September 20, 2014
wacavenue:

RUGGED MAN SHIT

Thirsty for fall.

wacavenue:

RUGGED MAN SHIT

Thirsty for fall.

September 19, 2014
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It took me long enough, but I am finally on Instragram. COME CHECK IT OUT

September 18, 2014
workout, 9.18.2014

Production week. Had to go to the gym to get moving. Been sitting in my chair almost all day. Show up at CFR, and turns out only 1 person has actually been into the gym since noon. Go figure. I guess it’s just one of those days.

A: Front squat

  • 5-4-3-2-1-5 // 260# — Erm. Yes. 260# is definitely hard. But I think it’s absolutely reasonable to get 280# or more when we retest for 1RM. It’s just one rep, and I won’t necessarily be doing as many reps beforehand so I can be a little fresher. Weight scheme was: 205-215-230-245-260-205#. 

B: 10 minutes, EMOM

  • Even: 10 ring dips
  • Odd: 5 shuttle runs

Whoops this was hard. Wasn’t expecting the ring dips to get me like they did. Or for the shuttle runs to wind me as much. But yay! At least it’s over!

September 18, 2014
"Perhaps they were right in putting love into books… Perhaps it could not live anywhere else."

— William Faulkner | Light in August (via tra-ff-ic)

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September 17, 2014
Damn.

Damn.

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September 16, 2014
workout, 9.16.2014

Last week of the squat cycle. Next week, we’re testing for 1RM. I think I’ll wait until later in the week, to give my body some time to recover and not feel sore. Although I guess it’ll be a good idea to do some volume at lower weight so as not to loose the groove I’m in now.

A: Back squat

  • 6-6-4-3-2-6 // 285# — 1RM percentage/weight scheme: 75-80-85-90-95-75%, which equates to 225-240-255-270-285-225#. Getting hard, but not so hard tonight. I am feeling pretty confident I can duplicate my 315# effort from the late spring, and potentially hit 325# or 330# for a new 1RM. I think 330# would be really cool. That’s 2x my body weight, assuming I’m at a steady 165#. I haven’t weighed myself in a while.

B: 10 minutes, EMOM

  • Even: 10 push ups
  • Odd: 5 pull ups, no kipping

Nothing fancy here. Just doing the work.

Afterwards, I changed out of my gym clothes and went to an artist’s studio drop-in (gorgeous space—SOOO jealous) and then Breakwater. One of our contributors at TOWN was doing a guest bartending stint for charity. Cocktails for a Cause. The boss picked up the bill.

YES.

September 16, 2014
Whites

jojointransit:

I have a friend who sometimes sends me short stories to read. They always leave me a certain way….Finishing a good short story offers a different sense of completion than a novel.

"We tried not to draw attention to ourselves. We dressed like they did. We walked like they did. We made sure not to travel in large groups. We made ourselves small for them—If you stay in your place they’ll leave you alone—and did our best not to offend.”  

Does anyone have any favorite short stories? 

September 16, 2014
"I will have an undergraduate class, let’s say a young white male student, politically-correct, who will say: ‘I am only a bourgeois white male, I can’t speak.’ …I say to them: ‘Why not develop a certain degree of rage against the history that has written such an abject script for you that you are silenced?’ Then you begin to investigate what it is that silences you, rather than take this very determinist position - since my skin colour is this, since my sex is this, I cannot speak… From this position, then, I say you will of course not speak in the same way about the Third World material, but if you make it your task not only to learn what is going on there through language, through specific programmes of study, but also at the same time through a historical critique of your position as the investigating person, then you will have earned the right to criticize, you be heard. When you take the position of not doing your homework - ‘I will not criticize because of my accident of birth, the historical accident’ - that is the much more pernicious position."

— Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (via silencedohood)

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September 16, 2014
wacavenue:

Two very well executed variations on a single stylistic theme…

wacavenue:

Two very well executed variations on a single stylistic theme…

September 15, 2014
uhm this ariana grande album tho

Am I supposed to feel this way?

All these ways?

All these feels?

What is happening?

September 15, 2014
workout, 9.15.2014

A: Heavy squat clean

  • 205# — Really wanted 215# for a PR for my birthday-ish. Tried twice, bailed twice. I’m stalling (well, not really) on the second pull—the bar doesn’t accelerate, it just kind of keeps sort of going up and that’s just not good enough when it gets that heavy. I need to work out explosive pulls out of the hang position. Hopefully that will help. But I am happy with 205#, because I don’t think I’ve tried for a heavy rep since maybe April.

B: For time

  • 200 single unders
  • 50 wall balls (30# slam ball)
  • 200 single unders
  • 50 walking lunges, with 30# slam ball overhead

11:48 — Originally, the WOD had 100 DUs instead of singles. But good God. I would have taken over half an hour to do 100 DU attempts. Anyways. A good one. Using a 30# slam ball was hella hard, but I think I may start doing that to practice. Would definitely make a 20# med ball feel light as hell.

Afterwards:

Worked on some hang power cleans to get that acceleration down. I don’t know if it helped at all, but I guess I was able to focus more on exploding and pulling high. Stayed at 135#, did a rep or two at 155#.

And then, a tabata row—8 rounds of:

  • 20 sec row
  • 10 sec rest

880+ m — Got somewhere in the 880m range, but I don’t remember. It sucked a bunch though.

September 15, 2014
manoftheworldmagazine:

Fallingwater House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, courtesy of Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

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Fallingwater House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, courtesy of Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

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September 14, 2014
workout, 9.14.2014

It’s my birthday, and I’ll squat if I want to.

Had to make up for the end of the week, where I didn’t workout hardly at all.

Just hit the front squat cycle that I missed. No metcons today.

A: Front squat

  • 245# // 5-5-4-4-3-5 — 1RM percentages for this rep scheme today: 70-75-80-85-90-75%, which translates to 190-202-215-230-245-202# for the entire workout. They were hard. Especially because I’m running on beer/heavy Italian food from the previous night, and a PSL and a pumpkin cream cheese cupcake from earlier this afternoon.

September 14, 2014
It’s my birthday, and I’ll be a White Girl™ if I want. #PSL (at Starbucks)

It’s my birthday, and I’ll be a White Girl™ if I want. #PSL (at Starbucks)

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September 12, 2014

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I love my new dress from Mod Cloth!

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