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Thursday, February 09, 2006

I'm Still Alive! -- Log

Hello readers!

It's been WAY too long since an update, i've got piles of stuff to report on, but of course i now have to sit down and type it all in..!

Anyway, i've been doing *fantastic*, i'm now finding my gym sessions to be especially productive, and seem to be transferring to the bike..i never really felt that previously.. Still logging piles of miles, and today it was so nice outside (9C!) i even ditched the leg-warmers, and exposed my calves to the sun - first time this year! Arrrgh..it burns!! (The light reflecting off my white, pastey legs that is..heh..) Still had booties on tho..not quite *that* warm.

So, a few fun links for this quick update:

* CBC Quirks podcast, a fun 25min audio of 'sports myths', like stretching, which might not be as beneficial in some cases as we've been taught..

* photos of me having some fun doing some power lifting ;)

Also, over on Vegan Porn, there's a thread about a veggie dude who did 114 *finger* pushups in 1 minute (!!!) - to which i commented that i bet few people on the site could do 114 pushups in 10 minutes...which of course i had to try myself.

Now, my upper-body is nothing to brag about, as should be the case with cyclists.. A year ago i could do maybe 10-12 pushups. In the summer i was up around 15. A month ago i surprised myself and did 18. Today, by some freak chance, i managed 25! Unbelievable! (Well, for wimpy me, anyway!) Unfortunately, this isn't the best way to accomplish hitting 114 in 10mins, and you can read my results above.. Dagda (regular reader and commenter!) nearly did as many as me.. And she's like 19..!!! I think it's awesome that a woman can do that (very few that i know can do more than a couple..she did like 14 to start! Stronger than me a year ago!!!) _Awesome_.

Anyway, that's all the fun stuff for now, more later.....as i gotta crash...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...


At Friday, February 10, 2006 4:42:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hooray for an update! There have def. been a few times in the past that reading your blog kept me motivated.

I thought I woke up with a cold this morning because my chest felt congested, but it was soreness from all those push-ups :P

At Sunday, February 12, 2006 3:23:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mean 25 finger push ups right?

I remember you doing a lot more regular push ups for some reason.

At Sunday, February 12, 2006 6:06:00 PM, Blogger Dave Shishkoff said...

hehe - yeah, Dag, i think i'm finally recovering from them too..and my poor delts...

Ian - nope, regular pushups.. I think i always sucked at pushups..i've always had a weak upper-body.

I was really good at sit-ups tho, i remember at West Hill one time we were doing some fitness test, and situps were a part of it, and they said 'do as many as you can', and i just went on and on for over 5 mins...did several hundred if i recall..


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