Thursday, February 9, 2012

Three Things Thursday

I don't even know where to start!

History Repeats Itself
I haven't been around much this week, so I'll go back to this past weekend with a Congratulations to the Superbowl XLVI Champions!!  Sorry Patriot fans, I was rooting for the Giants.  It wasn't as exciting as the last drive of the 2008 game, but it was a much closer game throughout.  And without a doubt, this was the best play of the entire game...

His feet are IN!!!!!!

Deadlifts Strike Again
Remember how I told you that Dead-lifts are Dead-ly?  Well, I found an Olympic Bar at the gym that has sections without grip right where my shins drag.  Yay!!  Hopefully I'll avoid tearing up my shins from now on.  But don't worry, I found another way to beat my body up.

The bar is now bruising my knees!!  I love deadlifts.  They're a great workout, but I'm not sure how much more my body can take of them.  And I did another set of Clear-Thrusters last night that did even more damage, but at least my knees now match.  =\

If you're interested in Crossfit workouts, there's the websites for Crossfit as well as Crossfit Endurance.    The sites have a Workout of the Day that you can follow any time you want.  They're great references for exercises if not simply schedules for strength training workouts. 

Lance is Back!

I recently heard that the long standing allegations against Lance Armstrong for drug use are being dropped.  Read about it HERE.  My stance is that since he has never tested positive, why continue the investigation?  They've been after him ever since he started winning and nothing has come of it.  Yes, they're attempting to maintain the integrity of the sport by being thorough and exemplifying that they will not let things squeak by, but it's also highlighting the fact that all cycling officials think athletes take drugs.  It's not a good perspective to have.  As a fan of Lance the athlete (not as much the person from what I've read), I'm happy to hear he's going to have some relief. 

On top of that, I just read the other day that Lance will be entering the realm of pro triathlete this year.  He is competing in the Ironman 70.3 Panama as well as a full Ironman later on in an attempt to qualify for Kona.  Read about it HERE

Any thoughts on how Lance will do?  Keep in mind, Lance was a pro triathlete before he turned to strict cycling, so he could very well be a top contender.  Either way, I'd like to see someone give Lieto a run for his money out on the bike course!


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1.  How has your week been so far?  Anyone longing for the weekend yet?
Today's my Friday since I have Friday and Saturday off.  I'm very much looking forward to a couple long run/bike days.

2.  Do you have strength training in your training schedule?
I only just added strength training this year and I've loved it thus far.

Swim fast.  Bike smart.  Run hard. 


Jill said...

Oh Lance...what will he do next? I had no idea he was a triathlete before...I'm sure he will do amazing.

sorry about all the bruising with the dead lifts. I love doing those...

Nelly said...

The Super Bowl was indeed a great one! I won $166 betting on the Giants, so I was happy with how it went! That play by Manningham was insane.

Curious to see how Lance does, I bet he will put up some great efforts at triathlons.