Training Log 2021-09-19

Pretty sure my deadlift technique is way off. It has been a long time. I need to review deadlift technique, record my lifts, and practice. I should probably back off the weight.

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Identifiers and Authenticators

[Originally posted on Medium here. It’s not clear to me whether to keep running with this platform or to use something more convenient like Medium or Ghost.]

Quite literally me thinking out loud about identifiers and authenticators while also trying out this medium.com blogging thing. Feedback is welcome …

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Training Log 2021-09-08

75 Hard is going well. I’ve been able to stick to the program. I am formalizing my weight training a bit. I am still hamstrung by the lack of a squat rack (just order one already), but for now I am continuing with 45 minutes of weight training every …

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New Saddle Day - Sargent Seats

After almost 5 years I finally upgraded the saddle on my 2016 R1200GS. My GS is factory lowered, which means it also came with the factory “low” seat. Most people really do not like the stock BMW seats though this one has served me well. I’ve put about 60 …

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Training Log 2021-08-23

I started “75 Hard” today. I don’t know why. I stumbled across the app and decided to do it. As much as I don’t like the word “motivation”1, I seem to be motivated to do this.

For exercise I will do alternating days as follows:

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It Was The Very Worst Butter

Hands down the worst motorcycle I have ever been on. Almost literally 9 days of rain, fog, and cold. Don’t let the cheerier photos below fool you. They were but mere moments of respite from the vengeful skies.

Starting off on the wrong foot, I left Kingston on the …

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New Pen Day - LAMY 2000

LAMY 2000

The GOAT. A belated gift to myself on the occasion of my being promoted to a Director position. My first gold nib. It’s German. It’s a piston filler. What’s not to like? I don’t think I am a huge fan of hooded nibs in general, but …

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New Pen Day - LAMY Studio LX All Black

LAMY Studio LX All Black

I really enjoy my LAMY Studio Imperial Blue pen. I like it so much I even replaced the steel nib with a gold nib. But the chromed section makes it a bit of a challenge to use for extended periods of writing. The LX All Black edition has a rubberized …

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Old Pen Day - Rotring ArtPen

Rotring ArtPen

The one that started it all, more or less. I bought myself a Rotring ArtPen sometime around 1984 - 1986, so at around 12 - 14 years old. My Father was in the Canadian Military and we were living in Germany at the time. I recall doing some fountain pen related artwork …

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