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Soylent….

ImageSoylent Green is a great movie.

Oh, and it’s people.

See my review of what happens just before the crash of a ‘J’-shaped growth curve here.

 
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Posted by on October 1, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Crash and Burn

As I said once before, I started P90X about a month ago following a moment of extreme late-night TV watching weakness. Once you get over the embarrassment of following a TV workout, it’s actually quite awesome. I have definitely gotten results over the first month and am very eager to continue with this progress.

The setup is that it consists of three weeks of a set workout involving several days of strength training, spaced with days of cardio, yoga and stretching. Then the fourth week is the break – which actually means just cardio and yoga (still excruciating). I just started day one of month two this morning and something odd and unprecedented happened – I completely bonked. I felt like crap starting out and just chalked it up to a fitful night of sleep and thought I’d recover by the time the warm-up was through. But that never happened. Instead, I completely crashed at the 20 minute mark and couldn’t go on.

Frankly, I’m a little concerned. I’ve been suffering from some creeping tiredness and depression of the past few days – nothing serious, I’ve just felt low on gas and a little unenthusiastic about getting pumped up and engaged. I wonder if I’m just fighting off a cold or something that is staying slightly below the radar. This is consistent with some other (very) mild symptoms of sore throat and headache.

I’ll keep my eye on it, but I hope it’s nothing.

Perhaps I can spend some time mowing the lawn this morning instead of working out. I have to listen to chapter 2 of “Your Inner Fish” for class today anyway. I was thinking of listening to it while taking a short run, but I think that’s out.

 
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Posted by on September 6, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Wimp take II

Why is it that I keep crashing into this tree? Every tImageime I bike on this path I get spooked by this tree to the point where I slow down a lot more than I should and get tangled in that big root crossing the path. The trick is that there is a extremely sharp right turn that hooks around this tree. With the root in the place that it is, coupled with the turn and the fact that no matter which direction you come at this you have a downhill giving you speed followed by an uphill just after the turn.

I also should admit that this is another clipping in situation where I panic because I know I’m going to crash and can’t get unclipped in time to save myself from tipping over. Or… I do unclip and now I’m having trouble staying unclipped while still getting some power to the pedals.

I’ll let you know if I ever do make this successfully.

 
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Posted by on June 25, 2012 in Cycling, Personal Life

 

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