Alotta Tabata

Before last October, I was blissfully unaware of the term “tabata,” but now it’s part of my everyday vocabulary. Lucky me. The Tabata Protocol consists of 20 seconds of maximum intensity exercise, followed by 10 seconds of rest. The cycle is repeated eight times for a total of four minutes of work. It’s named after Izumi Tabata, Ph.D., a former researcher at Japan’s National... read more

One Hundred Pushups

Dave’s on a quest to do more pushups, and because I hatelove them, I decided to join him for this 6-week One Hundred Pushup training program. Because neither of us can ever do anything the easier way (or, more accurately, I can’t ever do anything the easier way and I cajole him into playing along), we decided to use our Perfect Pushup paddles, rather than just doing the reps with our palms on... read more

Gavin Degraw Week – Day 3

I like this song. I hope our show on Friday night doesn’t include as much pre-teen squealing as this video. “Just... read more

When the alarm went off at 5:57 a.m. today, I was thisclose to turning it off and going back to sleep. I quickly sifted through an inventory of potential excuses: I have a headache. I went to bed at 11:30 p.m. – that’s not enough sleep. I can do a solo workout when I get home from work. I kinda have cramps. By the time I’d run through the list a few times, I was awake enough to realize... read more

Good Riddance

The list of the 600 Starbucks locations that are closing. [Image from Implied... read more

Gavin Degraw Week – Day 2

In my quest to bring y’all interesting stuff about Gavin Degraw this week, I found a link to Gavin Degraw’s 17 Most Romantic Songs from, of course, Seventeen magazine. The list:I’ve Been Loving You Too Long – Otis ReddingCupid – Sam CookeThe Tracks of My Tears – Smokey RobinsonLast Goodbye – Jeff BuckleyA Song for You – Leon RussellAll I Could Do Was Cry... read more

The Run for the Peanut Butter Bars

On August 31, Nike is sponsoring the Human Race, a 10k run in which approximately one million people around the world will run simultaneously. The Austin race is at 6:30 p.m. Cool idea, hot temperature. We’re not doing that. Instead, Dave and I are sponsoring our own 5k. THE INAUGURAL RUN FOR THE PEANUT BUTTER BARS I did a test-run on the peanut butter bar recipe this afternoon. They’re... read more

Girls, girls, girls

The photos of yesterday’s CrossFit Women workout are posted. Look at the pretty ladies!And here’s me, purposely making an “it hurts” face because I realized that in every other photo Nicole has taken of me at a workout, I’m laughing like a goofball. CrossFit is serious business.See all the photos... read more

Gavin Degraw Week – Day 1

If I’d found someone like Gavin Degraw in high school, I might not have thought playing the piano was dorky. Sure, I had Barry Manilow, whom I loved with my whole heart, and Billy Joel, who was neither cute nor sexy. And when I was 12, they seemed OLD. I liked their music a lot, but let’s be honest here… they weren’t exactly cool. Talented. Successful. But cool? Even I knew they... read more

Show Me Some Metal

Too much metal for one hoof. The actual caption:Mutton Buster Gracie Schmitt of Nampa, Idaho ended up getting the raw end of the deal when the sheep she was riding flipped on her back during her ride at the Snake River Stampede Wednesday night, July 16, 2008 at the Idaho Center In Nampa Idaho. (AP PHOTO/IDAHO PRESS-TRIBUNE, MIKE... read more

Summertime Tunes

At the pool a few weeks ago, Dave and I tried to think of all the songs we knew with “summer” in the title. I wasted a better part of this afternoon tracking them down, discovering new ones, and whittling down the list to the ones I liked the most. The only rule was that it had to have some form of “summer” in the title. I cheated on the first song, but whatever… it’s my... read more

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