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Fun and challenging ride yesterday; Faceplant-free skinny riding!

Yesterday morning I went out to Soldiers Creek for a ride, and when I left the house I was feeling great! Normally when I ride off-road, it takes me a little while to get warmed up and not feel like I’m fighting the bike; this is especially true on semi-technical trails like Soldiers Creek. Yesterday my first lap was far worse than my usual first lap awkwardness, and I actually considered packing it in for… [Read more]

Added Sunday, November 14, 2010 by

Meloxicam is gone, and wrist pain is back. :(

A couple of days ago I finished the last of the anti-inflammatory pills (Meloxicam) that my doctor prescribed to me a few months ago for my chronically aching wrist. This morning my wrist has that familiar dull ache that I’d grown to live with prior to taking the Meloxicam. I guess I’ll be going back to the doctor with my unfortunate news. As my doctor said when he prescribed the Meloxicam, “We’ll try this first,… [Read more]

Added Saturday, November 13, 2010 by

Preparing for the big server move.

I’m in a big rush this morning. I’ve already eaten breakfast and I got my back workout in, but I have a lot to accomplish in advance of the big server move, which is happening on Monday (see below for the announcement). Obviously I’m pretty nervous about shipping the servers to New Jersey (they will be sent via FedEx Priority Overnight), but I have full backups of everything and can recover from a worst-case scenario…. [Read more]

Added Friday, November 12, 2010 by

I might start my cut in December…

I’m giving some thought to starting my cut in December instead of January. My mom is coming to stay with us in March and, well, she’s an incredible cook. I really don’t want to be dieting while she’s here. I guess my options are start early, or take a week off from cutting while mom is here. Taking a week off is not something I’m keen to do because, as most of you know, I’m… [Read more]

Added Thursday, November 11, 2010 by

My cut doesn’t start until January, but the mental prep work has begun.

I really enjoyed my summer, and I felt that I struck a great balance between living a healthy lifestyle without depriving myself. I even managed to get through the summer without adding any significant amount of fat. I did put on a some fat during my early October vacation, and I’ve continued to eat a fairly loose diet since then. As a result, my body fat percentage has increased to about 11 or 12 percent…. [Read more]

Added Wednesday, November 10, 2010 by

Breathing issues – allergies?; JSF servers are moving soon – downtime.

It’s another really nice morning outside. It’s a cardio day, but I don’t have a great deal of time to ride anywhere interesting. I’m going to get a quick ride in around the ‘hood before work. My cardio has actually felt a little off for the past week or so. My lungs don’t feel like they are quite right, and I’ve been breathing much harder than usual out on the trails. It could be allergies,… [Read more]

Added Tuesday, November 9, 2010 by

Tough leg workout this morning; Awesome day yesterday (new photos).

My legs were tired this morning from an entire weekend of trail riding, but I still got in an excellent leg workout. I went heavy on squats, and I was definitely feeling a little off my game – not only because my legs were tired, but my lower back is also a little sore this morning from hitting about a billion roots, logs, kickers and drops. Even though I’m not really doing much isolation work… [Read more]

Added Monday, November 8, 2010 by

Fun day at the trails, but breathing issues; New video.

I had an absolute BLAST riding out at Soldiers Creek yesterday! The weather was, in a word, incredible and the trails were in great shape thanks to the heavy rains earlier in the week. The only problem was that I had some cardio/lung issues that really affected my ability to ride hard without a lot of discomfort. I had one of those annoying tickles in my lungs that made me cough when I was breathing… [Read more]

Added Sunday, November 7, 2010 by

Carbs the night before training; Slept in; Nice morning; Riding all day.

It’s going to be a very active weekend, so last night I scarfed down the carbs: a huge plate of whole grain pasta with basil pesto, toasted pine nuts, fresh tomato and fresh grated Parmesan cheese. I’ve found that what I eat the night before a physically demanding day is just as important, if not more so, than what I eat the morning of the event. I remember when I swam competitively back in high… [Read more]

Added Saturday, November 6, 2010 by

Friday morning deadlifts; Video review of GoPro chest mount; BCAA+ from AtLarge.

I just finished up an incredible back workout! Because my primary goal right now is gaining strength using compound exercises, low reps and heavy weights, I did not do any direct biceps work today. Starting off a beautiful Friday morning with several sets of very heavy deadlifts is pretty much a fool-proof recipe for getting in good mood. I feel awesome! I’m so glad that I changed my workout times from afternoon to morning. It… [Read more]

Added Friday, November 5, 2010 by