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January fitness update: 1/1-1/15

How am I doing so far with keeping fit and healthy in the new year?  Here’s what I’ve done so far:

1/1/2013 – Weightlifting
Barbell Deadlift (BB-DL): 65 lbs 3sX5r
Barbell Overhead Press (BB-OHP): 40 lbs 5sX10r
Barbell Squat (BB-S): 65 lbs 5sX10r
Dumbell Side Bend (DB-SB): 15 lbs 5sX15r

1/2/2013 – Weightlifting
Barbell Bench Press (BB-BP): 70 lbs 3sX5r
BB-DL: 75 lbs 3sX5r
BB-OHP: 45 lbs 3sX5r
BB-S: 45 lbs 1sX5r and 75 lbs 3sX5r
DB-SB: 15 lbs 3sX15r

1/3/2013: Weightlifting
BB-DL: 80 lbs 3sX5r
BB-OHP: 45 lbs 3sX5r
BB-S: 80 lbs 3sX5r
Dumbbell Bicep Curl (DB-BC): 15 lbs 3sX10r
DB-SB: 15 lbs 3sX15r
Russian Twist (RT): 20 lbs 3sX15r

1/4/2013: Rest

1/5/2013: Running
4 mi: 38:54

1/6/2013: Rest

1/7/2013: Running
4 mi: 40:06

1/8/2013: Rest

1/9/2013: Running and Weightlifting
4 mi: 40:32

BB-DL: 85 lbs 3sX5r
BB-OHP: 50 lbs 3sX5r
BB-S: 45 lbs 1sX5r; 85 lbs 3sX5r
DB-BC: 15 lbs 3sX10r
Dumbbell Row (DB-R): 20 lbs 3sX10r
DB-SB: 20 lbs 3sX10r

1/10/2013: Running
3 mi: 29:53

1/11/2013: Weightlifting
BB-BP: 70 lbs 3sX5r
BB-DL: 90 lbs 3sX5r
BB-S: 90 lbs 3sX5r
DB-BC: 20 lbs 3sX5r
DB-SB: 20 lbs 3sX10r
RT: 20 lbs 3sX15r

1/12/2013: Running Fail, sick!

1/13/2013: Weightlifting
BB-DL: 95 lbs 3sX5r
BB-OHP: 55 lbs 1sX5r, 55 lbs 1sX2r, 50 lbs 2sX4r
BB-S: 45 lbs, 1sX5r, 95 lbs 3sX5r
DB-BC: 20 lbs 3sX5r
DB-SB: 20 lbs 3sX10r
RT: 20 lbs 3sX15r

1/14/2013: Running
5 mi: 55:07

1/15/2013: Running
3 mi: 29:31

Total achievements for the first half of January:

BB-BP: 70 lbs -> 70 lbs (No Change)
BB-DL: 65 lbs -> 95 lbs
BB-OHP: 40 lbs -> 55 lbs
BB-S: 65 lbs -> 95 lbs

Running: 23 miles

Progress towards 2013 fitness goals:

BB-DL: 77% of BW
BB-S: 77% of BW
BB-BP: 57% of BW

Running: 2.3% of 1000 mi goal (I am a bit behind on the running goal, but I am not terribly concerned.)

Oh, and I have some new lifting shoes!

Totally digging the socks too!

Totally digging the socks too!

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August Week 2: Over DRESSed for this

Week two of August was spent in Portland, OR (Check out my posts on Portland Restaurants!) and so it turned out to be rather fortuitous that most of my clothes were dresses.  Dresses take up much less space than pants and shirts.  I was able to pack all my meeting clothes, work out clothes, and other necessities for a week-long trip in a carry-on and back pack!  The night before my flight out to Portland, I stopped by Kohl’s to try to pick out some slacks and maybe look at the dresses to find some that were meeting appropriate and in my size.  I’ve never really owned many dresses and have been looking for an excuse to purchase a few that would be appropriate to wear in different situations.  I did find a couple of dresses and made it easily through the meeting and looked pretty good!

crimsoneyed rosemallow (Hibiscus moscheutos)

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Week 3: Calico Arts and Crafts Show

I attended the Calico Arts and Crafts Show and also took a shopping trip to Tallahassee this past weekend.  The Calico Arts and Crafts Show was in Moultrie, GA and apparently happens twice a year.  The show took over two buildings and had one row of tents outside at the Expo Center.  There were a variety of vendors, crafts as well as food.  Here are a few things I saw…

Like a Boss!

Like a Boss!

Folksy Bird Bath/Fountains... Not sure which they are supposed to be...

Folksy Bird Bath/Fountains… Not sure which they are supposed to be…

The ultimate school teacher uniform!

The ultimate school teacher uniform!

A loom of doom!

A loom of doom!

And here are a few things I bought…

Pottery!

Pottery!

 

Cameo necklace and earrings (gift for a friend)

Cameo necklace and earrings (gift for a friend)

    Cameo necklace was bought at the show, the railroad tracks necklace was bought in Tallahassee.

Cameo necklace was bought at the show, the railroad tracks necklace was bought in Tallahassee.

Cameo earrings (gift for a friend)

Cameo earrings (gift for a friend)

From there, we traveled to Tallahassee to do some shopping!  One of the favorite new stores we found a few months ago is Quarter Moon.  Here’s what I picked up there (in addition to the previous necklace)…

Shine on an Art Board

Shine on an Art Board

Romantic Skeleton (gift for a friend)

Romantic Skeleton (gift for a friend)

I live with an entomologist, couldn’t resist!

Next week: 91st Annual Standard Flower Show OR Fire Ant Festival!

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Week 2: Peaches to Beaches Yard Sale

The second week of March was a toss-up between the Peaches to Beaches Yard Sale and the Azalea Festival.  However, can one really pass up a 200 mile long yard sale?  Due to the large number of scattered booths, we didn’t even really make it much out of Perry, GA.  All of my commentary is thus limited to the Perry area.

Hwy-341

The yard sale is in its 8th year and runs the second Friday and Saturday in March.  The route follows along HWY-341 through 12 communities beginning in Barnesville and runs through Culloden, Roberta, Fort Valley, Perry, Hawkinsville, Eastman, Helena/McRae/Lumber City, Hazelhurst, Baxley, Jesup/Odum, and ending in Brunswick and the Golden Isles.  The set-up is not talked about much on the official website, so I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect.  It turned out that the “official” vendors were generally all located in one place, downtown within the community.  There were also a lot of unofficial vendors and people who just happened to have their yard sales on the same weekend along HWY-341.  Coincidental, I’m sure, but I certainly don’t blame them.

Super Deal Finder!

I went shopping with my friend Megan, who is a champion yard-saler.  She is a semi-regular weekend rummage warrior.  She, of course, voted for Peaches to Beaches over the Azalea Festival.  She also likes cool old cars.  She intensely scrutinizes all available wares within each booth and has stated that half her wardrobe is made of yard sale finds.  I don’t think I will become quite the shopper that she is, this is one of only a handful of times that I have “gone yard salin'”.  One other time that I had gone was also with Megan and there was an unfortunate young man who was being force, by his wife, to sell some of his comic book collection.  I was able to buy a couple for a collector friend of mine, a #1 Spider Woman was among them.  From what I understand, that is a rare occurrence in our little town.

Art of all sorts was on display.

A Fine Bird Feeder!

Glass owls and a turtle

Rednek Signs

I seem to gravitate towards the antiques more so than the typical yard sale fare of used clothes, DVDs, and furniture.  Luckily I did find a few booths that had some unique things.  Here is my haul!

Glass Insulator

Bottles and Pottery

Antique Roller Skates

Refillable Oil Cans

Wooden Truck, had a made in china sticker on the bottom. So, not an antique, but it was only $5.

A Powder Horn and a Powder Shot Flask

Antique Brass Square, Ruler, and Level

All in all, I wish that we had gone further.  In the morning we had planned to hit 2-3 communities, but we only barely made it out of one.  We walked/drove around from 9:30-12:30 and it was still didn’t make it to another city!  Maybe next year…

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