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how often you should train posted: Sun 2011-09-11 10:48:26 tags: fitness, what I'm eating
Gave it a full rest yesterday. The conventional "how often should I work out" advice is to train, at most, every other day; if you're a go-getter and want to work out on "off" days, it should be cross-training, and to fit the 7-day week, a full-rest day (no workout at all) is typically prescribed every 7th day. E.g. if your primary training routine is running, then on off days, you should swim, bike, or weight-lift - anything but more running. So the cycle looks like: train, crosstrain; train, crosstrain; ... (...more)
morning calisthenics + mileage posted: Fri 2011-09-09 07:38:40 tags: fitness
20 calf raises 20 squats 4 almost-pushups if I had actually lowered myself below 1/4 dip lol 20 wall pushups 20 crunches + 8 bicycle crunches each side (...really?) Running session #15 (per twitter): "took it slow after tuesday's red scare - 3.3 mi in 50m15s, mostly at a brisk / power-walk pace, peak 6.0mph for 3/4 lap" Oops, can't edit a tweet... it was Wednesday, not Tuesday that I was spitting up a minor amount of blood briefly after my run. Anyway, I'm breaking out of the half-lap run platea... (...more)
off-day exercise posted: Thu 2011-09-08 14:36:46 tags: fitness
10 one-legged calf raises, each side. I think I need to back off and just do more sets of regular (two-foot) calf raises. 2 sets / 10 squats 10 crunches; + 8 "bicycle" crunches, each side 4 abortive normal pushups (incomplete motion), 8 "3/4" pushups from the knee intermission: finished sorting that big box o' receipts 10 regular calf raises 2 sets / 10 squats 20 wall pushups with close attention to really good form - even proper "3/4" pushups were taxing me too hard to show good form. 10 regul... (...more)
gas mileage posted: Thu 2011-09-08 09:01:28 tags: lancer connects lots of state and local "find the best local gasoline price" index sites to recommend the best local gas deal. For example, for me today, the best price on regular is $3.55/gal at a 7-11 on the corner of Hillsboro and Powerline, which also happens to be on my route to the office. According to, I've been wasting money filling up my 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer ES on premium for 9.5 years. D'oh. Here's something I never knew for sure: the fuel tank spec says it holds 13.2 ga... (...more)
Jack the Dripper in Annapolis posted: Wed 2011-09-07 16:41:05 tags: dreams
(per FB) I dreamed the reclusive Jackson Pollock was in town again so we grabbed our video cameras and stalked him through the library and museum and the park by the pond. with Danielle Hickinbotham at Downtown Annapolis. The backstory here was that we had run into him the year before, and although we didn't keep in touch, he seemed to enjoy our company. Maybe yours more than mine; this didn't figure into the dream but in real life Pollock was a narcissistic womanizer, especially when he was drinking,... (...more)