Good ‘n’ Evil

 “We exist in the middle. We’re not demons or angels – we’re human beings.” -Attica Locke

Supergirl Little Itch
Image from the series Secret Life of Heros by Greg Guillemin

If given the choice between two superpowers – the ability to fly or the power of invisibility – which would you chose? That question was posed in Superpowers, an episode of This American Life. John Hodgman argues this seemingly simple question may be a verbal rorschach, flight revealing the confident hero, invisibility the pervy villain crouching in the corner. Normally I’d have gone with the power to become invisible. But this week I’d choose flight. Next stop, Chile.

I took a quiz to find out which superhero I am. Sailor-Mouthed Architect didn’t make the list.

You are Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman
Green Lantern
Iron Man
The Flash
You are a beautiful princess
with great strength of character.

Click here to take the Superhero Personality Test

17 May | Sunday

Hike | Dixie Peak in the PHX (+/- 3 mi)
‘Nasiumness | Light barbell work + Mobility + MRF

16 May | Saturday
Warm-up | 3 rds:
Wall balls x10
V-ups x10
DUs x25
Mobility Moves

Workout | Single-leg hip thrust 4×12 (15# DB)
Rest x1:00 btwn legs
– then –
EMOM x10:00
KBS x10 reps @ 53# + 5 push-ups
– then –
TGUs x10:00
alternating arms

Stretch | 20:00

15 May | Friday
Rest Day

14 May | Thursday
Rest Day

13 May | Wednesday
Workout | 2 rounds:
Pull a sled around the building. Twice. (95,120,120,95#)
Hollow rocks x40

Stretch | 20:00

Wednesday’s workout was cathartic; keepin’ it fresh, TC. I had three people chat me up in the parking, inquiring what exactly I was doing (Pulling a sled, doy). The cartonero in the little green truck asked me why I was doing it. Ah yes, first world functional fitness. Thank you for the perspective, friend.

fucking marathons
When you stop to consider your place in the world

Friday-turned-Saturday’s Workout was more challenging than I thought it would be (doy). The heavy KBSs coupled with the PUs had me breathing a little hard, which was quite unexpected. I did hand-release trying to keep my quads from touching the ground. Get-ups were good as usual. Tacked 5:00 on  the end to work the bottoms up; totally have those down pat on the right side (with the 26#er) but still a work in progress on the left.

Sunday I did a nice little scramble of a hike then hit the ‘nasium. Honestly, my intention was to try the bear complex. But rather than this:

In theory

It felt a little something like this:

In practice

So, I just kept it light and moved my body a little – a few rounds at 75#, some DUs, mobility work, stretching and foam rolling.

Sleeping like a champ these days. And, with the exception of today, limiting the ‘Mericanos to one a day with the bottom of the cup seeing daylight before noon. Whole Foods’ freezer section is fully stocked with grass-fed ice cream – rather than the freezer in my casa




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