True to form, I overdid it a little yesterday at the gym (gotta scale back my reps on those 350-pound bench presses), and today I’m paying for it. I think I strained a bicep or something on my left arm because I can’t really straighten it out without feeling some pain. Reminds me of an... Read more »
Last weekend’s record-threatening snowfall allowed me some free time to try a few new recipes. Kyle made lasagna and pot roast, both classic winter comfort foods, and I tried out a recipe for cajun rainbow trout I found on Whole Foods Market’s Web site. I’ve been shopping around Minneapolis and St. Paul for the best... Read more »
For those living in the Midwest or Northwest, a good, heavy snowfall gets the top slot on the evening news. I’ve grown up in Minnesota, so I’m not usually startled by a deep freeze, and this weekend’s record-threatening snow accumulation — while nothing to sneeze at — didn’t do much to upset me. Some inconveniences... Read more »
Wednesday’s workout left me with some nasty DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness), so I decided to take it easy Friday night – avoiding The Pit in favor of some serious cardio work. I found a vacant Elliptical Death Machine facing a TV screen showing Hardball with Chris Matthews and settled into burning off the burrito I... Read more »
Last year’s Thanksgiving meal was a turning point in my holiday-food consumption. Historically, I’d use the holidays as an excuse to eat anything and everything in sight. Thanksgiving, in particular, was about how much food I could get onto one plate and how many times I could return to the buffet. And I wasn’t going... Read more »
Winter has arrived in the form of wet snow and icy sidewalks, so I've retired my bicycle for the duration and have been making the 1-mile trek across the river to my office on foot. I do this each morning with some trepidation, but my knee seems to be improving.
Eccentric or the lower phase of resistance exercises has been shown to strengthen tendons and connective tissues in your joints.