previous pair were some comfy velcro-enabled cheapest-possible-sneaker from Target or the like, that I bought just to have something less bulky than my steel toe work boots to wear on planes and vaycay. To recap my shopping process, I had looked through reviews to get a handle on what would be a good buy in my price range, up to $100, and a Runners World magazine review suggested the Saucony ProGrid 2 Kinvara as a superior value in that range. My fir... (...more)
dreams posted: Wed 2011-11-30 14:22:43 tags: dreams
Long long dreams, wish I'd jotted it down earlier... near the end, there was a mirror (ala Imaginos) who was also a black woman who painted herself blue, and she had another white friend who may or may not have been a mirror, and also painted herself blue. I wasn't fatally attracted to her (the first mirror) but she made no bones of wanting me.

on a shore where oyster beds seem plush as down, and ripe enough for the Luxor dream