Knitter215 posted a discussion topic 4 days, 2 hours ago

Happy December all! To those who are in the mid-Atlantic and getting pummeled by snow in NC, VA and other areas that don't normally get the white stuff - stay safe.

Big week ahead for me. First National tournament of the year for my age group


Knitter215 posted a discussion topic 1 week, 4 days ago

Happy December and Happy Hanukkah to those celebrating!

I'm in the weeds right now at work and have my first national points tournament of the season coming up in 12 days. (Who me, counting?) Fenced a small local tournament today - finished


Knitter215 posted a discussion topic 1 month, 1 week ago

Missed a week of posting. But the work goes on! Last week had a new PR of 235 for deadlift and 225 for back squat. Today, fenced a tournament where all the fencers were still in HS (except me) and finished tied for 3rd, coming home with a bronze med


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Knitter215 posted a discussion topic 2 months ago

It's finally fall in Philadelphia! We went from 80+ degrees last week as highs to 40 degree lows this weekend. Glad to be able to pull some warmer things out of the closet. So, headed to a college reunion this coming weekend and found a pair of Calv


Knitter215 posted a discussion topic 2 months, 1 week ago

Good morning, Peeps! Was supposed to fence a small tournament today but work up this morning unable to breathe properly due to a nasty cold my hubby brought home. So, today is a rest day.

Monday - Fencing 3 hours

Tuesday - Cross fit


Knitter215 posted a discussion topic 3 months ago

Happy Sunday, guys! So an update. I fenced at the NJ Senior Olympics (had to be 50 or older to compete) and took a Bronze overall in foil and a Silver in my age group (50-59). Had my best finish yet and felt really good on the strip despite the foot


Knitter215 posted a discussion topic 4 months, 1 week ago

Good morning, peeps! Hoping everyone had a good week. Had two personal records last week lifting - it was test week. Back squatted 215 pounds. Deadlifted 195. The squat exceeded my bodyweight by about 40%. The Deadlift by about 30. I was a bit d


Knitter215 posted a discussion topic 4 months, 2 weeks ago

Bad new Monday here - learned of a friend with a stage 4 cancer diagnosis and another friend's spouse died yesterday. Boy, will I need to stab people tonight.

Sunday - yoga 1 hour

Monday - fence - lesson and class 2.5 hours

Tue


Knitter215 posted a discussion topic 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Back to Sunday. Back at it. We're supposed to have rain and thunderstorms most of this week, so I'm glad I don't do anything that requires me to be outside. On the fencing front, looks like my tournament in two weeks is going to be cancelled but poi


Knitter215 posted a discussion topic 5 months ago

Another week down, another heatwave in Philly! Glad all my sports are indoors. High of 94 with 90+% humidity today. Hope the weather is better other places.

In other news, USAFencing posted points for Summer Nationals and I have a new rankin


Knitter215 posted a discussion topic 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Hi, All!

So, I pulled part of my left quad on Tuesday due to math. We were supposed to do back squats at 75% of max. For me, that was about 90 pounds. So I put 90 pounds on a 35 pound bar and forgot to add in the weight of the bar. I then p


Knitter215 posted a discussion topic 5 months, 4 weeks ago

It is hotter than you know what this week here in Philly. We are staring down our first heatwave. Summer Nationals training is in high gear. I fenced a tournament today and fenced like crap, so that means I'm on track! :)

Monday - Fence two


Knitter215 posted a discussion topic 6 months, 1 week ago

Well, our weather can't decide what season it is in Philly. But, I'm in the last 4 week push getting ready for a national tournament, so the beat goes on. ALso trying a new cross-fit type class at the gym.

Sunday - 30 minutes cardio and recov


Knitter215 posted a discussion topic 6 months, 3 weeks ago

OK. So I was a bit crazy and fenced I weapon I had never fenced before - I fenced Sabre. I got my a$$ kicked in a major way, but it was fun. I also burned 1010 calories in 3 hours. Did some recovery time with compression boots at my health club and


Knitter215 posted a discussion topic 7 months ago

Happy Mother's Day to the mothers and others. I've made it official and registered to fence 3 events at Summer Nationals the first week of July so the training gets ramped up big time now.

Sunday - Weights and strength training - 1.5 hours. (


Knitter215 posted a discussion topic 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Hey, all. Our new, local healthclub just opened on Thursday and my hubby and I did demo classes for the grand opening. I did 90 minutes of Pilates and felt wonderful. Today, I'm feeling a little punky - I think I'm coming down with the cold my young


Knitter215 posted a discussion topic 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Ok, I'm still hip deep in my fencing tournament. Fenced Saturday and today and have one more event tomorrow. (As in burned more than 1,000 calories each day). The best news is so far, I haven't been DFL in any event (dead f-in last). I've been next


Knitter215 posted a discussion topic 8 months, 1 week ago

Good morning, all!

Busy weekend here - I was in NYC singing with my church choir so on my feet and walking quite a bit. Training ramps up this week, I'm 11 days to my national tourney and getting a bit nervous.

Monday - Fencing 3 hours


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Knitter215 posted a discussion topic 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Well, we're at Hell, oops - Holy Week! As a volunteer church singer in a large Episcopal church, I will be on my feet a lot this week. Hope everyone has a great week.

Monday: Fence 1.5 hours if I'm lucky (I have board meeting which was postpo


Knitter215 posted a discussion topic 10 months ago

Happy February! Happy Mardi Gras! (Laissez Bon Temps Roullez!) As someone who also does church singing, busy week for me.

Monday - fencing 2.5 hours

Tuesday - personal trainer 1 hour and 2 hour rehearsal

Wednesday - 1.5 hour ma


Knitter215 posted a discussion topic 11 months, 1 week ago

So, we've made it through the first week of the year - Yippee! It's blasting cold here in Philly and may get warmer by the end of the week, but we've been in the teens for about a week, which is unusual for us. Glad I do indoor workouts!

Sund


Knitter215 posted a discussion topic 11 months, 1 week ago

So, I'm doing this to be accountable. In April 2016, I decided I had to do something. I was 271.5 pounds at 5'3" and miserable. I had my VSG done in August 2016. In May 2016, I started working with a personal trainer. I continued to do my work out


Knitter215 posted a discussion topic 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Better late than never. Merry Christmas to all who celebrated and Happy New Year to all!

Sunday - Christmas Eve - um - nothing.

Monday - Christmas - um - nothing.

Tuesday - Gym - strength training 2 hours

Wednesday - Fe

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