Dec 31, 2007

Last Day of 2oo7

Happy New Years Eve! Go get crunky (safely). See you back in Washington in 2oo8 ;)

"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be."
-Lao Tzu

"We must be willing to get rid of the life we planned
so as to have the life that is waiting for us."
-Joseph Campbell

Dec 27, 2007


Max Out Update:
Single leg calf raise went from 135 lbs. to 170lbs.

Vacation Update:
Huntington Beach through January 1, 2008. Happy New Year to you.

Christmas Re-cap

I got to see my whole family on Christmas. My sister is almost six months pregnant and is starting to show... I'm really excited for her and Ron because they are going to rock as parents. I went out for a run Xmas morning and it started to snow! After I got home and got ready I jumped in the kitchen and cooked a bit with my mom. We had a really good meal then played Rock Band for a bit with my little nieces.

Aside from the very awesome gifts I got this year, I got really great memories of being all together.

Dec 22, 2007

Mission: Get buff(er)

My goal is to increase all of these max outs over the next two months. Here are my current stats, each are with at least 8 reps:

*Squats (non-smith machine): 135 lbs.
*Stiff leg dead lift (hamstrings): 75 lbs.
*Bench: 85 lbs.
*Single leg calf raise: 135 lbs.
*Adductors machine: 170 lbs.

Dec 20, 2007

Holiday Cheer

My favorite Seattle Ladies at our Christmas Gift Exchange & Potluck!

I-90 Bridge is a death trap... or someone has a hit out on me

Three times in the last 15 hours I have almost been taken out on the freeway...
After work on I-90 the entire right side of my car was nearly sideswipped by an SUV that swerved halfway into my lane w/o warning; I had to steer hard into the HOV lane to avoid it and had no time to check my side mirror. I ended up cutting off a car in that lane hard but they braked in time.

Ten minutes later I was in the middle lane and a black Mercedes w/ a woman on a cell phone did the same thing.

On my way into the office, on the I-90 bridge around 6:30 this morning, the Volvo in front of me looked normal, pacing along in a straight line like cars are supposed too. Then a large piece of plastic flew back towards my car. Then I saw the entire hood fly up and cover the windshield. The driver proceeded to slam their brakes and, lucky me, I got to swerve again. So my solution is that I'm working from home tomorrow ;). No more of this craziness.

On the lighter side...
*I set a new 135lb. max on the squats (free weights, not Smith machine) yesterday. It was my fourth set, I did 8 reps, and had built up from 115lbs.
*Also upped my single-leg calf raise max to 10 reps at 150lbs.
*My trainer friend Travis said I'm little Hercules haha.

Dec 7, 2007

Pictures: Microsoft IT Holiday Party

An evening at the Seattle Westin

With Mr. Drew

With Laurie, Adam, Alex

With Drew and James

With Paul

With MJ

With my unlimited text messages