Wednesday | 10 RNFT
35 unbroken double unders; rest as needed between rounds
25 unbroken double unders + 15m sprint; walk to start for recovery

I hit a milestone in that I didn’t miss a single rep. How the hell did that happen?

Thursday | 7X7
HPC + FS + PP + BS + behind the neck PP + BoR + 10m sprint; walk to start for recovery
Rounds @ 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, & 95#

I like workouts where there’s a gradual and consistent increase in heart rate.

Friday | 10 RFT
Sprint row 100m (>40 s/m)
Strict HSPU
Strict C2B pull-up
Sprint 10m
10 unbroken V-ups
Spint 10m
Rest as long as needed between rounds
Unbroken Russian KBS + 10m sprint; walk to start for recovery

‘Twas a humid morning. I ensured that I dried my hands and wiped down the KB during past portion. And that’s 325 KBS, the most I’ve completed in a workout.

Like similar workouts, this was as much psychologically as it was physically challenging. It was interesting to review heart rate, as it was highest during rounds of 24, 23, 22, & 21 reps, decreased somewhat as reps decreased, but then skyrocketed near the end as I wanted to ensure that I completed in under 30 minutes. Uhm, and I did so in under 27.

I made skirt stead with homemade chimichurri sauce, cauliflower soup, and grilled watermelon for dinner last night. So freaking good.

Days Go By

I’m addicted to Taylor Swift’s “folklore.” There, I said it. And I’m counting down the days until the election. The tyrant has to go.

The Bon Appetit Blackout cake is, in a word, phenomenal.

A few workouts that I can recall.

10 RFT
10c row
10 BP @ 115#
Thruster (100#) + 10 sprint; walk to start for recovery
NFT 25 total reps
Strict pu + HROU + ploy PU

10 rounds 1 DL (225#) + 25m sprint w forward roll + 25m jog to start
10 rounds of 2 DLs…
10 rounds of 3 DL…

Strict L-sit pull-up + strict C2B pull-up + strict pull-up + strict T2B + strict K2E + windshield wiper + 10m sprint; walk to start for recovery

20-18-16…6-4-2 med ball (20#) squats and 10m shuttle sprints (110 reps total)
Bike 400m
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 5-second count strict C2B pullups
30-second headstand

For whatever reason, I was thinking about the Peanuts comic strip. I used to purchase the paperback books and read them ad nauseam. I then began thinking about which character I most identify with. Some would likely say Linus (I did suck my thumb until the age of 5), Schroeder (although I didn’t begin playing the piano until high school), or Lucy. Lucy? Yes, as she’s confident and bossy. Definitely not Charlie Brown. I little like Pig-Pen, as I can be rather messy. Or maybe Franklin, as that’s my middle name.

And I decided that I’m most like Schroeder. I don’t particularly care for people, and would much rather spend my time playing the piano (and/or baking, exercising, writing, etc.). Aaaaand women fawn over me, even though I have no interest in them.

No shoes, no shirt, no mask, no services.

Uhm, it’s the 20th of July and this is the first blog o’ the month. Yet I’ve exercised all but one day since I last posted. Yes, I know rest days are important, and I ensure that every few workouts are indeed a “recovery” workout.

Forty-nine percent of white Americans support that monstrosity. Now try to convince me that racism isn’t alive and well in the good ol’ US of A. I’ve recently discovered (although I was certain it was there) deep seated racism in some of my closest relatives. And why is it that the more educated a relative is the more likely they are to be progressive? I just answered my own question.

I purchased a bathroom scale. I haven’t gained any weight during the pandemic. What about you?

I continue to cook and bake, and my most recent success is the French macaron. Boom. My piano playing skills continue to improve almost exponentially. Boom and boom.

I also continue to complete a session of the “Elevate” app most mornings, and have achieved 400/400 on quite a few of the activities, all of them in writing and reading and none of them in speaking or math. Ha! WTF is up with that?

There are, of course, far too many workouts to list, so I’ll just mention a few that I can recall. All were NFT.

5 rounds each of 5 deadlifts @ 185, 190, 195, & 200# + 10m sprint; walk for recovery

1-2-3-4-5-4-3-2-1 strict C2B pull-ups + 10m sprint; walk to start for recovery

10-9-8…3-2-1 strict & unbroken T2B
Begin each round with 10c row in 10 strokes

100/leg alternating leg box (24″) step ups

50 rounds of DL + HPC + hang thruster + thruster + 10m sprint; walk to start for recovery

25 rounds of 10/leg mountain climbers + 10m sprint; walk to start for recovery

1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 ring rows; end each round with strict ring dip

Yup, a hell of a lot of running. Because I fucking love running. Keeps the heart healthy and strong. My focus has been on strength and conditioning. Most days I’ll complete two back-to-back workouts, averaging around 20-25 and 10-15 minutes, respectively.