Monday, February 18, 2008

Lesson Learned

Monday, February 18, 2008


So out of nowhere my blog just goes, "POOF" and disappears!  I couldn't believe it at first when I couldn't find my blog.  I thought maybe the server was just down or something, but then Anthony C. posted that his was gone, too, and I began to mourn the loss of all that time and effort.  I know I should have had better sense that to think that nothing like that would happen.  I should have kept my own back-up.  But honestly, that never was a serious consideration on my part.  The lesson is learned, now, however, and I will begin the backup as soon as I figure out the best way to do that.

We just got back from Chicago where we've spent the last 5 days at  a scuba convention marketing some of my husband's business products there.  We had a really great time meeting some pretty cool and occasionally fairly famous (at least in that industry) people.  We talked and shmoozed, had some good meals here, took a class or two there, and generally made the most of the long weekend.  This is the farthest off my diet I have been since starting this venture last July, but I'm going to do my best not to beat myself up over it. Instead, I plan to buckle down and fall right back onto a good path now that I am home. I did, however, stay on my workout program.

Wednesday before leaving TN: Workout #2
1 min each drill
                                                R  L            R  L             R  L
Snatch                                   10  10         11  10           18  18
row                                        12  12         10  10           14  14
C&P                                         4   4           5    4             8   8
Lunge                                      9  11          10  10           13  13
*Completed all drills with one arm, rested one minute, then repeated with the other arm.
* The first 2 rounds I did with the 16 kg then finished up with the 12 kg because my arms had just been completely smoked.

Thursday: The Hyatt had the greatest hotel gym I'm ever seen--better than a lot of regular gyms, and I thoroughly enjoyed working out there.
Interval 2: Snatch 12 kg 15/side then run (or in this case elliptical machine) x 2 min for a total of 6 rounds.

Friday: Circuit 1
                                             1 2 3 4 5
Double Snatch 12 10 10 10 9
Double C&P 4 5 5 5 4
Double Squat 6 6 6 6 6
Alternating Row 9 9 10 10 8--per side.
1 mn each round for a total of 5 rounds, 2 min between rounds. 2 12kg bells.  I actually had to set down the bell after the snatch and C&P on each round, though I wasn't supposed to.

Saturday: Scheduled as an off day, but I did 40 minutes on the elliptical machine to sort of compensate for being too liberal with my calories.

Sunday: off day


  1. Was that "Our World Underwater"? I can never remember which one was in Chicago. I was supposed to go 3 different times, but never managed to.

    As for your old blog... Give me some time, I'll see if I can work some magic and give you a link to it.

  2. took less time than I thought. The problem is, as I mentioned to Anthony C, the domain name expired. However the server itself is still up, if you know how to look.

  3. Sorry, should have said. For the archives, everywhere you see, put the ip address in it's place.

  4. Holy Crap! You're AWESOME! I thought it was completely POOFed. Thanks Chris!
    And yes, it was "Our World Underwater" and it was great. I got to meet John Chatterton and Richie Kohler and hang out with them just a little and met Stan Watterman and a few other pretty cool folks. Lots of Great Lakes wreck divers, too. Definitely was a good time.