Posted in July 2012

Friday Favorites

1. My little brother turned 19 on Tuesday. He’s coming to Durham tonight for a birthday dinner and an early morning IMAX 3D showing of The Dark Knight Rises. I remember vividly the day he was born. He now takes Vector Calculus and drives and shit. I’m old. 2. This article from my genius friend … Continue reading

Derailed bootie

On Friday, I PRed my floor press (it’s a bench press, but from the floor. Less range of motion, less weight) by 18#s! I am awesome! Yay me! On Saturday, I went to a 2-hour beginners gymnastics workshop taught by an M.D./Ph.D. and collegiate gymnast who’s also a coach at our gym (dear life: how … Continue reading

Random Bootie

1. I have a job interview on Thursday, so I’ve focused my energies there instead of here. My current contract ends in September, and I have to work. 2. I realized that the last two days I’ve worn two different outfits with the same components: Michael Kors jersey knit blouse from Macy’s clearance rack, Limited … Continue reading

Hammer time bootie

Yesterday I did this: It was loads of fun!!! And I got a PR on my pushpress!! A full 10# above my last lift. Good day for CrossFit. Yesterday was also my first day of the South Beach diet. This study + Matt’s discussions with colleagues (read: world nutrition experts/physicians at Duke who swear by … Continue reading

This bootie don’t run

I am still in an allergy fog from yesterday’s “Endurance WOD.” A friend asked me if WOD meant workout of death. I told him it simply meant workout of the day, but yesterday, his explanation was more accurate. Let’s get something straight. I don’t like running. OK, I hate running. Burpees > running. That’s how … Continue reading