Tuesday, September 28, 2010

PR: Lynne

Today I managed a personal record for the workout called Lynne: 169 total repetitions and 23,153 lb of moved weight. All of that gain came from pull-ups; I even lost a few reps of bench press. Huh. I guess my pull-ups are getting stronger.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

PR: Michael

Today I did the workout known as Michael at CrossFit Diesel for the first time. I managed a time of 19:33, over two minutes faster than my previous best and the fastest time of the day at the gym. I think the increased speed was due not to improved fitness but to the pressure and excitement of working out in a group, which is one of the two reasons I joined a gym in the first place. However I achieved the result, I'm Brian with the overhead projector about it.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


I set a new personal record (17:07) on today's unnamed workout. My previous best time was 17:56, so today's time, which was also the fastest time of the day at CrossFit Diesel, represents solid progress.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Dread Not, Clementine!

I ordered Clementine and Dreadnought this week. I guess Cherie Priest's reading at Dragon*Con worked.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Costumes Aplenty

Alison and I took a bazillion photos at Dragon*Con this year, and we plan to post the good ones---if there are any---to the blog. In the meantime, enjoy these photos of costumes taken by the folks at io9.


Those of you who haven't been to a sci-fi convention like Dragon*Con may be interested in this documentary on the 2009 edition of that con. Those of you who have my want to see if you appear in it.