Sheeee’s BAAAACK……

Weight workout
rotator cuff
pull ups (5 sets of 10)
hip hikes/toe raises/piriformis PT
Bench: 10 x 135, 4 x 180, 7 x 170
incline: 10 x 140, 6 x 145
dumbbell bench: 2 sets of 10 x 65
dumbbell row: 3 sets of 10 x 65 (each arm)
dumbbell military: 3 sets of 12 x 50 (each arm)
pull downs: 3 sets of 10 x 160
curls: 2 sets of 10 x 57.4 pulley, 10 x 70 machine
legs: 3 sets of 10: push back, abduction adduction
abs: 3 sets of 10 (20 for v. crunch) crunch, twist, sit back, vertical crunch.

No running; I have a small pain in the heel (NOT in the early morning); I think it is a minor bruise or one of those heel fat pad things. Right now, it is nowhere close to keep me from running, but new shoes and a heel cup (plus preventative icing) might keep it at bay.

My spouse returns. One on hand, it is more fun to go out with someone. On the other hand: well, let’s just say that with age, certain fun things become less frequent and the not-so-fun things (health complaints, demands) become more frequent, and for now, I have a welcome dearth of the not-so-fun things that I am enjoying.

But to put it into perspective:
I know of someone who is going through both chemotherapy for colon cancer AND a divorce (at the same time). And at the gym, I saw this rather pretty MILF (GILF) getting physical therapy; she is learning to walk again. Her thigh muscles (quadriceps) don’t “fire” and she is having to learn how to engage them again.

Upshot: my day-to-day physical and emotional issues are minor; small potatoes.

March 18, 2013 Posted by | injury, relationships, weight training | | Leave a comment

Mars and fake coloring

No, there isn’t a debt crisis. Sure, the debt is a problem, but not the biggest long term problem we face RIGHT NOW. Even John Boehner admits this. Now, let’s get some serious deals going.

Mars: yes, this is a Daily Kos diary but this is completely apolitical. Enjoy this collection of Mars photos. Note: to help geologically minded scientists, some photos were taken in “fake earth type light” so those seeing the photos could get a better feel for what the rocks look like IF THEY WERE ON EARTH. Reason: that is how we are used to seeing them and studying them. But that isn’t how they’d look to, say, an astronaut.


The above: the “fake blue sky” image so a geologist can see the rocks as he/she would see them on earth.

This is more of what you’d actually see:


On the other end of science:


March 18, 2013 Posted by | astronomy, creationism, economy, politics, politics/social, science | , | Leave a comment