Tag: Physical exercise

312 pound Chris Abraham after a 2.26 mile run

Three-hundred-and-twelve-pounds! When did that happen?

As I have begun to share over in shop healthy, cook healthy, eat healthy, be healthy, I really let myself go. I might have been wearing my fancy new Fitbit Surge but I haven’t been rising to any of all the occasions that have been offered to me as a result of being up to my […]

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Giving 9Round Columbia Pike my money

A brand new 9Round gym opened up in the Penrose Square neighborhood of South Arlington, and I popped on January 7 after eating tacos and drinking margaritas at my favorite local, Taqueria el Poblano, just to see who took over the vacated commercial space.  It was a gym called 9Round. 9Round 1st Impression There was […]

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Two laps around Roosevelt Island

I was excited to do two laps in one go around Theodore Roosevelt Island!   It was muddy but not nearly as muddy as we thought it would be. Besides, when this lovely gem of a trail run that’s only minutes away from where we live and with plenty of parking, any muck, mire, and […]

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Jan 12 Concept2 Workout of the Day WOD

Doing Today’s Concept2 Workout of the Day (WOD)

It’s already the 12th and I haven’t even started the 2016 Concept2 Virtual Team Challenge to join my teammates on Team Grotto — but I shall today. So, since my back is now better, I’ll try to get back into the saddle with today’s January 12, 2016, daily WOD for the Concept2 Indoor Rower rowing ergometer.  

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Chris Abraham on two laps of Roosevelt Island offroad trail run

Two nice muddy laps around Roosevelt Island

My girl and I popped out to Roosevelt Island and did one 1.5 mile trail running lap and then another 1.5 mile trail running lap. We did one right after the other so it was sort of like a 3-mile run, in total. B and I really want to move into 5ks and then 10ks […]

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crossfit south arlington

Entering the cult of CrossFit in 2016

As of Monday, January 4, it looks like I will serve my first week in the cult of CrossFit. I have been thinking about joining CrossFit for a while because I am already interested in kettlebells and Concept2 Indoor Rowers and some of my best friends have transformed their lives through a commitment to CrossFit. […]

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Grip doesn't strengthen itself!

Grip doesn’t strengthen itself

Grip strength is essential for kettlebells and riding. Squeezing the clutch and front brake all day demands strong hands and forearms. I like to keep a Heavy Grip 100 nearby to just keep my grip strength up, keep my hands and forearms strong for everyday life. I just picked up a 30, 40, and 50 […]

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Stretching the Quad

Don’t swing your kettlebells without stretching your body

If you’re going to engage in 90-seconds of vigorous kettlebell swings every hour, all day long, every day, even with only a single 12kg kettlebell, then a stretching regimen is essential. I didn’t and I am zombie, limping, Frankenstein’s monster. From now on, stretching and rigorous use of my foam roller and massage stick. Lesson […]

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dog days of summer rowing

Joining the 2015 Concept2 Dogs Days of Summer challenge

I own a Concept2 Indoor Rower that collects too much dust. As part of my intentional movement towards fitness and health I will be participating in the Dog Days of Summer challenge this year. The Dog Days of Summer runs from August 1–28 and features a different total distance goal each week. I feel pretty confident […]

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