Row, Row, Rosanna, Fifties

It is amazing how sometimes your trainer knows you better than you know yourself. I came into the gym today in a foul mood. Why? No idea. I was just grumpy. I wanted to push iron. I wanted angry workout Continue reading Row, Row, Rosanna, Fifties

Pushing iron, dirty dozens

It is always rough getting back into the swing of things when you’ve been away from workouts. I recently moved and the hectic schedule of that plus my normal work meant I ended up skipping my workouts for 3 weeks Continue reading Pushing iron, dirty dozens

Some light legwork at Gino’s, a few double-unders

So due to various circumstances beyond the ken of mortal panthers, I’ve managed to miss 2 workouts in a row. I “made them up” but you and I both know that working out by myself didn’t have nearly the effect Continue reading Some light legwork at Gino’s, a few double-unders

Sac Fitness Fairy: Biggest Loser Contest

Sac Fitness Fairy – 2013 Biggest Loser Challenge The Sacramento Fitness Fairy is challenging you to join a Biggest Loser Challenge. Here are the details: How: Send all contact information to sacfitnessfairy@gmail.com.┬áPlease include: name, phone number, email, short term goal, Continue reading Sac Fitness Fairy: Biggest Loser Contest

Climbing, roping, straps and legs

Following my normal recent habit, I walked into Ultimate Fitness and started off on rope. It really is a ridiculously effective exercise, working a whole lot of your body in very little space, rain or shine. I got a few Continue reading Climbing, roping, straps and legs

Going for a walk, burpees are back, sweaty shoes

We are back to the grind, back to business. And business is good. And by business I mean the business of sweat. My big goal in the short term is to focus on 2 primary things: lowering my overall body-fat Continue reading Going for a walk, burpees are back, sweaty shoes

Cleared for takeoff, ab brutality

This morning it was with trepidation that I went to UCDMC to have my “final” check up for my ankle with my doctor. It felt great, but you never know. However, my worries were all for naught as the doc Continue reading Cleared for takeoff, ab brutality

A return to wreckage, get a grip

Last week was technically my first workout with SFF since my surgery, but it felt like today was my first REAL workout. Last week we were still careful, gentle, easy. I mean, as easy as SFF ever is that is. Continue reading A return to wreckage, get a grip

Running’s time problem

I recently read an article online about qualifying for the Boston Marathon. Not because the race interests me all that much (I’m far more interested in trail stuff these days) or that I could even manage to qualify for it. Continue reading Running’s time problem

A moderately triumphant return, cardio without running

So after about a month or so without the joy of Sac Fitness Fairy workouts at Ultimate Fitness, I finally was able to return for a “restricted” workout today. Technically the ankle is somewhat strong, but definitely vulnerable and as Continue reading A moderately triumphant return, cardio without running