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words of power

There are some words and phrases that I feel are good to unlock those last few ergs of power; that are good for pushing yourself through the last repetition while lifting or on through the final leg of a hard run.

I’m sure you all know what I’m talking about.

Some of my favorites:


ground zero update

Latest photo, with some snow still on the ground from last week. If you look at the area in the upper left-hand corner, that is East Bathtub. Last week the Port Authority turned over that area, the planned site two office towers, to developer Silverstein Properties 48 days late, incurring $14.4 million in late fees. […]

high intensity interval training

So one of the thing Crossfit really emphasizes is high intensity interval training. For example one of their classic workouts is the “Tabata protocol“: eight rounds of 20 seconds of intense exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest. Typically it is done with such things as situps, squats, pushups and pullups. It is only a […]


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Coco and Papi taking a nap in my gym bag.

good deed for week

So got up early and did the Bronx half on Sunday. Saw Chelle around mile four or so as we did one of the out-and-backs … she was already a few minutes ahead of me. I took a deep breath and bellowed, “LET’S GO MICHELLE!!” as loud as I could across the grassy median. She […]

why can’t news stories LINK!!!

This is from the NYT as they published it on their Web site.

As a result, the embeds have changed the dynamic of this year’s election, making every unplugged and unscripted moment on the campaign trail available for all to see. One particular video shot of American flags tilting over behind Hillary Rodham Clinton last […]

the downside of being skinny

Okay, so goal one is accomplished! Or half-accomplished. I have been <168 lbs. for a solid week. Actually I got down under 168 two weeks ago but then gorged at my Super Bowl party and was at 169.5. But now I am back on track. Part two of this first goal is to remain under […]

what a news week

There was no mega-story this week, obv., like the Indian Ocean tsunami or the Va. Tech shootings or the Sago mine disaster … but jeez, it has still been busy with a lot of different stories:

The highest rated Super Bowl ever ended in a massive upset Super Tuesday didn’t clarify anything for the Democrats, […]

yoga! pilates!

So as you may have noticed I have sorta drunk the Crossfit Kool-Aid. One of the challenging things about Crossfit is the workouts are so varied it continually keeps you a little bit out of your comfort zone and quickly exposes your weaknesses. When I worked out on my own I was apt to just […]

flyers award gala

Congrats to H., the 2007 Flyer of the Year!

(I’m not even talking about Sunday evening. Blech! Moving on!)

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