Wednesday, December 17, 2008


I was so excited about making back to Trek to spin last night after week after week of illness and being out of seems anyway. I had a slow leak in my front tire that had needed to be addressed for several weeks (yeah yeah, not riding enough, see previous sentence, okay?) and figured I could just re-inflate it and have it hold well enough for a 90 minute spin...and then just deal with it, um, this weekend.

Yeah, that didn't work. Couldn't get the sucker to hold air, no matter what. Changed the tube. STILL would not hold air. Why? Because the stems on the spare tubes I kept around for Eddie are, as it turns out, to short for the wheels on the new bike. Yeah...those nicer lightweight racing wheels have deeper rims. So I need to replace all my damn spares.

Anyway, at this point it was 655 (spin starts at 7) so I had to throw in the towel. Did an hour of yoga instead.

Then today I ran about 2 COLD miles, and then made up my own little W.O.D.

10 rounds of:
2 pullups
4 knees-to-elbows
8 burpees

When I'm feeling a bit stronger I think I will make it 3/5/7.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

no more sick!

I have been down with a nasty cold TWICE since 11/1. Rotten luck. Between that and Turkey Day I have missed 10 days of work since then. even MORE ROTTEN. Ending pity party now.

So today I worked out for the first time in 10 days.

Easy 2 mile run
Scaption/Scap-push/S-man plank/SA squat row to warmup
5 rounds of:
7x jumping pullups + knees to elbows
7x 65# hang cleans