“The nation that will insist upon drawing a broad line of demarcation between the fighting man and the thinking man is liable to find its fighting done by fools and its thinking by cowards.” –Thucydides

How badass is that?

Found this really informative article via the social media today, “Stop Stretching, You’re Wasting Your Time – Here’s What to do Instead“.ย Awkward and somewhat misleading title. But it’s filled with info on hip pathology, adaptation, fake hip extension and other things I aspire to know more about.

If that sounds boring, here’s a great video on how to get Venus Dimples. “The first factor is genetics. You have no control over that. ” WTF? Some people aspire for scoops, other want back dimples. Apparently.

11 November | Tuesday

Echo Canyon
@ Camelback Mtn
2.5 miles of fun

10 November | Monday

-Facial release + mobility | 15:00

Warm-up | 3 rounds NFT:
10 wall balls
20 DUs
10 KBS

Training | 4 sets:
DB bench press x5 (30#, 35# SA fail, 35# KB fail)
3:00 rest
– then –
15:00 TGUs (25:00 @35, 44#, bottoms up @26#)

Stretch | 20:00

09 November | Sunday

Rest Day

From the top, I hiked Echo Canyon for the first time in over a year today. That is such a beautiful hike. And it turns out sunsetย on a “holiday” is a great time for it as the traffic on the trailย was light. I made it to the top in just under 34:00, without running, just keeping ย a steady pace. My fastest time to the top that I know of was 27:00. Not that it’s a race, I was just kinda wanting to test where I am with my aerobic base.

Echo in 34

Monday’s bottoms-up get-ups were really fun. And much more challenging that I’d thought they’d be. I look forward to continue to work on those. Now, why is it that I can lift more on the DB Bench when I am doing both arms at the same time vs single arm? The 30# DB didn’t feel all that challenging, but as there was only one 35# DB I tried using that single-arm style. And failed. Then I tried a pair of 35# KBs. And failed (but mostly because getting them in the position for bench was really awkward.) So I went back to the 30#. That was a long story. The end.

Sunday was an active rest day and it was nice.

Thinking I am going to stop the food logging in a week. I will have logged for 28 days, which seems like a good sample size. Totally slipped up on the sugar detox today. What? There were some madeleines in the office. They were delicious (and surprisingly sweet, so I think my buds are adjusting.)



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