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I had a sneaking suspicion this would be true...

Today is day 1 of the 20 pull-up challenge.  First step is obviously assessing how many pull-ups you can do.  I haven't even attempted a pull-up since middle school, and I couldn't do any then, so I figured I'd still be at zero.  I was absolutely correct.  That puts me in the elite group who gets to start at week -2 as opposed to week 1!  Anyways, week -2 basically just

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Mon, 08/23/2010 (All day)
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crappy weekend i will leave you in the dust

Well it wasn't a completely horrible weekend, but there's a lot of crap going on and it felt so great to workout and just forget about everything else for awhile.  I lifted for 20 min, 45 min spin, and a 25 min core class.  It was super intense but I loved it.  Good way to start the week.

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Mon, 08/16/2010 (All day)

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Is everyone on vacation this week?

My gym was pretty empty today.  Spin class had maybe 10 people in it, and my abs class was only 2 people!  I actually loved it.  Usually I feel like my teacher slows the class down to accommodate everyone, but since there was so few people she really pushed us.  The abs class was like working with a personal trainer.  We did a bunch of ab exercises on the fitness ball a

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Mon, 07/26/2010 (All day)
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I need to befriend someone with a pool

On yet another hot hot day, 45 min spin class, 25 min abs, and my friend Katie made her glorious return to working out and got me to lift afterwards.  It was a great workout.  On the negative side, it's so ridiculously hot in my apt I had to buy some ice cream to eat to cool off!  It's really tasty though and I managed to stick to one portion.  Vanilla fudge swirl from Stony

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Mon, 07/19/2010 (All day)
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Bdawg said "

oooh thanks!  i didn't realize there were so many free pools in ..." More comments...

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I have nothing exciting to say

Super hot in nyc today.  Went to the gym and lifted weights, spinning, and abs.  Good workout overall.  I can't concentrate on writing something more thoughtful because I'm making dinner and watching the new Intervention... this show is so intense!

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Mon, 06/28/2010 (All day)

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Back to the grind

Spent an amazingly fun, glutinous weekend in DC with my folks.  Back to it today, 45 min spin, 25 min abs.  I'd write more, but I'm super exhausted.

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Mon, 06/21/2010 (All day)

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In the zone and a future workout partner

I don't know what it was about today -  the nice weather, inspiration from all the buffy eps i watched over the weekend, or mabye the Reese's cup I ate before leaving work, but I was totally in the zone in spin today.  I felt super energetic and when my instructor said we were doing hill sprints I thought bring it on.

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Mon, 05/17/2010 (All day)
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michlny said "

I love making new friends....the gym is great for that!

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Gratuitous Images

Annie Liebovitz Loves Soccer Abs

FYI: The latest issue of Vanity Fair presents soccer stars in nothing but patriotic underwear. We offer this for several mostly gratuitous reasons: First, to alert you to impending arrival of the every-four-years World Cup of "football." The tournament starts June 11th in South Africa and runs for a month. Second, to point out that, despite her financial troubles (or maybe because of them), Annie Liebovitz' still gets to take the fun pictures. And finally to inspire your situps, navasanas and teasers this afternoon. Video of photo shoot after the jump, complete with excellent ball juggling....

Vanity Fair, June 2010
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Yeah.  I had to pick up my own copy of this VF.  Whether ..." More comments...

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Becoming one with the bike

I felt in the zone during spin today.  One of those days where I felt strong and like I was connecting with my bike.  It was a 45 min class then we did a 30 min core class.  I'm a little sore today from lifting and boxing yesterday, but nothing too bad.

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Mon, 04/26/2010 (All day)

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I Am Having a Love Affair with My Shoulders

(Name that tv show scene)

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Wed, 04/21/2010 (All day)
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