Suns Out, Guns Out

Summer time fitness check in: It’s been a couple months since the spring semester has let out and since I’ve been back state side (more on my Taiwan trip to come, my bad for the delay!). Here’s what I’ve been up to in my fitness game. First up – Measurements: Neck: 13″ Shoulders: 41″ Chest:…

Frigid Bitch 2016

Finally here’s the recap on the Third Annual Frigid Bitch! This is my second alleycat race and this year ended up being even colder than last. The week leading up got up into the 70’s and I wasn’t sure if it was going to be frigid at all. Alas mother nature had other plans and…

Women and Biking Forum

Session 1 – Winning the Streets We Want (Other sessions: Bike Maintenance I & Harder/Better/Faster/Stronger) Look for BikePed Committee in Lawrenceville Start one at Chatham?? T-shirts Successful committee attendance – have near or at food/drink place; biker friendly area, monthly occurrence (same day, time); have guest speakers; have impactful first meeting Bike Lane Construction East…

Spring Break Check-In

Fall semester has come and gone; winter break has come and gone, and now I’m heading into the 10th week of my spring semester a.k.a. spring break! Spring semester is once again my most busy and full schedule and this semester is particularly so. On top of taking 20 credits I’ve started my thesis project,…

2015 Recap

January: Training Runs and Races: 11.5 miles Commuting, Training, Touring & Recreational Bike Rides: 15.7 miles Gym: 9x Kayaking February: Commuting, Training, Touring & Recreational Bike Rides: 34.2 miles Gym: 6x Kayaking March: Training Runs and Races: 27.38 miles Commuting, Training, Touring & Recreational Bike Rides: 74.3 miles Gym: 8x April: Training Runs and Races:…

2015 National Bike Challenge

I wrote about this year’s national bike challenge in one of my fitness updates but here is a recap of this year (12 months) in biking mileage. Official challenge begins: Official challenge ends: I biked nearly 4,000 miles this year totaling at 3,917.7 miles These miles are totaled from commuting to and from work, school,…

2015 Pittsburgh Dirty Dozen Bike Race

When I first heard about this event, I thought “no way! this is insane! you gotta be on some other level of crazy to do this!” About a year goes by and as I’m watching the latest videos and reading about that years event I start to think “I could probably do this but I’d…

16 week Check-In

No strength based weight (barbell, DB, machine) assessments for this check in as it fell over finals week and that was a crazy week. Measurements: (up a few inches total since the last measurement in Oct) Neck: 13″ Shoulders: 40″ Chest: 35″ Biceps: 10.5″ Waist: 35″ Hips: 37″ Thigh: 21″ Calf: 14.5″ Weight: 141# Last…

12 week Fitness Check-In

This assessment took place about mid-later November, just before my Thanksgiving break. I’ve added 2 more races to this month (Nov), taking place over the break: the Turkey Trot 5 miler and the Ugly Sweater 5K. I’ve also added a December run: the Jingle Bell 5K. No measurement checks for this round but I did…

8 week Fitness Check-In

I had to recalculate my 1RMs for my free weights and machines since there were extra weights that I had not consider and much debate as to how much the barabells weigh. It has been confirmed that the weight of the large barbell is 45# not 65# as originally thought and the small barbell is…

End of Summer Fitness Check In

Summer is coming to a close with classes are starting this week. With that in mind, I did a fitness assessment to see where I’m at after these past few months. This summer has been quite the journey for me – emotionally, mentally and psychologically – dealing with some unfortunate personal stuff. Depression and anxiety…

Summer Fitness Goals

I’m happy to be on summer break now after finishing up my first year back in college. I’ve studied hard and worked hard now it is time to play hard. End of spring semester 1-RMs: Barbells: Bench Press: 85# Bent Over Rows: 75# Deadlift: 115# Squat: 115# Dumbbells: Arm Curls: 25# Arm Extension: 30# Shoulder…