Also, BC cries at one point and it made me die a little inside. Hannah and I were like :((((((((((((( (in that moment, we had as many chins as Benedict)
OMG I KNOW IT WAS THE SADDEST MOMENT EVER (although the moment pictured here was fucking hilarious).
I really want to see this movie. Not going to lie XD
It’s an awesome movie, as long as the people you’re with understand that’s it the anti-Mission-Impossible; i.e. a realistic espionage movie. Only one or two characters ever break walking speed and you can count the shots fired on one hand IIRC.
Come on non-Canadian people, please signal boost this for your Canadian friends.
Reblogging and word of warning to friends- if you clicked on the link and were taken directly to a page saying you sent a letter? YOU HAVE NOT SENT ANYTHING. The blog floating around has the wrong link. You’re just getting the confirmation page.
Forgot to update last night. In related news stocked up on some more weights, so dumbbell stuff becomes easier to do ( I didn’t have enough for a lot weights matched to both). In unrelated news, 50lb plates look comically huge. Also finally picked up some push-up handles so I don’t wreck my wrists as much doing them. Anyway, onto arm pull day. Part of this was trying to get my chin-ups better; those have been plateaued for a while. But, near the end I found I could do them on the bench bar with the legs on the ground, kind of like an inverted row. I can do full ROM with that setup, so now I hope I can really work them next time.
Shrugs - 2 X 20 at 50 lbs per hand
Neutral-grip chin-ups - 10 X 5 (with some assist)
Inverted rows - 2 X 10 with 35 lbs on me
Wide chin-ups (done on bench bar with feet forward on ground) 3 X 10
Curls, reverse curls - 2 X 10 at 30 lbs (barbell)
hammer curls - 2 X 10 at 40 lbs per hand (dumbbell)
Next workout - greatest hits of pushups and squats. Oh joy…
(I’m not sure if they want a “fun facts about Toronto”, so I’ll give you the rundown on where I’ve lived, since random facts about Toronto are kinda old hat for 90% of my follower list. Ask again if you want me to try and pull random facts from my head :) )
- I was born in Toronto, at Women’s College hospital to be exact
- Excepting my Toddler years, I lived in Thornhill until the age of Ten or so, then I moved to Sarnia for a year. Let’s just say Sarnia wasn’t for my family.
- Late grade school I lived in Richmond Hill, a city that as a young kid had farmer’s fields on the way to Hillcrest mall and had well over 100,000 people by the time I left.
- For my undergrad and part of grad school I called Kingston home. I lived there for six years. I enjoyed it there, it’s just that it didn’t have the job or school for me to stay there.
- After that, I’ve gone to school and worked in Toronto for basically ten years now.
- Aside from my family’s cottage, the place away from home I’ve stayed the most is camping in some field in Pennsylvania in the middle of nowhere with friends. I’ve spent about 40-50 days there
- I haven’t really had an individual best friend since probably grade school. Trying to even decide on a “best” is kinda tough, since I have a bunch of awesome friends and couldn’t choose.
- The majority of my closest friends come from conventions and fandom
- The longest consistent friend I’ve had was from about grade 6. I actually don’t know anyone non-family from before then now.
- I don’t have any friends from university classes, oddly enough. I never really got to know that many people in classes - I’d focus on people in clubs and stuff that shared other interests.
- For the most part I lack “met my best friends” stories with much punch. It just kinda happened. I think there’s one that’s not really repeatable in this space, but the rest just kinda came to be.
White: 3 facts about your personality
- I’m most definitely private to a near paranoid degree about some stuff. I think I just like keeping my various lives (work, family, convention, etc.) separate.
- Believe it or not, the me you see has actually improved his social skills significantly. You don’t want to imagine what I used to be like if this is considered an “improvement”.
- I’m generally a fairly positive person. I get my darker days/months, but I think we all do. It kinda screws with my productivity when I go through those episodes. If you see long periods where I don’t appear to be getting much done, that’s probably why.
Snowboarding was a lot of fun - for added frugality bonus, I signed up for the starter program which included a group lesson, and I was the only person there for the lesson. Woo for a cheap private hour-long lesson!
Anyway, got lots of practice with both heel and toe edge, though I’m better stopping on my heels. My heel->toe transition is the shaky one, but by the end it was doing pretty well. Caught a few painful edges and back-planted, plus a few mild faceplants from leaning too hard on toe edge or oversteering. The instructor and lift operator may have just been reassuring, but both were saying I was ahead of the curve for getting my basic carving down so fast. I think I’ll try and get myself out at least once more this winter if possible.
Exercise-wise, my legs are still a bit sore, more from impacts than use, so tonight will be back to arm-push exercises probably.
I learned a very good lesson - though the idea of one endurance exercise per day is good, maybe it’s not a good idea for pull, since the first thing that will give out is your grip. Still, I guess that can only improve if I keep doing it, and that’s the whole point…
Narrow grip chin-ups - 5 X 7 (bodyweight)
Shrugs - 1 X 10 at 100lbs, 1X10 at 150 lbs (though that was limited more by what I could get safely into position, not what I could shrug. Have to figure out a fix for that)
Inverted rows - 10 X 10 with 10lbs of weight on my chest. This wasn’t hard on my arms and back, but dear god, my forearms hurt now. I guess grip was the big winner tonight
Reverse curls - 2 X 10 at 20 lbs. After the last exercise, there wasn’t much left in the tank and
Preacher curls - 2 X 5 at 40 lbs finished the rest of it off.
So, this set needs some work. Need to put more weight on the inverted rows to hit the back more, and not be limited by grip. Also have to improve my chin-ups.
Still, exercise night complete. Now, there’s a bit of a break because Friday I’m off snowboarding and don’t want to be hurting for that. As long as I don’t break anything on the slopes I’m good.
Okay, today was legs with a bit of abs. Short day, since I really need to get to bed. Again, continuing the “one warm up set, one heavy set” mode, with an endurance set to go with.
Squats: 1X8 at 170 lbs, then 1X10 at 235 lbs
Hamstring curls: 1X8 at 60 lbs, then 1 X 9 at 85 lbs
Seated leg extension (legs done separately at given weight): Warmup of 1X10 at 60 lbs, then 1X8 at 85 lbs
Reverse crunches: 5 X 10 (bodyweight) - wanted to do more, but it’s been a while since I’ve done them and I really need to get to be
Short set for today. Sadly, this isn’t much in terms of resolutions - this is the easy part, since I’d already been exercising. The real battle for me is diet, but at least the weight training helps. The new squat weight is good though.