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  • NaBloPoMo – Day 4 – Hockey in a Pandemic

    Tonight I had a hockey game. I’m just playing on one team this year instead of my usual two. That’s in part because one of my two teams folded a year ago and I hadn’t gotten around to finding a new second team last season. And this year, hockey is a little different, and one […]

  • Halloween 2020

    As you may recall, I love Halloween. I especially love dressing up for Halloween. And I thought that I’d have to forgo it this year because working from home means no office costume contest and pandemic restrictions means no parties1. But then my gym came to the rescue! My gym’s Halloween costume contest has always […]

  • Champagne Gymiversary

    Three years ago today I became a weightlifter. I wasn’t particular good at it at the start- the 20 kg barbell was heavy and awkward for me to lift and my abs were never engaged when they should be and my gluts were lazy. I had to learn all the basic movements. I had to […]

  • On the first day of donating…

    I enjoyed my 12 days of giving last year so much that I’m doing it again this year! And just like last year, I’m starting with Purpose Society. The Lower Mainland Purpose Society for Youth and Families is “a community-based multi-service organization that delivers a continuum of programs to children, youth and families.” http://www.purposesociety.org/ As […]

  • My First Powerlifting Competition

    So that powerlifting competition that I’ve been talking about? That happened today. For the competition, you get three attempts. You have to tell the organizers how much you plan to lift for your first attempt and after you do your first attempt, you decide what you want to do for the next one. If you […]

  • Gains

    So I’ve completed the first phase of my training for the powerlifting competition. My training consisted of working each of deadlift, back squat, and bench press to see if I could increase my theoretical 1 rep max. In the first week of this phase, I found my 3 rep max by testing out heavier and […]

  • Powerlifting!

    Remember that time I joined Strong Side, the best gym ever and became obsessed with lifting heavy weights and then putting them back down? Well, in addition to all the other things I love about this gym (like the super knowledgeable trainers that help me get super strong in a safe way and the wonderfully […]

  • I jumped out of a f&^*ing plane!

    So yesterday I jumped out of a plane. Because that seems like a reasonable thing for a person who is afraid of heights to do, right? Long time readers may recall that time that I hung off the side of the CN Tower. It was terrifying and I was sure I was going to die […]

  • Summertime!

    OK, so it’s not technically summer until Friday, but you’d never know it from the weather we’ve been having. It’s sunny and warm and the sun is up until nearly 9:30 pm. Things I’m excited about for the summer, in no particular order: The New West Grand Prix – watching professional cyclists ride around and […]

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