Friday, July 30, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
I can't mentally unpack the whole of the weekend right now, but suffice it to say that, despite (or because of) a heated altercation with two jealous girls (we won for creative use of mockery, slinging such arrows as "Your haircut is stupid"), this bachelorette party was a success. I bring you the wrap up:
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
What's that? You're not a natural math whiz like me? Let me break it down for you: the closer the dew point is to the current temperature, the less sweat can be sucked off your skin and into the air around you. And the more you'd like to unzip your skin, hang it up in the closet with your winter coats, and climb your skeleton-self into the walk-in beer refrigerator at your local grocery store.
But that would be creepy. And also probably a health code violation. So today for my hill workout, I did the next best thing: the Alpine Pass workout on the treadmill.
With the air conditioning cranking, I hopped on the ‘mill, switched on the TV and set the workout limits: 4.5% maximum incline, 7.5 mph maximum speed, 60 minutes. To start: not too shabby. Also, not too fast. If I wanted to get 7 miles done in an hour, the 5.1 mph starting point wasn’t going to cut it.
After much fiddling, I adjusted it so that I was running about 8:20s on the flat stretches, 8:45s on the low inclines, and 9:15s on the steep sections. After an hour, I’d gained 559 feet in elevation, or roughly twice what I gain on Central Park Hills. Plus, I learned how to make collard greens on toast, thanks to the Martha Stewart Show. Not a bad Wednesday.