Friday Night Lights

I’ve been out of high school for quite a long time, but my dad still announces the football games… and so I decided to pay a visit to my old stomping grounds!

Before I headed off, I was pretty hungry and didn’t want to stoop to eating concession-food.  Yuck.  I made a power-packed salad that I literally couldn’t finish.

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In the mix:  hummus (best dressing ever), baby carrots, green olives, slivered almonds, chunked chicken breast, hard-boiled egg, mixed leaf lettuce, dill pickle and a dash of sweet peas!

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I also drink the equivalent of four of those water bottles a day.  I take it with me everywhere.

Right, moving on to the football!

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Hey, Dad!

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Trying our best to be really, really excited… (I think it’s working)

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Work it out!

My legs are a bit stiff from yesterday’s workout (which had me a sweaty, sweaty mess).  I ended up doing 10/8/8/8lbs for the step-ups, 15/20/20/20lbs for the swings and bodyweight for the squats.  On the elliptical, I was at level 7 for sprints, and 4 for moderate.

Today’s looks like…

Strength/Cardio
Intermixed!
1 minute, each exercise:

  • Starjumps
  • Kettlebell/DB Swings
  • Skaters
  • Squat with medicine ball
  • Plank jacks
  • Bicep curls
  • Back lunge with kick
  • Bicycle crunches
  • Knee-ups (30sec each side)

If you have any questions about the form of each one, let me know!  I felt like combining my strength and cardio today, so here’s to interval training!

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Part VII: Photography

A study of the most loyal creatures around.

Welcome to my abode!  Pictures on a Canon EOS Rebel T3i; click for higher resolution.

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Scooby, 11-year-old

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Jet, 15-year-old Thoroughbred

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Ole Blue Eyes (“OBE”), Kitten

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Ole Blue Eyes (“OBE”), Kitten

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Ole Blue Eyes (“OBE”), Kitten

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Hunter, 11-year-old Chocolate Labrador

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Hunter, 11-year-old Chocolate Labrador

Man’s best friend for a reason.

Part VI: Photography

The winding journey of learning how to photograph the beauty of life.

Canon SX120 IS, the ever handy.  Click for higher resolution!

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A friend of mine, having completed his exams at Oxford University, summer 2011

The ever-lovely Stonehenge, England, spring 2011

Which can also be rather ominous – Stonehenge, England, spring 2011

The Altar of St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City, Rome, winter 2010

Part V: Photography

The journey continues.  Where does it end?

With my baby, the Canon SX120 IS.  Click for higher resolution!

Oxford Botanical Gardens, England, spring 2011

The Great Spire of Salisbury Cathedral, England, spring 2011

Lighthouse off the Coast of Santander, Spain, spring 2011

Santander, Spain, March 2011

I’m sure you’ve all caught on… but I really, really love trees.