Month: November 2009

- Pumping Irony -

PUMPING IRONY: Attention Deficit

I strive on a fairly regular basis to reduce my natural obliviousness to things (it’s a guy thing), but I do not always succeed. Take Tuesday’s workout, for instance. I’d been avoiding the gym during the latter phases of its renovation — it was actually closed for a few days last week — so when I showed up after... Read more »

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PUMPING IRONY: No Excuses

My father died 30 years ago today, so some of my siblings and I (along with my daughter) will be marking the occasion later this afternoon at a tiny cemetery in Becker, Minn., where he and my mother are buried — along with a large contingent of the Cox clan (including my grandfather and great-grandfather). There will be much reminiscing... Read more »

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PUMPING IRONY: No Car, No Problem

It’s not often that we’re treated to temps in the 60s in November around here, so My Lovely Wife and I were able to spend a good portion of the weekend out and about on foot and on our bicycles (the Crapmobile’s right front wheel is making calamitous sounds, as well, so we left it in the driveway). Saturday... Read more »

- Recovery -

Give It a Rest

You’re willing to push yourself, even when it hurts. You know how to tough it out, even when you’re tired. But do you know when to back off — and why? Here’s what all fitness buffs need to know about giving their bodies a break.