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Good weekend

After a week on the road working I got back to the gym on Saturday. I've been fighting a cold but it felt good to get in and work up a sweat. While the years have flown by I still go back to the basics for my workouts. Saturday was Chest and Triceps, preceded by 25 minutes on the elliptical. I try to keep my pace fast so that while I might not be lifting as much as I used to I am working hard. I only allow about 30 seconds between sets. Just enough time to change the weights, take a drink and then I'm into the next set.
Today I did the elliptical for 28 minutes and then squats and leg extensions. I found it funny that while I'm at a "judgment free" gym I got some dirty looks when I kept adding weight to my squats. From my point of view I was going light, but the dirty looks, wow, you would have thought I was screaming and grunting. I won't judge you, you don't judge me. Ok? ok.
Tomorrow I have to bring my son to swim practice so I probably will need to just tread, abs and calves at home. I've got some off site meetings this week so I'll hopefully get back to the gym Thursday. Feeling good.


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Grilling is a year-round event. 
I love being able to get outside regardless of the weather and grilling gives me the opportunity.
I loved to be outside enjoying the quiet of nature or the sound of kids playing in the neighborhood.  The wind through the trees or the birds chirping. 
Fall brings a new treat. The crispness in the air. The changing of colors and the smell of a wood stove warming the house.
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A great Fall in NH

I love NH because of the wonderful lifestyle I'm able to live.  I can live in the woods and still be in the mountains or on the seacoast in a short drive. 
I love the changes to the seasons.  It gives me a reason to be out and moving.  Living in NH, I always feel like an Ant preparing for winter.  Keeping up with a house and yard is a never ending task.  Some would opt out of the work effort in search for a more simple life. To me the work and satisfaction from working on my house or in my yard is what makes life worthwhile.  Not only does the work keep me healthy but the pride in my yard or the fact that at my age I'm still able to maul split and stack my own wood is rewarding.   Cheers to the seasons.  Cheers to friends and family. Cheers to NH.