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On feeling at ease

Posted Feb 23 2013 5:57am

A few months ago I announced that we were putting our house on the market in hopes of moving back to my home town.

Well, we changed our mind.

We have not officially taken it off the market, but in our minds, it’s off ~ we are staying here.

I don’t know what exactly led to our change of heart, but over the last few weeks we’ve said, on more than one occasion, “are we sure we want to sell.”  We haven’t had a single showing, or phone call (that I know of) and we’ve been oddly okay with that.

We love our house ~ the location, while by the water, the exact location is not ideal. We are far from everything, but I’m learning to love the quiet that comes with living far from everything.

minimal traffic, birds chirping, stars in the sky, sunsets over the water…. I can deal with that.

For a while now I’ve been feeling down ~ just in a funk, a funk that I could not come out of. I don’t know what the cause was, but I feel like I’m finally starting to come out of it. I’m feeing content with my life – happy with the direction it’s going in. at peace.

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On working out:

I’m still in love with weight lifting! I’m still not sad about not running/racing. Gasparilla is today (the 15k), which is one of my favorite races, and I’m not even sad that I’m missing it. For starters, the high today is like 80 ~ been there, run in that, not a good time. Last year it was scorching hot during Gasparilla ~ I did PR, but it was nasty.

I had two really great workouts this week, and I thought I would share them with you – each workout left me sore for days – I don’t know why, but I don’t always get sore after I lift. I have read/heard that being sore is not an indication of whether or not you lifted hard, but I guess for me, it kind of is.

I “like” the sore feeling – sort of..

I took Monday off from lifting since Chris was going out of town on Tuesday – I wanted to spend a little extra time with him so I skipped the gym & headed home after work.

I headed back on Tuesday for a super leg day:

warm up: I don’t remember what I did – probably the Arc trainer 5-10 min + stretching/foam rolling

squat (wide stance)  6×5 135#  (I really focused on form & getting low low low)
barbell lunge             3×10  65#
leg extensions           4×8 90,100,110,110
hack squat                3×8  70,90,90
walking lunges          4×15 20lb DB   (15 out/15 back = 2 sets)
plated leg press        3×10  90, 160,160
lateral leg raise         3×20
leg raises                   3×15

Wednesday I was ready to kill my upper body:

warm up: again, I forget. probably the arc trainer

bench press (wide grip) 15,10,10,10   (20#, 25#,30#,40#)
cable crossover              4×8            50,65,65,65
dumb bell flys                 4×8            12,12,15,15

cable tricep pushdown with Vbar       4×10   40,45,50,50
sitting tricep extension                        4×10 20lb DB

lat pull down                  8 (62.5), 4(75), 6(68)
cable row                  4×12  75#
hyperextensions     12/body weight       12×3 10# plate
leg raises                 1×25

This morning I’m headed to the new gym – a little nervous to be entering a new place and having to learn where all the machines I want to use are – I was still fumbling around the Ymca a little bit. Oh well, I have my workout written down, now it’s just time to make it happen.

Happy Saturday, hope you have a fantastical weekend!

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