Thursday, March 23, 2006


I'm a guest of honor at Finncon 2006 and am beginning to ramp up efforts for that. (Justina Robson is the other international guest of honor.)

If we're lucky, the Shriek film will debut at Finncon, among other cool stuff. Also beginning our trip planning for the entire European experience--eight countries in about five weeks. It should be a wonderful adventure. More on that in this space soon. In the meantime, check out the Finncon 2006 homepage.

Part of going away for a month is getting in tip-top shape in the meantime. In part because the trip will have its enticements, but also so I can perform at max. potential at readings, etc. I've had no luck writing out my exercise routine in hardcopy journals, so for the next few months, I'm going to record it at the bottom of my posts. You can just ignore it, but I figure a blog is also a diary of sorts and it shouldn't bother anyone too much if I use it to keep track of this kind of thing. Eventually, it'll become a short-hand that takes up no space at all.


Wednesday, March 22
20 minutes abs (crunches, obliques)
half-mile run
6 sets incline leg press (500 lbs)
3 sets assisted squat (270 lbs)
4 sets leg extension (3 at 200 lbs, 1 right after 3rd at 100 lbs)
chest/shoulders (consecutive, no rest):
3 sets bench press, 2 45 lb dumbbells
3 sets flys, 2 35 lb dumbbells
3 sets inverted chest/shoulder press, 2 35 lb dumbbells
3 military shoulder press, 2 30 lbs dumbbells
3 overhead dumbbell (chest/abs/etc), 1 65 lb dumbbell
3 sets pull down latte (left side, then right, isolated), 75 lbs
3 sets seated rows (left side, then right, isolated), 75 lbs
3 sets seated rows (both sides), 150 lbs
triceps (consecutive, no rest):
1 set tricep pre-tire using bench and own weight
3 sets tricep pull-downs (150 lbs)
2 sets triceps with dumbbells (2 35 lb weights)
2 sets triceps push up over shoulder (20 lb dumbbell)
3 sets barbell curls at 45 lbs ("21's"--7 lower half, 7 upper half, 7 full motion)
2 sets barbell curls at 65 lbs
2 sets isolation curls with dumbbells (30 lbs, and then down until completely tired)
30 minutes on exercise bike (hill levels)
2 tenth-mile wind sprints


At 10:15 PM, Blogger rjurikdavidson said...

Is "3 sets pull down latte" a series of coffees? Now that's my kind of exercise.


ps - we met at lunch in Brissy organised by Grace, had fish and chips, talked about bird-watching on the way back (:

At 6:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Latts!!! Me typo, I think.

Hey--yeah, I remember. How's it going?


At 2:58 PM, Blogger rjurikdavidson said...

Been good Mr V. Teaching literature at university and because there's so much work, my writing has suffered. Ahh! But the future holds many wonders - will be taking three or so months off to finish the novel soon, so I can't wait for that (as long as the world-cup doesn't distract me too much). You coming back to Oz?



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