Anvil or Hammer

Light Days

Posted in Grip,Rest and Recovery by Mike on November 18, 2006

I took yesterday off from training, totally off. We went and saw JamesBond instead, good movie, I recommend it.

Today, the usualy walk. I also ran. For my twoish mile route, 21:30. I added a little more after that. I would guesstimate it at 1/2 to 3/4 miles. I finshed the whole thing at about 30 minutes.

Tomorrow, I’m planning on climbing. I’m glad for that, it will have been two weeks since my last climb. I just had trouble fitting it in. I find that incredibly frustrating.

I’ve been playing with grip stuff a tad. I did some easy levers with my 10lb sledge today and bent a timber tie. The levering seems easier than I recall. The bending, not so much. I figure I need to practice it as some bending will almost certainly be involved with Gripmas at Chris’s. Considering I can’t seem to bend 1/4″ steel right now, I think I’ll just have to count that a loss. I’m gonna keep playing with it. It would be nice to at least learn how to get back to blue level but I don’t see that as a realistic possibility.
I am excited for the upcoming Gripmas. I got the time off approval and all that kind of stuff done. I think I have sleeping arrangements made. I look forward to meeting all the farmstrength guys. I have no idea what all lifts Chris is gonna dream up for this. It would be pretty unreasonable of me to expect to place in the top few but I hope I can at least take one event.


Edit, I was playing around with Google Maps and Microsoft Paint and tried to conjure some kind of map of my route. It didn’t end well but here it is anyway:

My Jog route

The red route (the big loop) is my usual route. The blue route (the small loop)is what I added. The Loop out to the left is a path around the local park (the one with the soccer fields where I do sandbags) that doesn’t show up on a map.
You can also look at the orginal or the satellite version of the same.

Maybe someday I’ll be less graphically challenged.

Technical Update: Planned outage

Posted in Technical Update by Mike on November 18, 2006

FYI, I got an email from my host to let me know the page will be down the morning of November 19th. No big deal, they’ll be upgrading their servers. Just wanted to give you all fair notice.

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