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March 2017



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criminal minds reid runs like a girl

every meal a banquet.

So this morning I got up, did push-ups (I'm going to try the hundred push-ups thing, starting officially next week), took the dog for a 1.5 mile run (19:55, yes, I am a slow coach, though it is mostly uphill), and now I am about to go meet ashacat at the gym. I feel like such a jock, Or I would, if I could do more than seven push-ups. La.

I went out climbing at Ragged Mountain yesterday with TBRE and The Jeff and some guys from the gym. Basically, I sucked. We went after work and there's a forty-minute drive and a twenty-minute hike in, so we weren't rigged until six, and it got too dark to climb around eight thirty. Everything rigged was way too hard for me, and I spent most of the night belaying. I am really disappointed to have missed a climbing night. Really, even in despite of not really loving climbing outdoors (though Wolf Rock has proven to me that I do, in fact, kind of enjoy climbing on granite: it's fucking traprock I hate with a fucking passion, and o hai there I live in Connecticut, Land Of Traprock) I'm starting to think it's just not worth it to me to go outside on school nights. Because I wind up feeling like I haven't done a damned thing except sit in dirt and get eaten by bugs for three hours.

Ahem. I guess I'm venting.

However, the company was awesome, and the day was beautiful, so it was a win in other ways, even if I don't feel like I got any exercise. (And I won't get to climb again until next week, because TBRE and The Jeff are in Vermont this weekend for a caving thing, so no chance of Friday or Sunday climbing--unless I steal leahbobet and make her come bouldering on Friday.)

Speaking of which, I may be a little absent for a bit. Page proofs for By the Mountain Bound have landed, and as of 2:00 PM this afternoon, so will leahbobet, who I am picking up at the Hartford Train Station. Plan then is thai food and Evil Sexy Leonard Cohen at the beautiful Palace Theatre in beautiful Waterbury Connecticut. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! *faints*

I will have to be restrained from throwing fedoras at the stage. Not that they're reach: we're in the nosebleed seats.

Then Friday is my mom's birthday, which means leahbobet gets to come shopping with us, and then, Saturday, we get to take leahbobet to Manhattan for the first time, which I am really looking forward to.

And then next week stillsostrange and her boy land, and there will be further mandatory fun. (Seriously, if you want a minivacation in Southern New England, this is the time of year to do it--unless you can make it here in October.) *g*

So, um. Be good while I am gone.


Hundred Pushups

It's a good program (there are also, er, companions to pushups (200 situps and 200 squats), and suitably challenging no matter how far along you are when you begin. (My first day, I failed the final set, but just barely.)

Two kilted thumbs up.
Yeah, when it's a matter of getting in a good bit of climbing in limited time I think indoors is the way to go. Outdoors works better for day-long excursions.
Enjoy ESLC!
We got hit with the Ticketmaster scam here - it "sold out" within 15 minutes and seats went over to their scalper site at a 5x markup.
Are the lilacs in bloom yet?
In fact, soon they will be over.
7? You rock. I can do 3. :) and my 1.5 mile run is several minutes longer than yours. (about 22:30)

"(Seriously, if you want a minivacation in Southern New England, this is the time of year to do it--unless you can make it here in October.)"

ahem, doing that actually. (the now part, not the October part)
"...every formation a parade: I love the corps!"

Well, you're quicker than me. I can walk over hills all day but I can't run more than a mile to save my life. I must be descended from the type of hunter who hid behind a rock all day with a big club and just waited for the antelopes to wander past....
Man, that is totally the frustrating thing about top roping at crags. If you're looking at it as a social outing it's great, but if you're looking for a real workout you'll usually be disappointed. (IME, YMMV, etc.). Massively sport-bolted crags are nice for getting more routes in in a shorter time, but routes that are rated at a level I can lap rarely get bolted. Grr argh why can't I just fold spacetime and be at the bottom of a short multipitch trad route as soon as I get off work?
Oh, enjoy Leonard Cohen! I saw him in Seattle last month, and I count it among the top three concert experiences of my life. Just brilliant. (For context: My first live concert was the Beatles at the Cow Place, 1963).
7 pushups is better than I was doing when I started that program. I did a whopping 1.
by end of week 1 I could do 10... that was cool. then I hurt my shoulder and had to stop. That was less cool.

Good luck with the 100!
I don't know why I do this. Everytime I do I feel kind of like a stalker and then like I'm like on the same wavelength dude, which doesn't help the stalker vibe.

The title is from Aliens, right? "I love the Corps. Every meal a banquet, every march a parade."

BTW, hope you are having mondo fun to balance out those proofs :D.
*g* Yes.
I like the "wall push-ups" no getting up and down on my pesky knees with them. :)