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    Hi Folks! It's been a while! I've been...

    Hi Folks!

    It's been a while! I've been frustrated a bit lately. My training isn't going very well. I'm weaker than I was just a few weeks ago, considerably weaker. Some of it due to focusing...
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    Whenever Trainer Cliff has me lift heavy weights,...

    Whenever Trainer Cliff has me lift heavy weights, we always do lots of warming up first. Lots! Then warm up sets and then finally the actual heavy lifting, which is typically not very many lifts. ...
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    We have some of that too (rich folks with their...

    We have some of that too (rich folks with their own displays). I don't mind it as much as our cat and Boy, (who is concerned about gunfire- the sad lingering effects of Sandy Hook).

    But summer is...
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    I had a nice, productive weekend. I spent most...

    I had a nice, productive weekend. I spent most of it tiling the entryway. It is among the last phases of this seemingly never-ending project. It seems never-ending because I haven't really felt...
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    I am happy to report that my running is beginning...

    I am happy to report that my running is beginning to improve! We have been working (at training) on Tabata sprint intervals, I'm up to 4 cycles. And we've been working on form to build speed. On...
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    Last night our town had their annual fireworks...

    Last night our town had their annual fireworks display. I live very close to where they shoot them off, so everybody around us has big picnics then walks to the beach at the point and watches them,...
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    So, from the point of view as a man, of a certain...

    So, from the point of view as a man, of a certain age. When I was single, I never would have taken a women on a date unless I was interested. The fact that he came to dinner and back to your place...
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    Just got back from training, it was really good! ...

    Just got back from training, it was really good! We did a complex of upper body exercises with a barbel which always works my shoulder and I believe it is finally showing signs of improvement :-). ...
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    I did have a nice day on Father's Day! I went to...

    I did have a nice day on Father's Day! I went to play tennis with our friends, SWMBO's best friend and her husband. He's a good bit younger than I am, but we are fairly evenly matched, tennis-wise....
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    Love the pudgy snow bunnies! Hi! "Newbie!" ...

    Love the pudgy snow bunnies!

    Hi! "Newbie!"

    :-)
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    Thanks for the kind words everybody. It is true...

    Thanks for the kind words everybody. It is true that she didn't really like her job, so it is no great loss there, she just wanted to hang onto it until retirement (8 years or so) or until Boy is...
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    Hi Everybody! Well I'm back from the last...

    Hi Everybody!

    Well I'm back from the last trade show of the season. This one was to NYC and I did pretty well there eating wise. I also did a ton of walking! I wore my fitbit the whole week and...
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    Hi Judy! Nice to hear from you and thanks! ...

    Hi Judy! Nice to hear from you and thanks!

    The results are in! Out of 10 participants I came in 8th! Not so bad really considering that I was really concerned about just finishing without...
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    Yes! He's doing really well! Though he hasn't...

    Yes! He's doing really well! Though he hasn't really embraced Paleo eating, he did let Cliff do up a meal plan for him.

    I finished the race a minute and a half before him so I know I didn't come...
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    I finished the obstacle course, my time was not...

    I finished the obstacle course, my time was not competitive, but it wasn't terrible either. It was exhausting, but fun! Tomorrow I weigh in! We'll see what that brings!
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    Happy Birthday!!

    Happy Birthday!!
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    Well so far, I really like the shoes. They are...

    Well so far, I really like the shoes. They are too wild for me to wear around, so they stay in my gym bag except when I'm there. Fortunately my foot problems are way better.

    Now that the...
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    Yeah I'm so glad it has turned out so well. ...

    Yeah I'm so glad it has turned out so well. Cliff and I get along very well. He has the right mix of motivation and understanding for me. What impresses me the most is that when I ask him why we...
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    Two steps forward and one step back... I hurt...

    Two steps forward and one step back...

    I hurt myself at training on Thursday, not badly, but a small pull to my left glute (I know, it's a real pain in the ass...). :-)

    Also my tennis elbow...
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    I went to Acadia when I was in College to climb...

    I went to Acadia when I was in College to climb Otter Cliffs. What a beautiful place! Enjoy!
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    I'm bringing them to training tonight and we'll...

    I'm bringing them to training tonight and we'll likely do some running and a bit of sprinting, so I'll get to put them through their paces. They are a bit bright and crazy looking for my taste for...
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    So I may have solved my shoe dilemma! Last week...

    So I may have solved my shoe dilemma! Last week I ordered a pair of Altra zero-drop running shoes. They are a minimal type shoe, zero-drop meaning the heel is not raised at all, with plenty of room...
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    I do walk barefoot at home all the time. At work...

    I do walk barefoot at home all the time. At work I wear shoes, and in general I use shoes from Vivo Barefoot, which are great. Lately I've been on my feet a great deal, working in the machine shop,...
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    We use the TRX every session for training for...

    We use the TRX every session for training for something or other. That's what prompted me to order my own. It's just like the TRX brand, but the straps are a bit smaller. Trainer Cliff has several...
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    Hi Siobhan! Yes, you got a TRX, yes? We use...

    Hi Siobhan!

    Yes, you got a TRX, yes? We use that a lot in training. I just ordered a knockoff version yesterday, so I can do a workout over the weekend and stuff it into a suitcase for when I'm...
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