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Xtina's log

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 6:11 am
by Xtina
L1D1: I did 25 rounds, but I only devoted 12 minutes to it. I just wanted to get a log going today for motivational purposes. See you on Thursday.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 7:22 am
by volleyball_man
Glad you're here!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:51 pm
by Xtina
Forgot to mention this is week 7. Next week I'll rest, but for now I feel great. This level may be too easy for me. The timing will tell by the end of the week.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:57 am
by Xtina
Week 7
L1D2: 3 min 11 sec.

I've been sore since I actually put some time and effort into my day 1 workout. I'm able to do this workout below time, but I think I want to stay on this level until I can do all my pullups smoothly and correctly. I can't get my chin up over the bar if my palms face away from me. My range of movement just stops despite my strength probably being enough to get up higher. I have to swing my legs to get that last little bit.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 6:24 am
by volleyball_man
Me too - swinging legs.

Picture this - I am on my knees, legs folded, reaching the bar and trying to swing my torso to get a pullup as my elbows hit the door frame. ARGHHH I have to get an outdoor pullup bar! LOL

PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 6:53 am
by Xtina
dude! you must have the frame of a man! probably because you're a

I spent a large part of my upbringing in Alabama, but left years ago.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:12 am
by volleyball_man
Where in Alabama?

Where now?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 10:28 am
by Xtina
I moved to Montgomery from CA when I was 11 and lived there till I went to college at USA in Mobile. I left when it was time to get married and now we live in Oregon.

How about you?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 10:42 am
by volleyball_man
I'm in the Muscle Shoals Area - originally from here.
Lived in Marion for a while.
Lived in the UAE and Pittsburgh.

Glad to be back in the South. I've been to Portland - loved it! I love the public trans system and wish we had something remotely close to the culture for cyclists here. Commuting via Bike is essentially impossible here.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 9:39 am
by Xtina
Week 7
L1D3: 2 min 1 sec
Also, yesterday I walked the dog for about 40 min (which I wouldn't normally log except) after that I rode my bike to the transit stop and then to my buddy's house up at the top of Mt. Tabor. And back. It was a leisurely ride, but I figure it counts because I've got to say my legs were screaming in agony the whole time.

Also, VBM, you're right about the bike culture thing. We almost went back to AL so my husband could go to school cheaply - even bought a house in Mobile - but the culture there is so far from what we want in a place to live. Mainly in the area of bike friendliness and car culture. We love our public transit.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 7:48 am
by volleyball_man
One day we'll all have it!

PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 5:41 am
by Xtina
Week 8: Rest
Week 9: L1D1 - 45 rounds 19 min.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 7:08 am
by volleyball_man

PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 7:24 am
by Admin
Nice work, that is a high score!

PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 7:28 am
by Xtina
Thanks guys! It was tough, but I have a huge sense of accomplishment now!