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Back in March, I mentioned I had started a second duel with midnightyell – the 6’5″ much-younger-than-me man from Texas.  This one was a “free-for-all”, the most Fitocracy points wins – every activity counts.  At that time, I held a somewhat comfortable lead of 9,223 to 7,743.  Things were going well, and I admit I was a tad smug knowing how many points I could rack up using barbell complexes.  Things appeared to be going my way this time around, unlike the push-up duel fiasco.

Then something very bad happened.  Well, bad for me.  Great for midnightyell.  Midnightyell apparently discovered strongman exercises like tire flipping and sled pushing.  These things are worth a LOT of points.  Also, I cannot do these things as I am little and not very strong.  I was in trouble.

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I had my first session with my new personal trainer, Nick, this week. It was okay. He has a lot to learn.

We started by just sitting down and getting to know each other a little. I told him my whiny-ness level was at a 7 tonight (on a scale 1 to 10).  He seemed surprised I start my sessions this way.  I find it’s good to give my trainer an idea what they are in for before I land up throwing a tantrum in the middle of the gym, flailing my arms and whining “this is HARD!!!!”.  They should plan accordingly.

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I’ve mentioned my past push-up duel with MidnightYell on Fitocracy, as well as my current pull-up/chin-up duel with ImpishFae.  Well, the situation has grown.  You see, FairLillith commented that she wished someone would challenge HER to a pull-up duel, so she’d be encouraged to do pull-ups.  So, both ImpishFae and I challenged her – and now we have a sort of three-way pull-up/chin-up duel going on through April 9.  Honestly, it’s not really fair since ImpishFae was only logging her unassisted pull-ups… and I couldn’t even DO unassisted pull-ups, so I was using about 50 pounds of assistance.

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I had another personal training session with Ron on Saturday.  That leaves two sessions remaining before he moves out of state.  Sadness.

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Personal training with the awesome Ron tonight!  I did a little stretching while he finished up with his earlier client.  I’m starting a new stage of my “New Rules of Lifting: Supercharged” program and I like to go over my exercise choices with Ron, review form, etc.

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Quest hoar

I had a personal training session with Ron Wednesday night.  Yes, he’s still made of muscles and awesome, even though he is leaving me.

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My personal trainer is breaking up with me.  The sadness I feel can only be compared to the disappointment when that guy you’ve been really excited about starts the conversation with “I don’t think I feel the same way about you….” This is a sorrow that can only be handled one way… with chocolate and whining.  Thus, I sit here drinking hot cocoa and blogging.

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