Not at all happy with that. Was shooting for 8, but just felt like I was griniding out the 4th and 5th reps. I’m way stronger than this, so I don’t know if my work capacity fell off (I do hate any reps higher than 5), or what.
2×8 @ 450
HS leg curl
5×10 @ 75
20 mins elliptical, 145 – 150 bpm.
Tied a PR, thought about getting another rep, but no spotter.
3×12 @ 65/side
3×15 @ 70
20 mins treadmill, 130 bpm.
Representative Dianne Watson (D) of California, gushing over, well, murderers.
Via the agitator
Just the minimum, today. Sleep deprived.
45 deg hypers
5×5, 4, 1
3×15 @ 80
2×8 @ 80
25 mins treadmill, 130 bpm or so
CtW Investment Group calls for the the Board of Directors of Whole Foods to remove John Mackey after he dared suggest an alternativeto state run healthcare.
Their letter, in part, is concerned about business and, one would think, the value of WFMI stock.
“Mr. Mackey attempted to capitalize on the brand reputation of Whole Foods to champion his personal political views, but has instead deeply offended a key segment of Whole Foods consumer base,” said CtW Investment Group Executive Director Bill Patterson. “This is not the first time Mr. Mackey’s unsanctioned communications have damaged Whole Foods’ image with consumers and investors. At a time when shareholders are looking for Whole Foods’ management to focus on improving operations in an uncertain economy, we can not afford the risk to our Company’s brand reputation caused by Mr. Mackey’s indiscretion. He has become a liability and the board should begin the process of identifying a suitable replacement.”
What’s interesting, is that since the WSJ printed Mr. Mackey’s OpEd on august 12, their stock price has risen from $27.82 to $28.78. Now, certainly, the fluctuations in the stock price probably have little to do with the personal opinions of the CEO, or with any impact of a boycott or increase in traffic due to a response to that boycott. But it’s up, nonetheless.
Oh, also I’m sure, completely unrelated to the CtW call for his removal, is a the description of who they are from their letter.
The CtW Investment Group works with pension funds sponsored by unions affiliated with Change to Win, a federation of unions representing nearly 6 million members, to enhance long-term shareholder returns through active ownership. These funds are substantial long-term Whole Foods shareholders
So I’m sure this has nothing to do with their politics. It’s just business.
(Note: I’m all for activist ownership. These folks are share owners, and have every right to try influence the board of directors of Whole Foods. That freedom is one of the freedoms government run healthcare will take away. You can’t boycott a government monopoly, and you can’t ‘invest’ somewhere else.)
Easy, just did the minimum after a couple of weeks off.
5×10 @ 230
HS leg curl
3×15 @ 45
20 mins treadmill @ 125 bpm.
A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned I was going to work on getting a little leaner. As you may have noticed from my lack of training updates, I got busy. Real busy, with work travel, work meetings, and catching up from work travel and work meetings. And sleep deprivation.
I’m back to normal, now, and I’m getting back to it.
This morning, I’m 238 pounds, with a 40 inch waist at the navel. That’s about 20% bodyfat.
I’m also resetting my squat poundages. I screwed up at the start of using 5/3/1, and had my squat base set too high. I thought it was my hatred for doing more than 3 reps, but my deadlift has taken off, so I think it more likely I messed up from the beginning.
The last dinner of restaurant week, we (Jamie and I, along with our friends D, R, J, D, M, and G) went to the Capitol Grille downtown Friday night.
We’d never been. The place is really inviting, with a classy but bustling bar area, and classic (but modern) decor. Service was very good, we never felt rushed, although one of us lingered over her salad throwing off the timing of our entrees.
When you order off the restaurant week menu, you have to expect a bit of the B game. The portions are smaller, and they are more mass produced, and this was no exception. Both the Kona sirloin and Filet were very good, though, and everything was cooked perfectly. The real win was the sides. Their restaurant week menu included a salad or soup, steak, chicken or fish, and dessert. No sides. So we ordered them for the table, and they were all hits. Big hits. Which tells me that ordering off the regular menu will be a good meal.
The wine list was comprehensive and pretty easy to navigate, although our server didn’t seem an expert. Prices were acceptable, with our wine running at about a 2x retail markup. It was worth it.
All in all, an outstanding experience, and we’ll put the Capitol Grille on our list of nice places to eat if you want to splurge a little; they are right behind Ruth’s Chris, and miles ahead of the Prime Rib (where service ruins the experience).