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Back in gear at the gym.

I’m happy to report that after a two or three month slump at the gym, the past week or so, I seem to have hit my stride again.

Looking back, I’m pretty sure that November was a month that I went to the gym, just to keep the habit going. December was the month I […]

Adam – allein zu Haus, part Wednesday

I’m happy to report that I’ve survived Christmas, at home, alone.

Since Friday evening, I’ve watched a lot of Breaking Bad, read books, went to the gym, and took a lot of naps.

I actually never left the house Saturday – temperatures in Berlin dropped below freezing and I decided that I’d rather be warm […]

A Little Remembered Anniversary Passed This Week

I work out.

While Germans were observing the anniversary of Kristallnacht and celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall, I observed the second anniversary of my gym membership.

By coincidence I had a meeting with my personal trainer – and we discussed my progress over the last two years.

And as I look back […]

Random Musings for the week…

Stuff that’s been in my head, and I want to get it off my chest.

Recently I’ve been remembering a conversation that I had back when I lived in Bloomington between grad students – we were talking about money and debt. As I recall there was one spouse there, and the spouse said something like, […]

At my gym there’s a guy who never shuts up. And it’s annoying.

Actually there are a couple guys at my gym who seem to have the need to constantly talk.

Usually I can easily ignore the Chatterbox-Chucks (and, surprisingly, it’s usually the men who are constantly gossiping) because, although they’re talking, they moving from machine to machine and not hogging any single machine.

That and when I […]

Ack! Between my Hexenschuss and my trip to Amsterdam…

I’ve gained two kilo in the past two weeks – and I’ll blame one kilo on not going to the gym, and the other kilo on Amsterdam.

With respect to the gym, once the Hexenschuss hit, I stopped going to the gym for over a week, and when I started going to the gym again, […]

18:00 CET: Changing laundry loads

In retrospect, today’s photo was bound to happen, sometime – I just hadn’t quite expected it to be today.

The towels are about to come out and the dirty clothes to go in.

Basically I do clothing laundry roughly twice a week, usually right after every other trip to the gym, when […]

18:00 CET: On the Vario

As I sort of expected, I was at the gym at 18:00 CET today – I’d already lifted all the weights and so I was on to my cardio for the day, the Vario machine.

18:00 CET time came at roughly 45 minutes into my 50 minutes of cardio – I sort of had to […]

Warning from my gym’s dominatrix!

Yes, I will realize my good New Year’s resolutions.

Or, and this is my interpretation, the dominatrix will use her whip on me.

At the risk of sounding somewhat… boring, I have totally lost track of time.

Some how it is Tuesday, almost 9pm, and I am sitting on my couch, feet splayed out on the ottoman, and thinking about bed.

It’s been, on many levels, an extraordinarily good couple of days – starting with gym crap: I keep going. There are times that I question my sanity, like over the weekend […]