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raptron

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  • Birthday 01/19/1989

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  1. Omg, I’m so so so sorry. That’s awful. Hugs.
  2. Climbing and good weather! Winning combo.
  3. Hello hello! We just had a very wet and dreary long weekend in New England. A brief summary of the weekend: I had heavy 5s for squat on Friday (5 x 285#) Dinner with lifting friends after Friday's workout Deadlifts on Sat went less good because I didn't eat breakfast (5 x 335#, 3 x 345#, 1 x 355#) Bruins playoff game and many many drinks with QP Hangover recovery breakfast Rainy day nap Met my BFF at an irish bar Ran into her friends/coworkers Ate buffalo chicken pizza Went to GC's for a small apartment party Kissed a guy on the fire escape Memorial day cookout with gymnast friends Facetime'd during the Bruins game with MC I did not sleep enough this weekend but ... yeah. We're almost back to normal. Boston has reopened to 100% capacity most places -- masks optional and all of that. Lifting without a mask is a bit easier, but I did not miss seeing my lifting faces, ha.
  4. Yeeeeeeeeeee -- glad you are enjoying getting back in the gym.
  5. Hi! I forgot to do a post this challenge. So I'll just chat in here and post workout updates like ya do.
  6. Haha, kind of! I don't have any goals other than following my lifting program right now. I may make a social thread or something in the new forum.
  7. Friday - Jogged + hung out with QP + made lemon poppyseed cookies Saturday - Deload squats + board press (2 x 180#) + hung out with my neighbor (BB) + played darts + did some online games with the bois Sunday - Deload deadlifts + visited my BFF at her new job with my roommates and GC + went to bed early Challenge Wrap-up Train: 20/20 lifting + 6/6 "other" <-- lifted according to plan and hiked, jogged, or went to gymnastics to supplement it - 100% Mobilize: 4/5 thoracic + 3/5 <-- still didn't make more time/prioritization for this - 70% Outdoor time: 14.5/15 hrs <-- spent a good amount of time outside - 97% Vegeetabuls: 17/20 big servings <-- ate some more veg, but not enough veg - 85% Spring cleaning: 17 pts <-- got rid of a bunch of stuff, still need to actually donate some things, but improved
  8. I mean, you were doing so much school stuff! You busy bee. And haha, I always joke that every time I go to physical therapy, I find out all sorts of new things "wrong with me" -- such as "wow you don't even breathe right." We're never going to be perfect though! There's always something to work on
  9. Haha, yes. Ideally the simple tuck I'm trying to do will go more up and less out. If you are trying to twist though, sometimes more distance can give you more time. Okay, this week I have not been updating much, huh? Monday, I rested. I was in an odd mood. I did 2 loads of laundry, played Rats with the bois, and finished the book for work book club -- I liked it, but it felt a little shallow in a few ways. Tuesday had the discussion which wasn't well attended but I still enjoyed it! Plus 3 people told me they actually read the book but couldn't join, hah. After work was lifting, but only after I went back to the gymnastics gym to pick up the credit card I left there on Sunday. I walked the ~hour from gym to gym. Front squat: 4 x 4 x 195# Close grip bench with chains: 3 x 115 + 80# chains (lol this was tough), 4 x 3 x 110# + 80# chains EZ bar tricep pullover and press: 4 x 10 x 55# Cable rows: 4 x 12 x 110# Wednesday had a small work gathering outside in the parking lot to kind of kick-off the idea that folks are returning to the office soon. I was a bit on the fence about attending because I'm SO close to being fully vaccinated but not quite there, but I wound up attending. I felt pretty good about it -- mostly outside. I spent the most time talking with someone I've been trying to become friends with and I think that went well! Plus, he even shared something that might help my team out, so we're going to see about getting an app his team uses made available to mine. So, you know, win-win. I had a couple of beers, but my workout was pretty easy, so I still went to the gym after a bit of a cool-off period. Tempo feet-up close grip bench (ahahah): 3x3x135# Good mornings: 3 x 8 x 140# Cable chest fly: 4 x 12 x 20# Hamstring curls: 4 x 10 Swiss bar curls: 4 x 10 x 40# Banded tricep extensions x 100 I chatted with MC a bit and went to bed relatively early and slept a lot. Thursday, I got my second shot! It was... a bit of a fiasco because I left my vaccination record card at home and then ran back and then back down to the vaccine center and when I was getting my shot, the guy was like "... we could have just made you a new one, you know?" And that CRACKED me up. But I did have to take some Ubers for my scramble to recover the card and had the same driver both ways. It turned out that it was his last day before he went back home to Nepal for 2 months, where he'll hike with his 99-year-old father. And we chatted most of the second ride and I really enjoyed it. I'VE MISSED PEOPLE, YOU GUYS. It also poured rain on me when I left the administration site, but I got home in time for the call with our govt team! So, you know, there were some wins, hahah. I took a short nap after the work day, and almost rallied to go to the gym after all. But it was still pouring rain and my shot arm hurts quite a bit to lift over my head, so I went with the rest day anyway. I laid in bed and watched like... 4 hours of Schitt's Creek. That's a rest day alright. Train: 18/20 lifting + 5/6 "other" Mobilize: 4/5 thoracic + 2/5 hip Outdoor time: 13.5/15 hrs Vegeetabuls: 17/20 big servings Spring cleaning: 17 pts
  10. This is so cute! And will help cement it for him as well!
  11. Aw, poor rat friends. My condolences.
  12. Ahaha, aw. Hope the weekend is restorative. Video calls are laaaaame. I also went into the office this week and despite having been pro-in person interactions forever, still had forgotten how much more you can pick up and notice in person. That is exciting!
  13. I'm fully on team bralette these days -- especially thin, padless ones. They do not prevent "nipping out" but they're soooo comfy and soft and I love them. I do not intend to go back to anything wired.
  14. Nopeee. It's like a toe-to-high bar except you flip instead of grabbing the high bar. Here is me, letting go too early and definitely not finishing the flip in time to land on something like the ground: But once you figure the timing out, you can get more cool:
  15. Day 4.5 Rest day. I met my friend for tacos and then went to my cousin's house to do belated egg decorating on the porch and drink wine. I finished the evening staying up late playing Rats with my friends online. Day 4.6 Deadlift: 1 x 335#, 1 x 345#, 1 x 360#, 2 x 4 x 295# <-- prompt was "work up to a heavy single, aiming for like an rpe 8-9" so I did a little 5# PR that looked much smoother than the 355# last month Pull-ups: 7, 7, 6, 6 Back extensions: 4 x 15 x 45# Cossack squats: 4 x 8 x 45# Copenhagen planks: 4 x 20s each side I did some warming up for handstands, but I was flagging, energy-wise because I only ate like an RX bar before this workout and it was already 2 pm by the time I was done. I went to a little cookout at QP's after. He made a super peanut butter ice cream with Reese's cups and pb sandwich cookies. SO, I made a Reese's Pieces blondies to go with it and we made them into sundaes we called "Reese Beasts" that also had crushed Reese's Puffs cereal on top, haha. Excess! We love it. Day 4.7 I walked to and from gymnastics practice, which was an hour each way so lots of movement. Practice itself was very low energy from EVERYONE. I used the time to do a bit of front tumbling and then I went to uneven bars to warm-up. We have a women's bar over a foam pit, so I tried a few toe-front dismounts (where you cast, feet on the bar, rotate around, and do a front flip to land on your feet). I let go far too early on just about every single attempt, so none were particularly good. However, I've only tried these twice before and it was at least 2 years ago at this point. So it was a good starting point. I got soft serve on the way home and then played cards online and did joke personality quizzes with MC as a date. Train: 16/16 lifting + 5/4 "other" Mobilize: 4/4 thoracic + 2/4 hip Outdoor time: 12/12 hrs Vegeetabuls: 14/15 big servings Spring cleaning: 17 pts -> added more to the give away pile More veg -- I'm going to get the goods for some hearty grain or salad bowls this week.
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