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  1. Sorry, I've been really busy lately. I have something scheduled literally every day until the end of April and I don't expect it to slow down in May. If you guys do set something up, I'll see if I can make it, but I don't want to influence decisions with my schedule.
  2. This was locked for a while, so see Mitten 2...
  3. Well, in all fairness, we are all actually serial murderers. If it makes her feel better, though, you can tell her that I went to high school with you and I never murdered you in all of those opportunities.
  4. I haven't posted in a few days, so I'll get caught up with them here. I'll post my progress for today either tonight or in the morning. DAY FIVE - 10 diamond push ups, 10 divebomber push ups, 25 wide-arm push ups. Pull ups on Friday are a repeat of the day that you had the most trouble with. I chose to do Wednesday considering that I couldn't do the wide-grip pull ups at all. This time, I decided to start with the hardest and work my way to the easiest to see if I could get through them all. I got through the wide-grip pull ups without issue. I got through the regular pull ups without issue. When it came time for close-grip chin ups, I couldn't do them so I had to do negatives. I figure this is just a lack of endurance and this will be fixed relatively soon. I also went and ran on the treadmill (ick) on Friday. My calves were killing me, probably from not really running since August, so I did some .25 mile intervals. DAY SIX - I was planning on doing bench and squats on Saturdays, but I decided not to this weekend for several reasons. This ended up being a full day off. DAY SEVEN - No workouts, but I did play soccer, which counts for my cardio. No goals scored, but I did get an assist and I almost had a second assist as well. The part worth noting was that I wasn't getting tired or out of breath while playing and had to have someone pull me off the field, which is the first time I have been able to say that since starting soccer in the fall. DAY EIGHT - 10 diamond push ups, 12 divebomber push ups, 25 wide-arm push ups. Last night's pull up workout was 5 sets of max reps. 3/3/3/2/2@-20. The first set was weird because it was in the assisted dip/pull-up station and my knees kept bumping into the equipment. My 3rd and 4th sets barely made it over the bar, so I decided to do my last set with assistance. After that, the squat rack was in use and I was second in line for it, so I just decided to run instead of doing squats. I made it half a mile on my first interval before stopping due to calf soreness. I probably could have pushed myself through the pain, but I figured I'm not in a rush and I don't want to push past my limit. After that it was two .25 mile intervals. The interesting part is that I wasn't out of breath while running and I was running faster than I was running before I stopped. Obviously, this is due to running in soccer, but I didn't think that once a week would keep me as conditioned as it apparently has. Finally, I did assisted dips with sets at 30lbs, 20lbs, 10lbs. I did 10 on the first two and squeezed out 8 on the last one. I think I'm ready to start trying them without assistance. Goal Progress: 1) 7/30 pull ups, 7/30 push ups (on track) 2) 2/18 skill work, 1/18 stretching, 3/30 mobility (behind) 3) 4/18 runs (on track) 4) 1/12 lbs lost (behind, sort of. I'll go over the details tonight.) 5) $400 saved (on track)
  5. The question about form comes from the fact that, if you are running correctly, you shouldn't be applying enough force to your heel to cause a stress fracture. I don't doubt the increased risk of bone injury from running in Vibrams, but I am wondering if those numbers might be higher due to many of the runners not using proper form while running, e.g. maybe 3-4 out of the 19 would have increased edema instead of 10 of the 19. I doubt they kept track of the running form, though, so that's all just speculation.
  6. We haven't set anything up yet, but I'm guessing we are celebrating my wife's birthday the first weekend. After that, I'm free.
  7. Like I said, the 16th won't work for me. That's fine if you want to have it that day, though; I'll just catch the next meet-up.
  8. I've got cards against humanity in my car. That should make for an interesting night.
  9. Sorry, I just found out a friend is coming into town and we'll probably be spending time with other friends in the area. I'd be down for that. Can we have a bench press competition?
  10. Side note: We are going to be doing a Harlem Shake video at work. I need some ideas for the video. I want to keep my spending to less than $50, but I need ideas for costumes and dance moves to use.
  11. DAY FOUR - It was a weak morning for push ups, which is kind of strange considering I woke up without DOMS. 12 Diamonds, 7 Pikes, 16 Wide-arm. I started out with pull ups at the gym tonight to make sure I was at full force for those. I 9 training sets of 1. I thought the goal was 9, but it was actually as many as you can do. That's ok, though, because my form was starting to take a hit on the last 2 and I was having a hard time getting that last inch to go over the bar. I'll just make sure to do more next week. Next was deadlift. I went to my previous best of 225 and did 1x10. I increased to 235 and did 1x8. I finished with 1x5 at 245 for a new PR. After that I did assisted chest dips. I started out at 50lbs (where I failed to hit 10 reps the other night) and did 10 reps. I then dropped to 40lbs and did 10 more. Finally, I dropped to 30 and did 10 more. Next will be 30, 20, and 10. Then, hopefully, I be at unassisted and I can really start working on my endurance. Last, I did a bit of running. Almost immediately after starting to run, my calf started to spasm. I tried pushing through it, but I was afraid it was going to go into full on cramp and I wanted to avoid that if possible. All of this work left me with 1000 Calories to eat tonight and I'm not going to be able to hit that. It just means I'll be starving in the morning. I'm about to do some mobility and stretching before showering and going to sleep. Goal Progress: 1) 4/30 pull ups, 4/30 push ups (on track) 2) 2/18 skill work, 1/18 stretching, 2/30 mobility (on track) 3) 1/18 runs (on track) 4) 1/12 lbs lost (on track) 5) $200 saved (on track)
  12. It sounds like their intention of the study was to have the runners follow Vibram's instructions for starting running in their shoes. I guess the point is that runners who switch over to the shoes and don't run properly or don't ease into it enough are going to get injured. However, this study wasn't mean to (and doesn't) take into account people who learn to forefoot strike and progress very slowly with their running.
  13. That's St Patty's weekend and won't work for me. The 29th and 30th are Easter weekend, so that won't work either. Other than that, pretty much any weekend works for me.
  14. http://goo.gl/maps/ROihv
  15. That depends...is seating going to spontaneously combust?
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