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Old 01-30-2011, 02:00 PM
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Hi everyone! Hope it was a good Sunday. Day off for me, nuthin but naps and a walk and chores around the apartment. One thing I did do is catch a ride home from a few blocks away using a Bike Share. We have a great new system of check out bicycles here in DC, I paid for a year memebership $50 and I can check out a bike from any station anywhere in the city. First 30 minutes are free, then I think $1.50 for each additonal 30 min. But if you just check in before 30 is up and get a new bike you can go across town for free. Here's a station near my home:



Hi Fandy, good to see you.

Spen, my group needed a visit to the "john" yesterday ( John is related to Loo I'm sure)...no choice but to find some trees! (even for the ladies)

I may be starting a bit of plantar fascia in my left foot...hope it passes.
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Old 01-30-2011, 03:01 PM
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I needed a number two Granddaddy.

Hopefully I will be over in DC next year.
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Old 01-30-2011, 03:22 PM
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Cool bike share Grand. Good for you to take advantage of it.

Nice run spen.

DB - Have fun with the snow. We are expecting snow here too.

Fandy! Good for you to get back with it.

R4R - Wow you're kickin it! Nice runnin in those freaky things you put on your feet. Then hittin it after. Good job.

Top - Hope you rewarded yourself with the hot tub after some stairs last night.

Stewart - Glad you're enjoying those books as you're runnin. Good to read updates from you too.

Did some pull ups, 100 squats, 100 push ups (different kinds), 50 medicine ball levers, stretching and bridges. 30 minutes Trainer.
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Old 01-30-2011, 04:41 PM
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MGF,
That Bike Share must be similiar to the process I've heard of in parts of Europe.
Way cool. The distances must vary, but how far apart are those "stations" ? I guess it's almost an aerobic art form to get across town for free ! Sounds like fun, though !?!

Will check out REI about a waterproof windbreaker. ...thanks

Was in the small historic town just inland today for several hours biking around. The weather has been off the chain here, so just getting into the groove with the whole commuting thing. Not many miles( 15 + ) ....and not much of a workout either.

Plan on hitting some lt. wts. tonight . Try to kick it up a notch or two.

Fandy, .....glad to hear from ya. An old seasoned marathoner once told me about runs; .....he likes to "start off slow and back off" !?!

.....you hang in there, and start slow !

Ghostly, I swear you should take some lessons for tennis, (if you don't already play ) Your workouts sound like the players on the Tour do !!!

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DB, .....glad you're able to keep a close eye on those pups !

Coffee, don't keep us "wonderin' too long ?

Thanks for the posts, gang !
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Old 01-30-2011, 07:12 PM
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Love to see the bike share concept in the US. I saw them in Paris and wanted to rent one, but there is no way to I could get my wife on one. The whole concept is to make it easy for people to use them instead of cars or buses for short rides of just a couple of miles. It would never work in California. Nice picture.

I was gone for a couple of days and got back to R4R's new pair of "shoes" and Topspin turning commuter. Not only is this thread moving very quickly but every other day something new. Great progress.

I drove back and forth to Phoenix (6 hours going +8 coming back) in 30 hours. I was beat when I got back late last night but still found the stamina for my Sunday club ride this morning. This is perhaps our toughest ride with a huge climb (1200 feet in 6 miles) right in the middle.

While I was in Arizona, I got up at 4:30 AM and hit the gym at 5 at the hotel yesterday. Hated it. I really am a get out and "burn some calories outside" in the morning type of guy and save the weight lifting for the evening. I just could not focus and kept looking at the clock so that I could be ready to go with my son to his early morning appointment and audition at Arizona State's College of Music.

This weekend Tempe. Next weekend... Dallas. Here we go.
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thanks for the warm welcome guys...i am off to walk the dog, then back for my short circuit....my *big* plan is to add on a minute to the treadmill today.

back later...i have to be accountable.
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Day #2! did an 11 minute circuit with rebounding on the tramp. high knees and high HR good thing there is a stabilizer bar to hold on to. used my treadmill, did dumbbell sets, push ups and abs.

thanks for keeping me accountable....i enjoyed the short work-out and am at least starting to get exercise back in my daily routine...it's very important for me both mentally and physically.
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Old 01-31-2011, 06:18 AM
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Top, sounds like you had a nice relaxing ride yesterday. We all live in such different places; it's kind of fun to biking, running, etc. through all these areas. Traveling vicariously, I suppose.

Fandy, nice job! Keep going. Good idea about increasing the time gradually.

Okay, LaFemme, where are you? Your month of meditation is almost over, and I'm interested to hear how it went!
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Old 01-31-2011, 06:43 AM
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Top, sounds like you had a nice relaxing ride yesterday. We all live in such different places; it's kind of fun to biking, running, etc. through all these areas. Traveling vicariously, I suppose.

Fandy, nice job! Keep going. Good idea about increasing the time gradually.

Okay, LaFemme, where are you? Your month of meditation is almost over, and I'm interested to hear how it went!
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thanks everyone, I am looking forward to this tomorrow too.

i tend to get very antsy this time of year, along with the snow and ice...worries..i have not been sleeping well..am hoping that regular exercise will help with that.

not sleeping has always been a big drinking trigger for me and i don't want to start up....i adopted my dog this last may because i thought i was sober enough to take the responsibility..i don't want to let him down.
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Fandy, shoveling IS exercise in my book. My hubby like to use the snowblower, but I like the shovel - gives me a good workout! And by the looks of things, we may be getting some serious snow the next couple days... maybe.

Spen - didn't anyone ever tell you to do that stuff before you leave?? LO Great job though with the 9 min/mile...

MFG - Cool bike system you guys have there! Hope that isn't PF - I'm sure you know the stretches you should do if you think it's going that way; if not, there are plenty of info on the internet. My husband has it, but he also has flat feet - and doesn't do his stretches - sooooo, his feet hurt more than they don't.

Yeah, everyone - not really sure if I should call them 'shoes' or not. The still 'shod' my feet, but yeah... when I first put them on, I feel like I should be going for a swim!

Ghostly, good job on your work out also! I read in one of my magazines that I was catching up on at the hotel last week - that as a runner I should be able to do 60 pushups (in order to verify that my 'core' is strong enough). I can't even do 1!!! Well, I can do 15 - but the mini-pushups (on my knees - not my toes). I guess I better get busy with that... Want to be able to do those 60 by April 17th.

I'm having a bit of a meltdown that I wrote on the Class of October 2010 group... hoping my trainer kicks my butt tonight - so I won't feel so wired...

Have a great night everyone - you too Coffee -- wherever you are
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i've been too lazy the last couple of months...I need to get my upper body strength back, i need a good stretching routine and sometimes a good swift kick in the buttisimo.

thanks so much for providing support to me.
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I did not need to go before hand though R4R.
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Fandy, being tired is a trigger for a lot of us. Getting some exercise should help you sleep better. Keep checking in!

Did an hour of cardio at the gym. It is icing outside, so I am glad to be home!
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Nice job DB!

R4R - 60 is quite a few push ups. Well above the average for adult men and women from what I remember. Good luck and have fun with the trainer.
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I did not need to go before hand though R4R.
Adult diapers. Problem solved.
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Hi everyone! Man, I am just beat from work.

Fandy, I am a big supporter of the concept of consistency and slow increase in exercise.

Nice rides out and back home today, chilled down about 5-7 degrees this evening. Tomorrow is going to be a big test, another freezing rain storm is headed toward DC so we'll see if my non-stop streak of bike commuting since September is finally halted.

DB is right, where did LF go??
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Hey all...

So I have surgery tomorrow (Tuesday). If all goes well it should be an outpatient deal.

About 17 years ago I was lifting weights when I dropped a barbell on my face, and broke my nose. I have had sinus / breathing problems since. I put up with it for many years, but got it looked at several months ago. My nose is in bad shape. I have a constant sinus infection because they are always stuffed up. Plus other issues I won't get into.

So I have two surgeries scheduled. One for my sinuses and one for my nose. They can't get to my sinuses through my nose because they are so blocked. So they have to break "chisel" my nose to get to them, plus my nose needed to be straightened anyway. Depending on how rebuilding it goes, they may have to take a graft from my ear to put in my nose. I was told I won't be able to exercise for 10-14 days after if all goes well. Should be about a 5 hour surgery...hopefully less.

This is my first surgery. I haven't even had an IV before. I am kinda nervous, but think I will be really nervous tomorrow. Hopefully this will all be worth it.

Anyway...just wanted to give an update. Hope I will be able to give another after it's done. Do a good work out for me tomorrow.
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Oh, Ghostly!! First of all, OW! For droppin' a barbell on your face. Yikes! I can understand your nervousness; I've never had surgery either. I'm sure you'll be fine. I will be thinkin' about you tomorrow! Even if you can't exercise, you'd better drop in and say hi here! SendinL good thoughts, prayers, and dropped g's your way!
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Old 01-31-2011, 06:15 PM
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Hey Ghostly, we'll be thinking bout you and sending those positive vibes up to Wisconsin! Check in as soon as you can.


I just found a great and very positive article about one of DC United's players who has battled addiction problems and is in recovery. There's a great quote from him about how he just can't do the 1-3 beers thing.
Soccer Insider - For D.C. United's Santino Quaranta, there will always be challenges on and off the soccer field
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